Day 117

A day spent partly with Lesley reappraising where we are and the ways life will be different from now on. Through all that has happened over the last few months, I have grown to understand a comment made by Lesley. She said that the changes I was undergoing was not limited to me and profoundly affects her so that we should not think in terms of Mark or Lesley but on both of us as a whole (I guess Masley or Lerk!!) I can now see what she means. I owe a great debt to Lesley for helping me to recover from the operation but now it is time to consider the longer term.

We go to a garden centre a few miles away to get some plant pots. I drive Lesley’s driving school car with the dual controls. So my recovery has reached the stage of being capable of boring middle-class mediocrity! But the driving goes well, allowing for the fact that I am unfamiliar with the car. Now to arrange a service and MOT on my own car which has expired.

All this would have been unthinkable just a few weeks ago which just shows how quickly I am improving. Despite outward appearances, what is not obvious is the lack of stamina and the fact that I quickly run out of energy.