Thursday, 30 June 2022

GOOD AND BAD

 Things are not so good here.  Tom has had another heart attack but has got over it,  the problem is that  it has made his breathing a lot worse and he is really struggling.

Nothing more can be done to help and it's not nice to see someone ill and not be able to help.

He had a panic attack the other night and we had to call in help but once he had calmed down he was okay.

Pretty scary for both of us.

He's getting up a lot later now but still enjoying his food and able to do his jigsaw, and just like him, he's not complaining at all.

On a nicer note, the Bijou Garden is looking good this year considering that I was not going to bother.

Here you can see the little sentry box shed that was erected in place of the other blue one.

This is just big enough to hold the garden bits and piece's


I re-painted the gate and bench. Had to have lots of 'sit's down's' lol,  but got there in the end.

Birds eye view.

Both honeysuckles on either side of the stairs have been awful this year.  Anyone else had trouble with honeysuckle?

Briony

x



29 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about Tom's heart attack. I can imagine how scary and stressful that must be for both of you. It's awful to watch someone suffer and not be able to do something to make things better. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.
    On another note... your little garden yard is very cute... like a little peaceful sanctuary.

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  2. So sorry to hear about Tom.Fingers crossed things stabilise.Love your little garden.So much in it.Barbarax

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  3. I really feel for you and Tom, Briony, must be awful seeing him suffering and being powerless to alleviate it. Take care of yourself too. Your little garden looks lovely, well done. Sending thoughts and hugs xx

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  4. Very hard for you both. The garden looks lovely with its bright blue seat!

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  5. Oh, Briony. I'm sorry things are so much worse. I hear you. I'm keeping you in my thoughts. I don't know if this will help or not with Tom's feeling of breathlessness. When my husband's cancer was quite advanced he began to have the sensation of breathlessness, apparently common for cancer patients. The palliative care people recommended a hand-held or other small fan to be directed on his face. It helped for a short time, but eventually it was only medication that could take away the awful sensation. Because Tom is on oxygen, this may not work, but it may still feel better than oxygen alone.

    The little shed is perfect. I couldn't imagine it being cuter than the one you had, but I think it is :)

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    1. Hi Jenny, yes he has been using a fan for a long time and I think it does help but this particular night he lost his breath and just could not get into a rhythm again, he was shaking uncontrollably and ice cold, I thought it was the end. He keeps bouncing back after all the setbacks, I wonder where he gets the strength to keep going. Thanks for the tip though. Briony x

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  6. I'm sorry to hear about Tom. I'm glad he partially recovered from his heart attack but it's got to be hard to be uncomfortable. Is he on any anti-anxiety medication? You've done wonders with the bijou garden! We have a honeysuckle -- in what way has yours been terrible? Just not blooming? Ours seems like it has fewer flowers than usual. I think it's the chilly weather.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Steve. Tom has anti-anxiety meds but we only use them when needed, he certainly needed them the other night. As for the honeysuckles, one looks like it may have a disease and the other has flowers but they are not opening properly. I will cut them back at the end of the summer and hope next year will be better. The 'natural' honeysuckle goes on year after year, these others are fancy one's. lol

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  7. Sorry to read about Tom's heart attack, a worry time for both of you. Your garden is looking pretty

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  8. Sorry to hear Tom is unwell, recovery at our age is always so very slow.

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  9. So sorry to hear your latest news, my thoughts are with you both. Your little garden is delightful.

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  10. The garden is reqlly beautiful! It looks like something out of a fairy tale. I do love the sweet little shed as well. I would live here! I am so sorry about Tom. Glad he recovered from this latest setback; that means he is strong!! Please keep us updated.

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  11. P.S. Looks like you have a new background; I like it!

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  12. Your garden is so cheerful and happy. The gate is my favorite part and that shed is adorable. Love the brilliant blue and wild clapping for painting it your self. I am sad to hear about yet another heart attack and the panic attack had to have scared both of you. Prayers and lots of well wishes coming your way and prayers for strength as you both struggle with this disease. Keep us posted as you can, give all the kitties hugs from me

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  13. So sorry to hear about the health troubles. It's so scary, so sending all good thoughts. One honeysuckle plant has flourished ridiculously well, the other (which was the reason we spent a fortune on trellis) has died. I don't think that it's been a good year for it in general.

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  14. You've done a good job with the painting. Blue is the perfect colour for the garden. It brings it alive.

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  15. This is so painful for both of you--and frightening when there is a crisis. Hold onto the good moments.

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  16. I love your little garden and all the blue. The little shed is perfect. Sorry to hear about Tom. Hugs from New Zealand.

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  17. You have made a fabulous job of that garden, and we hope you get nice days and Tom can get out there to sit and enjoy it with you.

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  18. So sorry to learn that Tom is so unwell. Take care of yourself too.

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  19. Sorry to hear that Tom is unwell. The garden is looking lovely.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  20. I'm so sorry to hear about Tom.
    The garden looks wonderful.

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  21. Thanks for the update on Tom's health. Staff Nurse Briony is doing a fine job of caring for him and finding time to titify the garden during her fag breaks. Regards to Tom and the felines.

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  22. The garden look very pretty and I love the blue. Where do the stairs go to? Sorry to hear about Tom's setback.

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  23. Your Bijou garden is absolutely wonderful, Briony. I'm sure it brings you a lot of solace when life seems like it's too much to handle. I'm so so sorry to hear about your husband's current issue with his heart & breathing. Life certainly isn't easy sometimes, is it. I'm holding you close in thought & prayer. Please hang in there and reach out to the rest of us if you feel overwhelmed. We're here to you. ~Andrea xoxo

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  24. I'm sorry to hear about Tom. Praying and sending positive thought your way Briony. The garden looks a lovely place so sit.

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  25. sorry to hear about Tom, I hope you are both doing ok. Your garden looks fabulous, I love the blue.

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  26. I'm so sorry about Tom. I hope he can find comfort. Your garden is lovely!

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