it is said everyone remembers what they were doing when President Kennedy was shot,when the news of Diana,Princess of Wales was killed, and 9-11. the most awful terrorist attrocity any of us could ever imagine. Well it's true in my case. Kennedy,i was a schoolboy,just about to have tea,when the news came on tv. Diana,i switched the radio on that sunday morning to hear the local news. as for 7 years ago,i had just got home from the hospital,i had been for a MRI scan on my neck,back,and brain,the second i had had,trying to determine the cause of the lack of sensation in my hands, well 7 years on, and with MS diagnosed i now know.
I had just got home,mum was not so bad then,she was still reasonably mobile,i was in not such pain. i had driven back from hospital,just made a cup of tea and was eating a sandwich when NEWS FLASH, the twin towers had been hit by an aircraft, dreadful accident, as mum and i watched the second plane hit,and we realised this was no accident. something evil had just happened. and the world was never going to be the same again. Here in the UK we have had our share of terrorist attacks,Lockerbie,the IRA bomb attacks, so many we had almost forgotten them all. 9-11 was different. not just the sheer scale of the attacks,the awful loss of life,the sheer horror of it all, these attacks were carried out by extremists willing and eager to die in the process. the world had entered a new phase of terror. one which we still fear today,7 years on. the result of these attacks? War in Afghanistan ,and Iraq followed. making no comment on either this is not the place,i am not qualified.
I took 2 minutes today. stood in silence,remembering where i was 7 years ago today. MAY THERE NEVER BE ANOTHER 9-11,EVER AGAIN.
can i just say thanks to everyone who commented,emailed and IMd me after i had posted i was going to be away from journals. you are all wonderful. i cried. i really did. thankyou all. there is a reason i was going. that reason is there is someone who reads my journal,also visits mum sometimes. and i was scared she would say something to mum about my MS,or about anything i have written about mum.i did consider going private,but really didn't want to do that. anyway,i had a long talk with this person yesterday,explained my fears,and she has promised never to repeat to mum anything she reads here. my mum is getting very forgetful. and that is all i want to say for now. just one more worry though. I went to Drs.this morning,and he looked at my ankle,which is swollen and very painful. driving is so difficult,some days i darent try. he says i am walking on the side of my foot to try and ease the pain in my ankle and am making my heel and tendons in the foot inflamed. he gave me anti-inflammatories which i am taking 2 a day.hopefully these will help. i do know,mums volunteer visitor came today at 2 to see her,i made her a cuppa,as it was raining and i wasn't feeling well i went to bed,and went out like a light for 2 hours. bit stiff and sore.lol. maybe they will help. i really hope so.take care all