Monday, 24 February 2020

We ended up in a heap and very muddy!!!

Yesterday afternoon we decided to get some sea air and have a little.walk.We headed off to Parkgate on the Wirral and parked by the Old Baths.Off we set but it was quite a long way to a gap in the fence to get through to the footpath.C managed to get over  the fence.I got one leg over this 18 inch high fence but needed him to steady me but before he could I lost my balance and toppled to the ground taking him with me.We are both in our 70s and had to crawl to the fence to get up.There were a lot younger couple about twenty yards away but they did not come to help.Once we were upright we set off on the walk feeling very shaken but we were beaten by floods.You should have seen the state we were in.Mud everywhere.We were very lucky we didn't break anything.Imagine adding that to Mike's brain tumour and Ruby's broken shoulder.We live to tell the tale and see it as quite funny now but have learned our lesson about climbing over fences!!!!

Thursday, 20 February 2020

It never rains but it pours

I have just had a phone call from our daughter ,who is coping with Mike post brain op,that our granddaughter has fallen and broken her shoulder bone!!!When we just thought things were on the up.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Two weeks on....

Two weeks on from his brain tumour removal and Mike(son in law) is doing well.It is still early days but there is progress every day and no apparent brain damage.Our daughter has been amazing coping with everything but had a meltdown on Sunday as did I.We all felt relief it was over but it has been a very stressful few months which started with one of our grandsons being very poorly with appendicitis.Fingers crossed we are on the"up".
It is a busy week for us.I met a friend for coffee yesterday.Isn't it great to have a friend you can tell everything and they understand.This morning was U3A Art Appreciation.The talk from one of our members was on Banksy.Very interesting with lots of unanswered questions.Tomorrow is lunch club.14 of us go out for lunch taking it in turns to choose a venue.A very pleasant couple of hours.Thursday morning is my reading group.The book is Entry Isla d by Peter May.I still have 200 plus pages to read!!Thursday evening we are going to the theatre to see a live screening from the National Theatre of Cyrano de Bergerac.Friday I meet another friend for coffee and then we are off early afternoon to see Sarah,Mike and family.Saturday morning we meet a different set of friends for coffee and then in the afternoon we are going seeing Little Women at the film theatre.
Phew.I may need to sleep all day Sunday.

Last Saturday we saw the film 1917 and were underwhelmed by it.Has anyone seen it and what did you think?

Friday, 7 February 2020

Mike is home!!!

Mikewent home yesterday just 48 hours after a six hour op on his brain.He is still very poorly and in a lot of pain but everyone was pleased to have him back at home and it saves Sarah driving back and forth up the motorway to Manchester.Hope fully each day he will feels little bit better.He has strict instructions to do nothing for three weeks,nothing at all.Sarah has been signed off for next week and then it is half term.She( and us) are absolutely exhausted.Hopefully it is now onwards and upwards.Thank you for all your messages.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Mike now in recovery.

Mike is now in recovery waiting for a bed on the High Dependency Unit.The operation lasted 6 hours and they did not manage to remove all the tumour.Taking the last bit would have paralysed his eye.They will monitor it.It has been a very stressful time but hopefully he does not have any bleeds and is on the up.
Thanks for all your messages of support.It means a lot.Barbarax

My son in law is in the operating theatre.

Mike went down to theatre at 9am and is going to be there most of the day having his brain tumour removed.It is going to be a very loooooong day.Fingers crossed he comes out of it with no brain damage.He is in the Christie Hospital in Manchester so in a place of excellence.

Saturday, 1 February 2020


Last night we went to see Frankinstein at the theatre.We both borough lay enjoyed it.I have never read the book but when we got home I read some reviews of this particular production and they were very critical.I loved the interpretation and the person who played Mary Shelley was outstanding. It is touring in the UK.Catch it if you can or has someone already seen it.
We have just had a lovely FaceTime chat with our eldest granddaughter Ella who is at Madison University in Wisconsin for a semester.She seems to have settled in really well.
Tension is mounting here as our son in law goes into hospital on Tuesday to have his brain tumour removed.Please send positive vibes our way
Back soon.