Happy New Year to all my followers and apologies for my extended absence.
Some of you, but not all of you, will know that my life changed dramatically at the end of November when my husband David died.
He was admitted to hospital on 29th October suffering from pneumonia. Two days later he was transferred from the JR to the Churchill Hospital in Oxford to a specialist respiratory ward.
A week later he was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and plans were made for him to come home and attend chemo/radio therapy as an outpatient. Unfortunately he caught a second bout of pneumonia in hospital and was judged too ill to withstand any treatment.
He came home on 20th November and was receiving palliative care until he died six days later.
To say that Nick and I were unprepared for this is an understatement...we thought we'd have a few months with him...
Nick was amazing..he organised the funeral, registered the death and cooked for me so that he knew I was eating.
Christmas and New Year were seriously unsettling....I've been numb since it happened and it's only now starting to sink in.
I also have to deal with paperwork...tons of it...and have no idea what my situation (financially or otherwise) is going to be...so 2014 is going to be a steep learning curve for me.
It's also a big change for Max...he's missing David and has a new addition to the family to cope with....Princess Peanut....
A rescue dog from Romania, I originally fostered her so that she wouldn't have to spend Christmas in kennels.....no way could I give her up so I have officially adopted her...she even has her own passport .