I want to thank everyone who read and commented on my blog these past few months. As you will know, this has been a particularly stressful and worrying time for me and a huge transition for Mum. Your goodwill and encouragement, your suggestions and shared experiences have all helped tremendously. As you can imagine, facing this situation feels very lonely and so it has been an unanticipated benefit of the blog to have some companions along the way. Thank you particularly to BigAssBelle, LSL, Sorata, Dee, Henrietta and Y|O|Y.
Looking back at this blog, it seems possible to chart my rise in blood-pressure from the frequency of posts. I've written a record 31 entries in December, more than for any previous month and sobering when I notice that I was rarely writing more than a handful of posts a month at the beginning of the year (hang on, Greg, how many posts is a handful?)
I anticipate that I won't be posting quite so frequently from now on, provided that Mum continues to settle well at her new home. I'm naturally exposed to far fewer examples of her mental decline while she's being cared for on my behalf. However, I'm sure I'll have plenty to report at times, and I think it's necessary I continue her story, to document her progress in this next phase of her life.
Wishing you all the very best in 2008.