After 16 months of staying close to home because of covid, we felt confident to resume our global travels in early March as we jetted off to Europe. After only 3 months away we had no choice but to head back home once again in early June.
Looking back over the past 4.5 years of home-free living I am shocked to realize we have spent the last 4 summers in our hometown of Calgary. None of these returns was planned! In 2019 we returned due to the imminent passing of a family member, in 2020 we returned due to covid, in 2021 we were still here due to covid and now in 2022, we are back because of a medical situation. I am beginning to wonder if there is a conspiracy that keeps us returning home year after year despite our desire to be global nomads 🤔
In the big picture, we are grateful to have a safe and familiar place to land when things go wrong. Having the support of family and friends makes everything easier to deal with. In a nutshell, I developed some neurological issues while in Italy which progressed rapidly over 4 weeks making it difficult to walk. Consulting with my family Dr he advised we get home ASAP to find out what is wrong. 12 hours after we landed I was admitted to the hospital where I spent 6 days undergoing a variety of tests. All of which produced no answers. With no further testing planned until September I have been sent home to “wait and see if you get better” Not really what we had hoped for but I understand that the doctors have no idea what the cause is, neurological problems are difficult to diagnose.
So for the foreseeable future, or at least until it starts to get cold, we will be hanging our hats once again in our hometown. With my decreased mobility, I doubt we will be getting up to very much that is worth blogging about so things may be quiet for a while on our website. We have a lot of ideas about where to spend the winter and will be busy making plans as soon as we feel confident to travel again. Until then we will enjoy another summer in Calgary and the nearby Rocky Mountains 🍁🌞