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Do you often get dizzy or lightheaded?
Have you ever blacked out or lost consciousness, or do you ever get palpitations Mrs Cloverdale?
Do you ever have to rush to the loo for bladder or bowels?
Are there any other problems youíre having right now?
What about in terms of things you need to do around the house?
Well, I feel dizzy when I get out of bed or up from the armchair and sometimes when I hang out the washing, and thatís how I generally feel before I have my little trips In fact, I can remember feeling lightheaded when I stood up from the cricket last week Ė do you think I fell because I was dizzy then too?
I have noticed that you often look a bit unsteady when you move about now though Mum.
Well, what do you expect. Iím getting old arenít I? You expect me to run around and dance a jig?
She therefore has no problems with urge incontinence.
Well, I sometimes get short of breath, especially at night. Iíve stopped checking my blood sugars, but I do wonder if the reason I get a bit wobbly is because my sugars are low.
I do find the housework and gardening harder to keep up with these days. My children arranged for someone from HACC to help with the cleaning once a week. I do my best to maintain the garden, but I am pleased that Ian is able to mow the lawns once a month. His father used to enjoy that.
I like to think I am quite self-sufficient. I still cook all my own meals. I do find the washing and ironing more difficult now though, due to my arthritis, and I sometimes feels dizzy whilst hanging out the clothes. My kids think I need more help around the home, but I donít want that.