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Struggling but Happy New Year to everybody.


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Struggling but Happy New Year to everybody.

30 Dec 2008 6:06PM   Views : 77474 Unique : 1309

I am using my blog to wish absolutely everybody a really Happy New Year.

My mum has had her operation but she has contracted a kidney and lung infection since the op so is really poorly and we have been visiting every day. She is still in the High Dependency Unit and the doctor thinks she will be in hospital for about three months. Plymouth Hospital is about a 60 mile round trip for us so time is limited.

Today has been a breather as my brother has travelled down to see her..it has been wonderful to just have a little time to my self.

I am not sure how many people will see this as the Blogs don't seem to be frequented very much. I just don't have time to take photographs or upload at the moment but hope to be back soon. I dip into the WA's every so often..they keep me smiling.

So my message to everybody is keep smiling too and I really do hope that despite the doom and gloom worldwide, something magical will happen for everybody in the next 12 months. Smile Smile


KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
30 Dec 2008 8:00PM
Sorry to hear your Mum is poorly. It can't be easy, being so far away - take care, we'll still be here!

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dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2008 8:53PM
Thank you Karen, lovely to hear from you, I hope that you had a really good Christmas. Smile
churchill123 13 233 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2008 9:12PM
Hi Di

You keep smiling too, yes lets hope that in spite of everything 2009 turns out to be a good year for us all

dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2008 9:34PM
I am feeling more positive this evening so I really hope that you are right Linda..lovely to hear from you.
Barbaraj 11 450 England
31 Dec 2008 8:18AM
Hi Dianah,
A sixty mile round trip and the emotions going and comming back will be draining. I send best wishes to you and your mum and hope she is soon out of high dependency.

I hope 2009 brings you joy.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2008 8:44AM
Thank you so much Barbara, it is so good to hear from you.
I hope that you had a really excellent Christmas and all good wishes for 2009.
aftertherain 13 4.2k 2 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2008 9:03PM
Thoughts are with you - hope 2009 is full of nice things for you.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2008 9:12PM
Thank you so much Merl.All the very best to you as well. Wishing you a very happy 2009.
RobinF 11 83 1 England
1 Jan 2009 10:38AM
I have recently been in a similar situation to you with a parent ill and in hospital making regular long journeys necessary, so you have my sympathies! Hope 2009 is good for you and wish your mum a speedy recovery.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 8:23PM
Thank you Robin, it is really good to hear from you.
The visiting is hard, she never wants us to leave and she is so poorly and helpless !
Happy New Year to you too.
Di, I went through a similar situation with my mum recently visiting the hospital every day so I know exactly how you feel. Think positive and take care.
Best wishes for 2009.

dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 5:21PM
Thanks Val.
We have just got back from the hospital and for the first time in nearly three weeks I can see an improvement..a great relief, I can relax this evening now !
Happy new Year Val.
Best Wishes Di
Oh that's good news Di. What a relief for you. I hope she continues to improve.

All the best and Happy New Year.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2009 11:32AM
Sorry to hear that your Mum is still so poorly. I have noticed you in combat with Jools from time to time, so knew you were around!!!! It must be a very tiring time for you all with all the travelling. Hopefully things will improve.
Best wishes for 2009 Di and thanks for your friendship and support in 2008
Love from
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Jan 2009 1:48PM
I wish you, and your mum, all the best for 2009, and hope that it brings you everything you may wish for. Take care, be strong, there are many people behind you who are thinking of you at this very trying and worrying time. Love, Carol x

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