I know what you mean about being stuck in the house. We have at least 18 inches of snow here and I live in a less hilly part of Sheffield. We live at the end of a cul-de-sac, which is nice except it always takes ages for the snow/ice to go off the road. Fortunately it is reasonably flat. But this snow is just too deep and so no-one has driven anywere for the past couple of days. I tried going for the short walk the other day, but it was too deep and hence too much effort. (Fatigue is my worst side effect).
My hubby walked to work yesterday, but decided to stay off today. So he, along with several others in the cul-de-sac have managed to clear the whole cul-de-sac and some of the drives. So now cars will be able to move again! There are now many 3-4 feet high piles of snow on people’s gardens. It was nice to see community spirit and at one time there were 14 of them with shovels. Others brought out hot drinks. He now knows the names of people on our road (other than our close neighbours).
Normally I’d be out there clearing the snow, but I don’t have the energy and when I went out to see where my hubby had got to I found myself apologising to the couple of women there for not helping and saying I was too ill. Our closest neighbours know about the BC, and my hubby said that one was told them that I could now go to hospital tomorrow, so hopefully they will understand.
By the way, I don’t think it’s just a man thing about clearing snow. I’m usually the fussy one (I am the car driver) and want it clearing off the drive. But I usually put down salt or gritsand afterwards.
Of course, its snowing again now, and there is another covering, but at least it should be shallow enough to drive on and I mangaged to get out for a short walk again.
I’m supposed to being to hospital tomorrow to see the onc and have a Zoladex injection. According to the hospital web site all non-urgent appointments are cancelled, except for radiotherapy and chemotherapy. But I don’t know whether a follow-up appointment + Zoladex injection is classed as urgent. I have to ring in the morning to see if I should still go.
I may be able to go in the car now. Although, I find driving in snowing/icy weather tiring and stressful and the hospital is in a hillier part of town. The only other option is the supertram (which has kept running!) but that means a tiring 15 minute walk + waiting at either end. I know the latter will make me feel terrible, even the day after. However we travel, I plan on taking my 21-year old son with me. Then he can either push the car if we get stuck, or I can lean on him when I get too tired walking.
I’ll be glad when things get back to ‘normal’.