Leave of absence.


Asters and sedum

I’m afraid I will be missing for a while as the undergardener is now in hospital, so the garden and my blog will have to take a backseat.

After visiting the doctor on Monday I had to take him straight to the hospital  in Exeter and he was operated on first thing on Tuesday morning.  There will be a couple more operations to come in the future but hopefully I will have him home again  in a weeks time when he should have recovered from this op.. In the meantime I hope they sort out a different anaesthetic for him as he had an allergic reaction to the one he was given and his heart stopped on the operating table. Visiting him today, he was sitting in a chair looking bright and perky, flirting with all the female nurses, you wouldn’t think there was anything wrong with him!

I will still be reading all your posts,  as and when I have a few minutes to call my own, and will be able to enjoy all your lovely gardens when you write about them. I hope to be back with you soon.

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24 Responses to Leave of absence.

  1. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Oh Pauline, I’m sorry for the undergardener’s health issues but am glad that he seems to be on the mend. You’ll both be in my prayers!

  2. Cathy says:

    Pauline, my best wishes for the speediest recovery possible. It will no doubt be a worry for you so do take care of yourself as well as the undergardener – and at least allow yourself time to walk up the garden path and round the garden every day so it can support you in the way that only gardens do. Take care, Cathy

  3. Anna says:

    Oh Pauline I’m sorry to hear your news. I hope that your dear undergardener is an obedient patient and makes good progress. Do take care of yourself and as Cathy suggests allow yourself a daily spin in the garden. We will miss your posts but will be waiting when you are ready to return xxx

  4. Jane Scorer says:

    Oh dear, sorry to hear that. All good wishes for speedy recovery so that the Under Gardener can resume duties asap!!

  5. Jayne says:

    The garden waits, as will your readers, as the priority is getting under gardener back in shape. Blessings on you both!

  6. sally says:

    I will pray for you and the undergardener…..Please keep us posted on his progress.
    God Bless

  7. Sigrun says:

    Sorry to hear that, dear. Pauline, all best wishes for your hubby!


  8. rusty duck says:

    I’m so sorry to hear your news Pauline. It’s been a tough week. I hope the under gardener makes a full and rapid recovery and that you are OK. Take care x

  9. Chloris says:

    Oh dear, how awful for you and what a worry. I do hope that the Undergardener will soon be home with you and that he will be back to full health and vigour very quickly.
    Take care and all my best wishes to you.

  10. Alain says:

    Very sorry to hear this Pauline. Good luck with all these medical treatments. I hope his health improves soon. Do take some time off – these things can be very hard on the caregiver.

  11. Frank says:

    Best wishes for a rapid recovery! It sounds like they found the problem just in the nick of time and that’s good, but the seriousness is not. Don’t forget to take care of yourself too.

  12. So very sorry to hear that Pauline, verynscary and worrying for you, hope he makes a swift recovery from the first op and is soon home only flirting with you. In the mean time, look after yourself!

  13. Helle says:

    So sorry to hear about this, take all the time you both need, and I’ll be looking forward to hearing that things are progressing and the Undergardener is soon feeling better.
    Take care, all my best wishes for the both of you.

  14. johnvic8 says:

    Please take care of that undergardener and hurry back to us in the blogosphere. God bless you both.

  15. Christina says:

    Take good care of yourself and I hope the undergardener is home soon fit and well. Both of you will be in my thoughts and don’t worry about the bloggers, we’ll be here to offer any support we can and look forward to the time when you feel able to post again. with love

  16. Angie says:

    Wishing your OH a speedy recover Pauline, I’m sure he’ll appreciate the tlc when he arrives home to recover.
    Take care and look after yourself too.

  17. Pauline I sorry to hear this…wishing him a speedy recovery and that he is safe and healthy and home with you soon. And please take care of yourself as caretakers forget to take care of their health too…sometimes nature and gardens give us the solace we need.

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you all so much for your lovely messages, prayers and kind thoughts, the undergardener is making such good progress, it’s hard to believe what he has been through. There will be a period of radio therapy before his big op, but at least I now have him home for a while, I collected him yesterday and it is so good to have him home once more. He has been told he mustn’t do any physical work for a while, so I guess its up to me to make a start on all the leaves on the lawn!

  18. Tistou says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the sudden difficult situation. I hope that all will be well soon! In a meanwhile, make a time to go out and enjoy your garden, as this is probably the best comforter and healer of all.

  19. Hi Pauline,
    Sorry – I have only just seen this. I am glad that you have the undergardener back home now. It sounds like he is doing really well. Will be thinking of you both.

  20. wellywoman says:

    How awful. You must be so relieved he is back at home. Wishing him a speedy recovery. Look after yourself too. Don’t overdo the leaf collecting. 😉 Thinking of you x

  21. Just catching up and distressed to hear your news. It sounds scary, and I hope by now that things have settled out. Please give your husband my best wishes and hope for a speedy recovery. What would we do without our undergardeners in the garden (my iPad kept wanting to autocorrect that to undergarments, really :-))?

  22. pbmgarden says:

    Hi Pauline, just now came across your news. Hope the undergardener is being a good patient and making a fast return to good health. Thinking of you. Hugs, Susie

  23. Annette says:

    Oh dear, I’m so sorry and keep my fingers crossed for OPs and a speedy recovery. Take care and look forward to hearing from you and your beautiful garden again. 🙂

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