18 months ago my mother and I were excitedly discussing our planned upcoming trip to South East Asia. (She didn’t go with me in the end because of feeling just not well enough – the start, we later found out, of what is happening now)

I just put the phone down after chatting to her about her oxygen converter she is on 19 hours a day, and the advantages of a four-wheel indoor scooter thing over a three-wheel one.


18 months

2 week trip through China, Thailand and Vietnam

Oxygen masks and motorised help to get around a one bedroom cottage


18 short months


I am speechless and thoughtless

This is more than I know how to process