Friday, September 4, 2015

My Life


Most of my blog readers would know that back in March I became the full time carer for my MIL who was unable to live on her own anymore due to some nasty falls.  

I put my dream of becoming a nurse on hold to care for this lovely lady but in June we came to the realisation along with her medical team that we could not keep her safe from falling anymore and she moved into a nursing home just  6 minutes from us.  Sadly she passed away on the 21st August after complications from another fall.  We are heart broken.   Beryl had 90 wonderful years on this earth and was much loved, it was a very sad "see you later"

This year has not been kind to us as my oldest daughter was in hospital for 2 weeks prior to Beryl passing with a rare nervous system condition.  And 1 week after Beryl passing my son had to have his remaining leg amputated.


Josh is just 24 years old and a dad and husband.  Long term readers would remember that he had to have his first amputation back in 2011.  He has a rare disease which affects the blood flow to the extremities of the body and causes blockages to the main arteries.  He is a positive tower of strength and never lets things get him down.


Here is Josh post surgery on Friday.  Still with that positive attitude and amazing.



The surgeons left his stump a little longer this time as his prosthetic leg will fit much better.


And here he is yesterday just 5 days post surgery wheeling himself around to meet me at the car park.  He truly is an inspiration.

I have started up a fundraising drive to assist his little family and to help buy the equipment that he needs.  It's over at Go Fund Me or there is an auction site over on Facebook.  With Lots of goodies on offer.

So here's hoping that the rest of the year is a little kinder.  I need to think about what to do to earn an income and to make some decisions about 2016.

Thank you so much to all of my friends that have supported me throughout this time - I wouldn't have been able to do it without you.

I'm sorry that I haven't blogged earlier - It was just too hard.

Hugs - Fee xx


18 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Prayers for all of you from Texas Fee!

Kylie said...

Thinking of you xxx

Carline said...

Cthoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Jan said...

I hope life will be a lot kinder to you all from now on, Fee. You are a brave, strong lady. My best wishes to you and your family and I hope Josh retains that fighting spirit and continues to do well. Hugs, Jan. Xx

shez said...

Hi Fee omg so much has happened to your gorgeous family,i pray that everything will improve for you all and what an inspiration your Josh is,what a wonderful young man,father and husband,,sending you all big hugs xx

Christine M said...

Sending you and your family hugs, Fee. xx

retdairyqueen said...

Inspirational is right
Things have to get better Fee
Hugs

Denise SA said...

So sorry about all that's been thrown at you and your family. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. So glad your son is still smiling. Take care to be kind to yourself as well. Even if it's just 5 minutes smelling the flowers.

Melody said...

You are so brave Fee, that must be where Josh gets his strength. You didn't mention your own ill health - makes everything harder. I think of you often and wish life could be less unkind to you and yours. Take care, dearest Fee - you are a wonderful person.

Tarnyia said...

I hope things get a little easier for you and your family, has been a hard few months for you all... sometimes the strongest person in the family needs a BIG hug... sending one to you (((BIG HUG))) xxx

Maria said...

Take care of yourself Fee and sending lots of hugs to you all....

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love to you and your family Fee ....💖💚💜

Jacqueline said...

best wishes and prayers for you and your family.

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Thinking of you all. Best wishes for the future.

Liz Lizzid said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Fee, I hope the road ahead gets a little easier for you all. xoxo

Mad about Craft said...

Talk about things coming in threes!

I bet you've felt like running screaming for the hills.

Take care and I hope life is a bit kinder to you now!

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Wow Fee,

What a year for your family.

I will be praying for you all and for peace of mind and clarity in your decisions.

Hugs.

elliek said...

Life can surely only get better for you all.Josh is an amazing young man and I'm sure he will keep his wonderful optimism. He certainly has lots of support from everyone around him. All good thoughts coming your way.