You never know what’s round the corner…

You never know what’s round the corner…

hi there

and just when you thought you’d turned the curve, and life was going to improve, God said “nah, not yet”.

in a nutshell , the pinched nerve isn’t a pinched nerve at all.

It’s pneumonia, and I’m in hospital .

not much more to add than that. I’ve never know pain like it. I will be here a while .

love always

Barb x x

158 thoughts on “You never know what’s round the corner…

  1. Oh Barbara, I’m so sorry, just what you didnt need, take care keep taking the tablets and hopefully you will be home soon

  2. Oh no Barbara , I’m so sorry to hear that. Recent events really did hit you hard and your body has reacted. I hope with medication and rest you recover quickly. Sending lots of love!!!!

  3. 🙈 take care and get better soon – you’ve been running on empty and need a refill. Be looked after and hope you’re out soon. Love and hugs 😘

  4. Oh no! So sorry to hear this on top of everything. Sending gentle hugs and every best wish for a speedy recovery ❤️‍🩹

  5. Oh No. take time to heal and please do as the doctors advise. We will all be waiting for you when you are back

  6. I too have pneumonia again. I last had it in November. It really is painful so do your best to rest and relax. Bless you this is the last thing you need but with rest and medication you will improve. Please listen to your body and rest! Intravenous antibiotics help a great deal. When you’re allowed home, rest, keep warm and recover. Sending love, hugs and prayers xx

  7. Get well soon Barbara.When you don’t realise you are at your most vulnerable. It’s your body’s way of telling you ‘listen to me and please slow down’ ❤️❤️❤️

  8. Sending lots of love and hugs for a speedy recovery. Hope you are free from pain soon. Make sure you follow drs orders and rest as long as needed xx

  9. I too have pneumonia again. I last had it in November. It really is painful so do your best to rest and relax. Bless you this is the last thing you need but with rest and medication you will improve. Please listen to your body and rest! Intravenous antibiotics help a great deal. When you’re allowed home, rest, keep warm and recover. Sending love, hugs and prayers xx. Hope you’re home soon xx

  10. Ohh Barbara
    That’s awful not a lot I can do but wish you a speedy recovery.
    The stress of last few months has taken its toll on your body and you being you refused to listen to that body and soldiered on regardless. So listen to your body now and to the the doctors and rest up.
    Sending hugs 🤗

  11. Hello Barbara

    I am so sorry to read this. Having just spent four weeks in Glenfield Hospital, Leicester you have my deepest sympathy.
    I hope you respond to the treatment quickly and are soon back home.


  12. Hi Barbara
    So sorry to hear that you are so poorly. Hopefully, they will soon get your pain under control. At least you are in the right place, getting the right treatment. I can only wish you a speedy recovery.
    I’m sure your Dream Team will keep everything ticking over at work, so there is no need to worry about that, just concentrate on getting yourself better.
    Love and Big Hugs

  13. Oh my goodness. Things really do knock you for six when you are at a low ebb. Take good care to rest up properly and don’t rush back to things until the doctors have confirmed you are fully recovered. Sending love and hugs xxx

  14. You poor little poppet, get well soon, I hope the pain eases up quickly and you can get some much needed rest.
    Sending you love and hugs

  15. Oh no Barbara, so sorry to hear this, especially after all that you have been through. Time to rest. Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope you will be home soon.

  16. Oh my goodness.
    Always said god had a wicked sense of humour.
    Time to let people take care of you.
    Don’t forget to use lip balm.

  17. Dear Barbara, no words!!!
    Prescribing lots of rest, love and hugs. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Please listen to the Doctors and your body. Xxx

  18. Oh my, not what I expected to read – so sorry this has happened to you with all that has happened. Wishing you a speedy recovery xxx

  19. Sending hugs to wish you a speedy and full recovery very soon. This is so unwelcome but maybe your guardian Angel didn’t know how else to get your mind and body to take some time out. All of the messages have already said it all – hoping you can be a patient patient and a time to receive strength from others rather than giving – for a day or week or two. Take very good care and absorb all the love and good wishes xxx

  20. I am so sorry to hear this Barbara. Hope they soon have your pain under control and you can rest properly and take your time to fully recover. Sending you lots of love and get well soon vibes. Xx

  21. Oh good grief! Well you are in the best place so keep taking the tablets and get plenty of sleep.
    Take care
    Zara xx

  22. So sorry you’re not well Barb. Time to listen to what’s happening to your body. Let the clarity gang take over for a while and make sure you recover and come back firing on all cylinders. Get well soon. Xxx

  23. So very sorry you are not feeling well Barb, but I guess the body can only take so much and over the last few weeks/months you must have pushed it to its limit. At least in hospital you will have a much needed rest and our wonderful NHS will make sure you do as you are told!! Please get better soon and just take it easy. You are very precious to us all and we just want you to be well again – no matter how long it takes. I am just so thankful you were well enough to be at your dear dads funeral. Sending you love, hugs and good wishes for a speedy recovery. Take care. Pam xx

  24. So sorry to hear this Barb. My husband knows exactly how you are feeling! Just let them look after you and get plenty of rest. This too shall pass xxx

  25. I know exactly how you are feeling. I had pneumonia this time last year and it was agony. It took 3 weeks in hospital to get it sorted. I hope you recover much sooner than that. Best wishes xx

  26. It never rains it pours. Get plenty of rest and do what your body and the doctors tell you. Your recovery is all you need to concentrate on , I am sure Dave and Paul and the rest of your incredible team can take care of everything else. Take care. Xx

  27. So sorry Barbara to learn you are poorly. You stayed strong to say farewell to your Father but then your body said you needed time to regain your strength and refuel. Get well soon and take all the time you need to be back to full health. xx

  28. Gosh…what a rotten thing to have to suffer.
    You are so loved, let’s hope that helps you get better.
    Maggie (Bendy Yorkite)

  29. Hope you start to feel better soon.Hopefully the right meds will help to get the pain under control quickly. Wishing you all the best!

  30. So sorry you are so poorly. I hope all the medication helps you to rest. You’re in safe hands and hope you soon start to feel a bit better. You will need time and patience to recover and you have lovely family and friends around you.

  31. This really wasn’t what I was expecting to read but so glad you must have sought medical advice today & are now in the best place where you can get the treatment you need. Hopefully the pain should start to decrease as the medication kicks in so take one day at a time & let the team at Clarity take the reins for a while.
    This too shall pass if you listen to & carry out the doctors orders.
    Meanwhile we will carry on crafting & sharing our work on FB. I am sure we can all find plenty to try if we go back & look at all the club projects.
    Sending hugs x

  32. Oh Barbara, that’s just what you didn’t need! Mind you, you’ve had so much going on, & so much to do for work & other people, you’ve probably got so good at keeping going that you wouldn’t have seen anything coming until you stopped. (just like teachers every end of term when we come down with all the illnesses going) Now please, please, concentrate on yourself. Be looked after, & know that everything will wait until you are better. And Paul, Dave & Steve if you are reading this please take care of yourselves too.
    Sending much love to you all.

  33. I’m so sorry to hear you are in hospital. You were probably so focused on getting through your dear Dad’s funeral, that adrenaline was keeping you going. Now that has happened, it’s like your body has said “Nope! Time to put on the brakes”. I had pneumonia a few years ago, which owing to other health issues resulted in a hospital stay, and it wasn’t fun, so you have my sympathy. I very much hope you can get the care and time you need to recuperate. Look after yourself. Hx

  34. Know how bad the pain can be as have also had pneumonia and just like you thought it was only a pulled muscle. You need to let others take care of you for a while Barbara but with the right antibiotics you will start to feel better soon.❤❤

  35. Hopefully the medication and rest will help you to recover quickly and you’ll soon be home again. Take good care of yourself. Love and hugs 😘

  36. Barbara, so sorry to hear that you have pneumonia. I wish you a speedy recovery. Adrenalin that has kept you going has now decided it is time to take care of you. Hope you are soon out of hospital. You must know your faithful fans will all be wishing you well,

  37. What a bl###y nuisance for you. The Gods laugh at the plans of nice and men…. So sorry you are so poorly. Hope you start to feel better soon. Dave, please take care of yourself too , we, the clarity family and your family need you well and not over taxed. The sale etc can wait,it will give us time to save up. Take care and gentle hugs all round. Xx

  38. oh Barbara, hope you feel better soon and get home to your comfy bed be a good patient and you will be there soon. xx

  39. So very sorry to read this. Wishing you a speedy recovery; take time to rest and allow your body to right itself. X

  40. Oh Barb, I am so sorry to read this. Please get well soon. You need to slow down and look after yourself. Sending lots of love for a speedy

  41. Oh no!! To cap it all, eh? Plenty of rest and keep taking the tablets – we’re all wishing you well and hoping for a speedy recovery. This really is the time to take care of Number One for a change.
    Much love to you and yours

  42. Sorry to hear this, sending best wishes for a speedy recovery, take time to recover fully before you think of working again x

  43. So sorry to read that Barbara. Just take time to fully recover, don’t rush to get back to work. Take care & hope you feel better very soon. Dx 😘

  44. Dear All
    Just to let you know. Barb is doing ok ! The care here has been brilliant so far. Gawd bless the NHS … It’s definitely a case of ‘give time, time’ .
    Dave x

  45. Dear Barbara
    So sorry to hear that you are so unwell. This is your body telling you that you really need to rest to try & heal you after a very traumatic period in your life.
    Wishing you all best wishes for your recovery.

  46. sending you our love Barbara xx You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Much love from Glynis and Pete xx

  47. Sorry to hear that you are in hospital. I think your body might be telling you something…. perhaps it’s time to listen and put yourself first. Everything else can wait. Quote of the day…….”It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” Get well soon.

  48. So sorry you are unwell. You give out so much love to all of us, time now to soak up the love everyone is sending you and get well soon xxx

  49. I can’t believe it Barb and this on top of everything that you have been going through. Life can be so unfair.

    I’m so very sorry to hear you are so unwell but at least you are in the very best place for the moment.
    You are an extraordinary person, so kind and generous even in the most trying of circumstances and consequently you must have been running on empty for quite a while now. Having had pneumonia and a protracted hospital stay, I have an idea how you must be feeling just now. As you begin to recover, be good, listen to the doctor then perhaps take a good long rest to recharge your batteries and resist the urge to ‘get straight back in the saddle’. Perhaps someone, somewhere is telling you to slow down a bit, hey?

    We all love you to bits and none of us want to see you doing too much and grinding yourself down, however much we enjoy all the amazing results of your efforts.
    You come first.
    Take care!

    It was so moving to hear of your family’s loving farewell to your darling Dad. You are moving forward, every day, but he will always be by your side.)

    Lots of love to Dave, to all your family and your lovely Mum.
    Sending love and hugs.
    Linda x

  50. Oh Barb, I am so sorry to hear that you are in hospital. You must take care of yourself. We all love you to bits and are thinking of you. TAKE A BREAK, YOU NEED A REST. The Clarity crew will keep the ship afloat.
    Lots and lots of love to you, Dave, Mark and Grace. Rachel and Tony. Xx

  51. Oh Barbara, I am so sorry to hear this. You are really going through it at the moment. Perhaps someone somewhere thought…This girl needs a few days in bed to rest.!!Hope you make a speedy recovery x

  52. so sorry to hear you are laid up. Follow all the advice and hope you get better really soon. Learn to listen to your body and take it easy.

  53. oh Barbara sorry to hear you are so unwell. Hope you feel better soon. Get plenty of rest.
    sending you love

  54. Oh Barbara, sorry to hear your unwell, listen to the Doctors, sending love and gentle hugs for speedy recovery x

  55. So, so sorry to hear this. Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope Mark and Grace are still here and are able to visit you xx

  56. So very sorry to hear you are in hospital on top of everything else you have had to cope with in recent weeks. Wishing you a speedy recovery, lots of rest and some good books to listen to/read whilst you get better. Give time time x

  57. What very unpleasant news to say the least after all you coped with recently. From the bottom of my heart I just wish you well, a speedy recovery. You are SO precious, loved by so many 💕, and I’m sure all these wonderful messages support you. Take care, God bless. Best love, Jutta xx

  58. Barbara, I’m so sorry to hear you’re in hospital but pleased to hear Dave’s update that you’re doing ok. Take time, rest and recover properly before even thinking of going back to work. Team Clarity can keep the ball rolling, it’s in good hands.
    Dave, take care of yourself as well.

  59. Oh my goodness…bless your little heart, I am so so sorry to hear that! Why do things always seem to happen to the loveliest people? sending big hugs your way for a speedy recovery. Think you’ve probably been running on empty for a little while now without even realising it, and finally your little body has said enough’s enough and just wants a bit of a rest. So rest it you must for as long as it takes. We’re not going anywhere. Sending love and support to your dear Mum, Dave, Grace, Mark, Paul and the Clarity Team too – each and every one of you are absolutely brilliant!! xXx

  60. OMG Barb, you don’t need that now! I am sure that you are being well taken care of, so just concentrate on getting well and forget everything else. Take care and get well soon. Big hugs. X

  61. So sorry to hear you are ill in the hospital. Hope you are soon on the mend. Eric and Ragnar will be waiting at home with plenty of cuddles when you finally get home again. Take care both you and Dave, you’ve been through some rough times just recently. 😘 xxx

  62. Wishing you a speedy recovery Barbara. Now you must look after yourself and take all the time you need to get back to full fitness. xx

  63. Oh no Barbara that’s the last thing you all need. So sorry to hear this look after yourself lots of rest now and not much else and you will feel better soon 🤗

  64. I am so very sorry to learn that you have pneumonia, Barbara. I do hope the anti-biotics work quickly and you will soon be feeling much better. Love Brenda x

  65. sending you love and hugs Barbara. Hope you are feeling better soon. Just for now let other people navigate the good ship that is Clarity and allow yourself to rest. X

  66. You Ned to just rest up and get better……you will be very weak but keep taking the tablets.
    Hugs Fiona h xx

  67. oh no!! – So, so, very sorry to hear you are in hospital poorly! – I hope the pain eases very soon! – Gosh, I know how painful that is. The only good thing to make you feel better is that theres a very good chance you will lose that weight you wanted to lose! – I lost a Stone when I had the same. Like they say, every cloud has a silver lining!! – Get better very soon! We miss you! xx

  68. So very sorry, what a shock for you and your lovely family after all you’ve been through recently. Praying for a speedy recovery and that you start to feel better very soon once medication kicks in. Much love xx

  69. so sorry yo hear you’re poorly. you’ve been through alot emotionally. take care lovely lady, hope your soon on the mend.
    love & hugs
    Heather xoxo

  70. Barbara,
    Sorry to hear you are unwell and in hospital. Sending you love and wishes for a speedy recovery.
    Take care. Love Susan.

  71. oh Barbara, make sure you do what the doctor’s tell you. I had pneumonia a few years back and it really does you in, I was so weak for such a long time. Take care lovely lady xx

  72. Hi Barbara
    Sorry to hear how unwell you are. Thanks for the update Dave. Make sure you do as the doctors say and you will be home before you know it. Time for a bit of you time, rest and look after yourself.
    Love Ruth and Jackie xx

  73. Really sorry to hear that you are so poorly and in hospital , Barbara. I can only join the throng pleading with you to give your body time to rest and recuperate. The Clarity Crew and the Groovi Gang will be waiting patiently for your return to full health. Please take care. Xxx

  74. Omg Barbara! Just what you needed! I’m so sorry to hear this. Take all the time you need – and it will take longer than you think – to get properly well before you even consider what’s going on in the business. You have good people around you who will manage fine. Let the antibiotics do their job and REST REST REST. God bless. xx

  75. Dear Barbara,
    I am so sorry to hear that you are very unwell. What rotten luck after everything you have been through; sometimes things happen for a reason and that reason, as many have pointed out in their messages is that your body has been pushed to its limit and is telling you that you need to rest, recharge and recuperate.

    I wish you a good recovery and even when you feel better, please take some time for yourself just to be sure that you are 100% better. Fortunately you have a good team and family behind you to take care of everything else. We, your fans and Clarity family will wait patiently and look forward to your return to the Clarity Saddle when you are fully recovered and raring to go for some more Shac Shack adventures.

    I am relieved to see Dave’s update that you are doing ok. You are in the right place to kick-start your recovery.

    You are in my (and everyone else’s) thoughts.
    Bless you kind lady x

  76. Sorry to hear you are unwell and in hospital. Sending love, gentle hugs and best wishes that you will be feeling better soon. xxx

  77. so sorry to hear this. Your body is telling you something. emotional trauma can result in health issues so I wish you well and give yourself plenty of recovery time. live and best wishes.

  78. oh no, you are having a rough time m’luv. in the right place though. wishing you a speedy recovery. the rest will do you good. one day at a time. love n hugs ❤

  79. Oh Barbara so sorry to hear you’re so ill, and Thank you Dave for letting us know she’s okay. Sending you gentle healing hugs and I will keep you in my prayers for a quick recovery to be able to get home and continue to rest and recover …Please do take your time to heal properly. We will all be here when you’re ready to return, no rush, lovely lady. 🥰🤗 Much love always xXx 🦋💕

  80. Bless you Barb, just what you need on top of everything else. Hope you’re feeling better very soon.
    Sending lots of love and a big hug xxx

  81. Dear Barbara, what a time you are having, it keeps piling on! You so don’t deserve any of this, hope you feel loads better today Wednesday (late reading your blog). Thank goodness you are in hospital getting the right treatment and rest and let your body heal. It was great to read Dave’s update too and he needs to rest up too. Sending lots of love. X

  82. Oh No Barb, so sorry to hear this news now. Thanks to Dave for the update. Barb, please rest up, follow the doctors orders, take your meds and get better soon. Sending lots of love and hugs, praying you recover quickly. Take care and stay warm everyone. Bx

  83. So so sorry to hear this. Wishing you a speedy recovery followed by plenty of rest. Sending love and healing thoughts your way x

  84. Now it’s time for you to rest your body Barbara. Your body has taken charge and you are in the right place. It’s time for some self love and the nurses will look after you. Sending love and gentle hugs 🤗❤xx

  85. Only just read your post and almost dropped my coffee mug. What a shock! Oh Barbara, I am so sorry, especially after all you’ve been through. It’s all been too much and it seems your body is now telling you to have a real good rest. What a cruel way of telling you though! Poor Barbara! Sounds like you’re in good hands so just have a really good rest and get well soon! Thinking of you sending hugs and Lots of Love. Alles Liebe ❤

  86. Oh my dear Barb, so sorry to read this this morning. Maybe it’s a message that apart from being ill, you are overdoing things and that you need rest. It’s very easy to “keep busy” to take our minds off what is really happening, but we also need to slow down to let our bodies and hearts heal. I hope that you are receiving the best treatment and have the kindest nurses working to make you better. Just remember my lovely that “this too shall pass” and you will soon be back home. Sending big gentle hugs and lots of love, Trude xxx

  87. Oh Barbara, time to look after No 1 – yourself. Your body is telling you it is your time to rest. Sending much love. xxx

  88. Dearest Barbara what awful news please take care and more importantly let others take care of you. We are all sending positive thoughts and get well soon
    Lots if love
    H xx

  89. Rest, and more rest, Barbara to find the balance you need to recover and regain health and strength . Love to you xx

  90. So sorry to hear your news . Hope you are feeling better soon, rest is most important so make sure you take what you need. You have to let others look after you for a while…I know that doesn’t come easy to you but sometimes that’s what you have to do. Thinking of you and looking forward to seeing you when you are feeling so much better. Sending you best
    wishes and much love to you and yours x

  91. So sorry to hear you are unwell. I hope you will take ample time to rest and heal. Do not rush back to work too soon, we would rather wait for your return than have you push the envelope too far. The team are the best and will take care of things in the meantime.
    Thank you Dave for the update. Make sure Barb rests and listens to the doctors.
    Sending love and gentle hugs.🍒🍒🍒

  92. Dear Barbara, so sorry you are ill. Keep Stress at bay and try to relax. Worry is health’s worst enemy. Get well soon. 🌺

  93. How awful to feel so poorly after everything that has been happening. I am thinking of you all and praying for a speedy recovery for you. Plenty of R&R needed.

  94. So sorry to hear you are so unwell, Barbara. Hope you
    Soon feel better and are able to return home.
    Love and prayers for a speedy recovery 🙏 xx

  95. I’m sorry to hear that you are poorly and in hospital. I hope you get better quickly and are soon home with Dave. Look after yourself.

  96. dearest Barbara – that’s about the last thing you needed, but there is nothing more you can do now than rest and follow doctor’s orders. wishing you a speedy recovery – you are in my prayers xx

  97. My cousin , who is a Reiki healer, always says that grief goes to the chest and mine did when my little Mum died. You are constantly in my thoughts, Barbara. Lots and lots and lots of rest. Take great care and just soak up all the love.

  98. Oh no, Barabara! This is just what happened to me when my mum died. You’ve been rushing around trying to be all things to all people and you’ve depleted all your reserves. The pain is awful – I collapsed onto my trolley in Sainsbury’s with it. When I came to there were Sainsbury’s staff standing round me in a ring so I was shielded from the other shoppers. I thought that was so lovely of them. I also had to go to hospital. Once I got home did I take it easy? No, I didn’t and guess what happened! Yes, it happened again (not in Sainsbury’s thankfully). So please, please accept this was your body telling you to give it a break for a bit. You are a wonderful, giving person who makes a HUGE difference to lots of people. We all want you to carry on with what you do but ONLY once you have given yourself the time you need to grieve properly for your your dad and for your health to recover. It takes time! Plenty of time! Be nice to yourself now and BE SENSIBLE!

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery and sending lots of love to you and all your family. xxxxxx

  99. Hi Barb,
    So sorry to hear this. You have been through so much lately and your body is telling you to rest for as long as it takes. You have good people around you both at home and at Clarity Towers so just try to relax. Hopefully painkillers and antibiotics will kick in and you will begin to feel better. Take care. Ally my love Alison xxx

  100. Just catching up with how things are going with you and find out that you are in hospital with pneumonia your body is telling you to stop and look after yourself please take heed dear Barbara …and accept all our ❤ from all of your followers who you have helped in so many ways xxx

  101. Oh no, I am so sorry to hear this. Sending much love, and being a serial hospital in patient, please do what they say, drink lots and sleep when you can, even through visiting hours….they will sit with you and watch over you. Hoping the meds kick in soon xxxx Janette xxx

  102. Really hope you recover quickly and can find a way to take life a bit easier going forward. You mean so much to so many but you can’t pour from an empty pot. Sending love. Xx

  103. Hello Barb
    Sorry to hear you are poorly….. hope you soon get better …..really soon …..
    Hugs and much love
    Sylvie xx

  104. Look how many people love you! Take the time you need to recover, you have an amazing team, so let them give you the space you need. Praying the pain reduces quickly xxx

  105. Get better soon, get some rest. Its been a hard few months for you. We will be here when you are feeling better. God bless you and the family Xx

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