I have been quiet – nothing but my scheduled posts ticking away to keep the blog going.
There has been good reason. I just had the week from hell.
First, there was work. I have been feeling like crap but struggling to work only to get there and the stress levels have gone stratospheric. Everyone is feeling it and no-one – myself included is dealing with it very well – so no-one can support anyone else.
That alone would be fine – not feeling well didn’t help matters.
It was a short week. But not for good reasons really. Thursday and Friday we were stacked with Doctors, Hospital and School appointments.
For my wife – who has what could be a serious, life-changing heart condition developing. We have to now wait for more appointments and results on that one. For now, she can hardly walk up the stairs without being out of breath as she is not getting enough blood. – Though it may also be being affected by her asthma so we have to see which is the worse factor.
While we were there we took our eldest son to the doctors thinking he had tonsillitis again. The doctor – she must have some hunch – asked for a urine test. Three hours later they were on the phone telling to go to the hospital and get a blood test. So the next day was spent doing that – this involved me having to hold him down screaming and sobbing while they did it. It wasn’t painful but he has had some bad experiences with needles and hospitals before so was very freaked out about it. It is heartbreaking.
So there’s more waiting for results – we don’t really know why either.
In the middle all of that – literally – I had to squeeze in a job interview!
Just as all the appointments and visits were done – my wife and both my sons went down with what appears to be the norovirus. They have all been very very sick. I have been up to my elbows in – well you don’t want to know.
My brain has been fried, I have had very little sleep and I need a year off. Can someone arrange that? Please?
One tiny bit of good news today – I reached 1000 followers at last!