Having a really hard time at the moment. Last Tuesday my hubby suddenly collapsed in excruciating pain after having tummy aches for days. I had gone over the road to get some milk and came home to find my front door open and the warden of our sheltered scheme in my hallway. My hubby had pulled the cord for assistance. I was frightened how he had suddenly gone from a tummy ache to rolling on the floor in agony within 5 minutes. We waited for an ambulance for 2 hours. Tests showed that he has loads of gallstones AND appendicitis! He cannot be operated on until his gallbladder is less inflamed and, of course, they are keeping an eye on his appendics (sorry about the spelling). I have suddenly gone from the one being looked after to the carer and I am so knackered. Those who know me know that we have my 93 year old mum living with us and, God love her, she can be hard work. I also have to very active and lively Westies who need walking as well as going to the hospital every day. I am so tired I could cry. I can't seem to relax and rest up. I just want to clean my house to keep busy to stop worrying about my hubby but by the time I get back from the hospital at night I am fit to drop. My mum insists on banging around in her bedroom as soon as she awakes which is VERY early, which wakes the dogs up. I just really need a hug and some sleep.