I haven’t posted on here for a while as life is ticking over quite well and I haven’t had anything to say. I do loiter and comment on the odd thread when I have the time but with two jobs and lots of sleeping to fit in, I don’t spend as much time on here as I would like.
I just have to share this though, if only to let newbies know that life still goes on with MS:-
Good times are like buses - they seem to come along in 3s after waiting for ages for something exciting to happen!
On Friday night I went to see Sam Smith at Thetford Forest . My son had bought the tickets for my friend and I a while back for my 50th birthday as he knew we wanted to go together. We packed a picnic and took our camping chairs. We enjoyed the picnic before and during the supporting act. Then when Sam came on we stood with everyone else and sang along with all his hits. It was his first concert since his throat problem and he is as good as he ever was. We finally arrived home at about 12.40 am Saturday morning so I was very glad I had had my sleep between finishing work at 3pm and setting off at 5pm on the Friday afternoon.
Then on Saturday afternoon (after a long lie in), I went to a friend’s wedding. This is her third wedding but I think she has finally found a good man so I hope she will be happy.
I left her reception early (she did know why and had given me her blessing to do so) at 7pm because:-
I went to a free festival in King’s Lynn where Bucks Fizz and Heaven 17 were playing. Before the bands played, a friend and I, along with some others, got to meet Heaven 17!! Back in the 80s I played The Luxury Gap to death and knew the lyrics word for word. I sat next to Glen Gregory while he signed my CD (both the cover and the disc itself) and we had a little chat. Martyn also signed it. We then had individual photographs with them and then a group photograph for the newspaper. The local paper had run a competition to win the meet and greet as a prize and I had complained to my trainee journalist son that I couldn’t enter as he is technically an employee because he is a trainee there. He then came home and said his editor had said I could go along anyway as Jamie had already told her, when the acts for the festival were announced, that I was a Heaven 17 fan.
I sat through most of Bucks Fizz’s set although they were a lot better than I thought they would be. However, when H17 came on I could not keep still and was on my feet dancing and whooping for an hour! My legs were killing me, my feet were burning and painful, my back ached like mad but I could not sit down! When they finished, I could barely walk to the car. Luckily there were lots of drunkards staggering down the road so I didn’t look too out of place and Josie made sure I got in the car safely before she left me.
All in all, a fantastic weekend. I was struggling a bit yesterday and I’m sure I may have made a few mistakes at work today and been a bit slower than normal but it was sooooooo worth it
Sorry about all the smileys but that is me in real life at the moment. It’s been such a good weekend I can’t stop smiling.
This is the kind of weekend I would never have thought possible when I was first diagnosed … when I could barely walk and barely stay awake. However I’m on Gilenya, it’s working well and I can still do all the things I used to do. Normally I pace myself. This wasn’t possible this weekend but I still managed it. I just need to be sensible the rest of the week and all will be fine. Life doesn’t get any better.
Sorry for waffling on so much