Thank you.

I’m back, but first of all I would like to thank you all for your concern, lovely messages and good wishes. I have had a super rest after my shoulder op, it has been wonderful doing nothing for a change, being waited on, having all my meals cooked for me and catching up on all my reading of gardening books, magazines, yes, seed catalogues and your blogs!

Flowers from church

Beautiful floral arrangement from the ladies at church.

The shoulder is coming along nicely, I’m able to do more each day, the exercises are certainly working. I went yesterday to have the dressing removed, such tiny holes for keyhole surgery, its amazing what they can do these days. Finally I can have a proper shower and remove all the felt tip pen marks that the surgeon had put all over my shoulder, he had fun while I was asleep!

Autumn colours

Lovely autumn colours from a super son and dil.

My cataract operation which was supposed to take place today has had to be postponed due to an infection which has suddenly flared up, couldn’t believe it when I saw my eye first thing this morning! Turned up at the hospital as requested but wasn’t surprised when the surgeon wanted to delay the op.

Blush roses

Elegant and sophisticated roses from our beautiful daughter and family.

I will wait just a few more days, then I think I will be able to start cutting back and tidying in the garden, just a bit at a time, as long as I don’t try to stretch too far! Beautiful autumn tints have arrived in Devon at last, the Acers are now putting on a wonderful display, they are so reliable, so must do a post about them.

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22 Responses to Thank you.

  1. Cathy says:

    Welcome back Pauline – I know I won’t be the only one who has missed your comments and posts. I am sure you will take care to pace yourself once you start tackling jobs around the garden again. Hope the eye infection clears quickly and you can get your cataract operation sorted ASAP.

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Cathy, it has been frustrating just looking at the garden but I know I can’t do all the cutting at once. I can now raise my arm to the horizontal, forwards and sideways so I’m sure I can find something to trim in that area. My eye looked fine by the time we got home from the hospital, maybe if I had been on the afternoon list I would have been ok !!

  2. wellywoman says:

    Glad to hear you’re making a speedy recovery. I’ve missed your posts. Sounds like you’ve been well looked after. I’m sure you’ll take it easy once you’re back in the garden. I bet you’re raring to go. 🙂

    • Pauline says:

      Can’t wait to get started again, WW, but it will be little and often for some time to come I think. The undergardener has been really good and turned into a surprisingly good cook!!

  3. Christina says:

    I’m so glad you’re feeling good about your shoulder; obviously don’t overdo anything in the garden. Relax and enjoy all the great care you’re being given. Lovely flowers, enjoy those too! Certainly I’ve missed your delightful posts but all in a good cause. With love

    • Pauline says:

      It’s good to be back Christina. I have certainly enjoyed reading everyone’s posts, makes me want to get out into the garden to see what has been happening here and start tidying.

  4. Anna says:

    A shock but a most pleasant one to see you blogging and blog visiting today Pauline. It almost sounds like that you’ve had the perfect holiday until you mentioned the op word. What beautiful bouquets from family and friends – they must have lifted your spirits. Hope that the infection soon clears and that you can get part two out of the way as soon as possible. Take care xxx

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Anna, not quite a holiday, but I’m improving all the time! I love all the flowers, a few white freesias in with the roses have filled the sitting room with the most beautiful perfume, they are all still looking good nearly 2 weeks later.

  5. Glad to hear that you are on the mend from your first operation, Pauline, and I hope that will soon be the case for the second as well! I pray you have the grace to be patient with yourself as you recover. It is so hard not to be “normal”.
    Hoping you are able to enjoy the fall weather soon.

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you so much for your good wishes Julie, I’m able to do more each day and I promise to be sensible where the garden is concerned! We are hoping to get out on Thursday when the weather is supposed to be dry, to an arboretum which has the most beautiful autumn tints, just hope we aren’t too late and they haven’t all blown away!!

  6. It’s good to hear that everything went well with your first procedure. You have some pretty flowers to enjoy, until you can get back out in your garden.

    • Pauline says:

      The flowers are still looking good NS, two weeks later! For now, I’m enjoying the lovely colours of autumn which I can see from inside the house, but it won’t be long before I’m out there, can’t wait to get going once more!

  7. Jason says:

    Ugh, a friend of mine just tore her rotator cuff doing “low impact” weight training. Sometimes it seems you just can’t win. Hope you are feeling better soon!

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Jason, I’m feeling a lot better already and able to do more each day. Sometimes it’s just as well we don’t know what is round the corner waiting for us!

  8. Alberto says:

    Now that you had the time to browse all your catalogues, please do not order hundreds of bulbs otherwise you’re going to need a new shoulder soon!!!
    I’m glad you recovered so quickly and could be back writing about you and your garden. Very nice new header!

    • Pauline says:

      Don’t worry Alberto, all bulbs were planted before the op, so there won’t be a problem there! Glad you like the new header, it is Acer Sango Kaku in the woodland, couldn’t resist when I saw the sun shining through the leaves.

  9. Wow, you have had a lot going on. My husband has had both shoulders done so I know what the recovery is like. Have a happy and healthy recovery.

  10. Kate says:

    So glad you’re back, and well enough to blog – and congratulations on that proper shower, isn’t it wonderful?

    You have certainly received some really beautiful flowers – here’s hoping the infection clears up soon, and the eye op can happen shortly… and don’t do too much in that garden!

  11. Liz says:

    Hi Pauline,

    Sorry I didn’t see this sooner! I hope you’re recovering well, taking it easy and enjoying the chance to sit back and relax 🙂

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