For those of you who know me well you will know that I adore Christmas. The past few Christmases have been interesting to say the least with my stoma creation (Rudolph had to feature 😊) , my broken leg, bone disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis. This year is not disappointing in the challenging Christmas stakes.
My husband is recovering from difficult surgery on his hand to remove a cancer, my leg is still broken and I have an infected root canal under an old crown which needs attention as soon as possible. We are relying on the support of carers to help us out on a daily basis and even have Meals on Wheels being delivered daily. Not ever what I thought I would need but I am so very grateful for this amazing service.
Yes, It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….the kind we’ve had over the past few years anyway. It could be depressing but for me Christmas is full of hope, joy and peace. I love the Christmas story, I love putting up a Christmas tree and singing carols. I love wrapping presents and even writing Christmas cards is a lovely way to sit and remember special friends and family far and wide. In fact in many ways I feel the lead up to Christmas is the most special time of the year.
I am so looking forward to catching up with family and friends on Christmas Day/Boxing Day this year. My body may fail me but there are always ways to do things differently so that joy can remain and the simple things of Christmas take on extra special meaning when you can’t take things for granted.
Thank you to those of you who have followed my blog during the year. Your encouragement, comments, thoughts and prayers have meant so much.
I’m looking forward to continuing to write about my medical musings in 2016 and sharing my journey with you.
A very happy Christmas to you all.