2 deaths of people close to our family. It's been a bad couple of years for deaths, we've been to more funerals in the past 2 years than we have in our entire lives beforehand
Sister was diagnosed with kidney cancer....i did briefly mention it a while back, but didn't give any details as sis didn't want me to.
OH's daughter had a fast-growing lump in her breast.
My mother was told she's going blind in one eye, with nothing that can be done, and has limited vision in the other.
We were told by our landlord that we were being considered for eviction, which was a horrendous shock, along with 3 other sets of tenants.
My own health worries.....i have a mild congenital liver problem, for which i have regular blood tests. The latest one shows an alarming rise in one of the liver blood results. And my diabetes, generally well controlled, has been somewhat erratic recently as a result of stress, I'm guessing.
Good things for 2016:-
Sis had part of her kidney removed, she's been told that it was successful and she's now cancer-free with just a 5% chance of the cancer returning within 10 years (how the doctors know that i have no idea!).
OH's daughter had the lump removed, thankfully it turned out to be benign and she's also been given the all-clear.
Whilst there's nothing the doctors can do about the eye mum is losing her sight in, she's been having regular injections (of what I don't know!) in the other eye, and the sight in that one has actually improved a bit.
We weren't the ones evicted, thank goodness.....it's a crying shame for the family with 3 young children who were the ones chucked out just before Christmas though. Thankfully, they have found another place, but what an upheaval at just the wrong time of year!
I'm having a liver scan next week, which hopefully will throw some light on things. And I'm determined to get back to my previously healthy diet and do a lot more exercise, which will improve my diabetes blood glucose. Which leads me on to.....
We got Betty! Whilst she certainly is a lot of work right now, as she's so young and hugely energetic, she continues to be a delight. Two really good things are that she now sleeps right through the night without a whimper, and she's more or less housetrained. 11 more days till we can start taking her out for walks.....so we'll be getting plenty of (walking) exercise twice a day from then on.
I hope you all have whatever kind of New Years Eve you want (quiet one at home for us), and wake up tomorrow celebrating the start of a lovely new year. Thank you all for reading and commenting this year.