Hello there. It’s been a while! My blog has been a little neglected this month but it has been necessary for me to take some time out from it. Sometimes other things in life kinda need more of your attention. I love my blog, love blogging, adore my readers, and still have some exciting plans for the future of Write of the Middle, so I’ll be back in form again soon.
Anyhow, I thought I’d pop in to say a big HI and let you know a little bit of what’s been happening lately around WOTM parts:
- My daughter who left me for overseas on New Years Day has now been to Paris, all around Italy (she actually studied for 4 weeks in Florence: Media in the Fashion Industry), Salzburg – Austria, Prague – Czech Republic, Berlin – Germany, Amsterdam – Netherlands, and at the time of typing this she is currently on her way to London where she will spend the last days of her overseas adventure. She returns home on the morning of 29 February and this mother will be so very glad to have her home again. Cannot wait to hug her tight!
- My various health conditions have been causing me havoc (the details of which I will spare you!) and it seems that the only way that could possibly alleviate the bulk of the problems is to have a full hysterectomy. However, that will put me straight into menopause and we need to know whether the symptoms of menopause will be better or worse than what I currently suffer with. So, if I go ahead (still pondering actually), I am to become a guinea pig, having an injection once a month for three months that will switch off my ovaries and put me into ‘fake’ menopause so that I can assess how it is and decide whether to go ahead with the hysterectomy or not. Recovery from a full hysterectomy is 6-10 weeks. Oh boy!
- I am very concerned about my old dog Chelsea. She is due to turn 16 on 3 March. She is very old and these days she needs a lot of caring for. I am unable to leave her at home alone for any longer than a couple of hours (you’ll know why soon). I’m pretty sure she has a bit of dementia. Her eyes have a white glaze (cataracts) across them. Her back legs don’t work so well so often she can’t get herself up and outside to go to the toilet. I need to take her out at least every couple of hours or else we have a situation *ahem*. She’s not been in pain or suffering but it seems she might have had a bit of a turn for the worse late this afternoon. She was extra wobbly on her feet, her balance seems out, and she seemed very disoriented. She’s asleep now but I fear what the morning might bring. I’m not sure that I am ready for what is so obviously coming.
- Twin1 has done something to his neck. Muscle spasms or some such thing. Can’t turn his head. His whole body is stiff as a board. Oh boy and he is CRANKY! He is home from work with me until at least Thursday. Took him to a physio today. He has some exercises to do several times a day and he goes back again on Wednesday. Today I found him in the kitchen attempting to get a cup out of a cupboard with his FOOT coz he couldn’t (wouldn’t) bend down. Gross! Cranky pants didn’t like me telling him not to do that. I do hope his neck is better really, really soon!!
- You may wonder what the feature photograph of the pink gerbera has to do with anything I’ve talked about above? Well, I was nominated by the lovely Lyndall of Seize the Day Project to participate in a Nature Photography Challenge where I was to post a nature photograph every day for 7 days. This all took place on my personal Facebook page and the timing was pretty much perfect. I’d been feeling quite down and this little exercise really pepped me up, so thank you Lyndall! The photograph of the pink gerbera was my Day 6 and appears to have been the most popular. I took this photograph way back in September 2014!
Oh there’s so much more stuff going on but that’s enough of my rambles for you. How are all of you? Tell me everything! Anyone had a full hysterectomy and got stories to tell?
Ciao for now,
Linking up with Essentially Jess for #IBOT