Thursday, February 11, 2010
Slept very well last night but then something woke me up again, luckily Richie got up at that moment, so I could ask him for some THC which got me back off to sleep again.
A gorgeous sunny Thursday, well it was briefly when my visitor Anne was here just after 2 pm, but by the time Mathilda arrived at 3 pm, the sun was gone and the snow clouds were back.
It is very cold, with a very nasty east wind straight from Siberia and the roads are icy and extremely slippery.
Still the weather is not a problem for me, not until I can sit again, then I shall have to build up the time that I can sit in my wheelchair before I can even think of going outside again.
Had some good news today, finally got the call that I have been expecting since the beginning of the year.
It was to tell me that I have been given an extension of my carer’s allowance for two years, what a relief, now I know that I can pay Richie.
So that worry has gone now, feel very good about that, even snow clouds can’t take that away from me.
It was a horrible shock on 30 December, to discover that I should have requested the extension in October.
The letter telling me this, did not reach me until 30 December, not a nice discovery to make at the end of the year.
Tried to put it out if my mind, but surprise, surprise that was not easy to do, so it kept popping into my mind, generally just as I was drifting off to sleep.
Then I would be wide awake once more, usually with no chance of sleep for hours, have promised Richie when this happens to wake him for THC right away.
He is right it is better to wake him right away then we both have a chance for more undisturbed sleep, than if I lay awake for hours.
Recently I do call Richie quickly and once the THC does its bit I can sleep again, so can Richie reassured by my even breathing that I am sleeping.
Think that tonight I shall sleep well now I do not have to worry about the carer’s allowance anymore.
Happy days are indeed here again.