During the night there was a sudden loud thunder storm, followed by a downpour of rain.
I tried to go back to sleep this was difficult, somehow I managed only to be woken up sometime later feeling really dreadful.
As I was half asleep it took me a while to realise what the problem was, which was that I was trying to pee and couldn't, not something I should be noticing.
Not with a catheter, at the same moment I started to feel really hot as if I was going to burst into flames.
Richie came over as soon as I called him; he immediately went to get one of the saline sachets used to flush the catheter.
The contents went in and came back out with no problem, Richie reconnected the catheter bag however there was still no flow of urine.
I was still feeling distressed, Richie got another catheter bag, he took off the old bag and connected the new one.
Instantly the urine flowed and my problem was solved which was literally a huge relief for me.
Amazingly we both went back to sleep, this morning I asked Richie what time it was when I called him, he told me it was just before five o'clock.
Thinking back it must have been the need to urinate that had my legs spasming just as I was dozing off.
It was so late when it started and I was so tired, that I remember my last thought had been I don't care what the legs of doing I'm sleeping.
Marleen who had been sleeping on my feet decided she'd had enough and jumped off my bed to go and join Richie in his bed with the other two dogs.
What a night, thanks to Richie's quick thinking the problem was solved within minutes.
Richie just came back from the doctors; with news that his painful shoulder is luckily only a trapped nerve for which he's got anti-inflammatory drugs.
When he went to the chemist to pick up the prescription he bought me a present, which got me very excited, Richie got me Nina Ricci shower gel, I feel very happy to be so spoilt, he really is my absolute darling.