I’m spoilt!

I got to go home yesterday afternoon between sessions on the drip. The sun shone despite a forecast of heavy rain, some good friends visited and I got to enjoy freshly picked vegetables from our garden. Coming back to the hospital is never easy but when you arrive in to a nice surprise, it’s kinda nice!

flower arrangement

I walked back into the ward yesterday evening laden down with freshly washed pyjamas for the coming week in hospital. The other patients greeted me with beaming faces and as I neared my bed, I discovered why. There was a beautiful arrangement of flowers on my bedside table. This was a total surprise! The bouquet contained white lilies and sunflowers and the most gorgeous mixture of unusual flowers in various shades of purple. I hunted around for an accompanying card to identify the sender but having found it, was none the wiser.

“Lillies from a blogger.  Wishing you all the best, Steph. Thinking of you.”

By this stage, the nurses and the rest of the ward had joined in the fun. “Steph has a secret admirer”, they ragged me. I’ve two clues as to the identity of the sender of these fabulous flowers. One of the nurses told me that a lady had phoned the nurses station yesterday to enquire if I was allowed flowers on the ward. And, I think the words “Lillies from a blogger” might contain a big clue?

I’d like to say to whoever it was who sent these flowers that it was the loveliest of surprises to receive. I’ve always known that being a part of the blog world, is a special place to be but now I’ve been deeply moved by this hugely thoughtful gesture. If you’re reading this, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I feel very spoilt.

14 Responses to I’m spoilt!

  1. Lily says:

    Guilty as charged. Know all about hosp stays so know that a little surprise can be nice, you deserve it all.

  2. Grannymar says:

    A little spoiling does no harm. I hope your day went well yesterday.

  3. Steph says:

    Lily – You have truly spoilt me and I’m lovin’ it! Thank you so much :D

    I hope all your flights are on time. Happy flying!

    Grannymar – I did indeed enjoy my trip home yesterday but I found that my energy reserves were way down and came back totally exhausted. Hence, Lily’s flowers were beautifully timed.

  4. Bendy Girl says:

    What a lovely gesture! Blogging is a wonderful community. Hope you keep on feeling better Steph, love n hugs BG x x x

  5. Steph says:

    Bendy – The blogging community is second to none. Since I’ve been in hospital, my friends outside of blogging have really had their eyes opened to the joy of these friendships. If I had my way, I’d prescribe blogging as an essential of any significant hospital stay.

    Thanks for all your good wishes. I’m having a rest day today to re-charge the batteries. I’ll blog about my condition in more detail soon.

  6. Geri Atric says:

    What a kind surprise! Good luck with the re-charge Steph and enjoy your lovely flowers. I’m sure they will do a lot to helping you feel better.
    Cheering for you as always..! xx

  7. Steph says:

    Geri – Thanks. I can hear you cheering from here ;-)

    The rest day has paid off. I slept on and off and feel better for it tonight. It’s fairly quiet in the hospital as it’s a Bank Holiday weekend. Not many doctors around, I think they all downed tools and went to the pub on Friday afternoon :roll:

  8. achelois says:

    A combination of flowers that would be mine also, beautiful.I completely agree about the blogging community; I am a novice in blog world and am beginning to realise that a kind word or gesture can lift one’s spirits beyond measure. Pleased you are feeling a little better and hoping each day this week brings improvement.

  9. Steph says:

    achelois – I agree totally. Sometimes, a simple comment can totally make your day. If I had to analyse it, I’d say that chatting online perhaps facilitates greater freedom of speech?

  10. Baino says:

    Aww bless her. I didn’t even think of asking which hospital you were in. You’re a gem Lily.

  11. Annb says:

    Glad you’re getting some visible proof of how much you are appreciated in the blog world Take care

  12. Steph says:

    Baino – You’re absolutely right about Lily. I’m one lucky bunny!

    Ann – Watch out! You’ll give me a swollen head (again!) ;-)

  13. Geri Atric says:

    Good morning Steph! Just peeping round the door this fine Tuesday morning, to see how you’re doing. (I won’t bring my flu germs inside!)

    Hope you are feeling a bit better today. Are you still attached to ‘Gucci’?!
    Grannymar does that too, doesn’t she; gives her ‘gadgets’ boys names. I do it with plants.
    (Have moved Fred out of the bedroom now and put him back on the kitchen table. He uses up all my night-time oxygen with his snoring! Although…on second thoughts…it might be that old sore throat of mine making all the racket..?).

    I hope they let you out for good behaviour again very soon Steph, but do be extra careful to stay away from fluey hotspots. Goodness knows where I got mine; metro, bus, in the shops..(?). My doctor (bless him) cluckingly reassured me over the phone that although it sounds like the dreaded Swine flu, since I haven’t been to Mexico, it probably isn’t(!). Now I know the Dutch media/authorities aren’t making the same ‘fuss’ about H1N1 as most other countries, but my doc’ really does need to catch up. There are new cases every day, in towns around me – and they are still calling it the Mexican flu (Mexicaanse Griep) over here in NL. I think we are the only country still doing that.

    Anyway Steph, some new flu (whatever it’s called) is nothing compared to what your good self continues to go through, with such courage and great good humour.

    So cheers!(raising tea cup).

    Take care, have a really good day. Big hugs! xxx

  14. Steph says:

    Geri – Mornin! Very happy to see you ‘out and about’ so to speak. I hope you are over the worst of whatever that horrible dose is.

    Matilda (the drip) and I hope to part company today for good after almost a month of companionship. I was moved onto oral antibiotics this morning as my head has responded well to a combination of IV’s plus oral antibiotics (3 in total). My response over the next 24 hours of oral only medications, will be vital to the next step of my recovery. Here’s hoping!

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