Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Spring?

Hello dear readers, how are you? I hope you and yours are fine and if you have a challenge to manage, feel my positive vibes coming your way!


 I know, of course, that spring officially doesn't start until next week Saturday. However, we already are in meteorological spring and I hoped the wind would stop at last.  No such luck though. It was windy as ever this afternoon when I walked the dog. But at least it wasn't cold.

So for today's not so wordless Wednesday I leave you with a little video of our front garden. It's a work in progress. This bit was all overgrown with brambles and other plants when we moved in. I ripped most of it out last year to create a more flowery and wildflowery bed.

Unfortunately, this bed is on a rather steep slope so seeds easily wash away when watered. So they didn't make it. Later in the year, I re-planted some of the bulbs we have all over our back garden. Most of them came out and give us a spot of colour in these cold days. You can see them here:



The other day I put out some lavender and primroses and achillea. These are probably all the additions for the front garden for this year as I have been diagnosed with breast cancer and will start treatment for it next week. First an operation and then more is to come of which I do not know yet what exactly it will be. Which means I do not know how much I will be able to do in the garden this year.

Do you have a garden and if so, what have you planned for it in 2020?

This post takes part in Wordless Wednesday. Please head over and find more wonderful and curious more or less wordless posts: Wordless Wednesday



 

 Spring evolution

a cascade of blue, red, green

my hope is healing

 

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Charity Boudicca Appeal

I would also like to encourage you to support the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Charity’s Boudicca Appeal. They are fundraising 800 000£ to create a dedicated breast cancer unit. The hospital today sees almost double as many breast cancer patients than they did five years ago. That is an enormous rise and puts a lot of pressure on the current facilities and staff.

For me, that meant so far five journeys to Norwich within a month. That is between 35 and 45 minutes travel each way and the worry, not knowing what comes. On Thursday the 5th of March, we went again. We found out that my cancer needs an operation and probably radiotherapy. But I won’t know for sure until two weeks after the operation. While I am holding up well, it still puts a lot of pressure on my family and me.

They say on their page they want to build:” An enhanced environment. Purport-built, spacious waiting, diagnostic and treatment rooms. Counselling rooms for women with a breast cancer diagnosis. Better experience for patients with fewer days of anxiety while patients wait for results.”
That would help a lot. According to the NHS, 1 in 8 women is diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. So it is essential to create better facilities for breast cancer care. The staff I have met so far are doing an excellent job. They are so caring, being extremely effective and supportive. They do deserve a better work environment.

So please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

6 comments:

  1. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way for effective treatment.

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    1. Thank you very much. I appreciate it 🌷🙋‍♀️🐝

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  2. Prayers and tons of positive thoughts your way, Bee! You will be in my thoughts. May you heal well and fast. My mom has had a recurrence of her cancer too and we had a doctor's appointment today to discuss her biopsy report, so I completely understand what you must be going through! Stay strong and stay positive, Bee! Hugs
    P.S. I'm not participating in #ww this week but do link up with my lovely co-host Natasha's post, here:
    https://natashamusing.com/2020/03/holi-a-riot-of-colours-wordlesswednesday-wednesdaywisdom/

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    1. Hi Esha, sorry to hear about your mum. Sending love and healing vibes her way. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. I appreciate it a lot 🙋‍♀️🐝

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  3. Pretty little flowers. Hope the new ones are just as pretty.
    Wishing you well on your travel back & forth to the hospital, and for the treatments you need. <3

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    1. Hi Barbara, thanks so much. It's all getting a bit more difficult with Coronavirus around I fear. But the hospital assured me that I am getting the operation unless they shut down the hospital because of the virus. There aren't many cases in our county yet and I am only to stay for the day so I am hopeful all will be well. I appreciate your good wishes very much!

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