Since I last blogged, a fair bit has happened.
I was approached by STC to run the riding school and be the Chief Instructor / Equestrian Assistant Manager. The National Horse Show is now less than a month away so it’s full steam ahead.
Two weeks ago, my mum had her hip replacement operation after being on the waiting list for over a year. It was always going to be slightly tricky as mum had hip replacement years ago and the bone was now eroding due to osteoporosis. She needed bone grafts as well as a new hip implant.
Trying to manage and balance work and mum in hospital was very stressful. Someone very close to me also ended up in hospital for a few days which made me feel like Florence effing Nightingale. He is fine but specialist are no closer to figuring out what the issue is.
Mum is now in respite care at a hospital 2 minutes away from my apartment which makes life slightly easier. By the end of the month, she will move home with me to complete her rehabilitation. Mum’s under strict instructions to use the walking frame for the next month and to only have very little weight bearing on her bad leg. She’s in good spirits and is currently not smoking which is great for me, but not so much for her.
I am dog tired most days but they say you can sleep when you are dead, right?