Friday, December 11, 2009
Slept badly last night, think I was overtired, after yesterday’s meeting to evaluate the adaptation on my wheelchair.
Yesterday was too much for me, also for Richie, my mind was still too busy thinking about the meeting when Richie turned the light off.
Felt out of sorts today, could not get moving and found that I could not do anything this morning.
This afternoon was totally different which was wonderful; finally I was not in bed for most of the day.
I sat in the wheelchair for 5 hours, got up at 3 pm so Richie could give me a shower and was ready and waiting for our visitors just before 5 pm.
Brilliant visit from Gareth and Paul and for the first time since early August last year I was in the front room to greet them which was really good.
It was lovely to see them in there for a change, instead of in the bedroom, it was really enjoyable.
Nice to see our two lovely friends again so soon, they were here on a visit on 16 to 25 November.
Sadly a very good friend of theirs Rob, died just a week later, they came over on Monday for his memorial service on Tuesday and funeral on Wednesday this week.
Really heartbreaking that Rob has died so quickly, his long term partner Steven must be heart broken without his darling.
What I find the saddest is that they were going to get married on December 7 th and Rob died on the 3rd of December.
Very sad, shed a few tears thinking of them both, two very sweet men, Rob had the most beautiful deep-set blue eyes I have ever seen.
I did not know them well, had the pleasure of watching the Gay Pride Boat Parade in 2003 with them and Gareth and some other friends of Gareth’s and Richie and I.
We will not forget Rob, I am sure that I will think often about him and Steven, and keep him alive in our thoughts.
Good to remember but important to live in the here and now, and enjoy the present.
Looking forward to sitting again tomorrow, now the support has been modified under my arms; I can sit without discomfort and look forward to doing more each day.