June has been a month of adjustments and celebrations.
June has been the month we have experienced summer and winter often on the same day!
We have begun, quite quickly, to adjust to our new normal.
I returned to work after a 3 week break, 2 to be with Chris whilst he was in hospital and a usual half term week.
Getting used to the routine of commuting and making sure everything is organised for the kids to make things easier when I leave early for work has often left me forgetting stuff or leaving things late and rushing around.
Chris has done fantastically at adjusting to life now with one leg.
Everything is now slightly more, awkward. Understandably this has led to some frustrations, he still can’t carry a plate of food or a hot drink but with each day he finds a new way of doing things and has surprised himself with what he is still able to do, like getting on the floor and playing with the kids.
I am becoming a dab hand at getting a wheelchair in and out of the boot and pushing is becoming my new exercise!
Towards the end of the month he got his new automatic car through the motability scheme which has given him a new lease of life and a lot more independence to be able to get out of the house to appointments, or even just nip to the shops, something he’s been unable to do. It can’t have been easy for him to be stuck in the house reliant on people to take him anywhere he needed to go.
I now also get a break from driving. Chris hasn’t been able to drive at all since the middle of November so it has been nice to be chauffeured about a little bit.
June saw the restart of chemo and all the side effects, precautions, worries and juggling that brings.
I experienced my first ever Britmums Live, spent time with blogging friends and met some wonderful people, and BiB awards. Although I wasn’t a winner, June saw my blog name read out by Carol Smilie in front of hundreds of people, something I will always be proud and chuckle about in equal measure.
We had the first of Chris’ physio appointments where I could have burst with pride and him with excitement.
More than anything June was a month of celebrations.
Sam turned 2 and this year we were able to celebrate, it was my birthday and I was surrounded by people who I love and it was our 10 year wedding anniversary. I know, I deserve a medal!
We made the most of our time before chemo started again, we snuck away for the night to a posh hotel, and we ate beautiful food in fancy restaurants, we ate cake, we went to the zoo, we went to see the Stone Roses, we enjoyed the sunshine whilst it lasted.
We spent time together and time with friends and family making memories and as always, we laughed.
Now it’s time for you to take a look