On this day 10 years ago our families lives, but especially my Mum Anne’s, changed forever!
At approximately 9pm the day after we’d returned from a family holiday to Florida, Mum had a major stroke. Luckily it was detected quickly & a nearby ambulance had her on oxygen within 3 minutes. This we are told most probably saved her life.
It has been an extremely tough journey, especially for Mum, but also for Dad Malcolm who for the past 10 years has been her full time carer, not just through the day. This is a 24/7 job.
Paying into our system in the uk doesn’t necessarily mean that you automatically get the support you need when you need it. It has been a continuous uphill battle for Dad to find out what is available to help Mum & support him. Once he has uncovered this he has then had to fight continuously to get what they need. It’s not been an easy ride for either of them.
I’m so proud of how you have both coped over the past 10 years. Your love for each other (celebrated 50 years of marriage earlier this month) & humour through the tough times has helped see you through.
Well done on reaching this milestone & keep fighting against the odds. Love you both immensely & am so proud
Sarah & Emma xx