After 16 days in hospital, they sent me home. With crutches. I can do a few things for myself, very slowly, but am so dependent on my incredibly capable and kind husband for most of my needs – like food, for instance. Fortunately he’s not only a great cook but he loves it (and I don’t). The division of labour in our house has always been that he does the cooking and I do the knitting – seems fair and equitable to me.
I’m still heavily dependent on my friends though to provide me with a bit of company and to allow David to “do his own thing” without having to worry about me. I can’t really be left alone at the moment as I’m petrified I’ll fall over. I have no family in Australia, except for David, so my friends have been my lifeline to the outside world. Everyone has been so incredibly kind and generous with their time that I’ll never be able to truly thank them. I just hope that when they need a friend, I won’t be found wanting.
Now that I’m at home, I can catch up with what’s been going on in the world. Fortunately one of the most comfortable places for me to sit is at my computer so I’m able to read the news and gossip. I’m getting stronger every day so I’m sure it won’t be too long before I can get out and about. In the meantime, there’s loads of knitting to be done, so it isn’t all bad!
Thank you all so much for your kind messages, so many of which I’ve received from complete strangers who have been listening to the Sticks and String podcasts.
Thank you everyone.