18 Months On
Yes this coming week it will be 18 months since the day that changed our lives. What a steep learning curve it has been. There has been times when it all seemed too much and Ron does get very frustrated sometimes but overall I think we are managing well.
In my last post I said I would let you know how we got on doing the Physio ourselves, well the answer is not too well. We are able to do the exercises but it is the sticking to a routine that I find difficult. There always seems to be something more pressing, washing to hang out, meal to be prepared, grass to cut, shopping to be done - the list goes on. I really must get more discipline into my days. When we have found the time,, Ron is improving. Still no movement in his hand but there is still hope. We have met a couple of people lately who have been as bad as Ron but have got movement back up to 3 years after. We live in hope.
We have had two weekends away. The first a RREC trip to near Swansea in Wales when we took the Silver Cloud. This went well although it rained heavily most of the journey there and we got soaked at the services. The rest of the weekend it was fine and as usual the Welsh Section had everything organised. Ron and I were invited to travel with John and Carolyn Smith which was lovely for me as it meant I did not have to do any parking! Of course there was one problem we forgot Ron's quad stick. Fortunately we were able to borrow a stick but of course it was a normal stick so Ron was not as good on his feet as he can be but we managed.
Last weekend we went away with Area 33 Jaguar Drivers Club. This was in Hetherset, near Norwich and we took the S type and of course a much shorter journey. The weather was very cold and showery but we managed to get out and about. We went to a Game and Country Fair on Saturday and to Sandringham on Sunday. There was lots of fun and banter at the dinner table and in the bar and we were really glad we went.
I don't think we will do any longer that 3 or 4 days away as I think this is about long enough for both off us to manage. We don't have another weekend until August but lots of Sunday lunches and one day outing with the cars.
Ron continues to become more independent and I am now able to go out for the day and Ron encourages me to get out and about so I am gradually resuming my social life.
I think that more or less bring us up to date, looking forward now to some warmer weather. The African marigolds that Ron planted are all doing well in the greenhouse and our begonias are beginning to sprout.
I will write again in a month or sooner if there is anything to report.