Hi guys, it's been such a long time since I blogged - things are tough!
Just like others with disabilities and their carers, we've been living pretty much at home this last year, just trying to keep safe. On the whole we've coped but this enforced isolation has taken a real toll. It's difficult to pinpoint exactly when in the lockdown things began to change but they have! It feels like there's a distinct disconnect from the outside world when you isolate for such a long period of time and I think it'll be scary to start opening back up once this is eventually over.
The caring continues as it always must but everything else in life has kinda stopped.
I miss the busy-ness of life. That happy chatter in the shops, sharing a smile with a stranger across a busy cafe whilst having a wee cuppa - remember that wee pleasure? Mostly, I miss the tangible and emotional support from other carers, who without any need for discussion, just know how it really is and understand!
Stay strong and keep hanging on in there!