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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Happiness from the heart !

I often wonder what it takes to make different people happy.  After having had a bad fall three weeks ago, I was seriously convinced I may not walk again. My back was already damaged with multi facet disc bulge with five discs out of place.

 I was hoping surgery would be the answer but was told it was too risky and could cause further damage, so, a course of pain killers and physio was prescribed and up until three weeks ago I was managing, quite well getting around, by using my walking aids indoors and my motorised chair out of doors. 

Then came the unexplained fall, I just remember Ian kneeling by my side,  the Para Medics arrived and helped me back onto my chair. Apparently my Blood Pressure was extremely high! My GP changed the BP medication also the Oramorph and MST intake.

The increase of the Morphine caused much HILLARITY, as I giggled and sang the day away. Youngest daughter came to help hapless Papa look after crazy Mama. All was well when I snoozed off into a drug induced sleep but then came the cabaret, apparently I sang every song from every show ever performed on stage. I think that was an exaggeration but it sure made them HAPPY listening to Mama's performance !

So............. What makes me HAPPY ?

I'll tell you what makes me really HAPPY !

Health restored to normal,  as near as normal as can be, so that I can enjoy the love and humour of my darling husband who helped my recovery from a frightening fall, I really thought my number was up!! 

Last but not least the heartfelt love I feel for our three wonderful daughters and son's in law, together with our four 'happy go lucky' grandchildren......

Not forgetting the unconditional love I get from my little cat Chloe who sat by my side for three weeks until I was able to get up out of bed and resume life downstairs. She would only go downstairs to get her food and have a 'tiddle' then, return to my side,  upstairs on the bed! 

Heartfelt thanks to the humorous Denise for devising 'Abcwednesday' and the honourable Roger for  keeping the hyperbole in perspective,Trubes


  1. Trubes, I don't know if it's just my problem but when I click on your link on the ABC page the link is not working.
    So sorry about your back but so impressed with your happy attitude. Would love to have heard the singing....

  2. Hi Di! Poor you to have a sore back and on top of that a nasty fall. Great that you could be happy again and sing so many songs. I love the story of your little cat that stood by your side for the duration of your recovery.Such a faithful little creature.
    Thanks for your comment. When my granddaughter was by the door she heard a dog barking that's why she said "Whoo, whoo.."
    Well take care Di!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  3. Hi Ellen I keep messing up with my link, I'll contact Leslie and see if she can fix it.
    The singing has to be heard to be believed! I've always sung in choirs from church to Bach Choral then a group of 'lady' singers, we used to entertain at Residential and nursing homes, we always got a good reception, one of my daughter's commented that the reason we got such a good reception was because most of the audience were probably deaf and just went for the free tea and cakes that we kindly supplied!!
    I must say that I do know most of the words to all the old Musicals, so when I was under the influence of the morphine I hope I sang every song I know!

    Best wishes,

  4. I'm glad you're better.

    Yes, your LINKY URL is missing the m in .com; I can fix it.

  5. Aha! Roger beat me to it fixing your post. By the time I got to it, he'd done it all. But I am so HAPPY that you're feeling better! As you know, I know what back pain is like! Take care now and don't be like me and make falling a habit! lol

    abcw team

  6. Hoping for the best on your recovery...great to know you love singing and have the voice for it♪

  7. Hi Roger, thanks for dropping by.
    Thanks, also for fixing my link, lord knows what I do, or not do, but I manage to .... it up each time I do it!
    I am feeling a lot better now thanks, and have managed to visit about 10 or more Abcw's and commented on each!
    Having such a fall gave me a terrible shock and was a caution to me to use my walking aids at all times!
    Hope all is well with you, Regards,

  8. Hi Leslie,
    good to hear from you..
    Seems that Roger 'piped you at the post'.....literally!
    I do remember you having major problems with your back and you having surgery to fix it...It seems mine is beyond repair!
    Never mind, as you know, I have a lot in life to be thankful for.
    Youngest daughter Astrid is round and cleaning and tidying up for me whilst Ian is at golf.
    Later we will have a nice little 'girly' lunch and a jolly good chat!
    Hope all is good for you and Lorne... isn't he nearing his operation date?

    Love di..xx

  9. Hello Reader Wil,
    Good to hear from you and thank you for your kind comments.
    Thankfully I am improving day by day!
    Faithful little 'Kitty Cat Chloe' is sitting outside on the patio, warming herself in the sun...

    Aye it's a grand life being a cat !
    Your little granddaughter is so cute. xx

  10. Hello Lmkaz, good to hear from you again, and your kind comments.

    Love Di.x

  11. Hi Trubes,

    That sounds like a nightmare to me, so please, no repeats now!

    Poor you, the discs are so vulnerable, I sometimes wonder how they last at all!

    (We had a lovely little cat called Chloe some years ago too...)!

    Get even better please!

    Scrobs on another machine...

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  13. Hi Michael, (Scrobs)
    Good to hear from you again, and thanks for your kind comments.
    You are right about 'discs' being so vunerable, I never envisaged 20 odd years ago, when playing badminton and squash that I would end up being a wheelchair user.
    I played these sports particularly to keep myself fit not being pensioned off by the local 'Tiddly Winks' league.
    Trusting all is well at Scrobs Turrets,
    love Di xx

  14. I am so happy that you are recovering from your fall.

    It must have been traumatic for you and your loved ones.

  15. Wish you a healthy recovery. Health and Happiness goes hand in hand so that one can enjoy life. Glad you are blessed with wonderful grandkids and a faithful cat. Take Care

  16. Hi Cherie, thanks for your kind words they mean a lot!
    All is well now, Chloe is asleep after a dish of prawns, in the sun and Dearest is preparing lunch.
    Boiled egg for moi and Cow Pie for himself!
    How all is well with you,
    love di.xx

  17. Hi Vidhya,
    good to hear from you and thank you for your kind words.
    When things go wrong it makes you realise how valuable life is!
    I really thought I was in big trouble when I saw my husband and para Medics peering over me.... fortunately I am still here to tell the tale!
    Best wishes,

  18. Oh poor you. It all sounds dreadful. Do hope things will soon look up for you.


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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