Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christmas Greetings Everyone.


I've had a very hectic few weeks as we've had to travel 17 miles to a hospital in a neighbouring city so that Harry can be assessed by a neurologist for tests with a view to having a shunt in his head to drain off the excess fluid that is pressing on his brain. This might help him to balance better and improve his quality of life.
He has decided to go for the possible operation and has signed the papers already.
However, in order to qualify for this, he has to have further tests done which might mean an overnight stay in hospital beforehand. However, because we haven't any transport and he cannot get into any vehicle unaided, we have to reply on the NHS ambulance service which does make a very long day when we have to go to these appointments. They are always very kind, though and I don't know what we'd do without them.
The possible operation is a ray of hope for us to cling on to.

I've also been to my granddaughter's nativity play at her school where she had an angel part this time. I really enjoy going to these Christmas activities and I also attended a concert that my daughter in law organised for all her pupils (adults and children) she teaches. They all were very high standard flautists (flute players). Some had not been learning for very long at all. 
Millie, my youngest granddaughter recently did very well in her grade 2 examination. (Well, being a grandmother allows one to brag about the grandchildren, doesn't it?).
I'm looking forward to the Carols By Candlelight Service at Church tomorrow evening. 


 We want to wish you all a very Happy Christmas. We're determined to enjoy ours and look forward to my daughter and grandsons spending a good few days with us over the Christmas period.

Merry Christmas, Peace and Goodwill to all men, women and children.

22 comments:

Gosia k said...

My dear friend Have a great Christmas time and Happy New Year 2015. I believe the next will better for you and your family. Gosia and family from the heart of Europe.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

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Jackie said...

Merry Christmas to you and Harry, sweet friend.
Love you much,
Jackie

Mimi said...

Maggie,hope you and family have a wonderful Christmas Enjoy every minute as best you can. Glad you have that (operation) ray of hope, hold onto it! Xx

Beryl Ament said...

Happy Christmas and best wishes for a brighter 2015.

Rose said...

Best wishes for Harry for a successful operation. And wishing you a blessed Christmas, Maggie, and health and happiness in the New Year.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Merry Christmas and I hope the new year bring you both peace and healing.

christopher said...

Yes, peace to you as well.

And I hope Harry's surgery goes well.

ladyfi said...

Wishing much health and strength to you and Harry!

Bernie said...

Merry Christmas to you and Harry Maggie, may the season be filled with love and family. Think of you so very often, Big hugs, xo

Wisewebwoman said...

The merriest of merries to you and yours, Maggie.

XO
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Ayak said...

Hoping you and Harry have a lovely Christmas and wishing you health, peace and happiness for the new year. With lots of love xxx

Suldog said...

Merry Christmas, Maggie. I'll say a prayer.

Shammickite said...

My best wishes to you and Harry for a relatively uneventful 2015 (including successful surgery, keeping fingers crossed)... and have a lovely Christmas with your family. Hugs from my little corner of Canada, where we are going to have a green Christmas for a change.... no snow.

dianefaith said...

Merry Christmas, Maggie, and I hope that peace and joy fill your heart and your home during these winter days.

cheshire wife said...

I hope that you are enjoying the festive season. A Happy Christmas to you and your family.

Suburbia said...

Merry Christmas to you all.

Best wishes for the op - a ray of hope

Hilary said...

I'm far behind on blog visits but I hope that you and Harry and family had a wonderful Christmas in spite of health woes. I send best thoughts for Harry's surgery to go well and that he gains comfort and strength as a result. Hugs to you.

FeltByRae said...

My very best wishes to you dear maggie for a healthy and happy 2015

Expat mum said...

Hope you had a Happy Xmas. Here's to 2015. xxx

Wendy said...

Isn't it a strange time in our lives. I remember feeling pulled in 2 directions when David was so sick and I was celebrating the arrival of a new grandchild, or a Christmas concert put on by other grands. How could I feel so sad for David and so full of joy and pride at my new grand babies? Or granchildrens accomplishments?

I do hope by now that Harry has had his operation and it's done him the world of good.

Did you have a nice Christmas? I hope so.
Sending peace and love to you, Maggie.

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