Thursday, 31 July 2008

July 31st

Little did I realise when I signed off from my blog that it would take me 2 months to start posting again!
The past 2 months have certainly presented me with many challenges so my 365 challenge took a back seat I am afraid.
Below are some of the photos that I have taken over those 2 months, I did not follow Anna’s prompts for these but I did try to take at least one photo a day. Thankfully my operation was a success. However I am still in the recovery process which, if I am honest, is taking much longer than I thought it would. My neurosurgeon has told me that it is going to need 6 months to recover and even then I am going to have to be very careful with lifting and bending.
Also during these past 2 months Colin has had surgery too, this was for an ENT problem and I am pleased to say that surgery has been successful. However, during the course of routine blood tests it has been discovered that he has atypical Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia. At the moment we are waiting on the results of further tests, which are due on 13th August. These will establish just what course of treatment maybe necessary if any. As you can imagine the family were shocked and concerned about this diagnosis but having spoken at length to the consultant we are hopeful that only minimal treatment will be required.

From the 1st of August I will be using Anna’s prompts again and also be updating my blog regularly.

10 comments:

Beejay said...

Great to have you back to blogging. Love all the pics. Particularly like the "do not throw away" pic. Made me chuckle. Glad all has gone well and recovery is progressing albeit slower than you thought.

Lynne aka retired nana said...

Welcome back,xx
Just off to have a nosey at your photos now with coffee in 1 hand :)

Mary B said...

Great to see you actually typing on your blog again. So good to have you back among us too

Steph said...

great set of photos - and it is soooooooo good to have you back xxxx

dddeeebbbzzz said...

Welcome back! I've missed your daily photos and words of wisdom. Glad to hear all went well and you are recovering, even though not as quickly as you'd like - maybe it's your time to take things slowly for a while!! Looking forward to seeing you back on board tomorrow. Sending Colin best wishes and hugs! Debbie x

willowthewysp said...

Welcome back Shirley!

Kay said...

Oh how we've waited for today! It's fantastic to have you back blogging Shirl. Tears came to my eyes looking back over your pics, yu've come so far hun just keep going!

Enfys said...

Welcome Back Shirley. I have missed your photos.

malaryush said...

It's so incredibly good to see you back Shirley - I had tears in my eyes too after looking at all your photos. It's wonderful to see you and your sunny smile again and I'm so looking forward to reading more of your great journalling

Nicki said...

Welcome back - I've missed your posted but glad to see you are on the mend. Your photos are very inspiring.
Nicki