Friday 23 November 2012

Where I've Been

So, you may or may not have noticed my blog has been very quiet lately
Basically, the last week or so has been a bit of a shit storm
My Mum has been ill for a while with breathing problems
Other than that she was healthy, she had tests
The doctors didn't know what it was and she was waiting to be referred to a heart specialist
My sister, Paul's mum Linda and I all nagged her so much to go to A&E as they'd be able to do lots of tests and get to the bottom of it
Now, my Mum is very strong willed and very rarely puts herself first
If she's ill, she just gets on with it.
Thankfully, one morning Linda turned up and was adamant they were going to hospital
Fast forward a few hours and Mum was rushed to another Hospital with an irregular heartbeat
 I'm not going to go into the details, but if she'd have left it she would have been at risk of having a heart attack to stroke
She stayed in hospital a few days and now she is at home, waiting to have further procedures done
She's not out of the woods, and is on a lot of medication and has been told to take it really easy
In the meantime, both Paul and I got really bad Viral chest infections which totally knocked us out
I felt so crappy being so far away and not able to help, but there was no way I could visit and pass it onto her
It doesn't rain but pours, huh?
Thankfully my sister and Linda have been looking after my ever so stubborn Mum who still insists she's fine
But in a way, it has been a blessing in disguise as it's forced her to slow down, take care of herself and manage her stress levels
It's been a hell of a week
Hopefully next week I'll be well enough and I'm planning on going back to Wales to take care of her
Health is so important, if you have any worries please get them checked out
Life is precious



  1. Oh dear, I'm sorry to hear all that! I hope your mum gets well soon!
    And no it never seems to rain it always pours!

  2. hi i hope things get lighter for you all soon. its so scary when other people get ill i hope everyone is better soon! thinking of you..take care of yourself. x


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