Well I'm just about over the worst of the illness from the last week, as is Mrs Stace, and plan on doing another 15km's on my skates again today.
Thanks for all of your comments on my last post - reading them really touched me (and made me well up a little).
Over the last week I told someone else who I really am. At the most inopportune moment, with almost no time for him to digest the information.
We had a bi-annual quaterly meeting at the office (yes you did read it right...) and about 5 mins before it started I was on the Valdispert again. I had been having a bad day - everything going wrong from the second I woke up until that time and it was creeping into an anxiety attack again. I was with one of the guys I wok with a lot at the office and he asked if I was OK. I told him it was to do with the issues that surfaced last year, he said again I could talk if I wanted to. I decided screw it, why not, it would be easier. So with 5 mins before the meeting started we went for a walk (told you it was not a good moment) and I told him.
He took it well, and said I was not the first person he knew with this. Then we had to get back and into the meeting.
During the break in the meeting we had a drink and took me to one side so no one would hear and said the following with a look of total seriousness on his face:
'Never forget that no matter what differences there are between your head and your body - you are a great, and very nice, person. Always remember that'
I'm welling up just writing that - I just thought that it was such a wonderful thing for him to say. And to take me aside especially to say it. I'm blown away.
Now to see if my weekend can be as good.