My mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2010. This is a blog about coming to terms with her absent mind.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Bad news

For those who don't follow me on Facebook or Twitter: pretty much at the exact moment I pressed the publish button on last night's blog post Ma fell in the bedroom and has broken her other hip. Initially I thought she had fallen out of bed but on reflection, from the way she was lying on the floor I am sure that she was already out of bed and had then fallen.

Considering the number of falls she has had recently (and fallen out of bed) there was a certain feeling of inevitablility about this.

After five hours in A&E last night she was transferred to the ward and was going into surgery this morning. I have been told to ring after lunch to see how she is doing.


In the end it was 4pm before I was able to get any news because she was late, or last, on the list. However in the grand scheme of things this is massively better than last time when she waited days for her operation.

So far so good. She's back from the op and is 'comfortable'. My definition of comfortable is a long way from the NHS version though it has to be said.

I'm hoping that the 'Big Blizzard' will not stop me going to the hospital tomorrow

I went for a walk with Lily and took a few pics but it was unbelievably cold so not a lot of blippage took place. I've posted on Blipfoto but it's not a terribly exciting photo.

Better news tomorrow I hope.


  1. Oh Bee - so sorry to hear this! Just what you don't need...

  2. I'm so sorry to hear this. I haven't been particularly active on Twitter this week. (lack of sleep)

    I hope the surgery goes well and she recovers from it as easily as possible.

  3. Hope op goes well (and that after effects aren't too bad). Try to get some rest while you can!