Thanks for popping in. It’s 5am. I cannot sleep because the drain in my back is extremely uncomfortable. But the lovely nurse Sangita (Beautiful eyes!) has just hooked me up to some pain meds, so that will calm down soon. I was lying here in the dark (single room ward) and I could hear a lady further up the corridor crying and groaning and wailing . Poor soul. It’s the waking hours, when the morphine/pain relief has stopped working. I could literally feel her pain, I could hear the exhaustion and fear. If I weren’t hooked up to my bed with all these tubes I’d go find her and hold her hand.
I remember being with Dad when he was in hospital a while ago now. He was in recovery and on the up, but a patient near him was in pain and crying out. Dad shook his head in sadness, and said, “there but for the grace of God go I”
That’s our quote today.
There but for the Grace of God go I
Don’t get annoyed at somebody who is slow or wanting to chat at the supermarket check out – they may be lonely, and one day it might be you
Never get impatient with the slow elderly driver, one day it might be you. Don’t get irritated when a young mum can’t stop her baby crying; she maybe doesn’t know what to do – and one day you may have a grandchild you can’t console.
It’s been one hell of a week in here. Never known pain like it. But I am optimistic this week. Last week I’d have told you I wasn’t ever coming out of here alive. Last week I was most certainly the woman in the bed crying and wailing and making a din.
As ever, I am eternally grateful to the wonderful NHS people who have been looking after us all with such patience and love.
And thank you also, for your good energy and love. I am not writing much, because the cannula is in my left hand.
When Paul posted Annie’s Love is in the Air stampset yesterday, I saw it and wept. Annie was 33 when she died. I have thought about her a lot in here. Life is pretty raw at times. So I guess it’s important to enjoy each day as it comes, eh.
Not a happy blog? Well I’m not that happy. I’m sure you know me well enough by now to know if I can fake it to make it, I will.
Regardless of my situation though, the Clarity Show Must go on ! I’ll let Paul take over …
Let’s look at our “Funky” Design of the Week – Funky Foliage and Funky Leaves – another classic from Mel.
Available in Fresh Cut dies
A5 Stamp Set
and A6 Groovi plates
All available HERE with a 30% discount (plus club discount) for 1 week only!
Here is a funky gallery from the design team
Quote of the day:
There for the Grace of God go I
love as always
Barb x x x