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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Glad to be Alive

Having undergone surgery in February that nearly killed me, I am now appreciating all the small things that I was taking for granted. Being with family and friends being the most important! I had let work take over and didn't leave much time for anything else! I hadn't crafted for over a year! I even resorted to buying cards! 
When I woke up from my operation having spent nearly 3 weeks in intensive care my muscles had wasted and I couldn't even hold a cup of water!!!! I was amazed how quickly my body had gone to mush, it has been really hard work but 6 months down the line I am finally getting back on track. I can walk to the shops with my crutches, get on a bus, get up and down stairs thank goodness! The poor ambulance men who used to have to carry me up and down stairs to get to my hospital appointments! The first day I could open the front door to them was amazing!
Having been forced to take time out now i am on the road to recovery I realise how much I was missing out on.
I am still not fit to go back to my job yet but I hope it won't be too long. The plus side is I get to spend lots of time with my family and friends. It has been wonderful having time to enjoy my amazing grandson Braeden. Mum, sister and brother were a big help. Especially as my two girls were having to cope by themselves for the first time and having to worry about me in hospital and the visiting up and down for 3 months must have put a lot of pressure on them! They were brilliant and I am very thankful for such great family and friends and their support. 
Me in hospital

First trip outside, Zoe pushed me round the hospital grounds in a wheelchair.

Howdy pardner!

Home at last! Mum and me

My gorgeous grandson!

1 comment:

Shazza said...

Hi Ali!
This is the first time I have read a post on your blog in a long time. I'm so glad you are recovering and doing sounds like you have had a tough time and I want to let you know that I am thinking of you. I hope you have been getting stronger everyday. I hope you get back to your card making and scrapbooking and other crafts, getting creative is a great way to forget about your woes and makes you feel good.
Anyway I would love to hear from you, my email is
Keep well
Shazza xxx

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