Saturday 25th February 2012.
Well things are starting to return to normal with Linda starting to recover. She is getting about a lot better now and has even ventured off to Broadmeadows shopping centre on her own a couple of times. We are going to train to Port Melbourne tomorrow and she will have to do a bit of walking then, but it is good exercise for her. Things were almost a lot from normal when on Thursday I took a spill in the driveway, being steep and gravel, and twisted my right leg at the knee at some strange angles behind me. I seem to remarkably escape without any major injury and have been taking things reasonably easy since. The small pains I was experiencing seem to be easing somewhat which is a good sign. I am even back to a regular routine with voluntary work again as well.
Friday 17th February 2012, Heathcote Junction.
Linda is now back home and starting her recovery. Nelle and Matt have been taken to the airport on their way to a holiday in America, and we are now starting our move, of sorts, into the house while they are gone. It should be a lot better for Linda living in the house as it is a bit more comfortable, and there are no stairs she has to climb.
Wednesday 15th February 2012.
What a hectic week the past one has been. For those I didn’t personally advise of the following I do apologise, but sometimes I didn’t know whether I was coming or going.
To start with: Linda is in hospital, and has been since Friday, looking like being released on Thursday or Friday. She has been complaining of pains in the legs and arms for a few weeks and putting it down to some simple ailment didn’t do anything about it. On Friday it got too much for her and we took her to the Northern Hospital in Epping and she has been there since being analysed, prodded and poked until they came up with a diagnosis, being Polymyalgia Rheumatica. It took a while to diagnose as there are so many things with similar symptoms, but now they have an idea they are starting treatment and want to hold on to her to monitor the situation before letting her return home, things are starting to look on the mend so maybe home in a day or two.
It is just as well I now have my own access to the museum as I have had to juggle my work times to fit in with Linda in care, with the possibilities of her release being varied, and visiting as much as I could. I ended up doing two days in a row and it was quite apparent that it has been a long time since doing more than one full days work in a row, and it is hard to handle, but things should get back to somewhat normal soon.