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This is a first. I’m writing this at Mum’s bedside. She’s comfortable but hasn’t been responsive for 24 hours or so. My sister and I are with her. Neither of us know what day or time it is. Spending so … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear it for the Carers

I used to hate it when Mum announced it was hair-washing night. These days, I wish I had some hair to wash, but that’s another story. So, why am I┬áthinking of those long-ago Thursday evenings? Well, today, it was hair-washing … Continue reading

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She’s Still in There

I can’t remember the last time I had a conversation with Mum. I mean, a real conversation when I say something and Mum responds, talking about the same thing. I talk to Mum and she will occasionally say something in … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing for Christmas?

  “What are you doing for Christmas?” I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked that question. Last Sunday, at a lunchtime party, I had a similar conversation with more than a dozen people. My answer is … Continue reading

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