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Challenging Year!

Category: New Yard | Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:59 pm

This was not a good year for me in the yard. I made some attempts at herbs this year in pots and they did okay until the heat of summer.

Trying to keep up with school, work and everything else this year didn't give me much of a chance!!!

I lost two uncles and an aunt early this year. Then my sister was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer on March 8th.

June, my partner Patrick was in the hospital with heart problems and blood pressure of 278/180....that is finally under control.

September 28th, my sister passed away on her 49th birthday. Very hard to go through that, but I was able to spend her last two weeks with her and her family at the hospital.

The picture above are my two gorgious niece the day of my sisters memorial service.

October 12th, I was hospitalized having collapsed at work with what they thought was a heart attack. I have since undergone angioplasty surgery and have been diagnosed with CHD, the small blood vessels in my heart are pretty much gone at this point. Right now I am just trying to control a cholesterol level of 300.....genetics....have to love it! I eat healthier than anyone I know, so this could be difficult to manage!

So, I have missed my friends here on GardenStew, and with ANY luck at all, 2011 will find me here more often! Back to school again in January, but I have gone part time rather than full.

I wish you all the BEST holiday season.....Happy Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannakah, New Years....etc.! Looking forward to the spring!!

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Sjoerd wrote on Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:26 am:

Goo0d to hear from you--My, what a dramatic year you have had.
It's good to hear that youare doing better now. I also hope that you will become active on here again and that your partner will soon be 100% .


toni wrote on Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:38 am:

That is just more than one person should have to endure all in one year. So sorry to hear about the passing of your sister, hope you and her family are getting thru this okay.

Glad to have you back with us.


budagardener wrote on Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:45 am:

Thanks Toni and Sjoerd. I've missed everyone here a lot! I am so looking forward to catching up on what everyone accomplished this year! So many photos, posts, blogs, and forums to read!


eileen wrote on Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:59 am:

I'm so sorry to hear of all the heartache and problems you've had to deal with since you were last here Buda. I hope both you and Patrick are now enjoying much better health and that you are, slowly, coming to terms with losing your sister.
It's lovely to have you back here with us again and I hope you'll become a frequent visitor as we've all missed having you around.
Take care.


Frank wrote on Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:28 am:

So sorry to hear about your sister, uncles and aunt Buda.

Wishing you and Patrick a very happy and healthy 2011. Do come back to see us.


Jewell wrote on Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:15 pm:

Sorry to hear of your loss and health concerns. Hopefully you and yours will be on the mend and better than ever. Nothing like viewing the gardens to bring some light to life. Hang in there and thoughts and prayers are with you.


budagardener wrote on Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:16 pm:

Thanks all! Patrick and I are on our roads to recovery. This year I will be planting a vegetable garden which will be great for our diets! :-)
That will probably mean starting seedlings early enough to plant in March! I am really looking forward to a new year.

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