Quick bit of BOYB and Team Rich and family news. All chillaxing for the last day of the holidays today. Rich has worked very hard on head control work muscle stimulation with stim machine to lots of muscle groups and also caught up with very necessary r&r. He was so loved and pampered by Hannah on her visit which was very special for him. We have paled by comparison. She raised the bar and sorry Han, we just ain’t you.
We haven’t had many therapies over the holidays but have been doing a lot of work with the machines we have. Team Dad has really benefitted by using the machines on his lower back pain too. These old backs of ours have been challenged to a new level by the physical work which I’d required to care for Rich. Rich’s stim machine has so many different programs that we all benefit. Col is getting ready for the final few months of his project and will then decide what’s next. He was only on a contract till end Feb. Maybe walking the Camino! A bucket list.
Pips has had a lovely break and caught up with friends but also taken some very necessary me time and rested and read and slept.
All formal Richie therapies are starting again tomorrow so we are in for another intense and hard working year. We all needed this time out to just catch our breaths and gather ourselves in prep for 2014.
We have some interesting new therapies on board. Just trying to change things up a bit with the hope that something makes a connection. Investigating Israel and the USA for intense rehab programs too.
I’m Looking forward to starting my walking again now that routine starts again and I can free myself up a bit. It’s my hour of therapy !!!!
We had the best summer. Day after perfect day.
We are loving our new home and it’s working well for us all. A little Haven and place of healing and peace. Lots of trees, the proximity to the mountain and the tranquility of rural Constantia. We have had lots of friends popping in and My mum was here for the month of Dec. She was lovely company for Rich and us. She is an inspirational 87 years old. Made me feel old as she has such energy and a better memory than all of us. Still doing 2 crossword puzzles a day, reading the paper from cover to cover and listening to her Classic FM.
We adored having Richies friend Hannah from London. She was a true life angel and brought us all a renewed energy and enthusiasm.
Hope 2014 is a good year for everyone. We send our love and best wishes to you all and our ongoing gratitude for your unfailing support and caring.
Lots of love