As you know (and have been very supportive of me…lovely) times have been quite bad for me recently.
What with daughter no 2 announcing she and her oh are separating,
Then my shoulder and legs weakening and causing me grief at loo time. Plus my wheelie breaking down in Asda.
Then there was my hospital appointment on Fri (13th), which went rediculously lousy!
I didn`t mention summat else, but daughter no 1 and her new-ish bloke, plus her 2 kids…MY GRANDKIDs…are contemplating moving to Kent…a zillion miles from Yorkshire…so that was also a concern…BUT
today I woke up with a real strong mindset…this is how i intend to deal with my worries.
Painful shoulder…now that I`ve had the soft arm rests replaced with firm ones, on my wheelie, my hutching and transfers WILL get better
Daughter no 1…if her new fella looks after her and the kids, then they can tootle off to pastures new and Ill miss em, but Ill wish em well.
Daughter no 2…she says she won`t move back up here…so we will continue to suport her with 75 miles between us
MS nurse rang today, to say the referral request to dr Lily, in Leeds, is on it`s way.
So there you have it. Folk here and elsewhere sometimes ask me where I get my strength from. I know my dear late mum sends me hers. Oh she was a force to be reckoned with! Then theres also a fella whos name begins with J`. He helps me out too.
Yes, I know you didn’t mean that. Anywhere that far away from you is ‘bad’
My family seems to move far away from ‘home’. My Dad was Danish and none of my Mum’s siblings live anywhere near where they grew up! I moved to Bristol via Cambridgshire from Kent 20-odd years ago. So now my Mum is a long way from me, 80 years old and no too good at driving the long journey and I’m too knackered to think about driving more than half an hour!
It’s hard, especially for my Mum as she worries about me and lives on her own. I worry about her, but at least I can talk to my other half about it. It’s a hidden feature of disability, isn’t it? The stress of not being close enough to check on your nearest and dearest, but not always able to see them.
I’m pleased you’ve sorted yourself out and yes it is hard when families are far apart. Kent is not that far away when it will be them coming to see you. Which part of Kent is she moving to, I hope it’s to a nice part as there are plenty of them down here.
You take care and keep smiling, I just love your humour (from a Kentish lass)
Hi Janet, these talks about moving to kent have a good way to go yet. it depends on Mark getting the right pay deal and conditions before he`ll agree to moving. They were in Rochester last week, checking out the area.