A GOLD STAR.

Today the sun has been shining, the sky blue and everything getting better. After breakfast husband and I went for a walk, I’m not talking about a half marathon, this was more a stroll round the block. You are probably thinking that’s a pretty small thing to make a fuss about, people do it everyday. True enough, once upon a time I would have felt the same way myself.  The years fly by and I wake up one morning with legs which feel incredible stiff, to cut a long story short I’m now a woman with crumbling bones and worse than that I’m actually shrinking.  My skirts are now reaching down to my ankles. The crumbling bone bit is called osteoporosis, I suppose the shrinking is linked to the lack of strong bones. It is quite hard to bear as my height fully grown was only  5 foot 1 inch. To look on the bright side I can still stand up and walk, so a stroll round the block while not gold medal stuff is in my eyes certainly worth a Gold Star.  As yet I do not have a chart to put it on but I might tear down my animal poster and replace it with a chart.

The birds were singing, the daffodils in bloom and the temperature definitely Spring like. Who knew that birds could make such a noise, such small bodies and such a loud noise. Husband bought his newspaper, I waited on the little seat on my four wheeler. Mission accomplished we walked home, a remnant of energy still remaining, I pulled some weeds out of the garden. They have been reproaching me for some time, success! All now safely in the garden waste bin. Definitely a gold star day.

MAGICAL TECHNOLOGY.

Some readers may see a paradox in that title.  Magic is a myth something that takes place only in the mind or the mind is tricked by sleight of hand. Technology on the other hand is factual, part of the real world which proceeds according to scientific rules governed by mechanics, or physics or chemistry or mathematics. To my shame I have a very minimal understanding of these rules. Fortunately for me others have a much better scientific understanding, although a few do not have as much understanding of the complexities of the human machine as they ought to.  Recently it was discovered that my husband’s heart was not functioning as efficiently as it should, in the nick of time he was given an ultra-scan which discovered veins that were barely functioning. It was decided that immediate action needed to be taken. The next day he was transferred to a hospital which specialises in heart treatment. Within hours he was prepared for a heart by-pass operation, a team of people led by the surgeon, including an anaesthetist and a number of specialists I can’t name took care of my husband during a very complex procedure which involved the replacing of three damaged veins by other veins from his legs. Everything went well, his wounds were stitched up, a careful watch was kept until he became conscious. I don’t know the names of any of these wonderful doctors and nurses.  A couple of names I have seen are not English but we are  both very grateful for their skill and knowledge. I know that the NHS relies on many immigrant doctors and nurses they have my heartfelt thanks. A couple of days later he came home and he is checked regularly by experienced heart nurses. To me there is an element of magic in this story, each day is a blessing but science and technology play a big part.