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Long overdue update

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Hello Sparkfriends!

This is a long overdue follow-up to my previous blogs, and I am afraid I have to start with apologies - I meant to drop a note to all who commented on my previous blogs to say "thank you" for doing so....but I am afraid I never got around to it. It is now too late to do that but I'd like to say a special THANKS to those who commented (better late than never, eh?)

In case any of you are wondering, here is an update on Mum:

She was in hospital until some time in September. When she was released she had to stay in a nursing/rehabilitation place near the hospital, where she and my Dad were taught how to manage in terms of exercise, nutrition what to watch out for in terms of symptoms and how to ensure correct medication taken at the correct times. They are at present still at this place, though they have told me they will be going home soon.

In the meantime I was frantically getting organised to visit, I was ready to buy my ticket to Cyprus in late August and I mentioned this to Mum and Dad in one of our regular phone calls, and they both said "no, we don't want you to come, not while we are at the nursing place". They want me to wait until they have gone back home (about two hours drive from the nursing place, very picturesque drive but also very rough, over mountains). So I had to shelf my plans and wait until they are ready for me.

I will be happy to see this year go, from May to September we seemed to have nothing but deaths, disease and disaster, including hubby having to have laser surgery on his "good" eye (he had the same operation on his other one 18 months ago) for a torn retina and my daughter having to be rushed to emergency for the second time...I can honestly say that those few months were the most miserable of my whole life! emoticon But things are getting better and hopefully they will never get as bad ever again! emoticon

My Spark friends stood by me through the whole miserable time, and for me it was a source of great comfort, though to be honest, I still cannot figure out why all you guys did not run away as fast and as far as possible......(lucky for me, I suppose...) emoticon
You are the best!
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  • no profile photo CD12587296
    I see you have not blogged in a while - but I am so glad that you are a Daisy with me.
    2882 days ago
    Glad things are getting better for you and your family. I wish you happy holidays!
    2955 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8158758
    Thanks for the update...glad all is better and hope will continue to be that for you! Glad to have you as a Sparkfriend! emoticon
    2963 days ago
    All the best of the holiday season to you all !
    2969 days ago
    I am glad to hear your mum is doing better.
    You have had a pretty rough time with hubby and daughter
    but I hope they are all on the mend now. I pray that everything
    will be OK from now on. emoticon emoticon
    2970 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2403740
    It's good to hear things are improving.
    2970 days ago
  • _LINDA
    I am so very sorry to hear of all the trials your loved ones have been enduring :((
    I wish for them a full recovery and better health for the New Year.
    Ah, parents :) They really do not like their children to see them when they are weak. Its understandable they would rather you wait to come when they are back home.
    I hope you are holding up under all this stress and that the worst of it is finally over and perhaps you can now relax a little and get back into enjoying life.
    I enjoyed hearing from you even though it was bad news, just to know that you are okay. Never worry about responding to our comments. Friends just want to hear you are okay and acknowledge that.
    I hope your Christmas is a good one with your loved ones gathered around in good health and cheer..
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    2970 days ago
    hi Eleni, This is why we are all here to support each other in our hour/s of need. I do hope next year is a great one for you. We do understand.
    2971 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5575543
    Eleni don't worry about us Sparkers. Take care of your family first, then get back into the swing of SparkPeople. We'll be here. emoticon
    2971 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    Eleni- we are all here for each other and understand that Sparkpeople needs to take a back seat some times!!.
    I hope the coming year will be much better for all of you ..
    Hugs Susie emoticon Back!! emoticon emoticon
    2971 days ago
    Eleni - welcome back - sounds like you have had a very tough year - glad it seems to be improving for you. We are all here to support you. Take care.
    2971 days ago

    No worries. We all understand. Here is to the great year that lies ahead!

    2971 days ago
  • NEPTUNE1939
    emoticon Don't fret, it takes time to respond and sometimes the intricacies of just living interrupt that task. May God bless your future, Earl emoticon
    2971 days ago
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