One You’re ina million! This week we’re sending a bunch of flowers to Shirley Stephenson, 59, from Great Lumley. Her daughter Lisa, 32, wrote to say...
waking up, I felt a familiar pounding in my head. Only, as I stared in the mirror my eye was completely swollen. Practically shut.
Grabbing the phone I punched in Mum’s number as quickly as I could.
It was pure instinct, to reach out to Mum. She’d always been there in a crisis, and I knew she wouldn’t let me down now.
‘We must get you to a doctor,’ Mum said. ‘I’m on my way.’
I didn’t want to make a fuss but Mum was right. I needed to get it checked out.
It’s a good job I did. Within hours I was hooked up to a drip and ventilator.
Then I was rushed for emergency brain surgery.
When I woke up, Mum was there with me.
‘You almost died,’ she said. While I was in hospital, Mum had looked after my son James, 9.
She’d got him to school, helped with his homework…
I knew with Mum by our sides we’d be all right.
And I am, thanks to Mum
insisting that I got to hospital.
So this is a thank you to my amazing supermum, I don’t know what I’d do without you.
Mum and me with my boy James