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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Shaky and Silver Linings.

The time that we have  been dreading, is upon us: Today my husband is going into hospital to have his triple by-pass(heart). The operation is scheduled for Wednesday am. He is the only patient in theatre that day so hopefully he will get star treatment . 

Also  a team of dialysis nurses will be looking after him keeping his kidneys functioning correctly. We are so fortunate in this country to have such a  wonderful health service, even though  a  lot of people complain about it, usually those that haven't contributed to it. Needless to say I'm rather Shaky, whilst himself still carries on in his usual cheery and Stoic manner.

Moi trying to keep calm !

Of course I have been  beset by the usual platitudes, such as, 'Don't worry they  perform these operations  every day '(not on my   husband they don't, I thought, most uncharitably) and 'My  uncle had that  operation when he  was  86 and he's still with us now, he's 92 And he's got all his own teeth!

Good old British Pantomime.

When I used to
'Strut my Stuff 'in Pantomime, I often played the part of Principal Boy, part of the role  involved chasing giants  in'Jack and the Beanstalk' or looking for a princess in 'Cinderella'.The role required me to sing various popular songs and one I particularly liked was 'Look for the Silver Lining', this was a delightful song because it offered optimism and hope I was just about 19 years of age I was young,

'in love' and engaged to be married. I was full of optimism for the future.

 A while ago I wrote about the most wonderful holiday in Austria. The beautiful cloud formation over the mountains certainly had many 'Silver Linings'. (The picture above was a view we encountered on a trip over the Bremmer Pass, travelling from Austria to the Northern Italy mountains called The Dolomites).

Look for the Silver Lining when'ere a cloud appears in the sky. 

Remember somewhere the Sun is Shining

So the right thing to do, is make Shine for you.

A heartful of joy and gladness will always banish

 Sadness and Strife, 

 So always look for the Silver Lining 

and try to find the Sunny Side of life.

Time to Sign off now and my Sincere thanks to the Sensational Denise for devising Abcw all those years ago. I thank Roger and Leslie who have worked Steadily to Showcase all the wonderful contributions of Abcw bloggers. Not forgetting the team of assistants who help with the time consuming job of visiting allotted memes.

best wishes,
from Di,
ABCW team. 
(My thanks to Bigstock and Google for supplying the pictures).


  1. A very deer friend of mine has to go the same road as your husband... the way you describe it is similar to how its is done overhere and yes here are complaining people to... He and you are in my prayers!!!

    1. Thanks Melody,
      You are so kind,
      Best wishes,
      Di xx

  2. In mine and no doubt vinogirls prayers. xxx

  3. Cheers Thud and VG,
    all prayers gratefully received,
    Love Di xx

  4. Sending lots of healing hugs to you and your hubby ~ no wonder your post is 'shaking and silver linings' ~ that is exactly where you are both at ~ not easy ~ 'Every little thing will be alright' ~ xox

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

  5. Prayers and best wishes that all will go well, and your dear one will have a quick recovery!

  6. Thinking of you both as you face this big bump in the road of life together! I'm sure he'll be up and at it in no time at all and you'll both be thanking God for all those silver linings. Keeping up a sunny attitude in the midst of this, though, is difficult, and I know you will probably have shorter fingernails by tomorrow evening! As the Liverpudlians say, "Keep calm and carry on!"

    Love and Hugs
    abcw team

    1. All looking good now Leslie,
      love Di,xx

  7. Prayers and good thoughts to you!

  8. Hope he is out of the theatre now and tucked up in a hospital bed recovering. Wising you both many silver linings.

    1. Thanks Joy, he is awake and all went well, will see him this afternoon
      love di xx

  9. Thanks Ann.
    The operation was a total success and Ian is recovering well,
    Thanks for your kind wishes,
    Abcw team.

  10. Hurrah! I read your response above to Ann. So very happy for you and Ian. Big hugs!

  11. Hi Susie,
    How lovely to hear from you and I hope you are making a good recovery
    from your operation.
    I have been having a lot of trouble with my pc and I've not been able to comment on other blogs and also not been able to reply to comments on my blog.
    However! not to be twarted I have managed to use internet explorer to complete these tasks, so fingers crossed, until I can sort out Google Crome this will help xx
    Yes, Ian is getting stronger by the day I'm amazed how he's come through all of this with such fortitude, he's amazing.
    keep getting better, I'm popping over to your site now.........
    Love n hugs,
    Di, xxx.

  12. Hi Trubes,

    One month on, so I expect he's raring to go now!

    As long as you're both keeping chins up, there's nothing more you need to do! Well done you for coping as well, that's very important.

    Best wishes to you both,

    Mike. (O'Blene)

  13. (Must add, O'Blene isn't my name at all - just so you know..;0)


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