If we were having coffee: Scans, Orchids and pills!

Hello  and  welcome  come in it is lovely  to see you all here again. The fires are lit  the cushions are plumped up and  we have  the coffee and tea on  the go  and the cakes and sweets are all set out.  We  have  tea  and coffee  from all over  the world not to mention all our cakes  and muffins  and  as Paul  calls  them sweets! Every single  one  is  calorie  free! Plus of course  we now have spirits  and liquors  to warm the coldest of  you.

If we were having  Coffee: I would ask  you what  has been going on in your world this week, has  anything  deeply affected  you, have  you need a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry  on or  just  needed someone  to make  you laugh! If  yes  feel free to talk it out  here  with us. We will all help if  we can.

If we were having Coffee: I would  remind  you  that  there  are lots of  other  coffee mornings  all shared  and organized  By  Diana  and  Gene’O  over at, Part time monster   and it is growing like Topsie!

If we were having  Coffee: I would tell you  that it  has been a busy  week  full of  all the usual  things, housework, shoping, going to the gym and classes.  On Friday  I accompanied  the husband  to the  same  National Health  walk in center  that we took  our  neighbour , who  had fallen out of  a  tree, last  week. ( Newsflash  the neighbour  has  three cracked  vertibra and  bruised  ribs! He is a lucky  fellow  not to have been more seriously  hurt. He  has been warned  to take it easy  but  he  is a stubbon  guy  but I  guess  he knows  his own  body)

Good News

Now I was saying  I went  with the husband  to the NHS walk in  center he was sheduled  to have two scans. If remember  I have  been mentioning  how unwell he has been  since  he had an operation on 10 December. Anyway  the scans  revealed  two  problems  that  we were  aware of  and nothing  new  and sinsiter .  This  is good  and  he will see his doctor  next  week  to find out  the best way  forward. So  that  is really  good news!

If  we were having  coffee : I’d ask if  you would  like another  cuppa  or even something  stronger  maybe  or  even some  lovely  cakes  or  biscuits. We do have a vast selection.  Oh!  have I shown  you our Orchids? Now  we have two, a dark  pink one  which  has  not  flowered or even  really  grown  for two years  now   but  which  has suddenly  decided  to  wake up  and be  totally  stunning .  The  second  is a lighter  pink  that  has been in constant flower  since  September.  It is  really lovely  to see these  two  beautiful  plants flowering in our  kitchen brightening  up  out  winter  months.

Here  are  some  photos

Deep Pink Orchid

Deep Pink Orchid

Light Pink Orchid

Light Pink Orchid

Deep Pink Orchid

Deep Pink Orchid

If we were having  coffee: I would  say that I am finding  my  core classes  harder  since  having  dropped one  of  pain killers, Tramadol . I was on 12 x 50 mgs  a day  it has taken  me  18months  to  get rid of  the damn things  and at times I have suffered  terrible  withdrawal  symptoms especially the last two months of  coming off them. I am menally  more  aware   but  the pain levels  have increased  but  I am learning to  cop  with that. I suffer  with constant  pain  but I would of  still be in pain  if I was  still on them   so better  to be in full comand  of  my whits. I do still take Gabapentin  , I have  cut  them  down  from 2 x 300mgs 4 times  a day  to I x 300mgs  2times a day. I am proud of  that  too. It  does  make life harder  but I do  not  want  to be  a zombie , which I was!

If we were having  Coffee:  would like to remind  you  about

A Thousand Voices Speak For Compassion

I heard about it first  on TanGental’s page here   and also on Gene’Os page  here . The idea  is to get 1000 bloggers on the same day to write posts about compassion, kindness, support, caring for others, non-judgement etc.? (Date to be decided.(it’s suggested 20th February 2015) We could call it 1000 Voices For Compassion.Who’s in? I really  would  like to be  but I need to think really  hard  about  what  to write about  but I am  going to think about it  and I am going to take part … If  anyone  has any  suggestions I would  be very grateful to hear them!

And of course  the


over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s


27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. busymindthinking
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 22:41:48

    There is certainly evils that accompany meds, it’s like a catch 22, huge hugs my friend, and for your hubby too.


  2. The Chaos Realm
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 22:57:24

    I love the cat, and the orchids…!


  3. Diana
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 23:04:34

    Thanks for stopping by, and for your kind words!

    Sorry to hear that it’s been difficult coming off the Tramdol. I can only imagine.


  4. Paul
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 23:08:40

    Hi Wilow! cool post – love the flower pics. I hope your husband gets well. I am proud that you are cutting down on your pills – as long as you are comfortable enough to go through life without too much pain. The cat photo at the end is hilarious.


    • willowdot21
      Feb 01, 2015 @ 08:46:54

      Hi Paul I have made you an Irish Coffee to warm you up. The Orchids are spectacular aren’t they. Yes fingers crossed the husband can be treated now.The pills, well I hope they are behind me now. I hope you have a good week ahead of you. xxxxx


  5. TanGental
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 23:13:11

    Well done on the weaning process, I can well imagine how hard it is. And we’ll done to on the regular shout out for 1000 voices. It is difficult to know what to say but I’m sure somethign will occur.


    • willowdot21
      Feb 01, 2015 @ 08:41:07

      Hi Geoff what can I get you to drink? Yes the reducing of pills was very hard but done now for the third and I hope final time. As for the 1000 Voices I am counting on devine intervention. I shall send some your way too.


  6. DailyMusings
    Feb 01, 2015 @ 00:33:40

    beautiful orchids. have a good week


  7. Corina
    Feb 01, 2015 @ 03:46:44

    I’m so glad that there was “nothing sinister” in the scans. What a relief!


  8. tesscol
    Feb 01, 2015 @ 07:51:55

    Compassion…..a wonderful example this week thousands of pounds have been contributed by ordinary folk all round the world to the partially sighted pensioner who was attacked on his doorstep

    willowdot21 wrote: > a:hover { color: red; } a { text-decoration: none; color: #0088cc; } a.primaryactionlink:link, a.primaryactionlink:visited { background-color: #2585B2; color: #fff; } a.primaryactionlink:hover, a.primaryactionlink:active { background-color: #11729E !important; color: #fff !important; } /* @media only screen and (max-device-width: 480px) { .post { min-width: 700px !important; } } */ WordPress.com willowdot21 posted: ” Hello  and  welcome  come in it is lovely  to see you all here again. The fires are lit  the cushions are plumped up and  we have  the coffee and tea on  the go  and the cakes and sweets are all set out.  We  have  tea  and coffee  from all over  the “


    • willowdot21
      Feb 01, 2015 @ 08:55:56

      Hi tesscol welcome here is a nice hot cappuccino ready for you. Thank you for this story of the poor pensioner. You are right in the scheme of things it is these small acts of compassion that grow and make a difference. I should look in to them and see if I can find more. I shall be thinking of you this week.hugs xxx xxxxxx


  9. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Feb 01, 2015 @ 13:23:13

    Love the orchids. Patience is a virtue until it pays off. They are stunning.
    Glad your hubby is on the mend, sorry you have to work so hard to get through each day. I don’t take meds but I feel your pain. They all have a good and bad side to them. ❤ ❤ ❤


  10. markbialczak
    Feb 01, 2015 @ 14:53:58

    I’m glad the scans found no new problems for hubby, and that you are continuing to fight through without that one pain med, Willow. You can build the core with the workouts. You are so strong, my friend. Way to go. I respect and admire your strength very much. 🙂


    • willowdot21
      Feb 01, 2015 @ 15:05:05

      Thanks Mark yes the scans were a relief we can now move forward. I am determind to beat the pain Mark thank you so much for your continued support! xxxx


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