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Friday, 18 February 2011

The blessed back First posted on 15th May 2011

My! How time flies.
I've just looked at my last post and I can't believe how long it is since I wrote something....Many fellow bloggers have been in touch to enquire of my well being and I am so touched by their kindness and warm thoughts.
I have spent the last year by visiting three different hospital out patients departments to be prodded, stretched, scanned, x-rayed and operated on, for four, skin biopsies.
Only to be told that, the Rheumatoid Arthritis is in remission, whoopee whoo...good news!
Swiftly to be followed with the news that I have severe Osteo Arthritis in my hands and feet...Hmm! though Di, 'I can live with that'.
Then came the killer blow...several discs in the base of my spine are crushed, thus causing severe pain in my back and down my right leg.
Every cloud has a silver lining....I was referred to the 'Pain Clinic', for advice on my medication. So now, I am a registerd 'Junkie', taking Morphine, Pregablin and several other drugs to control the skin disorders etc.
I thought, I would be able to have an operation on my spine, but apparalently it is too dangerous, ie total paralysis. I am still unable to walk very far with out the 'blessed back' seizing up, forcing me to retreat to the chair again, so frustrating but c'est la vie.
So, here I am dear readers, still stuck in 'the chairs' (see previous post), and not able to drive my lovely Honda CRV, pick up my beloved Grandchildren, tend to my garden etc!
But, hey! another 'silver lining! I have got my kind and caring husband,three marvellous daughters, four fab granchildren and a lovely comfy home. Oh, and not forgetting my lovely cuddly cat, Chloe!
What more could a girl want?

I am truly blessed.

I promise, this is the last of the 'health reports', I shall go back to writing little humorous anecdotes to hopefully amuse and entertain you...promise!



  1. Hello Trubes ... Well the good news is that your Rheumatoid Arthritis is in remission .. but bless you , ..and you are still smiling despite everything else going on .. YOu have a loving family which is a lot to be thankful for .. :-) hugs Anne

  2. It is nice to hear from you again. I am sorry to hear you are in so much pain though. But is lovely to be surrounded by such a loving family.

  3. Hello Anne, lovely to hear from you again..I can't really fathom out why I've left it so long, in talking to my blogging friends, but of course, as I so loudly trumpeted....'It's me poor 'ealth you know'. No excuse at all, so....da.da..Trubie do is back!
    Hope you are well and happy,
    Much love and thank you for your kind and supportive words,

  4. Dear Cherie, I am so pleased to hear from you again, after all this time, and thank you for your kind words. The pain is, sort of, under control re medication, which annoyingly, makes me often quite drowsy. This is my own elected reason, for not driving at present.
    I am blessed with my loving family, for which I shall be eternally grateful.
    I have enjoyed reading your site today, the pictures are wonderful.


  5. Good to hear from you again and I do look forward to hearing your liverpool reminisces and your views on the world we live in.We havn't been getting over to eat in Liverpool much lately but I am a regular in Thornton hough village hall if you are ever visiting your old neighbourhood.

  6. Hi Thud, I'm so pleased to hear from you,what is there in Thornton Hough Village Hall? I see that they do 'delicious lunches', or have you joined the WI to make jam and straw dollies?
    Hope all is well with you and your lovely little girls and of course, new baby son, Hope we can meet up at The Tai Pan soon, they are very welcoming to children there, as I'm sure you know!


  7. I'm new to your site. I'm so sorry to hear of your troubles, but thankful that the rheumatoid arthritis is in remission. These kinds of things can really get one down. I am thankful that you are seeing the silver lining.

    Take care. I'll be back to visit.

  8. Hello RET and welcome to my site.
    Thank you for your kind words too!
    I've been over to your blog site and, oh boy, what a read! I seem to have a lot blogging chums who are teachers or retired teachers.
    Anyway, I was so moved by your writings, I shall be back later to read more....Thank you for your interest in my blog site and I hope, if you have time, scroll back a bit and you will find my life isn't all about health issues.
    There is a lot of empathy between us, so again, welcome to the world of Trubes!


  9. Good to hear from you again Di but so sorry to hear about the arthritis. Health can be a real bummer can't it? Take care xx

  10. Hello FP, lovely to hear from you too, I really think I've left it too long in blogging, I used to be able to write so freely and easily, but with all the health issues embroiling me, I sort of gave up. After reading your blog it has encouraged me to get going again, Despite all, I try to keep a cheery demeanor, although I don't get out much, there is plenty going on around me, with my family etc to keep me occupied!

  11. God. That sounds awful, Trubes.

    Bless you


  12. Hello Electro, I can't say how pleased I am to hear from you...My health is a'Bummer', as Flowerpot said, but as I've said, Ihave my 'silver linings' Ian, daughters, sons-in-law, and four bouncing grandchildren. Just one chocolately kiss from any one of them is enough to make my day, (grandchildren that is)!
    So life ain't to bad. Now that the pain is more or under control, I can do most things, from my various perches I have around the, just, when necessary, giving orders to my insubordinates...Ha ha!
    Seriously, Kevin, i am so lucky to have such a kind and supportive family,

    Much love

  13. Hi Trubes,

    Good to hear that you're back in the blogosphere.

    I think you need to check your settings - this post is showing as being posted in February!

  14. Hello Mr Lakes,
    so good to hear from you and thanks for your kind words.
    I checked my settings thingy but couldn't find a facility to change the date also I would like to put my profile picture on my facebook site on my blog please.
    I do wish you still lived in your old house nearby, then you could come and give some lessons, I'm so incompetent in these matters!


  15. Hi Trubes,

    To make these alterations:

    1. Sign in to your blog.

    2. Go to the top right hand corner of the page and click on "Design"

    3.In the Design tab you can add extra page elements like pictures.

    4. In the Formatting button to the left and down from Design are your time settings. It should show today's date.

    5. If you want to change your user picture, just go to, sign in with the e-mail you have your account registered to, go to Blogger and settings. Then you can upload a picture.

    E-mail me if you're struggling!

  16. Trubeywan, this post is listed as Feb, twasn't until I checked the comments that I found twas current.

    I like currants, specially on salad.

    Hope you are feeling well today xx

  17. Ouch! None of that sounds like fun at all...hope a bit of that lovely weather over Easter, that I experienced first hand, made you feel a bit better.

  18. Mr Lakes, thank you for your help again. I shall have a go later and see what happens, have a lovely Sunday, Very windy here, bit scary, you best hold on to your hat if you're walking Rosie today!


  19. Hello Philipa, good to hear from you, I've got myself back onto viewing your site so shall pop over later. As you will see from my previous comment, Mr Lakes is sorting me out re altering my settings...I'm so incompetent in these matters...purely self taught...that's why I'm not doing very well!
    I'm quite well at present thanks, just can't stand for any length of time.

    Hope you and children are well and happy,

    Di. xx

  20. Hi Vinogirl, good to hear from you again. yes, the weather was glorious right through April, but now it's very unsetted...we have high winds blowing over Liverpool bay, a bit scary.
    I hope the sun is shining again in 'Vinoland'!
    Big Bro' will be with you soon, so i hope you have lots of fun,
    Bye for now,

  21. Hi. I have just popped over from Southhamsdarling, as you were so sweet to pay me a visit today. I like the 'glamourous granny' comment on your Blog! Yep, that's me as well then!! LOL! Gosh, you have quite a lot going on one way or another with your health there. I had two big operations on my back a few years back (the first one didn't work!). The prognosis was a wheelchair if I didn't have the op, although it was pretty grim when they were telling me what could happen, just before I went down for the op!!! I love it that you are still keeping cheerful and you are right, we are very blessed with our family, aren't we?

  22. Dear Thisisme, lovely to hear from you,..You are so right about family stuff, I just wish I was more mobile. It is so frustrating, I used to be play Badmington for the Cheshire league!


  23. So good to see you back in the action Trubidoos!

    We've missed your banter, and fully expect much more from now on!

    Glad the bits are being mended OK too!

  24. Hello Scrobs, good to hear from you again, yes indeed. ol' Trubie Do' is up and running...promise of no more health grumbles!
    Hope all is well at the Turrets or is it the Towers? I forget.



I usually like to reply to your comments but for some reason when i do post a reply it just diappears, any advice would be most welcome,Thanks Di x

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