I haven't written for a while as there hasn't really been anything significant to report. But today I have a bit of extra time on my hands where I can't really do much as we have men in replacing all our windows and doors. So I thought I would write a little update for you all.
Christmas seems an age ago now but we had a lovely family time staying with my parents and Ethan had a thoroughly spoilt time.
New year is usually a non-event in our house anyway and the last few years have been nothing different. I suppose having a 3 year old that you know will be awake by 6am means we are always in bed before midnight.
On 16th January we went back to Papworth for Paul's x-ray and appointment with the consultant for the results. Everything went well and they have extended his next appointment to a 3 months gap which is great. It feels more liberating to have 3 months rather than just the 2. Paul continues to feel well in himself although sometimes fatigued he is now just working 3 days a week.
Ethan has started Nursery 3 mornings a week and after 3 weeks or so he is settled and loving it. We knew he would, but after the first week he had a wobble and said he didn't want to go. He would cry as we were walking there and cry more when we got there. They said he was fine after 5 minutes of being left but each time it felt awful leaving him. This past week has been a lot easier. He is now into the Nursery routine and is more than happy to be left, and knows we always come back and fetch him.
The Nursery he is attending isn't the one we thought he would go too, but I think all in all it has definitely been a blessing in disguise that he was unable to go to the original one.
We have booked our first holiday of the year for the end of April, the first of many in 2014 I hope.
Over the last few weeks there has been some sad news amongst my virtual friends in the Meso community. Jan Egerton unfortunately lost her battle after 10 years. Jan wrote a blog about her meso journey and it has, and will forever be, a beacon of hope in our lives. Rest in peace Jan, my thoughts are with your husband, Gary and your wider family for whom I am sure the coming weeks and months will be very hard.