Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Brief Update

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I am so sorry to have been away this long.  What was supposed to be a short break from cooking and gardening has now turned into six weeks due to a major operation I had about three weeks ago to fix a back and neck problem I have had for quite awhile.  I was supposed to do this last year but due to Madame Mere's arrival and Lucy's passing away I had postponed it twice, only to make it worse and more complicated.  The recovery is expected to last four or six weeks meaning lots of bed rest, pain medication, no driving, no lifting or bending, short walks and no chores except "simple meal preparation".  That means no gardening either, something that frustrates me as Fall is my favorite time of the year to work in the garden. To say I am bored, depressed and frustrated is a major understatement.

I don't know exactly when I will be back as even pressing the computer keys is painful.  Yesterday I tried to color with the grandchildren and spent the rest of the day on pain medication, so a long post is not in the cards right now.  I do read your posts and appreciate your emails but forgive me for not commenting or writing back.

I miss blogging and interacting with all of you so I will try to figure something out to stay in touch.  I shall return as soon as I can but I don't have my next appointment with the doctor until mid October when hopefully I will get "cleared" to do more stuff.  Driving would be a nice start...and Maddy desperately needs grooming.  She's beginning to look like Rod Stewart!

In any event, sooner or later I will return!

I have offered to write the blog but I've been turned down



Bummer....


It' so boring around here all we do is hang out...with a silly cat


30 comments:

  1. I'm terribly sorry to read about what you are going through. The back and neck are bloody awful problems to have and having come out better the other side of surgery I wish you only the best!

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    1. Glad to know you had pos results the alternative would be dreadful so happy you got a dog!

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  2. Oh my, that sounds painful indeed! Do take care of yourself and follow doctor's orders. We'll all be here whenever you feel up to returning. Best of luck Lindaraxa!

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    1. Yes, me too. Looking forward to resuming as soon as you are up to snuff.

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  3. I was saddened to read this post but was glad to read that you will be back when you have completely recovered. Thinking of you and hope you are feeling better sooner rather than later.

    Carolyn

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  4. I've been wondering about you—like what could possibly happen now—thinking more along the lines of your dealing with the changes in Cuba and what that might mean for your family. But hells bells, girl, you topped the top. Sorry about life being a pain in the neck and back! Wishing you a speedy recovery. It looks like the girls in white are in top form for taking advantage of lazy days. All the best your way.

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    1. When I can type better I'll do something on Cuba. God knows it'll be awhile before I can cook up to lindaraxa.s standards ! Lol

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  5. I have missed you & it is good to hear from you even if it's not so good news for you. I pray you feel better every day. I totally understand pain. I live with it every day. Put your feet up & take it easy.
    xxoo,
    Sam

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    1. I admire you Sam. I lived withit for about 3 yrs and decided to take the chance with the surgery. Hope it was the right decision!

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  6. I love you mommy!

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    1. And I adore you. You've been the best nurse.

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  7. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. We know about back and neck pain in our family too. It is very difficult. I will be thinking of you and sending positive thoughts!

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    1. Thnks Francie. Maybe Missy can send some to Maddy.I think she needs it more lol

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  8. What a terrible ordeal you are suffering through. And the frustration of having the internal energy to do things, but not the physical. Just take it easy and get better, so we can look forward to the resumption of interesting (and appetizing!) posts from your quarter.
    --Jim

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    1. You are right Jim. It's the frustration o the internal energy to do all the things I want and NEED to do!

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  9. I have missed you! Hope your recovery continues apace. While I am looking forward to your future posts, take all the time you need! I left off blogging for nearly six months after my husband's illness and I will gladly wait for however long you need. Take care!

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  10. Your photos are adorable. Why not try working on the visual side of your talents while you wait for the digital to return? So much is seen in just the selection, the focus of attention, etc. Feel better soon.

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    1. That's a good idea. I used to do a lot of those in the other blog, especially with the dogs and it's fun. thnks.

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  11. Happy to see you banging the keyboard again. Can mussels be far away? Miss you.

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  12. SOOOOOOO sorry you are having to go through such an ordeal. Thought you were on some wonderful trip or something else exciting. Get well soon, miss your blog.

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  13. I have been on a wonderful trip...on valium and percocet! Though even that has lost it's appeal. Thank God for computer bridge and backgammon!

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  14. Hi Julieta, sorry kid, I went through back surgery just when preparing for my daughters wedding,
    not for cowards. I am sure you will get better, I have. Miss you around here a lot, big kiss Adela

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  15. And do I miss you guys! Yes this is no picnic, I had no idea but had to e done as it was already affecting my legs and walking. Anyway, getting old is no fun but this too shall pass. So happy to hear from you! really miss all of you and our bridge games. Have to come down soon. will call you.

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  16. Love your comparing Maddie to Rod Stewart! She is beyond adorable, no matter what the state of her grooming.
    Thinking of you each and every day.....

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  17. I'm catching up after my return. I had no idea of your predicament. Perhaps today's post on the WH dinner indicates you are feeling better. I certainly hope so.

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    1. Thanks. Yes, the horrible part is over, though still feel like the walking dead. At least I can pound the keys. Welcome back!

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