An uneventful week in the life of Daryl… until the last couple of days!
The other night (well early hours of the morning actually) I was awoken in my bed with the emergency services standing over me – thinking some people had broken into the bungalow and I was going to be attacked, even with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, I flew out of bed in a semi-unconscious state!
It took them a couple of minutes to clam me down, and for me to gather my senses enough to work out with them what was happening. I have a security pendant on an elasticated bracelet that I wear around my wrist… I usually put this at the side of my bed when I’m going to sleep, but I must’ve fell asleep with it on. Whilst I was asleep, I must’ve caught the emergency red button and activated the care line that it is linked to… although they could hear on the other end of the care line was an occasional ‘huuh’ every few seconds. Thinking I was in trouble they sent the emergency responders out, and because I have a KeySafe fitted outside my door and the emergency services have the code – they let themselves in.
What actually happened was the noise the CareLine was actually hearing was the little electric fan that rotates every few seconds at the back of my iMac computer to help keep it cooler… they assumed (quite reasonably) that every time the fan rotated towards my CareLine respond box, they were thinking it was me gasping for breath!!
It’s nice to know that I am safe and that my emergency responders and program set-up is actually working and functional – and I do feel a right plonker because of it!!