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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..8 May 2013

The Chemist Warehouse in Port Adelaide, the worst customer service of any business I have ever dealt with. While the pharmacists receive prescriptions, make them up, and then dispense them, the sales staff, who could be receiving and dispensing prescriptions leaving the pharmacists to do their job and make them up, walk straight past waiting customers. There was one girl today walking around with her arms crossed, while I observed a customer walking around looking for someone to attend the check out so they could pay for their prescription. It is not often I complain but I did today.

I managed to catch up with Dad today and we had a good chat before going to the nursing home to visit my stepmother who is in respite. Dad looked much better today than he has in the last couple of years, I think the break from Joy, who is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, has done him some good.

I have seen a different side to my Dad, he has always been so gruff yet today he was so tender and loving towards my stepmother, it was very moving. He really is very lonely without her, yet it is too much for him to be her full-time carer. I feel very sorry for him as he has a very difficult decision to make, it is just a matter of whether his head or his heart will prevail.

I can’t tell Dad what to do, the decision must be his, however I tried to make him think about the consequences should he keep Joy at home and something were to happen to him, she would not remember the panic button. I can only imagine the fear that would engulf her if she could not wake him up, it is too horrible to think about.

My Dad has been forced to do things and face emotions he has for years avoided or tried to ignore, my stepmother has always done everything for him. Some would say it is karma, but Joy does not deserve that, I am just so very proud that Dad has risen to the occasion.

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