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MenoSundays; Life Lived Lovingly

...'fraid to say am still struggling. The third week of the viral infection now, and due to the racking cough of the second week, torn intercostal muscles brought pain... and then pleurisy developed. Am now in the "stop and let me off" stage... sigh... 

Yes, there's a bit of me wanting to be on a warm Aussie beach again, pronto. No point letting the mind linger too long on that fact, though. Else I'll end up bluer than the hue of that image!

I did pop over to Edinburgh but spent minimal time with the father as didn't want to risk his contracting the lurgy. Only stayed a couple of days, first to see L'il Ren through her annual service and second to be with father during an assessment for a power wheelchair for him. That went well and one is now on order. I came back to the Hutch on Friday and am in full recuperative mode. Sleep when I want to, eat when I want to and occasional forays on the computer. But mostly rest and warmth. Heatpacks required as the British Summer has yet to arrive.

Love has come to me from a few little corners and I am most grateful to those few who have reached out in the ether. Sorry to be quite so MIA on blogs/comments.

I pray you are all in good health and feeling strong!


  1. Oh No YAM-aunty I am so sorry to hear you are still suffering with this infection and NO not a pulled muscle. Very very gentle hugs!! TAKE CARE OF YOU!!!

    It took B a full month to get over whatever he had.
    I know your Dad will love having some 'wheels' of his own.
    Healing prayers

  2. Hoping to hear soon that "full recuperative mode" is bringing benefits. Some ever so slightly warmer weather would help too, for sure.
    Cheers, Gail.

  3. Oh gosh ~ sending you 'distant reiki healing energy.' ~ Do feel better soon ~ Xox

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. Ack, Auntie we hope you are drinking lots of
    hot tea and resting.
    POTP from all of us here.

  5. Oh no.... I am sending you the strongest POTP possible. Yes, drink tea all day long :)

  6. Oh no - we hope you feel better SOON!

  7. I knew you felt bad and were sick, but not that it is hanging on like this. so sorry. did you see a doctor? with it lasting this long, you might need more than rest... hope you feel better soon. glad your dad is getting a chair. hugs and sympathy coming your way. i had pleurisy once in my life and it was painful.

  8. We're sorry to hear you are still not feeling well since returning from your great adventure. Our paws are crossed and we hope you will feel better soon.

  9. Take it easy, keep up the good work, it's tough taking it easy, I know! xx

  10. So sorry that you are still not feeling well. We sure hope that you will be back to feeling well soon
    Mabel & Hilda

  11. Hope you feel better.
    Take care.

  12. Hi Yamini,
    Really worried as viral is a lot debilitating. I think warm water with lemon juice and honey in the morning helps a lot in clearing the system of toxins and soothes the cough.
    Take care!

  13. Ugh, wish I could share some of the Texas heat with you. feel better soon. namaste, janice xx


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