Sunday, 22 January 2017

Happy ? 2017

I've started so many posts in the past few months but not gotten round to publishing any of them.   The longer you leave posting the harder it gets to do.  Anyway a new year and a new start for me (I hope!).

2016 ended on a bum note.  H got a UTI and ended up being admitted to hospital for a major relapse of his MS.  The first hospital is a 2 hour round trip away on 2 different buses.  Luckily he was only there for a week before getting transferred to the hospital down the road for the next 5 weeks.  He spent Christmas and New Year in hospital.  It was a long 6 weeks, though H was Happy - he seemed to eat a variant of pie twice a day for most of the 6 weeks!!!

At the same time, Mum hasn't been so well.  She was in the original hospital twice during the same time period.  Such fun visiting H in hospital one in an afternoon and Mum in hospital two in the evening.  Luckily we managed to kidnap her at 10.30am on Christmas morning so she could come and spend Christmas with us.

It did mean that it didn't feel like Christmas really.  We did our best and did have a quiet day.  We hope to have Christmas number two soon.

H is now home, but still unable to stand up.  We've carers coming in 4 times a day but everything takes so much longer.  We are finding our new routines and still have our sense of humour so we'll get through this.  We have no idea whether he'll get his legs back or whether they are gone for good.

This week we also found out that Mum's cancer has spread.  So life pretty much sucks at the moment.

On a positive, I finally have a new kitchen (so close to not having an oven in time for Christmas) and I baked my first cake in a year yesterday.  That felt so, so good!