just a quick update really,healthwise.People have asked me how I am these days,how I am coping after mums death,etc.Well,not too bad,but the MS is biting hard.my legs are so "heavy" it makes walking far impossible.i have to use a stick now,although I hate it.i have had several falls,and get very fed up.swallowing is still an issue,i still choke sometimes eating,although my speech therapist has helped me enormously.she taught me to sit up straight when eating,lol,to chew properly,smaller bites etc.all the things our mothers told us are true !I enjoy being a volunteer for our MS day centre,but I do get so tired,fatigues a killer,wipes me out after about 2pm most days.
Also this damn anginas getting me worried,luckily I go into Hospital this coming Thursday for an angiogram.hopefully it will find out whats wrong.i had a scare just after Christmas,i had had a bad cough for ages,and was feeling very ill,then one night I was getting awful pain in my chest,and down my arms I was forced to ring 999.This was at the height of the winter season,and Accident and Emergency admissions were at their height that night.so much so I got to the Norfolk and Norwich hospital at 9.30,and lay in the ambulance until 2.30am.(I had had an ECG and they were pretty sure I hadn't had a coronary,it was a chest infection.they thought.!)finally wheeled into A and E at 2.30,in a corridor,until at 7.30am,i finally was seen.over 10 hours wait.nurses all very apologetic,and I have to say when I was seen I was treated very quickly,soon on a massive dose of antibiotics and steroids.i was in nearly 2 days,and cardiology did tests,xrays,etc,but ever since the angina has been worse.possible a stent has moved,with all the coughing I was doing,who knows?since had a pneumonia injection in case I get any more infections.
I don't go out too often,usually shop once a week,go up my friends,etc.but last few days I haven't felt like doing that.I know I am lucky compared to so many with MS,and heart trouble,so I don't moan too much.just sometimes it gets to me.and now I am on my own,it's kind of scary.you know??
Anyway,thats enough doom and gloom,just before I scare any new readers off for good,lol.
Spring is coming fast,the trees and flowers are all looking lovely,winters grip has loosened,and warmer days are coming.i will post some pictures of the new place soon,no garden I am afraid,but I do have pots.some with alpines,a mini rockery,and some with summer flowers.Must have my flowers.i went up mums grave Thursday and cut the grass with a battery strimmer.put flowers on.i miss her.I know I was finding it hard to care for her,i know she was getting more forgetful and vague.but I miss her.i have missed YOU all.only just realising how much I have missed having a blog.more soon,take care all,Mort xx