It’s been a long time since I did a blog post…..on here anyway! So I thought I would update anyone who might read this with what has been going on.
Firstly, as many of you will know I had some trouble with people keeping a closer eye on me than I deemed acceptable through the social media outlets that I use. Whilst some might have said ‘ignore, don’t worry about it and move on’, I took it as a personal intrusion that I wasn’t prepared to acquiesce to. After all, I know said person would not be too happy if I reciprocated. This has since been sorted, although I begrudged doing what I felt I had to in the end. It certainly left a sour taste in my mouth and still does.
This problem was dwarfed by the next issue that I, well I say I, but really it was my wife, encountered. Shortly before our first holiday abroad since our honeymoon four years ago and the first with our son, she found a lump in her breast. She, of course, told me straight away and we discussed the next steps. Whilst worried and concerned we stayed level headed about it. It was decided she would wait until we got back from holiday and then, if still there and not reduced, would immediately go to the doctors. It hadn’t, so she did. For peace of mind, and although the doctor thought it wasn’t the dreaded ‘Big C’, she took the option of being referred for further tests and clarification. The hospital didn’t hang around and got her in for the first appointment pretty quick. The consultant took a biopsy (with a big needle, so I was told!) and she was told it didn’t feel like anything too serious but needed to come back for a scan as well, which she did a week later. Covering all bases I thought and being very thorough. The following week we were both sitting in the waiting room awaiting the results from all the tests. It had been an intense three weeks and I’d had little time to get my head around the possible outcome. Up until this point, I honestly hadn’t thought the worst and how the news we might be getting would impact on our lives. The one hour wait for the consultant changed that and, whilst trying to be supportive for her, I was petrified inside and really didn’t know how I would react if the news was bad. My heart would have crumbled for sure. I have been with my wife for fifteen years now and know her inside out, so I knew however I was feeling she was feeling ten times worse (her Googling everything didn’t help!). We sat in silence most of the time occupying ourselves with nothing of any great importance. We got called in and being greeted with the opening line, “We were very worried” didn’t help the situation either. Thankfully it was followed by “but it’s good news, everything is benign”. A huge sigh of relief left me and my heart started beating again. We never have spoken about how we were feeling on that day and ‘what if’, but I suppose that’s not necessary now thankfully.
One thing that has improved since the last time I posted on here is our cash flow! My wife has secured more self-employed work for the partnership, as have I, and that all seems to be heading in the right direction now.
My little man has started (and is flourishing at) pre-school as well as developing into a top class kid. Still cheeky and demanding but so clever, polite and caring that he makes me very proud every single day.
Finally, I have started and have been asked to continue to write for a Spurs blog site which I love. I am also trying to put feelers out to other football blogs as well to see how far I can take this as it’s a real passion for me.
Life is good at the moment with positive things happening and developing and, as the saying goes, I will be making hay whilst the sun is shining as you never know when something will come and bite you in the arse!
Sorry for this short update turning out to be so long. Hopefully it hasn’t been boring for you and I will endeavour to be back here more often in the future.