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22 March 2015

Long time with no post

Good morning everyone, it is quite a while since I posted because my everyday life took over.  I have had a lovely holiday and since my last post been in hospital 3 times.  So my time has been ruled by other things since before xmas.

My son has given me a new computer, which he has not had time to finish configuring.  He still has to transfer the files from my old computer to the new one.  The main thing is I have the basics for now.

He and his wife and the pups have today flown out of Australia to move to the UK, so it is a very sad day for me.  With what has been happening to my health issues, my plans to move there with them  are on a total back burner.  I am going to miss them so much.

As far as the computer is concerned he has put skype on, and a programme so he can remotely finish adding my files over to the new computer.

I am also waiting for my photos and the programme I use to come over to the new computer as well, so there are no photos with this post...... Sorry.

With my health issues, my heart just about gave way a few weeks ago, and I was lucky to survive.  While at the Gold Coast I had to go to hospital with what I had been told was diverticulitis, which meant an overnight stay and antibiotics.  It was the 3rd time I had had the same problem with excrutiating pain in my hip.  Then a couple of weeks ago it happened again, and it seems that there is no sign of diverticulitus, but the problem is bursitus, and also 2 hernias.

After 2 weeks I am still not pain free, and have an appointment on the 15th April with a surgeon to decide what to will keep you all posted.

Anyway folks, I am sorry for the lack of communication.  I am now on facebook if anyone wants to friend me......under the name Shirley Margaret.   (I didnt like to put my full name to keep it more private).   My icon is a vase of white lillies, and my header is a picture of yellow daisies.

Better go, and hopefully will have less boring things to blog about in the near future.

Hope all is well with my wonderful friends.


  1. Dearest Shirley ~ I am glad you are still with us. I do hope you will be feeling better soon. I'm not on FB so will visit with you here.

    Love & hugs & you are in my prayers ~ FlowerLady

  2. I hope you are feeling better and getting stronger each day. Nice to know your son can do things remotely with the computer.

  3. Shirley, so sorry to hear of your health issues -- and the fact that you've been delayed in moving to the UK with your son and his family. Keeping you in my prayers.

  4. So sorry you have been so ill Shirley. Really hope you are on the mend now and soon will be able to join your family. Take care of you!

  5. So they are gone - oh Shirley - I am sorry for you - but with skype it is nice to communicate. We do it - our children being far away too. Love the short comments to and fro on facebook.

  6. Hello Shirley, I do empathise with you. My daughter, son-in-law and four grandchildren went the other way, from the UK to Geelong,Aus, three years ago! Good luck with the health issues.

  7. Do hope things get better, so sad about your son not being here, hope you can get some stitching get done.

  8. Oh, Shirley, I know you will miss your son and DIL, as well as the pups, now they've moved to the UK. Big hug, my friend.
    I do hope, though, that you'll soon be strong and healthy again. and without suffering any pain. Best wishes.

  9. Hello Shirley, you sure have been having a bad run I hope your health soon starts to improve. Have you been up to doing some of your lovely stitching?
    Thinking of you.

  10. Oh Shirley, you are having a rough time :-(
    Sorry you could not make the move with your son, but such is life ...I hope the doctors can sort you out soon, so you can enjoy life again :-).
    All my best wishes,

  11. ohhh too bad. but i guess the worst is over by now hopefully you'll be able to join the fam soon. sent you a fb friend request

  12. I am sorry for your problems, and hope your stitching will continue to give you pleasure.