Post 734 ~~ Saturday 14th May, 2011.
Hello again all my dear friends ~~ Thank you so much for your concern, prayers etc for me in what
was supposed to be a two day trip. However I got a blood infection after the operation to crush
a large kidney stone, then after that I developed heart problems and from all I heard, I think I almost
died. I know I was very very sick. I spent 6 days in ICU, then a week in Cardiac Care, and the just over 2 weeks in Rehab doing exercises and getting some strength back. I found everyone really kind and caring in both the Hospital and the Rehabilitation Centre. I had wonderful care, and a few visitors. My son in Sunbury visited most nights and brought me magazines and cans of Sprite, which I find very refreshing. I don't drink tea or coffee, so water alone gets boring.
My daughter Kathy who lives 5 hours away, came and brought me home, then worked like a slave washing, cooking me some soup, and sweet and sour chicken. She also cleaned out my fridge and
cupboards and did some shopping for fresh fruit and vegetables etc etc. She had to go home on Friday afternoon as she has to take her two youngest to play football and netball. She said she would come back again, but I told her not to, that I would manage. Her daughter Kate is coming tomorrow to do any jobs etc. That is Kate the chef from her restaurant in Denilquin just over the border in New South Wales.
I hope all is going well for you all. I have missed my computer and the friends within it.
I will put a better post on in the next day or so. I am not typing too well and having to keep checking and altering words. At present I have to use a walking frame until the Pysio says I can use a stick.
I want to get to walking unaided like before.
I was quite angry to think that a little kidney stone might have taken me off. I have a large anuerysm
and fair enough if that takes me, or hit by a bus etc, but a kidney stone!!!
Will be back to you all soon. Again my sincerest thanks for you caring and concern. That meant a
lot to me over the past month and a bit. I had 380 e mails to sort out, and a whole heap of mail
to go through. But I am getting there. Also thank to my brother Peter for posting updates. He has
his own problems at present having suffered a Bells Palsy which they say will heal in 6 to 8 weeks.
I sure hope so. He tells me he is not in pain or even feeling sick. He has had to gi ve up hot drinks and has trouble eating and drinking as one side of his face is paralysed.
Bye for now, Love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.
Post 734 ~~ Saturday, 14th May, 2011.