Tuesday 29 September 2015

Week 19 posting from France

Hi all, it's LemGirl on tour this week.

 Gareth and I are in Normandy doing a bit of a D-Day tour with Gareth's parents. This has been booked for a couple of months, and after losing Nana, and then her funeral last Friday it's all been a bit frantic. I wanted to be away this week because on Friday it's going to be 2 years since I lost my Mum, today is 1 year since my diagnosis and this time in 2013 I was sitting in a hospital in Solihull and a doctor was telling us that this was the end for Mum :-(  - since then I've lost both my Nana and my younger brother in May and if I'm honest my head is not in the best place right now.
Better to be away and doing exciting stuff to keep me grounded and thinking about other things.
The Reading MS Therapy Centre were great last week, getting me 2 oxygen Therapies in 3 days to top me us before the funeral (which although small went well and was a lovely send off for an amazing lady) and a week without my trusty HBOT treatments.
So far we've done Arrowmanches, Bayeux tapestry, and dagnammit my minds gone blank - where the heck was I this morning - oh yes that's it Pegasus Bridge. Tremendous history and such a strategically brilliant piece of planning that brought the beginning of the end of the Second World War.
MS wise, I'm noticing the tiredness of driving more than 1000 miles in 5 days is making my old symptoms more pronounced. My left arm is getting a little numb and my whole left hand ranther than just my thumb and first two fingers have the buzzing electric sensations. It gets better after sleep, but I know I'm pushing a lot and tiredness makes things worse. I'm going to need to go back to work next week for a rest :-) :-) :-) .... For colleges reading this - I'm joking - honest ;-)
Friday will be hard, facing the day without my brother for support, but it will be okay.
Hope you're all taking care of yourselves and each other

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