Thursday, February 12, 2015

Dondra: My Love, My Wife And Caregiver

I have not written about her lately, but she is a major part of my life, and she is in poor health. Very poor health - and blood pressure related. We can't seem to find a medicine to control it that isn't expensive as hell, so it's my job to make sure she endures no stress on my behalf.

I take care of the entire house and I like doing it.

Dondra is not only my caregiver, she takes care of her side of the family as well. She has a brother and sister who are both in their 80's and it has fallen to her to be the unofficial "doctor" when they are sick. She also transports them to doctors' appointments.

And she works.

I don't like for her to do that, but she likes to work at her job as a respiratory therapist in her hospital and wants to as long as she can, so there's nothing I can do about that. She has, however, reduced her hours to four a day and only a couple of days a week.

So all she has to do is come home and relax. There is virtually no housework to do and the odd thing that arises, I  take care of.

She takes care of the bills, which I can no longer do, and which I am hoping to turn over to a CPA for the elderly as soon as I can.

In the evenings we usually watch a movie or discuss whatever current events are taking place and at bedtime we go over the next day's plans before I tuck her in.

My wife is a wonderful lady and I don't know what I would do without her. She shares my involvement with animal welfare although neither of us is as active as we once were. So no more cross-country bicycle rides benefiting the Humane Society for  "The German Boy". :-)

Anyone old enough to remember this joke?: "Who's that lady?"  Answer: "That's no lady, that's my wife." :-}

I say, "That lady is my life!"

There are some pics of her in the gallery for the folks who may have just begun reading the blog. They are the only ones she would allow me to post here. Ha-Ha!

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She loves this song and I love her.



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Anonymous said...

Eine wunderschöne zu Herzen gehende Liebeserklärung!
Ich hoffe sehr, dass Dondra einen Weg findet Ihre Gesundheit zu verbessern, so dass Ihr noch ganz lange zusammen sein könnt!

Anonymous said...

....noch was vergessen:
Den Song finde ich wunderschön!
Gibt es den nicht in ähnlicher Version bei Pygmalion?

Hans Koschei said...

If it ever comes to that I hope I have half the strength that you have Bill, but they say love conquers all, eh?
All the best to you and the Mrs.

Bill Craig said...

Danke for the nice words, Hans-Peter. Question: Can you send me a current photo of Nicky and his Opa? I would like to add it in the gallery, if you don't mind. Here, I'm waiting on Spring so I can get off the trainer and on the bike. Our new Trail, called The Green Belt is nearing completion.

Thanks for writing, mein Kumpel and my best to all your loved ones!


Bill Craig said...

Ilona, danke für das schreiben.Ausser das Theater Spiel habe ich nichts von Pygmalion gefunden, aber es kann sein daß das Lied wegen copyright verbindung(en) in Amerika nicht zu sehen ist. Ich habe eine kurze Frage an Dich. Kannst Du mir bitte ein e-mail schicken? Vielen Danke noch mal für Dein Kommentar.