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Sunday, April 03, 2022

A break from Blogging

 

After much deliberation I've decided to take a beak from posting.  Over the last few months my posts have been few and far between, and I have just spent a month in hospital sorting out a blocked bowel which ended in an operation.  As a result I've lost weight, strength and cant walk far so at the moment my chances of getting out and taking pictures are zero.


I will leave my comments on as I enjoy reading them, and I will continue to visit your blogs.


So all the best for the time being.

16 comments:

  1. Goods idea Dave. You have no need to feel any demands from posting.
    Eat, drink and bemerr, well physically stronger anyway.
    Once you stop walking the muscles do wither.
    Daily stroll, slowly build up.
    We will look forward to you getting the best out of the Lumix.

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    1. Thanks Mr A. I am stronger than a week ago but as you say my muscles have wasted away and it will take time to get them back. Take care.

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  2. So happy to have you out of the hospital and home with your loved ones...that is a hurdle behind you. I know how hard is it, I've had some health issues that kept me inside for up to 3 months in the past...it's not an easy thing to endure. There is always the garden to enjoy on nice days and hopefully you will be able to do that soon. I am having major hip issues at the moment so a lot of walking is no on my agenda and def no biking! I had to change and cancel some spring plans. But that's the way things go sometimes. Wishing you all the best of health as Spring rolls on, and will look forward to your future postings.

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    1. Hi Sondra, yes being home is brilliant, my daughter and family travelled up on Saturday and it was wonderful to see them after a long time. I am lucky to have a garden to walk around but at the same time it can be frustrating when I want to do something to it.
      Hip issues are very painful and really take it out of you, as I have seen how it affects friends mobility. As you say we have to deal with the cards we are dealt.
      So all the best to you too.

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    2. HI Dave I know you have posts on hold but wanted to wish you a happy holiday weekend...we have some rain going on today its needed so no complaining from me, Im still with the hip issue, so not getting much done in my garden either...it will be what it is. I can still sit on the porch and hear the birds and that makes me smile. I recall when my son was small I went out to hide eggs for him, little did I know our family dog Grizz was right behind me finding and eating the eggs...LoL..a fond memory.
      Take care!!

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  3. Dear Dave, It appears you are joining the "group" my dearest is in. Everything is limited. But praise be to God and our Savior Jesus Christ, that you are home from the hospital and recovering. I post very little any more. I did recently post pictures when our daughter from Oregon and grandson Tristan were able to visit. We had not seen them in 2 years, and Jill wanted to spend time with her dad, as his health is not good. Always love to see your comments on my blog.

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    1. Hi Wanda , just being home is a tonic in itself. My wife is an absolute rock and is a tremendous help and friend. We have been together nearly 50 years now.
      All the best to you and yours .

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  4. Dear me Dave, I sometimes think its no fun growing old! I concurr with the above comments but wish you all the best and hope you get back on your feet soon. Your pictures have a neat simplicity to them. You might like my latest offering poemblog30.blogspot.com a bit different - a concept poem about a dog! Toodles, Marky.

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    1. Mark, no growing old is not for wimps and this not how I would have planned it, but as a good friend said to me that you ask yourself , Why Me, but then why not me? We just have to get on with it.
      I will have a look at your poem. Take care and keep getting out and about.

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    2. Mark I've just read your poem blog, very poignant poetry.

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  5. I am happy that you are back home Dave, but sad that all this has taken your strength away.

    I was the same after a stroke (some 10 years ago now), but i was determined to exercise gently but progessively, by walking the half mile around the adjacent park each day and timing it for fun.

    As things improved I wanted to get cycling again, as I have all my life. But the Dawes Galaxy was impossible, with my weak left side (arm, leg and foot) so I decided to go electric and it has transformed my life, as many older cyclists have found. It keeps them going and covering probably greated distances than when they were last "conventional" cyclists.

    I find it is only the non-cyclists who say I am "cheating". The real cyclists attitude is "good for you" and "that's the way I shall go when I am your age" (83 now).

    So pecker up, old son. Exercise those wasted muscles to get stronger again. And get an ebike if it means you can continue cycling. It has given me years of extended cycling and I now cover about 3000 miles a year purely for enjoyment and exercise (which still happens as the doc. says it is good to make the legs go round, with no pressure on them - rather like swimming.)

    I shall miss you blog posts, but you don't have to completely stop because you are not getting out. We all will be interested in your convalescence and news.

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  6. Thank you Avus. I'm sure I will come back to the blog again as I enjoy writing the posts but for now a break will be goo and as I said I will visit your blogs as usual.
    Electric may well be the way to go and it's certainly something I wouldn't rule out. Just to be able to ride with the group and friends again would be worth a lot. I've never looked on it as "cheating" but as a help to be able get out.
    I exercise daily and walk around the garden , it's getting better.

    Thank you once again you're an inspiration

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  7. Pleased to hear you are home and recovering. It always surprises me how quickly one becomes unwell but how long it takes to recover. Be kind to yourself and take it steady. Hopefully you can take pleasure in small things. Blogging can become a chore sometimes, but hopefully we will see you back here before too long.

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  8. Thanks Sian. I've a lot to do but small steps at a time and new goals. Looking forward to reading and seeing pictures of your adventures in the van. I think camper vans are wonderful things and we loved our time away in ours. You take care too, no more riding up mountain sides!!!

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  9. How is it going? I hope you're improving steadily. Jim and I both have experienced periods of recovery time, and coming back is always longer than any human would think it should be. All the best to you.

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  10. How is it going Dave? Thinking of you.

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As you have taken the time to read my blog and comment then whenever possible I will always reply. Thank you. Dave