Today has been a long, good day. I didn’t sleep so well as, during research for a chapter of my book, I got in touch with my old workmates. A lovely bunch. We were chatting on messenger for ages and then my mind was buzzing.

So at 2 am I decided to write the introduction to my book. Then at 4 am I decided to get up. I meditated for a while and then, joy of joys, I managed to drift off to sleep.

I woke at 9:30 after 3 1/2 hours sleep. I then prepared for my zoom meeting for my retreat. Five minutes before the Zoom call finished I received a message from my dad telling me that my girls were on their way to see me! I’d not seen them in at least seven weeks until today.

So I threw my headphones off and hobbled towards the door where my kids were waiting.

It was a joy to reconnect with them. It feels like my batteries have been fully charged. We stood in the garden to chat, obeying the rules of social distancing of course.

They told me about their lives and I told them about mine.  Who needs sleep anyway when you’ve got daughters like mine!

Oh, and my new wheels arrived today, exciting!

Tom Llewellyn

Hello! My name is Tom Llewellyn and I’m a former long distance runner. In December 2010, I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Several years later in November 2017, I was re-diagnosed with a progressive form of the condition. I now use a walking stick to get around. I write about my journey with the condition of MS – and also of life – documented over the course of several years. Much of the subject matter is about my scars and my healing. Not forgetting Public Enemy and DJing!