I started this blog 6 years ago when my brother died on the advice of a blogger. He said writing things down makes you feel better even if nobody reads it, it did so I will try it again.
if you want to skip the “pity party” it’s not very long and there will be dogs further down.
This new symptom took me by surprise it is not exclusive to either MS or Epilepsy but I have heard of it being associated with both! What is it? Loneliness!! I have always been happy spending time alone, my hobbies are solitary and I can spend days reading books without speaking to anybody but lately I have been feeling lonely? I still have Julia and my pooches but I have nobody else, I rarely hear from my brothers and since my son moved further away I only see him once every 2 or 3 weeks. I thought I had a couple of friends left but after a few unanswered emails and texts it became obvious I haven’t. I have tried to engage with MS and Epilepsy support groups but have been unable due to access and distance issues. ☹️
As always I will expect the future to be rosier and once over my self pity I will plod on. 😊
We have had a beautiful summer so far, two months of dry, warm and mostly sunny weather only ending a few days ago with a slight drop in temperatures and some rain. It is still warm but a little grey.
I always love the summer as the sunshine and heat despite worsening a couple of my symptoms always makes me feel better.
I had to let Julia walk Indy in the afternoons as now he is old he can’t walk as far or as fast as Hamish. Walks had to be planned in order to keep Hamish on grass verges and off the pavement on the way to the park as the pavement would very quickly burn his paws. We took plenty of water and stopped often under big shady trees to cool off. The park was deserted almost every day as it was too hot for most people (its not true that mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid day sun 🐕🏴). There was one week when the carnival was on that made Hamish cautious with the strange noises coming from the fairground rides, he survived it though.
It was a good summer. 😊
A few pictures of Hamish enjoying the lush yellow/beige grass.
Recovering at home in the cool.
Not forgetting Indy, out and about and at home in his lush watered garden.
Indy was far from happy being “furminated” mid summer to combat the heat but he was glad of it once it was done.
Now that the rain has returned it looks like it will soon be Autumn which is Julia’s favourite season, hopefully she will provide me with some good pooch pictures.