[LMB] OT: Hello all!

Karen Hunt huntkc at gmail.com
Sun Jan 21 12:44:23 GMT 2018


On Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 3:59 AM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> Big apology for disappearing - Christmas was incredibly, delightfully
> hectic, with many and varied mini-celebrations before the major ones.
>
> At the same time I'm preparing for a knee replacement (common and
> simple op, I know, but it's only my second surgery, and first time in
> hospital on purpose - accidents and asthma don't count - and I've been
> flat out getting everything ready.
>
> I feel so akin to Ekaterin - you don't realise how much you do until you
> stop doing it. I've had to arrange care for my Mum (family relay taking
> over), two houses, two gardens (in the middle of a fierce summer, with
> regular days over 40 - that's about 110 plus in the old Fahrenheit - total
> plant frizzling weather), various pre-op things like dental work (I broke
> two teeth. Two. Dammit.) Mail collection. Someone scraped my car in
> the dentist's car park... still doing hydro twice a week.... etc etc.
>
> I'm almost looking forward to the hospital. At least someone else has to
> do the work. I'm telling myself it's like a spa, only with pain. I'm hoping
> to get online, and to have the time to catch up on the board and do
> something intelligent. Or at least coherent. Four days to a week in
> hospital, one to two weeks in rehab, house arrest for another three or
> four weeks till I can drive.
>

Never tried that point of view! I love your optimism there.

Hoping it goes well and you can be with us all again soon. It's been quiet
without you,

Karen Hunt


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