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13 Oct 2006

Hi Cs, since I last posted I have been admitted to hospital and have undergone surgery. All a little bit of a shock to the system, but what it has shown me is that you never know what tomorrow holds. I am now on my way to recovery and since my discharge yesterday feel surprisingly firmer and energised. I have still kept myself at bay, and feel I still need a break from all this intense self discovery. I appreciate being able to eat, I appreciate being back home with my children and husband. My husband appreciates me and what I get done in a day. I was missed and the warmth and love sent my way has given me a new lease on life. Being in physical pain has made me slow down, and now I am able to see the smaller things in life that used to pass me by - for instance sitting in the sun and enjoying the sounds of nature, or just watching a bee collecting nectar from a bush of flowers. I hope that everyone who reads this forum experiences a little of what I have experienced this past week or so. Thank you for your endless time, care, compassion and support that you sow daily and may you reap the benefits you so clearly deserve.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi mt,
Gosh, sorry to hear of your hospitalization and surgery --- hope things are now mending in every sense ! I found myself that one thing such experiences can do for you is to enable you to appreciate the many little things in life we all take for granted. Though my damaged arm won't ever again let me luxuriate in scratcing my back, resuming other such small activities were so satisfying. As you say, if we use whatever scraps of time present themselves to us, to notice and enjoy the basic elements of life, to accept what isn't working right SO FAR, and enjoy what is working fine right now, it does help. I hope you make a full and early recovery, and retain the good insights you have gained
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