Sixteen years after that diagnosis I was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Since then I have been dealing with other health issues which were "cloaked" by the OSA.
Last week we were fortunate enough to go on holiday to Tenerife.
We returned from holiday to find
- Whilst on holiday me and my daughter managed to get colds. I even went so far as to get a chest infection
- Our two dogs had caught kennel cough in the kennels we'd put them in
- The decorator doing our lounge and dining room had contracted C19 and couldn't complete the job for our return
- My Mother in Laws heart operation had been brought forward by a day
- My Mum was in Acute Assessment (and it's probable her cancer has spread to her brain)
21 years later I have come to post here once again. Not because I cannot deal with the above news. But because I can.
Tomorrow morning, first thing, I am taking a small bunch of flowers to my cousin's boss. When Mum wasn't well on Monday and we were in Tenerife he (my cousins boss) allowed my cousin to take a day off work to take Mum to hospital and sort everything out. I'm not always a kind person. I try. There are those, like my cousins boss, who are kind though.
Tomorrow morning I will wake and put my feet down on the grey carpet ready to head for a shower. I will look down at those two feet and accept that's as good as it gets. Everything else is just noise or kindness.
Being able to cope with the noise is a significant bonus in my life.
Be kind or at least try please - who knows, every once in a while someone you don't know will do something kind for you too.