Saturday, July 11, 2020

I'm home

At the risk of being boring (nothing as mind-numbing as another's ailments, unless you're involved), I'm posting my return home. 

All went well in theater and my Group Assistant Jill collected me and brought me home to the farm. 

Jill in blue, moi in pink

Interestingly , the hospital gave me a blue surgical mask which I had to wear ALL the time. Into theater, while asleep that night and all day in the ward. I was in a private ward. All the staff wore masks and visors,  like Jill is wearing above.

I have all these wonderful friends around; Ron bought my groceries on Thursday; Janine, my other neighbor, brought my Avon order home from town. I unpacked it and on Thursday, Arina (my Avon mentor) collected the customer's orders from me to be delivered. The sister from Estcourt did my dressing on Thursday (to be repeated twice more next week) and Jenny our local palliative and hospice nurse, visits me in between. 

Young Derryn and Jenna, next door, treated me as well. Derryn cut my hair and Jenna gelled my nails. 

I am truly blessed with such wonderful neighbors and friends. 

Our Internet seems to be playing ball, so I intend to visit  your blog posts today.

Be safe out there 




  1. so very happy to read you are home and that you are surrounded by friends and helpers. fills me with joy to know they all are taking such good care of you...welcome home. we are all wearing masks in any health facility for any reason... each office requires a mask to enter. our YMCA does also... the stores are our choice. I choose to wear one. prayers for a quick recovery

  2. Glad to hear that you are back home. Take your time and recover in a relaxed mode. Stay safe. Diane

  3. Hello, Jo,

    I am glad you are doing well and are in good hands. You are blessed with wonderful friends and neighbors. Take care! Have a great day!

  4. So glad to know things went well and that you are home again and being cared for. Your friends and neighbors sound so wonderful - and I know getting hair and nails done must have been really been uplifting!
    Continue to get better Jo - good days are ahead for you I'm certain.

    Sending warm hugs - it's sweltering here now high summer has arrived, and wearing masks is uncomfortable but necessary. My friend made me a beauty - fabric printed with elephants because she knows I love them!!!

    Mary and Bob XX (he thanks you for the kind greeting for his 80th!)

  5. So glad you are back home and it's great that you have so many people taking care of you.

  6. So glad you are home. And yes, you are blessed with good friends and neighbors!

  7. Glad to hear you are home safely.
    Even gladder to hear of and see your supportive neighbours.

  8. Glad to hear you made it back home and are recuperating with a little help from your friends. Stay safe!

  9. Glad to see you are home and doing well.

  10. So glad to hear you are home and getting help.


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