Miss me anyone?
Well, I don’t know if anyone did, but I haven’t visited the site for a while – about a month I think. (This is my second attempt at this blog – I clicked on the “guidelines” to see what they said (not seen those before) and when I tried to get back to my blog, it had disappeared. Oh well, second time lucky.)
The reason I’ve not been around is that my dad was admitted to hospital with a suspected stroke, and was vomiting blood. On top of being desperately worried about him, I then had to look after my mam who also has health problems and doesn’t like being on her own. Luckily, dad was only in hospital a few days – it wasn’t a stroke but an extreme attack of vertigo, and the blood in his vomit was due to a tear in his gullet rather than anything more sinister – so he is now back home and they have both returned to normal thank goodness.
But the whole episode has really shaken me up. The stress has left me feeling very low, tired and lethargic. It’s awful to see my lovely parents looking so frail and old, and the worry of what might happen in the future is so upsetting. I’m an only child so feel the weight of this worry on my shoulders very keenly, although I do have fantastic support from my lovely hubby and two girls, so feel that really I should stop being so self indulgent and give myself a bit of a shake.
During all this, the garden has obviously taken a back seat and it’s only this weekend, venturing out there to do some essential tidying up, that has seen my interest gently reawakened. I’m remembering now just how lovely it is to be out there in my garden, and the good weather we’ve been having has obviously helped. I wouldn’t say I was back to normal yet but do feel better and more interested, and it’s great to see the garden look tidy again.
I’ve just started re-visiting the site and catching up with blogs, and reading the questions and looking at the photos, all of which is helping enormously.
Sorry for the pitying tone of my blog … bet that’s cheered you all up (not!) But thanks for listening folks, it does help to talk about it.
Looking forward to a lot of browsing over the next few days and who knows maybe I’ll post a question or two!
- 27 Sep, 2009
- 1 like
More blog posts by jan65
Previous post: Mind the gap
Next post: Stuck between a rock and a hard place!