Good morning all. Firstly, a very big thank you to all for your best wishes in respect of Laurel (aka SWMBO) coming home - it has been really appreciated by us both and provided a welcome boost to my somewhat flagging morale.
We are adjusting to life in the house around care visits - with the physio in due course - and negotiating Laurel’s wheelchair around some particularly tight corners whilst attempting to retain as much paint as possible on the doorframes! She is able to get around downstairs relatively easily by herself although the kitchen and downstairs cloakroom are problematic as they involve a slight drop in the case of the former (meaning her frame comes into play) and a wide step for the latter (which means that telescopic ramps are in use). She will make a full recovery but it will take time and the marked difference in her well being due to being at home is really noticeable - she (and I) is also sleeping far better as well which is a merciful relief I can tell you.
I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I was feeling somewhat wrung out with everything that had happened over the last six months or so. Well, I took the precaution of speaking to my GP and as suspected a bout of depression was diagnosed for which the appropriate steps will be need to be taken. In this case the suggestion is counselling and meds - the former I have no problem with but I am saving the latter in case my now improving well being suffers a set back. I need to keep my head clear for Laurel and work and not drug fogged as far as possible.
As a result I am going into reading mode for a few weeks - this decision has not changed from previously - so will not be posting to the blog until next month when hopefully life will be back on a more even keel.
In closing many thanks once again and rest assured, I will be back soon.