Had a busy few weeks and today the full stop came when we just stored Joe’s left over belongings in the loft.
On Wednesday we saw him off to his new life and job in Stockholm. It has been a long and drawn out process but he is there at last! The final days saw his belongings picked up for freight, the selling of his beloved Ribble (carbon framed?) bike and the buying of Swedish currency. As usual, all this was done in the nick of time and with his usual good fortune- although one might be better saying he has the luck of the Irish or is just downright ‘jammy’!
Since I had an appointment at the hospital I was not able to go to the airport so Chris and Emma took him. He is now safely in his new apartment and is pleased to report that a) he has a walk in wardrobe, b) a dishwasher and c) he is sample size in the staff shop so is able to buy heavily discounted clothes! So there is the new beginning.
The key point to be taken from my hospital visit is that they consider I am doing ‘reasonably well’ and at last we are to trial me coming off the steroids! This is work in progress! After every visit I ponder what has been discussed and reflect on how disappointed I feel… well, it’s not as if they are going to turn round and say there’s been a mistake, you haven’t got Lupus and everything is fine, so quite what I expect I don’t know! Likewise, being told my bloods are stable is a good thing but somehow belies the fact that I feel so rubbish! Which all goes to show what a fickle fellow Lupus is.
In the meantime, Tom tells me he is applying for trainee jobs in Edinburgh for his ‘sandwich’ year so may be moving from one capital city to another! By the way, you should know how incredibly proud of my boys I am!
My final musing of today is how wonderful this world wide web is! SKYPE!