'When sorrows come, they come not single spies but in battalions'
This certainly seems to be the case in this family at the moment.
Penny, Daughter had to have her tonsils out just over a week ago and was just beginning to recover when she took Bo out for a walk and slipped on a muddy bank and broke her ankle and leg bone.
She is now in hospital in a plaster cast
awaiting an op
As I have mentioned before, she works for BUPA and is lucky that she has private health insurance.
With the NHS she would have to wait at least 3 weeks before they could operate as they have lots of trauma back cases to deal with.
Privately she is getting the op done tomorrow!
The breaks are really bad and require pins and plates and the surgeon has told her that her ankle and leg with never be the same again.
She will have to have another op in 3 months time to remove some of the pins etc.
Can that be right that if you have money you get priority treatment?
I guess life is like that but it makes a little bit cross to think of others in the same boat having to wait in pain (and she is in a lot of pain) for 3 weeks or more.
So 2 operations in the space of just over a week isn't good but has to be done.
This makes the new clutch required for our car a small worry but still another thing we could do without.
Add that to the daily struggle with Tom's lungs and my joints and you can see that we are not happy bunnies at the moment.
I know it will all pass, it always does but it makes you wonder what will be thrown at us next.