Those of you who have been following the plot will know that the end of 2011 didn't go exactly to plan. As a matter of fact it went completely off the rails. I've had my operation, I've had my chemo, I have radiotherapy to go yet but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
Nina had her gall bladder removed last Friday, so her gallstone pain should be gone now, just the post op pain to get rid of.
This brings me to 2012 - it isn't something I would normally say, but 2012 has got to be an improvement on 2011! Nina will be better, I will be better, life will go on, and we will get back into the habit of enjoying it, rather than checking the diary to see when the next hospital appointment is due.
We will walk along canal paths, we will take the car into the hills and watch Peregrine falcons hunting, we will walk around lakes and talk to the ducks and the swans, we will laugh at stupid things and marvel at the stars, we will start living again! The last few months haven't been 'living', they have been 'surviving', that is why 2012 is so important - it's the year we will get better, and plan for 2013.
Grab each moment as if it's your last - one day it will be.