Well what have I been doing for the last few days.
On Monday we went to Kent for a funeral. When we set off the side roads were clear of ice but when we got to the main roads to our surprise and horror there was a sheet of ice. Luckily my husband kept the car under control despite the fact we ended up on the wrong side of the road, luckily no other cars were coming our way.
We had at this point thought of it got much worse of turning round and heading home.
On reaching the M54 it was really congested with traffic and we on that road for nearly an hour then we went on to the M6 again really busy. While being stuck in a queue we put the radio on to listen to traffic news.
It was then we decided to change our route.
So we headed for the M1 and then the Dartford Tunnel Crossing. This turned out to be a good decision.
We got to the crematorium in plenty of time thank goodness. I hate being late for anything and get anxious about this.
At the wake Steve told his cousins that I ensure we leave in plenty of time to be on time for things. His cousins agreed with my sentiments entirely and I felt at ease as this was the first time I had met them.
We then left at about 4pm and got home at 8.30pm.
Tuesday I was exhausted and knowing I had a looming hospital appointment this was at the back of my mind.
Tuesday night I managed to get to Stafford for the disability sports I participate in.
Considering I haven't done any of these for well over four weeks I had a good start to the year.
Yesterday I went to hospital for what I thought was going to be a straight forward check up and obtain two new asthma inhalers (I was diagnosed with this in November 2008) and thought that would be the appointment.
Well the consultant listened to my cough, told me the TB tests were clear and that apparently I do not have asthma. He could do nothing else for me apart from refer me to an ENT consultant as he now thinks I have a blockage at the back of my nose and throat and this is causing me to cough.
On claiming back the car parking charges after the appointment the clerk at the desk heard me coughing and said "that sounds nasty". I explained that was why I had attended the hospital and that I had had it for so long. She asked if it hurt my sides with coughing. I explained it does. In November 2008 when I was first examined by my own GP I was at home in bed, my back had locked with the coughing and my chest really hurt.
Now to find out that what I thought was a condition I could cope with the uncertainty is now sinking in.
I will visit my own GP next week as I know it takes a couple of days for letters to reach him from the hospital. So would prefer him to have the full picture before I see him.
So I have to wait for the ENT referral which the consultant advised could be four months from now.
So the waiting game is now on. My wonderful husband is concerned as to what could be causing this cough. I am trying not to worry too much and put on a brave face with it all as one of my other friends has said no point worrying until I have to.
In the meantime I am getting on with my life as best as I can. I will be off to Stafford again tonight and I am determined to keep up the good start I made on Tuesday.
As for writing The New Writer arrived today. I am hoping the negativity in my life will disappear and that I will find inspiration to keep going.
So today is going to be spent reading that magazine and my other books that I use.
So fingers crossed now this year is going to improve and I will feel better with myself and my writing.
I just have to take the plunge and try new things.
Best wishes to you and above all else good luck with writing ventures.