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personal support worker

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Help

“You don’t know how to do this, so I’ll help you,” the voice said to me over the phone. “I’m helping you because you’ve never done this, dear. Next year, you’ll start earlier.” OK, I admit my pride bristled at the tone and the assumption that I didn’t know what I was doing. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

With a lot of help …

The last week was hard: Figuring out Deane non-stop ingesting schedule; Having Deane home because high schools finish a week early; Having our intake meeting with the government agency that has funded the personal support worker who has been feeding Deane dinner since March; Getting those services transferred up to our cottage and endless struggles … Continue reading

Message received

The dietitian’s accent is strong enough that I don’t catch every word and my voice is so low that he has to ask me to repeat myself. But the message was loud and clear: Deane had lost weight since coming out of the hospital and the dietitian is referring us to the g tube clinic. … Continue reading

Where has the time gone

My office is strewn with file folders. I can’t turn around without rolling over some vital document. The recycling under my desk is so full I can’t straighten my legs. My desk is covered with a mess of papers that were once distinct, important piles. Although I would never claim to be the tidiest person, … Continue reading

How was your summer?

I’ve been asked this innocent question many times in the last couple of days. My standard answer has been that it was good. Why wouldn’t it have been good? I was lucky enough to spend most of it at the cottage with the kids, getting lots of time with my extended family, eating way too … Continue reading