Always a first for everyone, and this is my first blog. I am nearly 44 yrs old, Irish and mother to four beautiful children ranging in age from 5 through to 12 yrs old. I was 12 years married in September, and friends and family alike were envious of our relationship. We were the ultimate couple and I loved and trusted him like no other. In October of last year I was diagnosed with a nasty disease that left me in hospital from beginnning of October through to mid November on plasma dialysis, on both chemo and steroids, and for my sins, I spent eight days in isolation in January.