I thought I’d give a brief update on my year so far as I’m sure some people think I’ve vanished into another dimension.
The year had some highs but also lots of sadness. My care, health and wheelchair have also caused lots of issues and stress and I’m honestly glad we are now in a new year.
A lot happened in these two years, I was admitted to hospital with angioedema, appeared in the BBC/Netflix series Requiem, had a holiday, was presented with an award from the High Sheriff of Gloucestershire and more.
Another mixed week for me with an enjoyable visit to Westonbirt Arboretum and a day in hospital after that, for a suspected bowel obstruction.
So Where Am I Now? I’m back at home and spent all of yesterday playing Wolfenstein: The Old Blood with my cousin on my brand new 55 inch TV, and today I intend to take the dogs on a short walk. Although I can’t manage too long in my wheelchair it’s still a long way from being in a hospital bed, so swollen I could barely move, with four drips attached to canulas in both my ankles!
After the drama of the first few days in hospital things did slowly improve, there was still the constant worry I’d have another angioedema episode, or that they would need to cut the open, but there was light at the end of the tunnel and I was starting to think I would really get home soon.
I hadn’t had an unplanned hospital stay in my entire adult life, I had hoped I would never need to be admitted in an emergency, unfortunately this has all changed.
My final morning at the Royal Brompton hospital and return home.