I know. I haven’t posted in over a week. I haven’t answered emails either. Sorry. I’ve even ignored my TBR. But I’ve been busy.
Followers of my blog know that my love is dealing with what I call “brain blindness”. The medical name is right homonymous hemianopsia. He has it on both sides of his brain. It’s extremely difficult even for me who’s around him all the time to imagine what it is he can and cannot see. And this life event impacts your cognitive abilities.
Two weeks ago, the neurologist wrote a prescription for physical therapy. And so, two days a week, we are there working on building awareness and scanning techniques. At home, I work with him to take longer strides while swinging his arms. This practice will build his confidence and overcome fear of falling.
The doctor also recommended more vitamin D and folate in his diet. So, I’ve been doing lots of research on the Mediterranean diet and looking for simple recipes to make. Initially, this has taken up lots of time. And I’ve had to convince Bill that he loves dishes like broccoli slaw and arugula salad.
But I am also working on the second book in the Star O’Brien series. I love that readers of Death on Clare Island have contacted me about when the second book will be available. All I can say is: I’m working on it. These days I’m going through edits that a fellow author provided. I expect there will be several more rounds of editing between now and the end of August.
So, that’s what I’ve been up to recently. If you’re like me you too are caring for someone you love. My only advice is to take time to do what feeds your soul, if only for a few minutes each day. For me, it’s bringing my Star O’Brien series to life.
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