RESTLESS/Chapter 20

USA visitor




My brother, Bernie, made contact with me early in January, stating that his youngest son, Nick, was interested in visiting us but was waiting on a new passport and an electronic visa. This was done by the 8th of January and he flew out straight away, losing a day in the transit of space across the International Date Line, arriving here on the 10th.

I did not want to go through the electronic body scans but at that juncture Judith walked forward and we were caught up in the queue. Body scanned, patted down, shoes off, wheelchair scanned and we were through! And then we missed Nick where the passengers come off the plane. So down in the lift we go and there was Nick. We had seen him last when he was 5 years of age and now he is 25.

We had a lovely week together. We learned about all the exciting things that he had done in his young life and his aspirations and we took him around where we lived and also some of the country towns and what they were known for. All too soon our time together came to an end when we dropped him of at the airport for his flight back to the USA.

I had to see an Opthalmologist when we were in the city and he has referred me on to an eye surgeon who will repair cataracts in my eyes.  The swelling in my left leg has gone right down but the pain in my back still persists and I have new areas of numbness to my neck. Mobility is static.

to be comtinued…..

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