It does seem like I have abandoned my blog, with my last post dating over 3 months ago.
I think I owe whatever readers I have left an explanation as to why I had suddenly disappeared off the face of the blogosphere.
Shortly after my last post, my husband was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. He had been feeling unwell for a long time, and getting him to agree to see a doctor was like battling a stubborn ox. Ever since then, he hasn’t been doing well and his condition has been deteriorating much quicker than we’d expected. We are absolutely terrified.
About a month after finding out about the Diabetes, I went for a medical checkup and was diagnosed with an Endocrine Disorder. Although Hyperthyroidism is a fairly common thing in today’s stressful world, it was still a bombshell that I was ill prepared to deal with.
I feel like I have gone through a whole range of emotions – disbelief, anger, denial, bitterness and resignation. I have to be strong and calm for my husband, and he has to put aside his own fear to support and comfort me. Needless to say, we are both exhausted, physically and mentally. There are days when all I want to do is curl up in my bed and pretend like everything is fine.
As newlyweds, we were dealt with one bad card after another, and it just kept getting from bad to worse. It was as if The Powers That Be were bored and decided to entertain themselves at our expense.
2011 has been an excruciating year for my family, and I wish I have better things to blog about right now, but I don’t. This will be my last post for the year, and I will return in January 2012, hopefully refreshed and armed with a more positive outlook towards life and everything it has to offer.
In the meantime, Happy Holidays to all of you. I hope you have a blessed Christmas, and a wonderful New Year 🙂