Life continues to improve
Yesterday afternoon I spent an hour talking to the lovely Pete Hill from TDW Radio which is part of Health Radio UK. Pete broadcasts a podcast called 'The D Word' every Wednesday and this was a sort of interview for that podcast. I say 'a sort of' interview because it seemed much more like a chat and he was so easy to talk to. Those of you who know me may by now be wondering how relaxed I was and what I actually said because, as you know, I have a tendency sometimes to speak without thinking but for that you'll have to wait a little while longer. Pete's going to let me know when it's going out and I'll pass the information on to you then, if you don't know me but you've wondered what I sound like, you'll be able to listen in and find out.
One of the things the chat highlighted though was how far I've come since December 2017 and particularly in the past few months. Pete's PA, Angela, emailed me back in May asking if I was interested in talking to him and, even that recently, my first thought was 'oh no I couldn't do that' but I said I'd think about it and I did. In fact I thought about it for a whole month and then decided I had nothing to lose and it would at least be interesting if nothing else so I emailed again and said 'yes'. By the time yesterday afternoon arrived I only felt a little bit sick at the thought of it all and once Pete had begun talking to me I was off, discovering in the process that being given the opportunity to talk about myself and my life since dementia came along for a whole hour was just heaven (have I told you I've begun to notice how self centred I am?). Anyway the point of this particular blog post is to tell you that I've been thinking about how much I've changed and where those changes are taking me. I've certainly become more confident in myself and my abilities; I'm rarely fazed by anything; I trust people more and I'm ready for adventure in my life again. This month's adventure is the interview/chat/podcast and it may be that's all for a while but I'm keeping an eye out for the next exploit and one to look forward to is the book a friend and I have committed to writing about our experiences with the dreaded dementia. It seems that neither of us take ourselves too seriously so I have a feeling that it won't be like any other book on dementia you've ever read.
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