Saturday, July 28, 2007

Strange days really...
Most of the time I have spent looking after the acres we have (only four) but it takes some care... spent today propagating some plants I will plant out soon as spring is coming... Don was the gardener and he pointed...I planted but now I feel I know what to do with the stuff...some plants look like they propagate easily so just whack them in the ground and weeks later the green shoots appear...I seem to know which ones do what by the look of them...lots of people talk about what you should do and not do and as someone said to me today "we used to look at all your little sticks sticking up all over the place and laugh but months later the sticks had green leaves..."



Also I have made myself spend only 2 hours daily trying to get together the stuff on what was done to Don, and the more I read the sicker I feel...which is why I limit myself and then go for a walk out in the clean sunshine...it feels so dirty and wicked. I have gotten a fair way with it all and am in no doubt that he is was just another of the dreadful toll of so called modern medicine..."no responsibility...no consequences...no caring...and we assume we know all" two of my sisters are nurses so it is not as if I am against the nursing as it should be practised...
(Photo of Don from 1975...we were all young once... those muscles don't come from a gym...they come from digging holes and hard work.)


But what I am daily reading and the notes are a huge pile... is that "assumptions " were made without any care to their foundation...and now no one expects any consequences...there will be consequences...this time at least. I will make sure of that. Don would do the same for me and I know this without question.


(A lovely photo just found of Don taken with Melissa in 1975...he was as lovely on the inside as he was on the outside and I know how lucky I was...)


8 comments:

Wanna_B_slim said...

I dont know the background to what you are fighting for but from what i have read since I found you I know it is going to be a hard battle. I understand that some pretty ovious wrong doing was done to your husband... have you written a post about Don became wheelchair dependant? I hope you dont mind me asking. I feel very touched by your story and I so love seeing the photos you post. I feel the love and passion. Take care and stay safe.

cs said...

Hey MC:
I am a terrible gardener...don 't do well at it, keep up appearances if you know what I mean, but I do like wandering around and gazing out on the plants whcih are now shriveling up from the intense heat this summer.

Yes, you were one of the lucky ones, and I count myself the same. We both have pretty decent fellows don't we? True blessings in my eyes if you ask me. Your love for Don goes beyond words, spoken from a beautiful wife. I know your effort will not be futile, and some day...it will come to a close and you will find peace.

Now, back to the sticks missy!

mirk said...

1975... see these Australians and their V shaped torsos... where did we Scots go wrong?

Sara said...

*snort* at Mirk's comment. And it just occurred to me, MC, that it's winter over there. The garden does well this time of year? That's pretty cool, if so. The grass stays green over here, as well as the conifers, of course, but pretty much everything else disappears from November to March.

Middle Child said...

Mirk Maybe its to do with the sunlight and all that extra protein we had...lamb chops were always available...lamb stew, lamb roasts, baa baa black sheep...we even had sheep for pets till they "disappeared"

Nut he's a Scot's to the core so it must be the clomate and food and land...

Cazzie!!! said...

Yes, you ARE lucky, not WERE, he lives through you now, you take on board his wonderful charming attributes..and you know what...you are such an interesting intelligent lady yourself Therese... take not of this. Sit out in the sun, just BE..let the love of nature take you away...then lead you back to the NOW... you will see... it is all okay.

Middle Child said...

wanna_b_slim ... re what happened with Don medically, I am thinking of writing that up in another blog, linked to my profile because not everyone needs to or will wnat to read it. This way will hopefully help me get the notes altogether. Re Don's accident in 1982, I may have posted that, way back...unsure but will in the future do a story on that.

Cs thanks...Sticks indeed...they are future trees!

Sara "snort" just lovely : )
Cazzie, thanks for that

gina said...

Just had to say - love the photos, Therese! I really love the one of Don and Melissa. And what Cazzie said - you ARE lucky.