Tuesday, 12 January 2021

More News, and a Tribute to Mel.

Returning to blogging has been difficult. After my health scare, I became very unsteady on my feet, and I had a series of falls resulting in two broken wrists, and  a back injury.  My camera also broke when it crashed on our tiled patio. Of course I was upset, but with two broken wrists I couldn't use my camera anyway. It took twelve months of physio, that is six months on each wrist, to get the strength back, so I could open and close my own front door, open jars and milk bottles, and eat a steak for example. Hubby used to cut up my solid foods, and for a couple of months, my daughter Eve helped me to shower, and dress, washed my hair, and did any chores she know I wasn't able to do. 

During this time our precious little Teckel became ill. She passed away a month later, being only 9 years old. We were distraught, and inconsolable. She had brought a light into our lives , which has now been distinguished. Mel is dearly missed. She was buried in a flower bed in our garden, and there is a bench there, where we can sit.

 I forgot to tell you that after falling, I developed Tendinitis in my right shoulder, and both my arms, and I couldn't even hold Mel in my arms, in case I dropped her. I'm welling up as I write this, so l will stop writing now.



 











23 comments:

MadSnapper said...

My heart is hurting with yours.. so sorry Mel is gone and could not have come at a worst time. I cant imagine how difficult life has been for you while recuperating. My mind is busy coming up with all the things you could not do with 2 wrists not working..prayers and hugs for your health and your broken heart.. tears are healing, so let them flow..post when you can we will be here. and on top of these two things you came back to a blogger gone mad with changes.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a terrible time you've had and then to lose your beloved pet is especially hard. I'm praying for you and hoping this new year will bring good health and some joy! I'm glad you are hanging in there and getting better every day, I'm sure. Sweet hugs, Diane

Nick Morgan said...

I am so sorry to hear of all the problems you have had. I hope you are well over your medical issues now. Losing a dog is such a hard thing. I still feel so sad when I think of Jimmy, our chocolate Labrador who died six years ago. You have a beautiful garden and that is such a lovely spot.

La Biosfera de Lola said...

Cuanto lo siento querida amiga. Me quedé impactada con la lectura de tu caída y la perdida de Mel. Es sin duda muy triste. Espero que te recuperes totalmente. Un abrazo..

LV said...

Trust things take a big turn for the better in your life. It is not fair, but sometimes trouble can be too much. May you find peace and comfort ahead.

Lowcarb team member said...

You certainly have had a bad time and then to lose Mel - I am so sorry.
But you have shared some lovely photographs of Mel and your garden and the bench look so nice, and a very nice memorial.

Please take care, sending my thoughts and good wishes.

All the best Jan

Mike Attwood said...

I am so sorry to hear your sorrows. I was medically trained in my younger days so I can understand what you went through and how you must feel now.
I can only wish you well and better luck in the future.
My thoughts go with you. Stay safe.
Love and best wishes.
Mike.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my, my heart breaks for you and your fur baby's passing. I hug you virtually!!

My goodness, when it rains, it pours. I do hope your recovery is nearing 100% sooner than later...be safe.

Marijke said...

Good morning
What a terrible sad year 2020 was for you. I hope 2021 will be a far better one.Take care and stay safe.
Big hugs
Marijke

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I am so sorry to hear about your falls and the broken wrists. I have lost a few dogs and I know how hard it is, Mel was part of the family and it does hurt. I love the pretty memorial garden. I am sending prayers for your healing and I wish much comfort. Wishing you all the best in the new year 2021. You certainly deserves some peace and happy times. Take care, have a happy week ahead.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I am glad that you have returned to full (?) strength and are able to blog again. Perhaps better to look forward and not dwell too much on the past if it causes you grief.

sami niilola said...

Ohhoh, what a year. Hopefully this 2021 year will be much better. Stay safe.

This N That said...

Wow..You have really been thru it!! So sorry about Mel..Such a pretty tribute..I feel very badly when one loses a pet..They are our hearts...Hope brighter days are ahead..

Teresa said...

Me alegra saber que tus manos están bien. Siento pena por Mel, hace dos años murió Gordi nuestra perra y se siente mucha tristeza. Abrazos.

hmuxo said...

I am SO sorry that you’re going through all this pain, my friend. Breaking your wrists is crazy..... I remember when my granddaughter broke both her wrists years ago on the monkey bars and how we had to do “everything” for her....it wasn’t easy for her. Then therapy after that... so challenging and so sad that you’re going through this...and to lose Mel was heartbreaking. When I lost Cali I was broken-hearted....since it was during COVID I needed to adopt again. Are you ready for this? The shelter said I was too old to adopt!,, that made me even more angry so I put My daughter as the “owner”.... crazy times right? The shelter is Ruff House on Long Island. Needless to say Bambi is very happy living with an old Lady!!!! Really?
I will be praying for you to fully recover .... and to get full strength in your hands!!!! Sending hugs...

A Casa Madeira said...

Wow how sad that you spent
for all this...
But I hope you are well;
Thank you for your visit at the house;
Peace and good to you and yours.
Continuation of a good week.
janicce.

Ida said...

Wow you have been through a lot this past year. Am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet little Mel, she looked like such a sweet little dog. - Hope you are on the mend and healing well. I enjoyed your lovely garden photos.

Ela said...

Welcome after a long break! I hope you will be fully functional soon!
Sorry to hear you lost your beloved doggie!
I wish you good health and happiness in the New Year!

Bob Bushell said...

O dear, I fear for Mel, terrible thing to happen. It was a 12 month ago, you got ill, absolutely disaster. I hope that might get better Breathtaking.

Debbie said...

Oooooooh how terrible, I did not know how serious your injuries were. It is so nice to see you back to blogging...stick with it, I think you will be glad you did!!!!!!

Phil Slade said...

I am so so sincerely sorry about the loss of Mel. A beautiful dog and so young. You have had some very bad luck but now we must all look forward to better things, even if that is very painful. Take care, take time but come back stronger

MadSnapper said...

thanks for all your comments, if you do email, this is mine nevermindsandra@gmail.com

Linda said...

Oh, I am sorry to hear of your troubles. How awful to lose your precious Mel! I know how much that hurts.

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