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Monday, 28 March 2016

Carers, Hospitals & Civic Awards grand night out...

Hi guys, what a time it's been here!
Ok, where to start...

Results of sorts..
Guess what? The results are in and I don't have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at all - I have all the same symptoms but it 'aint Carpal Tunnel! The orthopaedic Surgeon says his opinion of December has not altered - it's a Rheumatoid flare up so hopefully I will have some news soon as after a failed last I will see a Rheumatologist this week! I'm at the point where I don't really care anymore which label is attached, I just want an end to all the pain everywhere and to be able to use my hands properly again.
All my usual coping mechanisms are out of reach. My sewing machine is now stowed in the cupboard out of sight - Jessie's half made Dora Explorer quilt is still sitting from October! - and my harp sits just waiting to be strummed again.
I guess I'm just a bit fed up of the whole business now but I've not lost all hope yet!
To cap it all, Coo is poorly, he's refused hospital so we're just keeping an eye on things and living quietly at home for now. The COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), has kicked in and his cough is awful, he has a temperature and yet another seizure increase too so between the two of us it's...happy days!
It's amazing what you can cope with when you have too but enough of that onto...
My grand night out! lol
It was on with the little black dress, the heely shoes and lots of lippy last week!
I was invited to our Provost Joan's 'Civic Pride Awards' ceremony. 
It's the one my wee 'Three Towns Carers 'won two years ago!
No pressure this time though as I was there as a guest so a night out, friendly company, a lovely dinner and the evening raised £20,000 for charities too!
What a great night and a happy wee diversion in what's been a difficult time!

At times like these, I'm so glad our SDS (Self Directed Support) is so flexible, it means when I have the chance to get out and enjoy something like this it's achievable but before SDS I'd have had to say thanks and decline. Just shows the difference proper support really can make!
The main thing is...We live to fight another day!

Maz x