Parkinson’s and call girls. Now that is life! 🤭

Long time no see on here. What can I say? My version of life is very exciting! Especially these days as Mr Whale’s🐋 Parkinson’s disease has moved up a gear or two.

The year of Covid 19 has, for us being a year of infections, falls, hospital stays and has now culminated with a rather fetching hospital bed residing in our lounge. Very nice! It has an air mattress which rumbles along as quietly as it can… think fish tank pump. ( Once upon a time we kept fish, so that’s okay. ) Enormous fun can be had with raising the bed up and down, raising the top or bottom, and wait for it… both together. We need to get out more, but this cowardly disease prefers to mess with Mr Whale’s head and slowly but surely rob him of his ability to do so many things.

I paint a pretty glum picture of Parkinson’s. But, it’s not all doom and gloom. Somewhere beneath the surface of this evil, b*****d of a disease the man I married some twenty seven years ago, still exists. Occasionally his brilliant sense of humour, which made me fall in love with him, escapes for a brief moment. A good laugh is a tonic for tired and worn out souls.

Currently slipping in and out of a delusional state Mr Whale yesterday told his son that he had just had his call girls in! My stomach hurt from laughing. Later, during a more ‘with it’ moment he saw the funny side of it. His carers probably would as well. They’re a smashing bunch who help to keep him safe and me sane. And when Mr Whale and me both had to test and isolate because of suspected Covid, these amazing folk came in wearing their ‘welding masks’ as one describes them and full PPE. I don’t know how they manage in masks, let alone the full clobber! ( Gear.)

Thank God for Mr Whale’s 🐋call girls.

So, we battle through the days, as we all do, living in a very different world to the one we used to know.

Thanks for stopping by and here’s hoping that you’re managing to find your way through this madness.

Dorne x

5 Thoughts

  1. Hello “Write Dorne”,
    I remember you! I paused blogging in 2016 and returned about 6 years ago.
    I liked your blog back then and am sure I will like it again. I think you changed your theme …. which is OK! So many other things have changed also.
    Sorry to read about your husband. Writing does help! And you will find others understand even if they don’t tell you.
    About the fibromyalgia! Yep! Definitely understand!

    I did scroll back to some of your older posts and YES …. did find my butterfly. 🙂

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    1. Hi there.
      It’s good to hear from you again. That’s the good thing about the blogging community – you can drop in and out as life allows.
      Keep smiling and keep going, that’s my motto.
      Great to hear from you again.
      Dorne x

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  2. Hi Lorne, I remember you well from my early logging days – around 2017 – and your kind support for a newcomer.
    It is upsetting to hear about your illnesses, especially Parkinson’s. With help and humour you both seem to cope in spite of its severity. I send you warmest thought and wish you well.
    Hope and a sense of humour goes a long way. 🤗.


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    1. Hi Miriam.
      I remember you as well. It’s good to see you’re still blogging. Life has been a huge challenge for all of us recently. I do believe humour gets us through.
      Good to hear from you and stay safe.
      Dorne x


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