I listen to the gentle murmuring voice
Of our city, awake despite the hour
And I linger, unwilling to return
To the television world inside — droolingmonkey

Thursday, December 04, 2008


Sorry that I havent been blogging much lately but Ive had a big crash...no I dont mean a car accident!
As most of you already know I had a DVT a few yrs ago that almost cost me my life.I was disabled,sometimes in so much pain that I had to use a wheelchair or sticks and other times unable to get out of bed because of the pain..I live with constant aching legs..
Then,somehow,against all medical advice,I managed to fly across the world to a new life.I was still always in pain but some days were better than others and I tried to be as positive as possible because I know that pain is worse when Im sad and upset.So I try and always stay UP and moving and giving to others as that makes me feel better.
So last year I went back to the states and spent a yr travelling around and meeting new ppl.I was lucky and blessed that everyone understood my needs and allowances were made to accomodate me.I did get blood clots over there too,some really bad ones,but I didnt go to hospital.I just continued to take my blood thinning meds.
Now Ive been home for 4 mths and I have had a total crash.I am on bed rest..well sofa rest or sun lounger;)...having 4 big clots in my bad leg and 2 in my good leg! I also have pain in my right side, I think its from carrying the milk jugs of water around the garden..and maybe shifting a couple of pots here and there too.
I do feel very lucky that Ive been given a few good yrs altho I did have shingles,pnuemonia,pleurisy,and whooping cough 2 yrs ago!! LOL!
My body is saying REST!!!! and I have no choice now but to obey.My Mum came out yesterday after being in Brisbane Oz for a week and she bought me some lovely sweetpeas out of her garden which are filling my house with the most beautiful soft fragrance that reminds me of summer..I have done the most necessary things for xmas and posted a few things..Our family xmas party is this weekend as its the only time we can get 45 ppl together under the same roof..Xmas day will be spent with my son and Mum and we will cruise..
I have to get better and I have to believe that I will and that nothing major is about to happen to my leg again..
So thats why Ive been a bit quiet,my leg throbs all the time and when I do get to walk around I do a short circuit of the garden and back to lay down with one leg up in the air higher that my heart so the blood pumps back! Very ladylike LOL
Physically Im useless but my mental well being is in a wonderful space and I can honestly say that Im happy and feeling great!
Take care and be safe on the roads over this busy season..xx

posted by butterflies @ 12:54 PM


At 1:51 AM, Blogger Oklahoma Farmgirl said...

OMG!!!! You know I will be praying for a full healing. Oh how I wish I could be there with you. Damn the distance & my lack of ability to travel right now ($$, job, etc). Please, please take care of yourself & follow all the doctor's orders. Whatever would I do without you??? So, rest lots. Stay in that unladylike position LOL. I am, as always, with you in spirit my dearest sister.

I love you so very much!!!

Blessed be...

At 7:40 AM, Blogger Amber said...

Rest and get better, take care of yourself. {{{{hugs}}}} :) :)

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Dr.John said...

We share ther ability to hurt all the time and still be happy. Rest and let the blood thinner do its work.

At 9:47 PM, Blogger Ravn... said...

u are so sweet and caring to me...now u care about u for awhile..

lots of hugs and get well kisses!

love ravn

At 8:20 AM, Blogger Polar Bear said...

So sorry to hear you've been in so much pain :(

I hope you feel better soon. Do allow yourself plenty of rest!

At 9:36 PM, Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

You poor love, I nursed my first patient 17 years ago and she had the same thing, a DVT, I pitied her because she had a new born baby she could not care for when she was in hospital on Heparin for 6 weeks. About 6 months later, I was shopping, and there she was, she came up to me and said I was the best nurse ever, and I felt blessed and humble to have nursed her.... keep on going, and resting, and everything will be fine for sure, you know it will :)

At 12:40 PM, Blogger Dillhole said...

I know I can speak for both "4 what its worth" (wife) and myself......

You could always come visit us here in Canada. That is if you don't mind the igloo, and you agree to feed the dogsled team once in a while.

Oh yeah, and how do you feel about minus 40 celcius once in a while? (no joke)

Anyway, I hope you feel better soon.

Take care.


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