By Pamela on Nov 20, 09 07:05 PM in

My poor daughter has chickenpox! It is working it's way round her class and has landed at our door! One bonus was that the school was closed for inservice so she didn't miss any lessons but I somehow doubt she is going to be fit and healthy when it restarts on Monday! Just waiting on my youngest catching it now as she is the only one who has not had it! Not looking forward to the next week or so!
Trying to muster up enthusiasm for Christmas but it hasn't happened yet! Doesn't help that all I seem to get in the post these days is bad news!! Had contacted my insurance company to see if I could claim my Critical Illness cover due to my hubby's condition! Well typically Huntington's is not covered and they have written to tell me that they won't be paying out but if his condition becomes terminal then I can contact them again!! Charming eh? I don't understand how they can cover the likes of MS, Motor Neurone, Parkinsons etc but not HD!! I mean they all cause very similar symptoms and the outcome is the same! I reckon it's because no-one famous has suffered or died because of Huntington's that most people don't know what it is and insurance companies can rip you off by not paying for it! I am so angry! I mean he has been told not to work because of his condition yet we are expected to continue paying the mortgage!! Life is just so unfair! As if his diagnosis wasn't bad enough we seem to be getting hit from every corner! Someone said to me recently that when her hubby was diagnosed with HD it was like all the joy was sucked out of her life! Boy was she right! I cannot imagine being happy again!
Best change the subject before I depress all the rest of you! I can't wait for X-factor, Strictly and I'm a celebrity to end as then hopefully I can stop reading about it in the papers! Our TV seems to be invaded by umpteen reality shows it's a wonder I can find anything decent to watch!! It's all everyone seems to be talking about these days too!
Proud moment for me on Rememberance Sunday as my daughter paraded with the Army Cadets and Veterans. I always cry when I watch the poppy wreaths being laid and it is so sad that there are so many young lads being killed almost every day! It must be awful for all the parents who watch their kids being sent off to war and worrying if they will come home again!
Anyway I am off as I have well and truly depressed myself now! Off to put some more calamine lotion on my baby's spots.


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Anonymous said:

Hello Pamela,
Where could i start, so much going on in your lives just now,and not an awful lot going your way, got an e-mail from Lorna, so i'll type you a few lines to your box shortly, lets hope their is something that can be done by someone out there to at least try to ease your load at this rough time.
This is a great wee community within the blog site and we route for each other big time, so never feel alone, if you've read of the muskateers on these blogs, i'm sure you'll have worked out who they are, look forward too chatting to you soon, thoughts and wishes are with you and the family.

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