Posted: 26/09/2015 at 13:03
Hi Everyone - what a glorious day (but agree it's not quite warm enough for naked gardening)
Sorry I have been AWOL for a couple of weeks. We had 2 weeks holiday and on return I joined the lengthening ranks of Forkers with medical probs which required hospital investigation, followed by days (seemed like months) of anxious waiting. Was given the All Clear on Thursday (phew!) but didn't feel much like posting while it was all going on.
I really empathise with poor Pat who has been feeling crook & undergoing investigations for weeks now - and all those on here who have been playing the health 'waiting game'.
People say 'don't worry and try not to think about it' but it's almost impossible not to. I sought refuge in transcribing lots of documents because it requires 100% concentration - no room for anything else. Gardening did not help at all - that's the time when thoughts flow freely & randomly - which usually helps sort things out in my head. I have to say 'Hats Off to the NHS' though. Next day referral from GP & seen promptly & efficiently at the hospital. I will defend this service to the end of my days and back again.
Sorry to hear of your pains Panda - pulled or torn muscles can be disproportionately painful. Ice and anti inflammatories sounds the way to go for now.
We had a lovely holiday in Norfolk. We only live in Suffolk & it was a joy to only have to travel an hour up the road. First week was on a boat on the broads. Spent several nights on the mud weight (ie anchored) rather than tying up at moorings with everybody else. It was glorious - just the water fowl, owls, kingfishers and the occasional otter for company.
Second week we were in the caravan in NW Norfolk and had 4 days cycling (anyone who thinks Norfolk is flat needs to cycle round there - some very steep little hills). All cycling involved pubs and seafood - . Particularly enjoyed the pub with a gin menu - started at the top.... Didn't visit any gardens but just enjoyed the sun and sea.
Nice to chat with you all again. I'm off out to plant 30 hellebores and 20 geraniums now! SYL.