Monday, 12 March 2012
Been A Long Time
I cannot believe that it is six months since I posted an entry. Six months I would not like to go through again.
With my late brother's estate, endless dealing with solicitors who were not in the least helpful, in fact, at one time we thought we would have to take them to the complaints bureau. I think my body had enough. My hands started swelling up so I could hardly use them, my appetite went, you name it, I went through it.
Thankfully, all is finished now. My brother's house is now home to other people, we have no more dealings with the solicitors (we hope). Now I face a new load of challenges. My back has been so awful that I was sent to the spinal assessment unit. The lowest three discs in my back are worn away so sitting up means my joints grind together. They are thinking of surgery but have decided that because a great deal of pysiotherapy is required after spinal surgery, I ought to get my knees sorted out first. So, towards the end of next week I have to attend the knee clinic to arrange for surgery on the first knee.
Hospitals and operations terrify me and so does being away from home and all that is familiar but I do not have a choice really. I am weighing up whether to ask to have the operation done privately, for our American friends that means pay for it. I do not know the cost but it would save months on a waiting list. I am very grateful to my brother that he left his money to me. However, we have other uses for that and I would have to find out first how much surgery would cost.
The other things are a new car. The one we have is too low for us now to get into and out of both for Mike and myself. Also we have spent quite a lot of money having our bathroom re-done. I was not able to get into the bath or the shower which was above the bath. So we decided to get a walk in bath with a seat in it. That meant all the tiles had to come off the walls. They were all found to be crooked so a lot of plastering was needed and the floor also had to be levelled plus new pipe work being installed. It took a month but at least I can keep myself clean properly now instead of just washing down with a flannel.
I hope this is all coming out. For some reason I cannot change the colour or the font. Maybe things have changed on blogger since I have been away.
Our grandsons continue to do well. Little Daniel is going to be a published author!!! There was a competition run in all the junior schools in the country to write a story and out of thousands Daniel's was one of those picked and he is still only six bless him.
So I hope to be able to write more soon, it all depends on when my surgery is and what happens afterwards. I know I will have to go about three times a week for pysiotherapy but how it will affect computing I do not know.
Oh, the picture at the top is the church in Bermuda where my great-grandfather was married in 1859. I was lucky to be able to track it down.
Well, I have had enough for now and need to lie down. Mike is well and the animals are doing fine. I have thought of you all so often.
Please send out your thoughts for me that I will have the courage to go through all I face. Two knee operations and possibly a spinal one are no fun for anyone but particularly hard at my age but I do not want to end in a wheelchair.
So, I will say God bless you all for now and I will be back when I can. Take care each and every one of you.