IT DOESN’T GET ANY EASIER

I have resigned myself to the fact that life is hard. (Actually that’s a bit of a no brainer!!)
Married life is harder.
Married life with kids included is the ultimate test.

Would I give any of it up?

No.

I often think about what I’d be doing now if I hadn’t got married or if we hadn’t taken the decision to have kids though, who wouldn’t?
It’s a natural thing to do when pushed to the limits sometimes and the last couple of years has been particularly trying with endless Dr and hospital appointments for everyone and there’s no sign of a let up.

Poor Dharma is struggling with her right knee at the moment and is now taking Codeine as well as Paracetamol and Ibuprofen while we wait for an appointment with an Orthopaedic surgeon. (10 weeks and counting!)
Our GP is a little frustrated and is now chasing it up.
To add insult to injury she also has a really painful ingrowing toenail on her left foot which the Dr has said needs a ‘wedge excision’ to try and combat the problem so she has been referred to a Podiatrist for that one.
Needless to say things are getting her down a bit and why wouldn’t they if you are in pain all the time!

Another concern that has cropped up recently is Marjorie.
Not only is she being seen by a surgeon about her feet problems (the same surgeon we are waiting for Dharma to see) but she asked me a couple of weeks ago if she could be tested for Dyslexia!!
I asked her why and she had legitimate concerns that I approached the school about.
We had a call from the school SENCo yesterday to give us results of an initial assessment.
It turns out that ‘Marjorie presents a ‘spiky profile’ in terms of her scores on the phonological battery results’
The results ‘may mean that learning a new language and decoding new words is harder for Marjorie’. (That would explain why she hated French so much!)
Although her profile doesn’t warrant a full dyslexia test they do give slight cause for concern and they want to give her another assessement in the 14 to adult range.

Great! At least they listened to her concerns and have actioned them.
We’ve been told not to let it worry us but when it’s your daughter who has just started her GCSE years, it’s hard not to.

I myself, should really go back to the GP about my own Orthopaedic problems.
The foot that I had surgery on last year is giving me just as much pain again and now I think it’s affecting my right knee and hip!
It’s just so full on with the kids problems and work and college at the moment that I just don’t even want to think about adding myself to the worry list right now.

The only saving grace this year has been the decision for me and Ian to spend more time with each other.
Going out to breakfast regularly and getting the Unlimited Cinema cards so we can go to the cinema at the drop of a hat and not worry about where the money is coming from.
I know it doesn’t sound like much but it’s the one decision this year that has made everything else just a little more bearable. (39 cinema trips and counting!!)

Murron is the only one who isn’t really giving us much to worry about at the moment!!
I can’t believe I just said that!

Anyway, back to today.
Got to have a good tidy up today after Murron had a load of friends round last night to celebrate her birthday.
Fire pit and pizzas in the back garden.
My living room currently looks like night of the living dead with young people of varying ages sprawled over all the sofas and the floor!

After that we are taking Marjorie to the cinema to see the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie.
Looks like it could be quite a laugh.
We are going to end the day with a take out.

So, the point of this post?

Life is hard which is not really a surprise to most of you.
It does get challenging from time to time.
You learn to deal with it.
It will get you down at times.
You may snap occasionally.
But ultimately you come through it a lot stronger than before.

Just be patient!!

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