Well I am currently sitting in my car outside the Golden Jubilee Hospital at Clydebank whilst hubby is in there having an MRI scan to follow up some lesions that were found on his last ultrasound scan.
I seem to spend a lot of time waiting at one hospital or another and it struck me earlier that on this very day 9 years ago I was waiting within our A&E at our local hospital after rushing my then fiance into hospital that morning after he'd been vomitting blood over night. Within the next 3 weeks he would be diagnosed with decompensated cirrhosis, portal hypertension, burst varices and deranged blood tests. A liver biopsy revealed an auto immune cause to his liver ill health.
He's fairly stable at present, he makes the absolute most of good days. His 60th Birthday was on Tuesday and together we climbed the highest hill/mountain in Ayrshire together which involved an 8 mile walk plus almost 2000 feet of climbing.
Hopefully this scan throws up nothing too irregular and he can continue his walking and his planned adventures. A recent blip in blood tests and this scan have us a little concerned together with a little bit of medical neglect of late with delays in actually reviewing the ultrasound but we'll press on.
It's not all doom and gloom, 9 years on and hubby is perusing maps and carrying out reconnaissance for hoped for caravan holidays and further big walks to drag me on.
Keep on keeping on everyone. Live your lives to the max.