Home From Hospital

I just thought I’d pop in briefly to let you know I’m home from hospital now. My friend came and collected me from the hospital this morning and was kind enough to stay some of the day at home with me. You’ll be pleased to hear my operation was successful. There was a minor complication, but the hospital really did look after me well. I have to visit my GP in ten days to have my stitches taken out. I’m also on antibiotics, still somewhat wiped out and have very little energy. Not surprising, though. Early days yet.

I was lucky to have been on a reasonably quiet ward, or as quiet as wards can be, with the general hustle and bustle of hospital staff being as busy as they are. That, along with a variety of pings and beeps from hospital equipment. The doctors and nurses were all lovely, and so were the care workers and cleaners, and I feel grateful for being cared for so well. What would we do without the NHS?

My home help, a good friend, is coming over a couple of extra times over the next week to make sure I’m okay and see if there’s anything I need. It’s very kind of her, and I appreciate it. My neighbour got some shopping in for me yesterday, so I’ve got food, although I’m not very hungry. The hospital food was yummy, and they even had a good choice of vegan meals which surprised me. I think food always tastes nicer if someone else has cooked it for you!

I probably won’t write much for a few days yet as I’m still pretty exhausted. I don’t think I’ve got all of the anaesthetic out of my system yet, either. I will try and catch up with some of your recent posts as soon as I can. I’ve missed you all being part of my life. It’s funny how people we don’t really know away from WordPress can become a big part of our lives.

I’ll say night-night now as I’m going up to bed early. I might even let Peanut, my cat, come up with me as I think she missed me while I was away. A neighbour popped in a couple of times a day to ensure she had enough food, water and a clean litter tray. I missed her too.

Mostly, I wanted to thank all of you, my blogging buddies and readers, for your very kind comments and good wishes – I’ve just had time to read some of them. It’s lovely to know people care, and it means a lot to me. See you all soon. Xx .πŸ’Ÿ

Author: Ellie Thompson

Writing my memoirs, musings, a little fiction and a lot of poetry as a way of exploring and making the most of my life ... ... Having had a break from writing my blog for more than three years, I decided to return to write my memoirs, some day-to-day observations, views and feelings. My passion is non-fiction poetry. I have a disability and use an electric powerchair called Alfie and let nothing get in the way of living life to the full. I believe that you can never do a kindness too soon and should give credit where credit is due. A smile or a kind word could make the difference between a good or bad day for a person - we never know what's going on for another soul. Those little things, perhaps, practised daily like a mantra, could mean so much to someone else. Thank you for visiting my blog and reading a little more about me. Please, make yourself at home here. You are very welcome. Ellie x 😊

28 thoughts on “Home From Hospital”

  1. Hi Ellie and great news to hear from you! Of course Peanut missed you and she will make up for the gap I’m sure with her purrr-fect affection!

    I bet you feel wiped out that’s a lot to go through; so keep on the mend with that great attitude and outlook! I tell you the prayers help and I had just said another for you yesterday when You suddenly crossed my mind in my praying about some things! I’ll say another tonight too!
    Rest up and see you later! πŸ™πŸŒΉπŸŒˆπŸŒžπŸ€— πŸ™

    Brother in Christ Jesus,

    1. Thank you so much, Lawrence. That’s so kind of you and I very much appreciate you thinking of and praying for me.

      Yes, I do feel pretty shattered still but I guess, it will take a while to get my strength back up to where it was. Thanks for your encouragement also. My friend is popping in for a while later which will be lovely. I’m very appreciative of her friendship and help. Ellie xx πŸ’œπŸ’–πŸ’š

      1. Good Day Ellie! I’m glad I could offer the words of encouragement and the prayers! It’s great that that it had some genuine good effect on you’re getting through this ordeal but it’s especially good to hear that you have loved ones or dear close friends who are by your side and in the ready! That in itself is a blessing and I know how much more taxing it can be to have to battle these things alone as I have had to do a few times in life due to circumstances but wen even one true and dedicated family member or friend was showing up or offering support that was a huge relief and inspiration!

        This is looking like a fine road to a healthy recovery ahead; so as they say keep doing what you’re doing! And I’ll do the same looking forward to even more good news as the days pass ahead!
        Lawrence xx πŸ’œπŸ’–πŸ’š πŸŒΉπŸŒˆπŸŒžπŸ€— πŸ™

        1. Hi Lawrence. Thank you so much for all your kind words. I am, indeed, very lucky in having a few close friends. My family all live a long way away so I rarely see them which is sad. My friend, Debbie, was here this afternoon and it was very good to catch up with her again. And sharing a cup of coffee with a friend is always a great thing to do. I have, in the past, had to manage everything alone, so I do understand where you’re coming from and can totally identify with that. I don’t need much – even just one good friend is something to be extremely grateful for. I hope you are well and feeling positive. I’m positive about my recovery although, still very tired, not surprisingly, I suppose. With each day, I’ll get stronger. Thanks again, Lawrence. Ellie xx πŸ’–πŸŒΌπŸŒžπŸŒ·πŸ€—

    1. Thanks very much, Jeff. I’ve missed being here. I’m lucky to have such a lovely friend and a great neighbour too. I appreciate that so much. Hope you are well, Jeff. I’ll try and catch up with your blog if you’ve posted anything recently. I’ve not had time to look at others’ blogs yet. Hopefully, I will do later. Small bites to begin with, I think. X πŸ’ŸπŸŒž

  2. Oh Ellie.
    I am so glad you are on the road to recovery.
    You have been on my mind so much.
    Your positive attitude says so much about you.
    Lots of love.xxxxx

    1. Hi Granny. Thank you so much for thinking about me. It’s good to be home, exhausted though I am. It’s great to be back here with my blogging buddies too. I’ll try and catch up with your recent posts a bit later on. I missed reading them – you always make me smile – I think you’re a pretty positive bod as well! Loads of love, Ellie Xxxxx πŸ’–β£πŸ’

    1. Thanks very much, Devang. I missed your informative posts too. I hope you are well. I’ll try and catch up peoples’ posts a bit later – my concentration is a bit shot to pieces at the moment, though. Ellie x 🌞❣🌼

  3. Good to hear that you’re on the mend! πŸ™‚

    What would we do without the NHS?

    I for one would have been long dead (way back in 1980) without them…

    1. Thank you, PeNdantry. Good to hear from you again. The NHS is invaluable, isn’t it. Glad they saved your life back then, otherwise, you wouldn’t be blogging today. I’ve got them to thank for keeping me alive many, many years ago too. I’ll try and catch up any recent posts of yours if you’ve posted anything recently. I’m a bit exhausted already so I’ll take a look at all the blogs I’ve missed later this afternoon x 🌞

    1. Thanks so much, Stacey. It’s good to be home and I will definitely get plenty of rest. I think I’m too shattered to do anything else apart from that, to be honest. The vegan food at the hospital was a real treat. They’ve come a long way since my last admission a good while back. I was pleased to find that out. I hope you are well, dear friend. Ellie xx πŸ’œπŸŒΌπŸ’–

  4. Reblogged this on Zero Lift-Off and commented:
    Hi again Ellie! You are strong and absolutely getting even stronger! A glass half-full sort of Lady; and attitude is where it all starts!

    You do point out the most relevant and important points to keep in mind, which is actually very helpful to me as well, because it’s great to be self-sufficient and depend on God first of all then our own resiliency and inner fortitude. But I know God doesn’t want us to lock up like a clam and not interact where and when it will do the good needed; so a timely message from afar can have the greatest impact, like out of the blue! You’re so right about not needing much and I just thought how I always heard the expression, β€œwe come into this world naked and we leave it with nothing too!” I have to say I’ve learned over the years how β€œmodesty” and β€œhumility” are really β€œbeautiful attributes” being so β€œvirtuous and strong qualities,” so that is what and where I want to be in my day to day life!

    Of course you’re positive about your recovery, as you are full of good and God’s light in your heart, and with these great attributes you’re on course β€œsteady and true!” You also said that so well about having to fend for ourselves alone at times, but, that does build character and puts us in touch with what really matters overall, because the opposite of being always in need of a crowd or many people to lean on is a crutch as I see it, and many a celebrity has hit the skids or rock bottom when they were up so high, but came crashing down when all those groupies went away, it became for some an impossible hole to climb out of, or the fall from that artificial perch was so much harder to take; and that is too sad! I see how many things in this world can be a trap or an enabling tool, which weakens a person leading to more problems! We’re here for a purpose!

    So yea like you said; β€œeven just one good friend is something to be extremely grateful for.” That’s a great point and we should be grateful for everything we have and even those things we don’t, which wouldn’t be what we really need anyway!

    For me, I’m telling you after having gone through the gauntlet to some extent, by some hard circumstances and battles that came my way, with most of the preceding years having been smooth sailing, it was a shock and beat me up a bit; but I tell you God has blessed me and I’m actually doing fine, I have no complaints nor should I!

    I can tell Ellie, that you have what it takes to get through it all and come out smiling; so you keep this great approach to life going and I’ll see you on the β€œBright Side!”

    I think this is where our heads and hearts are at in spirit!


    Many blessings to you! πŸ’–πŸŒžπŸ€— πŸ™
    Brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence Morra III

    1. Good morning, Lawrence,

      Thank you for your beautiful comment. I’m sorry it didn’t come through to me yesterday – it got stuck in spam for some reason. No idea why! I’m very honoured that you have reblogged my post – that’s very kind and generous of you. I will pop over to your blog to see what you write about sometime today.

      I wasn’t always a glass half full lady; I was a glass half empty lady for a long, long time, but that was a couple of years ago, I think. I took a break from my blog for three years, and it’s mostly since I’ve picked it up again that I’ve been more positive. I am, however, very determined to get the best out of life now. I do agree with you about humility and modesty being such important attributes. I would also add honesty to those. We should be honest with others, and I believe we also have to be honest with ourselves; otherwise, how can we be honest with those around us?

      I believe living alone and having to manage a young family as I did decades ago when I was raising my two children, Tom and Clare, single-handedly all through their growing up years. Tom was five years old, and Clare was only three when my ex-husband left us. I learned very quickly to be independent and resilient. It was a challenge to juggle caring for my children (and our home) with working to feed and clothe them. I learned, in those years, to enjoy my lone parenthood and completely embraced that way of being. I never remarried and never wanted to. I’m happy living alone with my cat, and we agreed that having good friends in any number is a true blessing. I prefer to have one or two close friends and have never hankered after more than that. I also have a lovely family, but we all live in other parts of the country and world. I do count myself as very blessed and never take this for granted. Gratitude is such an essential part of life – I keep a gratitude diary every day. Even things like the sun shining are beautiful, as is the rain because human life could not exist without it. There is so, so much in this world to be grateful for.

      I’m so glad you are content in your life and being now, having been through such hard and painful times. You have more strength in you than you give yourself credit for. And I know, from our messages, that you are very grateful to God for all He has done for you (and me too, of course).

      Oh, dear! I seem to have written an essay rather than a comment. I do tend to get carried away sometimes – I think it’s the writer in me! Take good care of yourself, Lawrence. Blessings and love to you. Ellie xx πŸ’œπŸŒžπŸ’šπŸŒΈβ€

      1. Hey Ellie see that you lost track of this communication because of a spam folder, and I just caught up with this great message from you due to my snafu, with my site and other things; so now I found it but good to actually get it now after the previous comments, make it all the more interesting and connect in a better way!

        Got to have β€œHonesty” you’re so right; that actually goes hand in hand with β€œHumility and Modesty;” all in all it makes for a darn good potent package as I see it!

        None of us are always on the mark and life is a learning curve as well, we have to grow in our faith and wisdom that we are definitely here for a grand purpose of design! So one way or another we will get it straight or our comeuppances!

        β€œIndependent and resilient;” can’t argue with that or if anyone would they’d be foolish in my book! You had to be from how you explained it that was some tough time, and you could only depend on your own determination, resourcefulness and of course God; to take it one day at a time and get the job done! Seems to me you did that with flying colors! I bet Tom and Clare really appreciate all you did and how good a Mom you are! And they are all the better for it!

        WOW; β€œa gratitude diary,” that’s something I never heard of believe it or not! A great idea like a journal of appreciation and thanks to God for every bit of life He bestowed upon you and yours!

        A sister of mine says it like you, how since being divorced she appreciates it now that her son is grown up and she has her cat Grace too; she feels very comfortable alone also, not wanting to remarry!

        This is very profound, β€œEven things like the sun shining are beautiful, as is the rain because human life could not exist without it. There is so, so much in this world to be grateful for.” Because that sounds like my thinking, how I tell people I know well, and some I meet; to just look at the miracle of existing and what a β€œgreat opportunity” has been provided to each of us to have a change to join what is totally beyond our comprehension, but does exist! I’ve read some very wise commentary from many others and of course the Scriptures over my lifetime that spell this out as truth; and one that makes you ponder is what Albert Einstein said here!

        β€œThe most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms – this knowledge, this feeling is at the centre of true religiousness.”
        -Albert Einstein – β€œThe Merging of Spirit and Science”

        Yes β€œreally exists!” He could see deep into the intrinsic truth and deepest areas of reality realizing how such vast intellect and beauty came up with all of this!

        So you are right to say this and you see it quite clearly I’m sure of that!
        β€œAnd I know, from our messages, that you are very grateful to God for all He has done for you (and me too, of course).” Spot-On Ellie!

        Don’t worry about essays or long spiels I’m well known for that as in writing and talking too; actually gone on for hours and put persons to sleep doing it, not due to boredom, but because it got so late they were ready for bedtime anyway! LMAO!

        Funny how fresh out of high school a model talent agency owner told me back then, β€œwhy don’t I think about going into radio because I have the voice for it and can talk up a storm!” Didn’t do it, but, as dad said more than a few times β€œit wasn’t meant to be!” I’m good with that!

        Blessings and love to you too Ellie! πŸ’œπŸŒžπŸ’šπŸŒΈβ€
        Thank you a lot!

  5. I’m so glad that you’re home and that your hospital stay went well! Thanks for letting us know. The Word Press community is great, isn’t it?

    1. Thanks so much, Ann. I think I’d be lost without my WordPress buddies. I’m still feeling drained and somewhat sore, but each day gets better, which is good. I’m making a huge effort to try and catch up with reading all my WP friends’ posts that I’ve missed. Each day that goes by, I get more and more behind. I’m going to post a short piece on my blog shortly to explain that I might not be able to catch up with everybody quite yet. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak! Xx πŸ˜‰

  6. Please don’t worry about catching up on other people’s blogs…. That’s just so overwhelming! People will understand if you just let them go. I used to worry about that when I was sick or away too, and then I realized that it really was okay. Just do what feels natural to you!

    1. Thanks for your reassurance, Ann. It is a bit overwhelming; you’re right. I’ll try to stop worrying so much. Perhaps, I’ll have to delete some of the umpteen notifications in my inbox for the time being as it’s proving impossible. Great advice, Ann – thank you x

  7. Yes I agree with Ann on that, the blog will always be here. Yay! So happy, you are home from the hospital. SO glad you have those in your corner you can count on. Isn’t that something vegan hospital food. WOW ! I’m learning through you…. May you recover well, may you ease back into you home routine with grace. As my elders’ would say one day at a time. Many blessings Dear friend. Missed you – πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ•ŠοΈπŸ•ŠοΈπŸ•ŠοΈπŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

    1. Aww … thank you so much for your beautiful words, Krissy. I was delighted to read them this morning. The vegan food in the hospital was surprisingly good, and plenty of choices. So different to a few years back. I’m okay, thanks, my friend, although I do, unfortunately, have an infection in my wound, which is very sore, but I’m now on antibiotics, so it should heal soon. It is making me feel a bit grotty, but it won’t last forever. Much love to you, my precious friend Xx πŸ₯°πŸ’šβ€πŸ’œβ€πŸ’›β€πŸ’™πŸŒΉπŸ’šπŸ₯°

  8. I’m glad to hear that you have kind people around you that are willing and able to help. And yes – food cooked for you tastes better because 1) you didn’t have to slave over it and possibly because of 2) the secret ingredient – love.

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