I have lived in the UK all my life and worked as a secretary right up until retirement in 2001. I was happily married for 50 years and have a son and grandson. Unfortunately my husband passed away in 2013 resulting in complications after surgery. I was his carer for the last 10 years of his life and this has resulted in back problems of my own. After a spinal operation in November 2013 I became partly disabled. I now have to rely on a wheelchair and walking frame to get about. I am hoping another spinal operation sometime this year will enable me to get my life back again and be able to go for walks, socialising and be able to drive again.