So the much longed for and anticipated weddings of my son Joe and my friend Clive have taken place. For so long they were on the far horizon and between them and me were weeks of treatment and recuperation. But they were worth waiting for. So much joy and love at Joe and Sabrina’s wedding in Clevedon, Bristol. So much love and light at the wedding last weekend of my friends Clive and Nicola in Shrewsbury Abbey. I was well enough to enjoy both and at the second, to have a dance in the traditional way of ageing men at weddings i.e. embarrassing moves from a distant past. Well, I enjoyed it and I didn’t fall over ..
So now I have a new “daughter”, Sabrina and a very happy son Joe – http://bawylie.com/2014/07/08/to-my-daughter/ . Gina and I are delighted for them both and are looking forward to seeing them next weekend.
It was an honour to be best man for Clive, a friend twenty years younger than me and I managed to deliver a speech that didn’t bomb.
In between, I had my head and neck scan – results to follow – and start a course of physiotherapy. I now have a daily routine of exercises to perform to strengthen my core and my legs. Discipline required! I will try to keep at it and get back to regular walking. Tomorrow I am off with my other friend Clive, to walk Ullswater shoreline from Howtown to Glenridding, about 7-8 miles. I’ll be very pleased to finish it, another milestone in my recovery.
The medical checks are still happening, though thankfully at longer intervals. It’s reassuring that they are in place but good that they are less frequent. More time just “to be”, rather than “be ill”. That mental adjustment takes a while.