Hi, it is Henry here...hopefully the voice of wisdom.
Mum is having a break from blogging and reading blogs for a while. She did want to close this blog down but I told her she would regret it. Not sure she believes me at the moment, but at least she listened.
She has had quite a tough time over the last few years since the operation for TOS and has had to give up a lot, the showing of her beloved cavies and having to rehome most of them, her passion, music, work - teaching, and various groups she was involved in musically, but found a great solace in us, me and the other Gregors and Sashas in our family. Not to mention the lovely people she has met who love us so much.
She doesn't want sympathy, just a little understanding.
Mum is coming off her neuropathic pain medication and feels particularly vulnerable and emotional and sometimes reads into things which perhaps aren't really meant the way she sees them. She worries a lot about whether she has upset others unintentionally, something she would never want to do. As many of you may have realised Mum is quite an open book and wears her heart on her sleeve and as such is hurt quite easily. At the moment she is feeling very much alone and with the often daily headpain/headaches/migraines alongside the usual nerve pain that she has is finding things difficult. This has also meant that she is unable to visit her parents in NZ, and is quite upset about this as well as she knows that her family over there are finding things difficult with alzheimers and cancer, and feels quite helpless that there is nothing she can really do to help.
So until she can resurface from all this (hopefully) we will say goodbye.
For those she has made knitting and sewing commitments too, don't worry they will be fulfilled. :-)