I saw the consultants
last week and...
they are both delighted with my progress
As for the pain in my back.....
I'm told it may never go....
I won't know..
how good..or bad
it will be..
for at least another...
The good news is...
that the fusion seems to be working and
the bone grafts are taking...
so that should stabilize my spine..
against any more slippages!!
I'm aloud to DRIVE AGAIN!!!!
Short distances for now....
and I have to say
it's still very painful trying to move my legs...
and the muscles have degenerated
so that sometimes, I have to physically
lift them ...by hand...sort of..
so I won't be tempted to drive too far.
I can get out without having to bother
any of my wonderful friends
who have stood by me
on those many non-driving times
over these last six and half years!!
I'll let you into a secret.....
Now that I CAN drive....and go out
I don't particularly WANT to!!
Isn't that typical?!
I wonder whether you have found yourself
thinking just the same thing?
Do You know....?
I just love to chat to you like this...
while we meander
around this beautiful garden.
It's one I can easily manage on the crutches
that I'm told I'll be using for some time.
So I can concentrate totally
on all the interesting things...
that you're sharing!
It's one of my favourites places..
and I know I've brought you here before
every time I come...
I'm struck by something different....
something that takes my breath away...
and it's soooo good
to share it with you.....thank you!
Again....I have brought you
to the walled garden at Picton Castle
The flowers are just so beautiful
at this time of year
It seems to go from one...
"OH, just look at this...to the next"!!
One of the many things...
that I love about this garden
is the change in shapes and texture
where ever you look..
Strong and tall
sweet and delicate!
Paper thin poppies
The beautiful blue sky
I so enjoy this place
and really hope you do too?
At this time of the year...
some local villages
have 'open gardens'...
when some of the homes open their gardens
to raise money for charity.
I love going to these
last weekend we went to one
near my daughter's home.
We called in for a cup of tea and
sat in the garden
the children played...
Suddenly my daughter said...
"You've got a butterfly on your sunhat, Mum"
I HATE having my photo taken
and I had no makeup
or any idea of what I looked like
when I crammed my sunhat on....
I just felt I had to show you these photos...
only if you promise not to laugh...
'the camera doesn't lie...'
I had to stay really still
so it didn't fly way
Worth it though!!