Saturday, 24 February 2018

Sitting By My Window

I want to thank people so much for the kind comments left on my last post about my Mum. I still feel a bit too emotional to answer them all but they have meant so much to me. It is incredible to think of people, I have never met, all over the world who have thought of us and left such kind comments. I can't say how much it has helped.
   It was a beautiful sunny day last week, when we said goodbye to Mum, abnormally warm and sunny for a February day which was so fitting. All our family came together from all over the country and it was a lovely day, a true celebration of her life. As we drove away from the house behind the hearse with her wicker coffin covered in roses and spring flowers all I could hear was her little friend the robin singing it's heart out in the hedge. It was so comforting.
  Unfortunately this week I had to go straight into hospital and have the rest of my thyroid, lymph nodes and another parathyroid gland removed. It couldn't have come at a worse time but they had already put it off for two weeks for me so I just had to get on. As I sat in bed looking out over a part of London I don't know at all I felt miles from home and spent the whole week thinking of sitting looking out of my own window. Here I finally am, it is just a bit of a mundane view but to me today it looks like heaven on earth. The operation done, I know I have to get the results and deal with anything else but this stage is out of the way and I have willed this moment to come all week. It's freezing and for anyone outside I hope you are wrapped up warm but I will sit and recuperate for a while. I have a swollen neck, croaky voice and feel a bit weak but I don't really care, I am just happy to be home!



6 comments:

  1. Hello Jane, I have been wondering how you are with everything you have been through. I pray everything turns out well for you, make sure you don't do too much and give yourself chance to rest and recuperate.
    Best wishes
    Marlene xx

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    1. Thank you Marlene, It is very nice of you and I am certainly going to rest for a bit! Jane xx

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  2. I am so sorry to hear of your ordeal. I can relate a bit as I was diagnosed with uterine cancer 2 months after my dad died in 2014. (My mom died 2 years before him.) It is hard to deal with surgery, chemo and radiation when you are grieving. I think I subconsciously postponed some of my grieving for quite awhile. I will add you to my prayer list.
    Sending you a (((((((BIG HUG!)))))))

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    1. Thank you Jo so much. I know these times are hard but I'm determined to be strong and get through them. Jane xx

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  3. Hello Jane, I've been thinking and praying for you and your family. I couldn't help but cry when I read about your Mum's funeral and little Robin♥ Your Mum was so truly loved. I'm sending lots of get well wishes and blessings to you Jane and I'm so looking forward to hearing good news very soon. Take extra good care. Linda xxx

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    1. Thank you Linda so much. Sometimes I can't believe how hard life has become but there are still good times and I'm going to try my hardest to enjoy them. Thank you for your kind message. Jane xx

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