My mother is going into hospital today for an operation. She's having a pacemaker fitted, and we're hoping it will address the tendency to faint that she's recently had.
She's out of theatre, and my sister has spoken to her.
It's possibly not helped things that she (my Mum, not my sister Dorcas) went off this morning without her (Dorcas, not my Mum), having arranged a lift with a neighbour. When Dorcas heard the stair lift going this morning (the house is upside down, with Mum's bedroom on the lower floor, the front door is on the upper floor), she threw her clothes on, only to discover that Mum had scarpered before she finished getting dressed.
Let's hope this will help with both the fainting and the recent strong tendency to forget things almost immediately.