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By rohima


Hello evey one.Thought i would let you all know that i had been away in hospital and not left the g o y sight. I was in hospital for 12 days following kidney failure after suffering a relapse from cancer. The 1st few days in hospital were touch and go. I didn’t even know who or where i was. As soon as i had got over the worse the weather had changed and all i could think about was my garden and plants. I came home on Thursday evening and despite not being able to walk with out assistance, i felt such joy to see the camelia in the front garden full of beautifull blooms. It was as if my house/garden was saying welcome home.
Its not all good news tho. Today i managed to toddle to the kitchen window. Although the daffs are nodding away in the borders, i could see quite a lot of totally brown shrubs. My ten year old bay tree being among them. I don,t know when i am going to be strong enough to do any gardening this year as i have another 6 months of harsh chemo therapy to get through. Will let the garden do its own thing this year and show OH how to keep it tidy.I so much enjoy reading the blogs from all you members. They help keep my spirits up so carry on with the good work.

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Oh dear Rohima, so sorry to hear your news. God bless, hope all goes well with your chemo.
Lovely that your Camellia was welcoming you home. I think everyones bay trees took a knocking through the winter, I know mine did, but I think they will be ok, the new shoots will soon start to appear. I think you will just have to be foreman this year, and take it easy. I wish you all the best.

2 Apr, 2011


Lovely to see you back on GoY, Rohima, but sorry to read you've been so unwell... I hope the chemotherapy treatment goes smoothly and is not too stressful for you ...

Good that you have some plants flowering well.. how nice of the Camellia to bloom especially to welcome you home!

When you are feeling stronger, you can get back to your garden ... and meanwhile your OH will be doing good work out there, keeping it tidy.

Lots of gardeners have shrubs which have struggled in the very cold winter... but some plants are surprising us by putting on new growth...

Thinking of you and wishing you well. Terra. xxx

2 Apr, 2011


Glad to hear you are home... Hope your OH is a fast learner!!! Maybe he'll really enjoy tending your plants and you'll have a gardening partner for years to come! You may get to just skip the tending part and go straight to the enjoying part! I also go to GoY to lift my spirits! At least when my garden is looking poor, there are tons of beautiful ones to see on here! You'll be in our thoughts. Keep your spirits high!

2 Apr, 2011


rohima im so sorry you have been so ill, believe me when i say this, i know exactly what your going through and keep your chin up, you will get there in time even though a long road,and dont worry about your garden it will wait for you, wish i could help, take care and get well soom, love and hugs from blackpool x

2 Apr, 2011


sorry about your illness and hang in there,so glad we all cheer you with our goy news,i cut dads bay back and it is already putting forth shoots,did you have as bad a winter as we did,chris

3 Apr, 2011


Added a 'like' not because I like the content of your blog, but to offer you support. Gardens have the same uplifting support as our pets - so keep watching the garden and keep smiling. :o)

3 Apr, 2011


I'm sorry to hear about your health problems. It's difficult for you at the moment but I'm pleased to hear we are able to help keep your spirits up.

3 Apr, 2011


Hi Rohima - so sorry to hear baout your relapse - hopefully the chemo will sort it out - God willing. I'm glad your garden gave you a welcome home greeting. Your OH will have to be a fast learner - I hope he does his part especially as the garden means so much to you.

My very best wishes for a speedy recovery and for a garden that continues to give you joy.

3 Apr, 2011


Thank you Cinderella, Terratunie, Lainedru, Sanbaz, Lady bug47, Nariz , Hywel andMariek for your best wishes and prayers.

3 Apr, 2011


I'm very sorry to hear you've had such a bad time Rohima. I do hope your chemo is not too gruelling and that you'll manage to visit us on Goy from time to time to let us know how you're getting on. As the time passes I'm sure there will plenty of other plants blooming to take your mind off those brown ones. :o))
Good luck and very best wishes x

4 Apr, 2011


im new on here, but glad you are back home and that your garden gives you so much pleasure

5 Apr, 2011


Thank you both Lily2 and Annadavies.

5 Apr, 2011

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