Saturday Snapshots #133

Blossoms © J Horak-Druiff 2011


New life – March 2010

Thank you to all those of you who have sent messages, prayers and positive thoughts following my 88-yr old dad’s fall and hip surgery this week. You have no idea how comforting and uplifting it was to read them and know that so many of you had shared similar experiences and knew the difficulty of living so far from family.  Each and every one of you is a superstar to me.  Despite the doctors fears that he would have a heart attack under anaesthetic, he came through the surgery and is now recovering well in the intensive care unit.  There is still a long road of rehabilitation and recovery ahead, but we can cross each bridge as we come to it.  For now, I feel as if the entire family has been given a new lease on life, rather like the trees around my house that are slowly blossoming back into life after the long winter.

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  1. Barbara says

    Thanks for the update Jeanne – so happy to hear all went well in theatre and I hope your Dad is soon mobile again. Keep up the great cooking, writing and photographing, it will help ease the pain of being far away at this time … :-)

  2. says

    Hi Jeanne, I’m so glad your dad has come through the surgery. It is horrible being so far from loved ones when something like this happens (I’m in Beijing and my 90yr old dad is in the UK, he has cancer. I live from phone call to phone call). Did they give him a general anaesthetic? these days hip surgery is usually done with a spinal block because of the length of the surgery and the fact that most people who have to have it are older. My mum had it done twice, and the second hip – 2yrs ago – has been incredibly successful despite her age (85 at the time) Once the wound heals swimming is marvellous exercise.
    Chin up girl, you have been much in my thoughts. Jo