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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Update and Flowers

I haven't been posting because things have not been going well. Mom spent last weekend in the hospital but she's home now and doing ok. I'm still on crutches with no end in sight. I need to grow new bone at the fusion site and so far that is just not happening. The doctor claims it is because I smoke and I'm sure that is a contributing factor but I think that being so sick a week after the surgery and all of the stress I've had have set me back as well. I am trying to quit, obviously not successfully yet. Adding to my stress - my youngest grandchild has been having hearing problems and will be having his adenoids out this week. Not a big deal but I'll be relieved when it is over.

I'm still not great at going up and down the steps but I'm forcing myself to do it more often. I went out and took some pictures in the garden yesterday and even pulled some weeds and if was wonderful to get my hands in the dirt. I really thought I'd be able to work out there by now. I did a good job weeding and cleaning it up before surgery but the weeds are starting to creep in and there are many volunteers that need to be given away or moved. I'll keep working a little at a time on what I can reach from the edge and the rest will just have to wait.











7 comments:

  1. Sorry that your mom hasn't been well again. That's always stressful. And I agree with you stress & illness are big hurdles to overcome when you're trying to recover from surgery. Fingers crossed for your grandson. Although, I'm sure everything will go smoothly.

    Oh, and darn you...You're garden is still better weeded than mine! You're in my thoughts!

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  2. Those pinks and purples are so pretty! Sorry there are so many stressful family things and health issues; however, the garden is a good place to relax, even if the weeds do look like they want to take over (which they are definitely getting ready to do here in the jungles of Virginia!).

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  3. Stunning picture of the flowers, will definitely make my day. Keep posting.

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  4. Love your pictures...flowers are so pretty. Sorry your foot is not healing very fast.

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  5. Garden is lovely, Prayers continue for you and your mom. Having dealing with many of the same kinds of issues for some time, Man and I can relate and send hugs and hopes for your issues to be a "thing of the past" very very soon.

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  6. Apple, your pictures are beautiful. I want to encourage you to try hard to quit smoking. If that's preventing new bone growth you'll be so glad you did. My dad smoked for only a few years, but 2 years ago broke his leg badly. While in the hospital he quit smoking, and new bone grew in his leg (but it took several months), it healed nicely and he's doing well now at age 88. I'll keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Take good care of yourself and try to enjoy what you can of this summer!

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  7. Great photos.

    I hope and pray that you'll be feeling better very soon and that you'll achieve your goal of quitting.

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