Sunday, March 14, 2021

Limbo

I can't thank you guys enough for all the private messaging and comments during my recent bout of illness. 

What I find most beneficial are the affirming comments and emails. 

What  I find devastating (and interestingly none of these from fellow blog-mates but from long term friends) are messages lecturing me on my "poor choices" in not going to the hospital for a multiple day stay in isolation and denying my feelings on the matter and told to think only of my being less of a burden on my family. As if I am incapable of making carefully evaluated decisions on my own.

It's been a rough old time, guys. Not enough strength to write most of the time. And you know, a lack of interest in life and most of all participating in it.

I am back on my iron pills and the last few days have seen a small resurgence in my energy. I am awaiting news of a more planned approach to this multiple testing rather than the awful rush of the last which would have been a disaster. And not just for me but for my family.

Enough said about it all. I am back in the writing saddle so to speak and can hardly wait to get caught up your blogs.

I managed to get to my beloved beach with Daughter yesterday. We picked up some Mexican take out for a picnic and drank in the gorgeous air so much we forgot to take photos. It felt like the clouds of winter and Covid were lifting us onto a different plane which was affirmed later by zero new cases in the province.


With this first taste of spring at 6 degrees celsius, there were many like thinkers, hikers, babies, children and dogs on the strand and all the magnificent trails surrounding it.

I felt very much part of the land of the living and not of the dead.



25 comments:

  1. I always say, stay out of the hospital as long as possible. It's a dangerous place to be.

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  2. Good to see you back in the saddle, Missy! -Kate

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  3. Very happy to read this! So much better than you've been. Sometimes old friends take liberties, and it would be good if they thought twice before offering advice nobody actually requested. Anyway, show them, by doing better! That'll do it.

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  4. So glad you are back and doing well. Cheers

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  5. I am thrilled that you had a life affirming day out with your daughter. Here's to many more of them.

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  6. Well, that is so heartwarming to read! I am so glad that you are back into blogging. Hope you continue to do better and better. As for the celery in the shrimp dish, it was chopped.

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  7. Such good news to see you back here and know you had a good day at the beach with daughter. What a view! Grand and a good memory. Brava for picnics! Kim in PA

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  8. So lucky where you live - 1500 new cases in Ontario yesterday!

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  9. I am so pleased to hear things are on the up for you and that you had a good day out. Many more to come for you as the weather improves.

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  10. I am glad to hear you're feeling good enough to write. I made a comment on your previous post but apparently it did not go through. Hope this one does. Lovely beach, I hope you had a fine day there. We had a couple of nice days here too before we were put back into the deep freeze. Oh well, soon!

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  11. How depressing that supposed "friends" are lecturing you on what you should and shouldn't do. You'd think they'd be more respectful of your own wishes and choices.

    What a fabulous beach.

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  12. Such a relief to see you post! It's wonderful to see that you are at least well enough to write a few lines and get out and enjoy the sun and a picnic! Blessings to that lovely daughter for her support!

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  13. I don't know the age of the photo, but there are dandelions gone to seed, always a sign of renewal.

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  14. Glad things are looking up ... spring and the fading of the pandemic can only help.

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  15. How lovely you are back in the land of the living, and enjoying the beach too.

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  16. So wonderful to have you back here. Like many, I missed you. And it is especially good that we are all looking forward now to spring and better days.

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  17. I'm so glad you were able to get to the beach for a picnic and happy to hear you are feeling somewhat better. Keep taking the iron pills. I hope all the testing to come finds answers to your questions.

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  18. Happy with you. Yes you're old enough to make your own decisions. Praying for you to get steadily better.

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  19. Wonderful to have you back and blogging. As always, my best wishes and it is very heartening to see you on the mend.

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  20. Tell them , you do you, and I'll do me.

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  21. Happy to hear from you and glad you and daughter were able to enjoy some sea air and time together. I hope the docs can help what ails you soon and thanks for your kind words.

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  22. I had been reading on my phone and couldn't get signed in to comment - now I am catching up and wanted to let you know you have been on my mind. The beach - yes! Joy and renewal in one package;) May you continue to feel better and better.

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  23. Staying away from the hospital is a good thing!
    Weather certainly impacts our moods.
    I forgot to say in my other comments "Happy St. Patrick's Day"!!

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