Sometimes when we get up on a morning Angela is a bit emotional, so yesterday morning we decided to go out for the day, we made our way to the train station in Leeds and boarded a train to Scarborough. We have done this many time’s and we have just gone off somewhere on the spur of the moment.
We have been to Scarborough before, but this is the first time since Angela’s diagnosis and the first time using the wheelchair. It was fine going from the train station down the hill to the sea front, but it was the return trip back up the hill to the train station that took it out of me, and it was playing havoc with my asthma. In hindsight it would have been far better had we taken the bus or the Cliff Railway back up the hill, but we didn’t, so a word of advice. If you are pushing a wheelchair in Scarborough, take the bus or the train.
In all it was a nice day and we managed to put the MND out of our minds for a few hours. We found out two things from our visit to the coast, Angela can eat fresh seafood without any incidents of choking, and I found good workout routine by walking back up that hill.
When one is faced of this kind of illness it is far better to find something to occupy one’s mind because, if you don’t have something else to think about that is when you start to think about the MND and the future. And at that point the depression starts to set in, and that is one place I don’t wish to revisit again. All you can do is make the most of a really bad situation, go out and have plenty of fun with the family and make many memories in the process that everyone can look back on for years to come with no regrets…