On Tuesday I made a sandwich in a rush. I had eaten over half before I thought Hey! I didn’t put blue cheese in this!

12 hours later my ecosystem ran out of me, and for most of the next 36 hours I managed to do only two things, one of which was sleep.

Fortunately ma has now got 4 care visits a day and can move about the house. I still had to get out of my sick bed on Wednesday to explain things to 7 different nurses, carers and assessors; and do the same to 3 similar on the phone. I did just manage each time and went back to sleeping, or worse.