Monday, 14 December 2020

Sorry for the blip!

Yes - sorry about the blip in communications but am back - not fighting fit but on the mend.   Cellulitis is not pleasant but now I am wearing special stockings (the very devil to get on and off even for my experienced carers) at least I am back to walking again after a fashion.   Hopefully the Physiotherapist has promised to come one day this week and have a walk along the footpath with me if it is fine (the weather forecast for the week is abysmal although at present the sun is shining and that is a boost.)

First of all a message for my friends overseas who read my blog and who are in touch at Christmas - Frans and Riet in the Netherlands,  Joannie and Jessie in Australia,  Elisabeth in New York, Debs in Roaring Pines, Gayle and the four legged ones on the edge of the desert down in the South of the US and Margaret and Joel in the San Juan Islands - and I apologise if I have missed anyone - there has been no way to get my cards down to the Post Office - I still have not been out -and as we are on the edge of a high tier in Covid I can't ask anyone else to queue in a long Post Office queue.  So I am saying here to you all - stay safe and well and have a good Christmas and here's to a better, healthier 2021.   And those sentiments are extended to you all who read me regularly and who are such dedicated followers.

Hope to see you all tomorrow.

Oh and you two dear ones in Australia - those bulbs were so much appreciated - I was in hospital but my neighbour took them in, told my gardener and he came and planted them all - so I should have a lovely display to remind me of you in the  Spring.  x


43 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

Good to see that all is OK with you Pat, we were getting worried.

sillygirl said...

If you have the stockings that are open at the toes put a plastic bag on your foot, pull the stockings on, pull out the bag. I fought getting my stockings on when i had them and then was told this way to make it easier.

thelma said...

Welcome back, we were getting worried as Derek says.

Ellen D. said...

Glad you are bouncing back again. Recovery can be slow but steady - you will get there!
Hope your holidays are restful and the New Year brings you good health and happy times.

Brenda said...

Prayers

Rambler said...

So relieved to see you posting today, Pat and to know that you are gradually improving.
I wish I'd known that tip about putting on surgical stockings when I needed them after my replacement knee surgery; it was such an exhausting struggle at the time.
- Rosemary x

Anonymous said...

Lovely to hear from you today. I should think this year, of all years, people will understand if they don’t receive some of the usual Christmas cards.
I hope you continue to recover well, and stay warm and safe.
Julie B

Tom Stephenson said...

Good luck with the weather Weave - it's dismal here.

Minigranny said...

Those bulbs in the spring are something to look forward to! I see that my tulips are beginning to poke through.Take care

Sandra said...

I am so happy you are doing better. I enjoy your blog and have for several years but don't comment. Stay well and safe.

busybusybeejay said...

Lovely to see you posting again.Did you know that you can order stamps on the Royal Mail website and your postman will deliver them.Also ,you can print labels and postage on line,print them and Royal Mail will collect them.I never go to the POst Office now.There were at least twenty in the queue at our when I drove past earlier.
Take care and really look after yourself.You are an inspiration to us all.
Barbarax

Marcia LaRue said...

So glad to see you back today ... like so many others ... I was getting worried about you!
I can empathize with having to use the compression hose ... I am a user, as well! I use the knee hi stockings but, sometimes, I have to put on a pair of thigh hi ones ... since I have to use the Firm compression ... thigh hi's are a total chore to get on, however, I usually win the battle! LOL I use the roll-on adhesive to keep the thigh hi ones in place! That stuff works really well!

RunNRose said...

A good start to my day. Knowing that you are all right surely gives me a more positive outlook! Thank you for that. And best wishes for
your day.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you posting again, stay well xx Jane

The Feminine Energy said...

What a wonderful idea to have someone walk a footpath with you, to make sure it's safe. That's wonderful!! ~Andrea xoxo

terry said...

I was so happy to see your post and hope the stockings help. They are difficult to get on but make a difference. It is wonderful to know you have people to assist you. All the best.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Thank goodness you are OK, we were all getting worried. Keep healing and taking those antibiotics. lots more (((hugs))) from Suffolk

it's me said...

So glad you’re back. 😀

Carruthers said...

Just tried using the Post Office "collect a parcel" service for the first time today. They pick it up tomorrow. We'll see how it goes!

Anonymous said...

So glad to see you back,hope all keeps getting better for you -Mary

gmv said...

Just knowing that you are on the mend is better than a Christmas card. :-)

Take care and I hope the weather improves to the point you can squeeze in a walk.

jinxxxygirl said...

Thank you for popping on here and letting us know you are doing ok.. and thank you for the shout out. Debs in a very snowy Roaring Pines

Northriding said...

Glad to see you back posting again, hope you continue to improve. How kind of your friends to send the bulbs

Pollyanne said...

Glad to see you back I was getting worried that you were not very well. I have not sent as many cards this year I just wish everyone a happy and healthy Xmas. Stay safe everyone.

Rachel Phillips said...

Nothing to be sorry about Weave. So long as we hear from time to time that you are alright that is all that matters xxx

Linda from Alabama said...

Amen to Rachel's comment. So glad you are back.

Sheila said...

So happy to see your blog entry today. I am happy to hear you are on the mend. Wishing you a restful healing week!

Heather said...

Such a relief to know you are on the mend again. I hope you find your stockings as helpful as I find mine, even though I get a good workout putting them on each morning!
Don't worry about Christmas cards, just take each day as it comes and get stronger bit by bit, and stay safe.x

Bonnie said...

How wonderful to hear from you again! I'm sorry things have been difficult and I do hope those legs get better soon! You have nothing to say you are sorry for! Like Rachel said, if we hear from you from time to time or even just a short note then we know you are okay. I'm glad to hear the stockings are helping you. You take care and know that you have friends literally all over the world cheering you on! Gentle hugs!

LaurelB said...

Good evening Pat,
I am a big fan of your blog and have not commented in the past but have a bit of advice. There are stockings that zip up that are much easier to get on. Found some on Amazon here in Canada so I’m sure they are available for you.
I enjoy reading your blog and love your beautiful part of England.
Laurel

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Ouch Pat, take care

thousandflower said...

Merry Christmas ands here's to a much Happier New Year.

Love from,

Margaret and Joel

Susan said...

Merry Christmas, Pat. Wishing you health and happiness for 2021. Cheers to you and yours!

Joanne Noragon said...

Weave, I think I wear stockings like yours, and I would not be able to get them off and on and off except they zipper. Would that help you?

Cro Magnon said...

We buy large sheets of stamps, and any post get's left in our letter box; with a large red peg on the key to let the postie know that there's something to go. It works well.

Penny said...

Glad you are getting there, slowly, slowly. Miss it when you don't post.

Librarian said...

I can only echo what the others here have already said - glad to read from you again, and wishing you all the best for your continuous recovery!
The post office is really not much fun these days. When I sent my parcels to the family and friends in England a week or so ago, my entire lunch break was taken up by queuing (with plenty of space between one person and the next, and everyone wearing masks).
Nobody will think any less of you for not having posted your cards this year, dear Pat!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Joanne. No zipper in mine - they are instruments of torture but once on they are a great support. And thanks for the advice Laurel B - I will discuss it with my Nurse.
Thank you for all your good advice - I am touched by your concern.

Love to all.

A Smaller Life said...

The blip isn't a problem once we know that you are okay. That sounds like a good tip with the plastic bag and getting your support stockings on, it really is hard to do when your legs are tender and sore isn't it, I'll pass the tip on to my Mum.

Mary said...

You were missed here in now chilly North Carolina too dear Pat.
Hoping each day will bring better health - you remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Sending Christmas greetings this online way to you and your family - know what you mean about post offices right now, give them a wide berth!

Hugs - Mary

angryparsnip said...

Whenever you post and just knowing you are doing better is a wonderful Christmas for all of blog friends.
cheers, parsnip

Jules said...

It's good to know you're OK, Pat. X

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone