So another period of our lives starts and
instead of waiting and writing about it afterwards (when the
memory can fail a bit) I have decided to add bits as the year
goes by. Not quite a diary but something similar.
When I was diagnosed in 2000 with FAP it
was mentioned that I had a strange family which didn't conform
to normal FAP. This was mainly because of my age by then 57.
This did make me feel a bit alone as so many are so young
when FAP is first mentioned. However I did notice a chap of
62 on a Leeds Genetic website and in the past month have spoken
to two other chaps over 55 when first being told. Apart from
feeling not so lonely and strange it has helped come to terms
a bit more with what has happened. Hopefully as well it will
give others the chance to see that there are grumpy old men
(to use a TV programme) still getting on OK.
|The steam train
ride and lunch around Leicestershire and Rutland was one
of the most relaxing times Ann and myself had had for
years. A bonus was the timings and route which were altered
and we had over 3 hours at speeds up to 60mph whilst enjoying
the scenery, meal and wine. It was all arranged by Vintage
Trains and although a little expensive was good value
I like many others was quite fortunate when
our train to Kings Cross was turned back just before reaching
London on July 7th. I am sure all our thoughts are with others
who were not so fortunate.