Phew, just in time !

As most of you know, I sent off for lots of  lovely plants recently, which then arrived very promptly. A few days ago I got a phone call from the hospital in Exmouth saying that they had a cancellation on October 25th, would I like to come for my shoulder op that day! Yes, fine, but oh dear so much to do first. The last of the plants must go in, Christmas cake to be made as well as Christmas puddings. Finish preparing and freezing the apples picked from the garden, finish cooking and freezing cakes to be sold in aid of charity on Bonfire Night (Nov 5th) in Ottery St. Mary, Devon. ( you may see it sometimes on the news because of the Flaming Tar Barrels being run through the town on the backs of men, women and children!). Go shopping for a new dressing gown, mine isn’t fit to be seen by the general public ! Get up to date with the housework, goodness knows how long it will be before it will get done again,  I think that’s it, everything was just about done in time, thanks to lots of help from the under-gardener!

Box balls

This is where I fell last February, in between the box balls.  Why couldn’t I have landed on one of the box balls instead of the paving,  I wouldn’t have done so much damage to my shoulder muscles if I had,  maybe subconsciously I was trying to avoid squashing my precious plants!

Arm in sling

This is me now, sling will have to stay in place for a few days, not too sure how I will cope with blogging, yes, I wrote this before I went in. Will try to keep in touch with you but I may be missing for a bit, depends how I get on using my left hand and with physiotherapy exercises.  In the meantime I will also have a cataract operation on November 6th, so soon, I hope,  I should be a new woman!! Even if I can’t leave any comments for a while, I know I will enjoy reading all your posts over the next few weeks, keeping me in touch with the gardening world out there!

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14 Responses to Phew, just in time !

  1. Cathy says:

    Perhaps you will be glad of the ‘bed rest’ after your pre-op dashing about, but I rather suspect you will soon be restless and anxious to get on with everything! Let’s hope all heals quickly and as it should do and that your cataract operation is a success too. Take care Pauline, and enjoy some less active and cack-handed pursuits while you can. Regards, Cathy

  2. That sounds like a mad dash to get all of the gardening and obligations finished before your operation. Well rest your shoulder and take care. At least at this time of year there won’t be so many urges to jump up and dead flowers or tweak your plantings. I hope the cataract operation goes well for you.

  3. Anna says:

    Oh just as well that all those plants arrived in time Pauline 🙂 You are certainly going through the wars at the moment but hopefully all will be healed nicely before the festive season is upon us. Will be thinking of you and look forward to seeing the new you back in the land of blogging before too long. Take care xxx

  4. Jason says:

    If your boxwoods won’t break your fall, what are they good for? (Not a big boxwood fan.) Good luck with the surgery.

  5. oy vey! Wishing you a quick and complete recovery, to your shoulder and then your eye.

  6. catmint says:

    dear Pauline, this is your time for R and R – the garden, the housework, everything will be there waiting, now is your time to rest, recover, make the most of the enforced stillness. Good luck and good wishes for a speedy recovery, from your cyberfriend catmint.

  7. Christina says:

    I hope everything goes really well and you make a speedy recovery. I’ll look forward to reading a new post when you are fully recovered. All my very best. Christina

  8. Alberto says:

    Hey Pauline! You are like the bionic woman! And not because they are going to boost your shoulder and eye but because of all the things you managed to do just in time!!! 🙂
    I wish you get well very soon, meanwhile sit back, relax and enjoy your beautiful garden and house!

  9. easygardener says:

    I think it is instinctive to avoid flattening your plants – good for the plants but not for you! At least we are moving into the end of the gardening season so you will have plenty of time to recover before Spring arrives.

  10. pbmgarden says:

    I wish you a quick recovery Pauline!

  11. Carolyn says:

    Sounds like it’s time to curl up to a good book or two. How about Seed catalogs?
    Take care and let yourself mend. The garden can wait.

  12. You crossed my mind today and I wondered how you were. I am glad that I stopped in so I can wish you a speedy recovery. I hope that the eye surgery goes well too. Take care! Hopefully you will be back posting in no time!

  13. Kate says:

    I’m wishing you all the best, and hopefully all is going really well. Oh yes, I think a few seed catalogues should come in handy…

    Thinking of you – especially as I’ve had hand surgery this year after lots of physio-because-trying-to-avoid-surgery messing about, so I know how frustrating you must have found your injury. Keeping everything crossed (I can do that now)!

  14. wow Pauline what a whirlwind dash, I should think you do now need the rest, kind of opposite to ‘calm before the storm’. wishing you well for your eye op in a couple of days and a speedy recovery to both operations. flat paving such as you sliped on can be lethal with just a touch of frost, take care, keep warm, Frances x

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