Monday, 26 May 2008

May 26th

As from today I will not be updating my blog for a while.
Regular visitors will know that I have had big problems
with pain in my neck and arm.
Tomorrow I am going in to hospital for surgery,
hopefully this will remedy the situation and give me back my life.
I am sure I will be well looked after by the neurosurgeon
and nursing staff.
When I return home I will have family and friends
who will carry on that task for a few weeks.
I know that Sue and Julie have had practice at using their nursing
skills before but that was quite a few years ago!!!
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May 26th
“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to,
no one with which to share the beauty of the stars,
to laugh with, to touch,
what would be your purpose in life?
It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning.
This is harmony.
We must discover the joy of each other,
the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.”
~Mitsugi Saotome (b. 1937), Aikido instructor, author
With everything going on in my life at the moment having
friends and family close to me is very important.
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“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
~ Buddha quote

24 comments:

Lynne aka retired nana said...

Missed you around today but this is getting ready for the next week or two I guess?
Glad you saw Kay and Sally and they whiled away a few hours to countdown.
Lovely photo of the three of you and what a wonderful photo from the past!!
Well cyber friend you will be missed in many ways and be sure of one thing, there will be many people thinking and praying for a successful op and a speedy recovery and home as soon as possible.
Much love and {{{{{{huggles}}}}} xx

Kay said...

Oh Shirley that brought a tear. I love the pictures both of the girls and us. I love you to bits and am at the end of the phone the second you want or need me or anything. I will have everything crossed for tomorrow and the next weeks of recovery. The 365 thread will be awaiting your return with baited breath.

Minty Magic said...

I love the nurses photo - very apt! Sending you all the very best wishes for tomorrow. We will all miss you very much. Lots of huggles xxx

Scrappy~Sarah said...

some fab pphotos ther...all the best from me for the op and to a speedy recovery. Can't wait to hear from you (in some way) to hear all is well.

Mary B said...

such a lovely photo of your DDs and a lovely one of you and Kay & Co
Will be thinking of you tomorrow especially and look forward to hearing from Kay as to how it all went.
{{{{{{{huggles}}}}}}}} I thought a few more would not go amiss

willowthewysp said...

Brilliant photos! Love the little nurses ...so sweet!
You are such a brave lady, Shirley, and i am going to miss you:(
Still, you need this surgery, to get your life back, so you just make sure you look after yourself, put yourself first and have a good recovery...i will be thinking of you.
Love you lots...you are like family to me and im going to cry in a minute!
{{{{BIG HUGGLES}}}}
see you soon:)
xoxoxox

Krystyna said...

Shirley - I'll be thinking of your often and will miss you lots. Your warmth and words give us all lots of inspiration and comfort. Be well, be happy and most of all - BE BACK SOON. {{{{huggles}}}

knitkath said...

Brilliant photos today! Will miss your blog over the next few weeks, but will think of you every day and send healing "huggles"

mandijane said...

Going to miss your inspiration to kick start my day but hope that all goes well and everything is successful and that your recovery is as speedy as it can be......
You'll be in my thoughts.

dddeeebbbzzz said...

Take care Shirley. I, among many others, will be waiting to hear news of your recovery and and looking forward to the return of you and your brilliant blog.

Enfys said...

Looking forwrd to your return. Hope all goes well for you.

daydreamer said...

Good Luck with everything Shirley, see you soon, XxX

Linda Elbourne said...

See you soon Shirley - Hope all goes well XX

paul profitt said...

Great stuff.
I just found your blog and love it.
Look forward to reading more.

Steph said...

Hope all goes well and we look forward to having you back soon - the place won't be the same without you

Cass said...

Gorgeous photo and love the little nurses.Wishing you all the best for your surgery.You'll be in the best hands possible.Also wishing you a speedy recovery.Look forward to seeing you back posting.

Cass xxx

dddeeebbbzzz said...

Hi! Just a little message to wish you well. Hope all is going well with your recovery. Am missing my daily fix of you brilliant blog.
I have a little something for you at http://dddeeebbbzzz.blogspot.com/2008/05/award.html. Whoops the address is a bit of a giveaway!!
Take care!

Jazzy1972 said...

What a brilliant picture of the girls playing nurse, those are brilliant memories to have. xx

Linda Elbourne said...

I just popped in to say that I am missing your daily piccies and words of wisdom .... I hope you are taking it easy and your recovery is going well X

Tinkerbelle said...

I've been away, but wanted to wish you well and a speedy recovery xxxx Take care xxx

chloe said...

Just popping in to wish you well from Cheshire. I often pop into your blog for a bit of thought provocation so sending a few positive healing thoughts YOUR way tonight. Hope you are on the right side of it all.

Louby said...

OOh privious comment was Louby not chloe - i was logged on as my daughter sorry. Take it as double healing thoughts xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirley
Looked at this for first time today. I know you are feeling much better now and hope things continue to improve.Love your beautiful photographsand thought provoking words of wisdom.
Sending you lots of positive and loving thoughts xxx

domestic goddess said...

love the nurse photos, sorry its been so long since i visited your blog,
wishing you lots of love
anna x