Monday, 15 February 2016


Firstly, thank you to those that left me messages of sympathy for my loss of Tilly, still hurts, miss her little face first thing in the morning waiting to eat breakfast with me.

Secondly, I need to apologize for my long absence ~ I am still struggling with my health BIG time and facing some long-term conditions now.
The worst of these is having been diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy in my feet which causes me a lots of pain and a loss of sensation and so far I have not been able to tolerate any of the drugs used for the condition.
My eyesight is deteriorating due to diabetic retinopathy, I now have a hiatus hernia, I'm off to the cardiac ward shortly to find out what this silly heart of mine is up to (I'm suspecting it's broken due to Tilly leaving me!) and for the past 8 months I have had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both wrists which I will be having surgery on next Monday!

All of this = no stitching, knitting or sewing and the little I have done since Christmas has been poorly executed so have decided to give up for the time being.

  I'm so sorry it's depressing and miserable reading and this is the main reason I have stayed away from blogging land but when I received such supportive comments from losing Tilly, I realised I do have faithful and kind followers still out there.
Most of these followers have stuck with me right from the start of my time blogging and I truly thank you for being there xxx

I will be in stitches (literally) for 14 days after my surgery next week but as soon as I can I will take some photos of the bits and pieces I have managed to work on since last April and get back into the swing of things.
It can take up to 12 weeks before my hands will be fully functionable again so I will get lots of time to catch up with you all and see what you've all been up to!

Lastly, Oscar is doing so well and Monty is such a gentle dog and they seem to have bonded!  I leave the cage door open when he is indoors and Monty insists on laying by his cage and licking him at every opportunity and Oscar even brings a toy to him now to share . . .

Thanks for stopping by


Denise said...

So sorry to hear about your health and the loss of Tilly. I, too, have been away from Bloggerville and had missed your news. I had my hands done 4 years ago. If your surgeon is as good as mine - you'll be doing great at 3 weeks. Make sure to have nonbuttoning pants. Sweats, lounge pants, and elastic waistbands. And do your finger exercises as soon as you can. That makes a world of difference. Good luck and keep us posted.

Vickie said...

Oh my goodness! That picture is just precious.
I am sorry for your health trouble Jane. My mother is diabetic and does not take good care of herself at all. I am glad to see you do!

Maggee said...

Golly Jane... that is a lot to have going on at one time... So sorry to hear it, but I shall pray for your healing in everything! And continued strength to get you through! Sounds like for now, you might have to live vicariously through stitching bloggers' projects and all things stitchy online. I often struggle between reading about stitching or actually doing some! Big, soft hugs to yo!

cucki said...

My dear you are in my thoughts and prayers
Love you x

Petal49 said...

Thinking of you and hoping that all goes well with your surgery. I do so love your work. Take care.

Annette said...

Ow My Goodnes...
You have a lot on your plate!
Take it easy.
I only can talk about teh carple tunnel syndrome.. I have it too. only perminent... it's not funny.
I really hoppe they can help you get your health back on track, and you can live your life again
My best wishings for you

Cath said...

Good luck with the surgery . I will be thinking of you .xxx

Maggie said...

Good luck with the surgery, and I hope you start to feel better soon.

Mouse said...

ohhh bless ... just catching up with every one and you have so much going on right now ... so sorry to hear about Tilly (hugs)... I hope you get sorted soon with the meds and that your surgery goes well on your hands ...
and then with time you will be back to your normal blogging self ..
adore the photo of Oscar and Monty together ... they seem to be such good friends ... take care my friend and if you need to squeak or moan ... you know where I am :) love mouse xxxxx

Melody said...

Jane, I'm sorry to read about the health issues you are facing. I hope things go well for you and things will begin improving! Take care.

Carol said...

Oh, Jane, it just sounds like one thing after another for you--I'm so sorry you are dealing with all of these health worries. Hoping the surgery goes well and that the warmer weather will help, too. Sending a warm hug your way...

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sorry for the loss of your dear Tilly. And for your own health problems too.

I hope you are able to stitch again soon. Maybe you can share some older finishes until then? Just to entertain us!

Sally said...

Oh Jane I am so sorry to hear about Tilly. Sending you hugs.

I hope you manage to get your health problems sorted too. It sounds like you have an awful lot to deal with.

Barb said...

Goodness me Jane no wonder you have been missing. I do hope your surgery goes well, and I am sorry this wretched diabetes is causing you so many problems.
I have to admit your problems have put mine into perspective. Take care my dear and we will all be awaiting your post next time, Bye for now and give Oscar and Monty a big hug from me for keeping you positive. Pets do help.
(((((BIG HUGS )))))

Eugenia Maru said...

Lamento mucho tu estado de salud. Espero que la operación haya salido bien y tengas una pronta recuperación.
Yo también soy diabética, aunque estoy hace poco diagnosticada. Espero no tener complicaciones.
Triste la pérdida de Trilly, ahora está en el cielo de los animalitos, un consuelo para ti.

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