Sunday, 28 November 2010

A quick catch up

Hi followers

I am so sorry that I haven't been around lately but as you know this year hasn't been the best.  I finally thought things were looking up and I would be able to join you all again when my fabulous husband suffered two strokes, one he didn't even realise he had had,  so as you can imagine it has been a really bad time.  I had just spent the day at the NEC with my Mum at the Cake Show when it happened.  He is on the road to recovery but it is going to be a while before things are back to normal.  The worst thing for him is that it has affected his speech which he's finding really frustrating as it wears him out, not only with getting the words out but for his brain to form them in the first place.  It has been such a rollercoaster ride with his emotions especially as he didn't realise it had already happened once without knowing, now he is so scared it will happen again, he is also so tired all the time.  Mind you it still could have been so so much worse but at 54 you don't expect it to happen at all.

I have a couple of cards that I had made before to share with you but will try and join you all again as soon as possible.


  1. Hi Max, so sorry to hear you have been having such a rough time...stroke's are difficult things to deal with, I have had them affect my family, and just wanted to say thinking of you and sending virtual hugs!!!

    Your cards are gorgeous. Love your Debbie Moore one, I have those cd's but I have not done much with them yet. I have her new venetian one, its fabulous...I have spent the last 2 days printing and crafting!!! Thanks for your inspiration!!!

    Hugs Big Huggles

  2. oh max, i am o sorry to hear this hunny. please remember where i am if you need me and i am sending lots of cyber huggies from me and mo xxxxxxxx

  3. Hi Max I am really sorry to hear about your husbands health problems. It seems there are a lot more strokes happening in young folk(50-60) I think it is a sign of stressful times we live in. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery and a healthy Xmas and New Year.
    Cards are Fab as usual.

  4. Gorgeous cards Max. Sorry things have been rough it must have been an awful shock and a worrying time. I hope hubby continues to improve so life isn't so frustrating for him and sending lots of hugs to keep you stong.

  5. Hi Max
    gorgeous cards.
    am so sorry to hear about your husband. To think I saw you at the NEC the day it happened. I hope he keeps recovering and will soon be back to normal. It must be a worrying time for all of you.
    Keeping you in my prayers
    hugs Sarah x

  6. So sorry to hear about this Max. Hope things improve for him soon.(And for you too of course.)
    Beryl xx

  7. Hi Max

    I was really sorry to read your post.

    I hadn't realised that you had all of this going on in your life at the moment.

    I send you all my good wishes for a good recovery for your husband and hugs to you.

    Scary times for you both .. take care.

    Love Jules xx

  8. That must have been an awful shock Max and a terrible thing for you all to deal with at such a young age:( I have Brian in my prayers for a speedy and full recovery:)