Monday, 30 May 2011

Even Bigger Shock

Last Saturday, whilst trying to help a terrified youngster escape a gang of yobs trying to get at him, both Edward and I were stabbed outside our house.
The youth had banged on our door trying to escape a gang who were intent on coming into our house to stab him. I tried to intervene and was attacked by two of the group. Edward came to my aid and received a single stab wound to the back which punctured his lung. I had four stab wounds but managed to fend off the attackers.
Edward had two visits to theatre and was in ITU for 2 days. He is now back home, very sore and tired but glad to be alive. We are both receiving ongoing treatment for our injuries.
Two men have been arrested and charged with attempted murder of both Ed and I.

12 months ago this week we lost Jane. I nearly lost Edward on Saturday. May is becoming a bad month...

Friday, 6 May 2011


On Tuesday I returned to work following a pleasant 11 days off thanks to the Bank Holidays. At 10am I suffered what was later found to be a TIA (Mini stroke). I lost all vision to my right side for about 2 hours.
I was stunned at the news that it was a TIA. No me, I'm healthy and indeed all my other readings and blood counts were spot on... apart from an irregular heart beat. This can cause clotting I'm told which is the probable cause of my TIA. Investigations are now underway to sort out my ticker.
A warning shot... is how it has been described.

Other matters, Catherine seems totally taken with Australia. She is so happy that I break out into a smile whenever I talk about her. She is returning to the UK on 26th May for three weeks to be with us for Jane's anniversary (30th). She then jets back off to finish her 12 month visa and she wants to apply for an extention. Her job have stated that they will 'sponsor her' as regards immigration. Good for you Catherine, Jane will be so proud. Might make plans to visit this Christmas.. the thought of another cold December here makes me start searching for flights already.