How & where to start. Not sure, but here goes.
About myself: I am Allan (Andy) and I’ve been with ‘herself’ Jen for 55yrs now; the obligatory 2yr engagement having been endured; with immense patience on both sides! We live in North Somerset; a lovely small town called Clevedon. Jen’s the local girl; I’m an immigrant!
I’m now caring for Jen and have been, in many ways for years. Underactive thyroid ever since our daughter was born has caused problems for 49yrs, but she’s suffered a series of nasty chest infections in the past decade after being initially diagnosed as Asthmatic. Her illness developed further with scarred lungs being a persistent problem (Bronchiectasis) but has now progressed to Pulmonary Fibrosis. Consequential shortage of oxygen in the blood has caused a few complications, not least a worsening short-term memory loss. Long-term recall is excellent though! Oxygen support therapy is now on 24/7, another source of problems since she’s always been an oral breather so has to wear a facemask, except for mealtimes… Now she’s virtually bed-bound all day! It’s become an endurance test to beat all trials of the past!
We do have a son & daughter but they both live a considerable distance from us, and have their own family priorities. Luckily they do keep in touch. Enough for now.
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