Update at last
I have not written anything for a long time because there did not seem to be anything much to report.
However I understand there are still people who read this so here goes.
As mentioned in the last post we did go to the Area 33 weekend , a lovely hotel in the centre of Stratford on Avon. Ron and I decided to walk/ride to a butterfly farm which we both enjoyed this was on the Saturday on the Sunday we joined the rest of the members on a visit to Gaydon. We were lucky with the weather for the whole weekend. No problems in the hotel and Ron did quite a lot of walking. Great fun with the other members. We did manage to leave Ron's stick behind at Gaydon but fortunately Peter was able to bring it back.
We returned on Monday and on Tuesday I went on a coach trip to Windsor with U3A. There was an exhibition of the Queen's clothes which I enjoyed.
About this time we reduced our private Physio to fortnightly,Ron has made quite good progress with the help of this Physio but as she says it is what you do on your own between sessions that makes the difference. Since then at the end of November the Physio needed to have some time off so we will resume in the new year. I do think that it is very useful to have the input from the physio although Ron is very good about doing his exercises. Also it is good to have a financial break as it is 80 per session.
At the beginning of November we went to Crewe Hall for our annual get together known as theTurkey ad Tinsel. We had a great time in the hotel with some good entertainment but had a horrendous journey home as our Cloud broke down on our journey home. We had stopped at the services on M6 Toll and as we went down the slip road the car gave up the ghost. We had to phone the breakdown services and after an hour they came and loaded the car and we managed to get Ron up the very high steps into the cab but this truck did not have enough hours to take us home so he returned us to the services where we had to wait for another truck. Fortunately three meaty truckers lifted Ron out of the first truck. We left the hotel at 10.10 am and arrived home at 10,15pm. For the technically inclined because Ron did not want any wires showing when we had the electronic ignition put in the wire was put into trunking carrying the HT leads and this had caused the wiring to short out. All sorted out now.
At the end of November we went to Chester/North Wales To celebrate Gary and Norma's 60th wedding anniversary, another nice time with friends and we too the modern Jag so no car problems thank goodness
No more outings until 17th December when we have an overnight stay following Area 33 Christmas Dinner.
I don't think that there has been any major breakthrough with Ron although other people say they can see improvements and he is gradually getting more independent. He is still convinced he will continue to improve so to that end we are plodding on.
Happy Christmas to anyone who reads this - stay well.
I may write some more in the New Year.