Am I grateful for the men being around today?
The builder suggested calling 999 before I would have thought of it. The surveyor made the call for me, then handed me his mobile. I was able to keep in physical contact with my mother in law, rubbing her shoulder and keeping my knee next to her leg.
The paramedic was so calm. At one point he was sitting on the floor carefully filling in his assessment forms, radiating 'It's ok-ness'.
I felt so much better each time my mother in law smiled. We are both going to have a few days with lots of rests to recover.