Today I was looking at all the prescription bottles and over the counter supplements I take, by the direction of my GP and my Neurologist. Then I thought; If my Wife passed away, I could NOT even begin to organize, order, or administer my required medications!! That was a eye opener. I am totally dependent on my Wife for my medical care. Technically, I am helpless and totally dependent on Her!
You may be thinking; Duh?! But it came as a revelation to me. And this fact will control the rest of my life.
But my Wife has so much more value. She monitors how I am doing, everyday and controls my level of activity. She never schedules more activity that she believes I can handle, based on where she judges my mental and physical abilities are on that day. She let's me nap when I am tired and encourages me to be active when she knows I need activity.
For instance, today I rode the Azalea Trace bus to the Commissary. I shopped, with a precise, row by numbered row, shopping list. I know what we need and where it is. Then, I get back on the bus and come back to our apartment where I put away the groceries. After that, I was wiped out! So, I took a three hour nap and eh woke me up in time for dinner. We had a quiet evening. And that was all I was mentally or physically able to do today. And she knew exactly how I would be when she came home from Bible Study.
Yes, LBD throws her a curve ball every once in a while. But for the most part, she is in control of my care. And for that, I am thankful.