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My first Blog!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hello everyone - this is the first time I'm attempting to blog...so bear with me while I muddle on.

I decided to write this blog because in the last 10 weeks or so I have had to work extra long hours to keep up with work commitments (I'm a self employed accountant) and consequently I have barely any time to keep in touch with my SP friends. I have been a very poor friend to all ..

- but, in my defense, apart from work, we have had the worst time since May – it started in the first week of May when my brother in law suddenly did not feel too well, and had to have his gall bladder removed in an emergency operation (apparently it was swollen to 10 times the normal size).

The second week we got the news that a close friend, a year younger than my husband (they went to school together and had been best friends, he was the best man at our wedding) died suddenly after he was supposed to have got over cancer of the bladder.

The third week another friend died and in the last week of May my daughter had to be rushed to emergency at the Hospital with unbearable stomach pain and we spend that evening and the next day at the Hospital where she had a number of tests to find out what was wrong. It turns out she has a hernia in her stomach and has to be on medication for at least 6 months and under constant doctor’s supervision.

The first week of June another close friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer - she has at most two months to live.

The week after that my Mother was also diagnosed with cancer following some routine checkup tests.

As you can imagine all these events apart from taking time in the form of hospital visits and attending funerals also took a vast emotional toll. I feel 10 years older in this short time...

In all the time that these events were taking place I have had constant SP friend feed notifications from quite a few of my SP friends, and I even got added as a friend by a few more! I cannot begin to tell you what a great comfort these contacts have been to me. I just want to say, to all of you THANK YOU!!! I love you all!
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  • no profile photo CD8158758
    Glad to see you decided to start blogging and hope you continue. Letting us know what is going on is a good thing. We want to be here to support you, especially during hard times. So sorry you have had such loss and heartache this year! Take care. emoticon
    3031 days ago
    soi sorry to hear all of this, such a hard time for you and your family.
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    3131 days ago
  • SPLASH1105
    So sorry to hear about all of the tragedy in your life. You're in my prayers.
    3132 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10852900
    So sorry for all the bad things you have been dealing with.
    We can't do much about the unexpected health issues and deaths of loved ones. But we can keep our focus on making our health and life as good as we can so we can better face whatever lies ahead. Here's a little sunshine for you.. emoticon
    3132 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Oh Eleni :(( So very, very sorry to hear all this trauma with your loved ones :(( So many so quickly :(( I don't know how you kept going. I thank you for taking the time to 'like' my activities I put on the feed when you have so much in your life. Just know I send you soothing thoughts, big hugs and well wishes hoping nothing more goes on and that your family can find peace and better health.
    Thanks for taking the time to write and let us know what is going on. My heart goes out to you and your family for your losses..
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    3132 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5469563
    emoticon I'm sorry things have been so tough! I pray things look up soon and that you can find strength and encouragement. God bless!!!
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    I am so sorry to hear about all the tragedy and emergencies going on around you! I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. Here's praying that the rest of June and then July are better months for you.

    Glad you are on the Daisy team!
    3132 days ago
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