Saturday, 25 April 2015

A NEW START,an old me

Remember me?I used to blog.quite often.then life changed.and I suppose I changed.decided I didn't want,or need,to post to my blog any more.And ive missed you all.had a lot of problems getting on here,much less posting.we will see where this goes.bear with me ok?kinda rusty here.
 So,whats been happening?well,I have moved,from Stiffkey,to Briston,in a 1 bedroom bungalow.sheltered housing with alarms in each room.no garden,the grass surrounding us is kept mowed by the housing association.heating is communal,oil fired central heating,costs me over £25 a week,and with the care we have to pay for,it is expensive.but I was being hit at the old house with this damn bedroom tax,i had to buy oil,electric a lot more expensive,etc.all in all,pretty much evens out over the year.the main reason I moved is I am near my friends,Julie,Pam,and not so far from my mate Kev.also I am close to shops,bus routes,drs,a lot better.and of course I am now only 3 miles from where I was born,and mum is buried.i feel safe here.i had a couple of real nasty falls at the old house,least here I can call for help.i don't feel so isolated,and I am content.
 I am a volunteer for my local branch of the MS Society,and our day centre,LAMS,we run on a Monday.in fact I am named as transport manager,and run the transport,(we have 2 of our own mini busses and a car) with my ex.errr yeah,same ex I was briefly back with,lol.long story,lets just say,we are close,good friends,and that's fine with me.I make sure the vehicles are serviced,lifts overhauled,MOTs,etc.and Myra looks after the passenger side of things,sorts our volunteer drivers,etc.we make a good team,and with the help from the other committee members and our team of helpers we have a really popular day centre for our members to enjoy.
 My MS continues to evolve,a bit worse,my eyes have problems,balance is bad,pains bloody vile,but there are so many that are so much worse than me.i am not complaining.the angina is bad,in fact I should have had an Angiogram yesterday,got to Hospital early,sat in a small day room from 11.10am right up to 1.50pm.when a very harassed looking nurse came in and told me and 3 others waiting that the procedures we were waiting for had been cancelled.sorry,emergencies had come in,and we would be sent new dates.thanks to Pam for taking me in,Julie for coming after me.right waste of time,and petrol.but theres no point in making a fuss.i was an emergency case once.
 Gout continues to be a problem,something Mum left me with,along with arthritis in fingers.thats nasty,but again,so many people suffer so much more.
 All in all I am content,yes sometimes depression rears its head,i wish the pain was less.i wish many things.but life goes on.
 I think this is the last post on this blog.caring and sharing as a title is a bit redundant,although I do still care about my friends,i am no longer a Care giver.
 So I think I may well start a NEW blog.after all,i do have a NEW BEGINNING.I hope if I do you will come along for the ride,take care all,Mort xxx and THANKS TO ALL THOSE ON FACEBOOK WHO STILL COMMENT AND CARE ABOUT ME ON THERE.

9 comments:

Beth said...

Be sure to post your new link, Mort! Much love!

Sue said...

Dont forget me with your new link to blog Mort lol, Id miss reading it and Id certainly miss you xxxxxxxx

Jan said...

I look forward to reading your nrew blog Mort ,even though we are still in touch on face book ,You may have inspired me to blog again ,havent done an entry for over a year ,no oneseemed to comment I felt as though I was talking my self lolwe plan to go to Igamells again this year ,is that any where near you? ,don't forget that link ,old chum ..love Jan xx

Jan said...

I look forward to reading your nrew blog Mort ,even though we are still in touch on face book ,You may have inspired me to blog again ,havent done an entry for over a year ,no oneseemed to comment I felt as though I was talking my self lolwe plan to go to Igamells again this year ,is that any where near you? ,don't forget that link ,old chum ..love Jan xx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Life is full of changes for all of us. I do hope your changes are for the best and wish you well with your new beginnings. Sounds like you do have a pretty positive outlook about it all.

jack69 said...

What a joy to see Caring and Sharing. Living small can have it's benefits. We live in a 38x 8 motor home, life is good.
Glad you can volunteer and hope you LOVE the small bungalow.
Let us know if you start a new Blog. Good to hear from you..
Jack

Barb Pinion said...

Hello, dear Mort. I'm glad you're posting again. I look forward to keeping up with what you write. You've had so many changes to cope with, so much pain too. Know, always that you're in my prayers and I think about you, and those in our group every day. Take care.
Love you much.

mortonlake said...

MANY THANKS TO YOU ALL XXX

puppetwomanoftavira said...

I am still here But I am not on Facebook anymore. It got too big and universal for me to be a part of it.