Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Friends.

At a time like this, when I am waiting to see the specialist again about my tendency to slip into unconsciousness at the drop of a hat, I really need my friends.   And by this I mean both all my blog friends and my friends near at hand 'in the flesh' so to speak.

Today a very old friend who lives in Kent and who is up here for a few days staying with her son and his family has spent the day with us - and what a lovely day it has been.  I can assure you that there have been very few breaks in the conversation.   Once I knew she was coming I hurriedly put together a chicken and sausage casserole with peppers and mushrooms so that it could be popped into the Aga without interrupting our chatting.

A whole day without once thinking about how suddenly my condition has worsened after more than two years of good health - that has bee very comforting.   In addition my specialist rang and I am to see him on Thursday afternoon, less than a week after the incident occurred.    So at least I can talk to someone about it.

My son has also lent me a Fred Vargas novel - 'Wash this blood clean from my hand.'   Do you like detective novels?   If so, then do try the Fred Vargas ones. 

My friend and I walked down the Lane with Tess after lunch today and I saw that the gorse was in bloom.   I looked at the bush yesterday and there was no sign of blossom.   One warm day and it has come into flower - always early to bloom and always a welcome sight.

It is set to get colder as the week goes on, but we have appreciated the few days of warm weather.   Spare a thought for those terrible bush fires on the other side of the world in Australia and Tasmania.
Even as I write people are losing their property and in some cases even their lives.   Maybe our climate is not so bad after all.  

23 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

yes we are pretty lucky with our climate!

hope your specialist can help!

E Wix said...

Sending lots of love and thinking of you.
Will follow up on book recommendation.

Molly said...

Weaver, I hope your appointment to see the specialist goes well on Thursday. Spending time with friends is one of the greatest gifts we have. Have a lovely time with your friend from Kent. You belonged to Purple Coo (am I right) I'm a bit of a lapsed member as well. It was such a shame when they moved sites - but I still look in from time to time, do you?

John Gray said...

Just don't do. It when you halway though my best blog entry x
Chin up old gal...let us know how it goes xxx

it's me said...

though I rarely comment, I follow your blog everyday and am sending all the positive thoughts that I can!

Gwil W said...

Join the dots and you'll be okay.

angryparsnip said...

Sending all good wishes and thinking of you.
Hugs and woofs from Tucson

cheers, parsnip
and The Square Ones

Tom Stephenson said...

Narcolepsy, or something else, Weave? Forgive me if I have not been 'reading between the lines'. I do hope that I haven't been helping you to slip into unconsciousness - I can have that effect on some. Three minutes a day - that's how much the daylight hours grow since the solstice...

jill said...

I am sending you lots of healing thoughts Pat,Im so pleased you had a lovely day with your friends I know how much we need our friends at times of distress it means the world doesnt it.Lots of love Jill xx

Dartford Warbler said...

A worrying time for you Pat. I do hope that the Specialist can offer some treatment that works and gives you confidence in your health once more.

Gorse in bloom is a cheerful sight here, even through the grey, rainy days of January.

patteran said...

Hopes for a healthy 2013 for you both, Pat. More immediately, I hope that the specialist visit on Thursday is reassuring. 'The thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to', eh? Getting older is not, as they say, for cissies!

Helsie said...

Oh Pat be careful. Some Tasmanians are touchy about being part of Australia and not separate!!! We Aussies appreciate your good wishes. Hope the specialist appointment goes well and all you need is an adjustment in medication.

Pondside said...

I'm glad to read that you are going to see the specialist so quickly. In the meantime I hope you don't experience any more episodes!
We are experiencing day after day of rain here, but I am not going to complain. Last week, on a walk, I noticed gorse blooming along the sea wall - such a welcome and pretty sight! We have the fear of forest fire every summer, so the rain is a relief, and not such a bad winter when compared to the rest of Canada.

Penny said...

so glad you are seeing the specialist quickly and that all will be well.
We all need our friends.
The east Coast of Australia and Tasmania have been through a terrible time, I am sure a lot of those fires had to be deliberately lit which is total madness. We have a fire bug not far from here and he/she has been lighting fires for at least 2 years and so far has not been caught, luckily so far they have not been bad but others have.
We here in South Australia are enjoying a very pleasant day, almost cold where I am, I wish our summers were always like this.
Too many people in a fragile country I fear.
This year the monsoon trough in the north is late so there is increased heat across the center of Australia. I remember my geography teacher telling us that we are aligned the wrong way, if we were more like Africa, short from east to west it would be better.

Heather said...

It is good to know you are to see the specialist so soon and that you have enjoyed a day with another good friend. I think floods are dreadful but bush fires must be even more so. We love to complain about our weather but are so lucky not to be terrified by it.

mrsnesbitt said...

Sounds as though you have a good service with your doctor Pat - same here. Hope Thursday afternoon goes OK. Will request a couple of the books from our local library van - another ruraL treasure - JUST LIKE YOU.
dXXX

Dave King said...

There certainly are worse places to live, but even so I think the omens rather alarming.

Many more such glorious days for you.

Em Parkinson said...

So sorry you're in a bad patch and I really hope the specialist can sort things out for you. I'll be checking out the book...I love a good detective novel!

ArtPropelled said...

It must be very worrying for you Weaver. So glad the wait to see the specialist isn't too long.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I wish you well! I had one "drop attack" though I think I did not lose consciousness, and they did all the tests to see if it were related to heart or arteries, and it seems not. (I think more than 60% of the time they don't find a cause) But I know it is worrying. May you be well, and not anxious!

Eryl said...

Glad the specialist can see you so soon, and that you had a lovely day with your friend. Friends really do help at times like this, hopefully you'll be back to full health soon.

The Weaver of Grass said...

You cannot possible imagine how much of a boost I get from all of your positive comments. Thank you so much.

Grizz………… said...

I'm late in my comment…but know I've been thinking about you and your health worries, as I will be tomorrow as you go to visit the specialist. I do hope things can be sorted out. Friends and the power of their friendship is one of the strongest forces in our lives. It is indeed true that friends can double our joys and halve our worries. May our friendship give you strength.