Friday, July 8, 2011

Blogging Friends Are The Best...

I started on my reading tour this evening and the first blog I went to was overgoodground.blogspot.com . She always has a quote either under her header or just to the right side and today she got to me right off the bat with this quote...

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."~Rachel Carson

I had said something in my post yesterday about the crap I'm slogging through but that I see things like the sunflowers in various stages and it lifts my spirits. After I had written yesterday's post I got a call from my orthopedist's office. They had me get an MRI on my hip Wednesday because the last injection I got for the bursitis didn't do much of anything so they wanted to make sure there wasn't something they weren't seeing. There was... I have a torn cartilage in my hip. My doctor is out of the country right now but I have an appointment July 25th to talk with him about my options. From what Carol's brother (who is an orthopedic surgeon) said it is probably something that can be repaired laproscopically (sp.?) and my brother, a family practice/e.r. doc, agreed. So it is another hurry up and wait but at least I know what not to do to keep the pain in the hip to levels that I can deal with... and one of them is to not mow the yard which is what I was doing when I flared up the hip this last time. I also have to be careful about lifting anything very heavy because the weight puts more pressure on the hip.

So that is why Farmlady's quote got to me right off. I think I'll have to steal it for my sidebar for a daily reminder and that is all the physical stuff I am dealing with right now. I don't want to dwell on all that so I will be looking for things to photograph and share to with you because it lifts my spirits. I also wanted to say to my blogging friends... you never know what you might write or the photo you post that may touch someone in ways that you might never know and to tell you how thankful I am for our blogging world.

9 comments:

jojo said...

that is a great quote, and that Farmlady? she's the best of the best! Just like you and all my other bloggy friends I feel so blessed to have 'met.' It really does lift my spirits too, to know they are all pulling for me. Take care Helen...

Country Girl said...

I've always loved this quote:
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

The blogging world can be so supportive ~

Sara said...

What a great quote! I find the comments left by my blogging friends to be the thing that really makes me smile some days when nothing else does.

And your blog is another one that makes me smile! Keep writing!

Paxie said...

Agree. Farmlady has brought me to "happy tears" on more than one occasion. Quite often she says things that I need to hear right at that moment.

I love my blogging friends and should get back to it myself. I still visit, but...

Glad to hear you got some relatively good news sorta. :)

And YOU are the reason I keep coming back here. Good times or bad...love you!!

farmlady said...

Wow!I feel like I just given a Blogger "feel good" award. Thank you.
Sometimes I'm asked why I bother to blog and I usually start by saying I love to write and how it's my way to reach out to others that share the same feelings, needs and "happy tears" that I do. But your post about lifted spirits and the gentle kindness that prevails in Blogging is what makes this Blog-obsession so meaningful.
Thank you for the Kudos.... and Jojo and Paxie too.
I've had some health issues lately, too, which lay heavy on my mind and this post has MADE MY DAY.
Love ya Helen. Take care and be well.

farmlady said...

...And you are welcome to "steal" the Carson quote from underneath my header photo any old time. I steal good quotes often. Rachel won't mind.

Roslyn said...

ha, getting old is not for wimps, Helen! I have had 5 steroid epidurals the past few months, my back is a mess, trying to see if I can avoid going under the knife. You have to do what you can to mitigate the pain until you can see your orthopod. again. Hugs........

Roslyn said...

ha, getting old is not for wimps, Helen! I have had 5 steroid epidurals the past few months, my back is a mess, trying to see if I can avoid going under the knife. You have to do what you can to mitigate the pain until you can see your orthopod. again. Hugs........

IISAFETY said...

Thanks for sharing this quote. It's not only a beautiful quote but it's also an inspiring one. Keep blogging!