You know sometimes things happen that make you realise how important people are in your life!
On Tuesday evening, Perdita (my wire haired Dachshund) and I were making our regular walk from my apartment to my Mum’s. It was a beautiful evening and I was humming as I strolled. Perdita strutted along beside me, gleefully barking and generally winding up the other dogs in the neighbourhood. It was a case of: “Ha!You’re locked up! Look at me!”
Perdita got her comeuppance! ‘Bark, bark’ as we approached my Mum’s neighbour. They have two enormous dogs who Perdita gets great joy in taunting. Well, not only did they bark back, but also charged out of their open garden gate towards us! Perdita was utterly horrified. I bent down attempting to rescue Perdita but in doing so lost my balance as the two dogs bowled into me at full pelt!
The good news is – Perdita is fine! The bad news – I have broken two bones in my spastic right hand. It is now in a plaster cast for 6 weeks. I have also dislocated and broken the middle finger on my good left hand. This is currently strapped to my ‘wedding’ finger. Today we saw the orthopaedic surgeon who is operating on it this evening and putting in steel pins.
Glory be, I come out of hospital tomorrow only to go back in on Monday!
Please pray that all goes well in tonight’s operation.
For the time being, I have moved in with my Mum who, thank the Pope,is a trained nurse. Throughout my turbulent life, my Mum has been the most important person to me. She has raised me twice, and continues to rescue me when disasters strike.
She is also my best friend.
Love you Mum!
Ps. I guess blogging now is going to be a slower affair as my typing skills are truly tested!
Thank God you did not injure yourself more seriously, It’s bad enough, but remember you will have to be very patient with the healing process. Keep smiling and thank your wonderful mother for her closeness and love.
Mum’s are the best!!
Oh, shame, Gaynor, my heart went out to you when I saw you on the road on Tuesday – as I said on Facebook, why does something nasty always happen to the good guys ? So, so sorry it happened. Hope your hand gets better real soon and I’ll be thinking about you next week.
Travel safe x
There are easier ways of getting to over 3000 views of your blog in a month! X
thinking of you dearest Gaynor, and sending love and hugs xx
don’t you dare slow down Madame!!
heal quickly, x Sandi
Dear Gaynor – what a dreadful thing to have happened! AND just before you leave for Cape Town for your ear op! Would love to see you when you have time “off” in the Mother City: we live in Hout Bay and my ‘phone nos are: 021 7909720 and 0825551781. Good luck with all the medical procedures! You’ll have to dictate and get someone else to type your blog… Hope to see you soon. Love,Margaret xx
Margs, I won’t get hold of you this time but when I get down to CT in three weeks for my “switch on” then I would love to have lunch with you?
With a smile I kiss your eyes
Oh no Gaynor!!! I hope all goes well and that you heal quickly. You are in my thoughts…XXX
You know what I want to say but am not allowed to write it. It’s just another real bugger. How much more do you and Mom have to go through?????
Love you and waiting for you guys on Sat for the bigger hurdle on Monday. Xxxx
Oh shame Gaynor. Holding thumbs that all will go well tonight.
I can’t believe you still managed to type. Well done. Praying for you.
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