Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Picture of Health

My 86 Year old partially-sighted Mother was in the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital during most of April and was very ill indeed.

She had dropped in weight to around 5 stone and acquired Superbug C-Diff to complicate matters so spent most of the time in isolation. It didn't look very bright at all.

Remarkably, and thanks to the NHS and the N&N team, she is now back home and has put on 3 stone in weight. Last month she announced that she had booked a week's residential Art Course at St Dunstan's in Brighton and duly completed this last week. I called in to check everything was OK and was a bit flabbergasted to see what the partially sighted 86 year old's artwork was actually like.


17 comments:

Roses said...

Wow! Your mum can really shake her arty stuff.

And after a horrible illness.

Wow! (again)

Jon Storey said...

Well she's a tough old bugger then!

It's really good to read that not only is she recovered but it taking on life at the gallop. I just love the top picture, excellent!

Here's to your Mum!

Sarah said...

Indeed WOW ...I love it when people refuse to die!...and not only that, but intend to take up a new hobby. Brilliant. I love the top one.

Perhaps she can give Dave lessons in joie de vivre!!

Christopher said...

This really heartening, Rog. Delighted for you and for her. Of course, she's her son's mother...

Timorous Beastie said...

Yeay for your mum! I like the top one - it reminds me of looking out at the landscape from a train window.

Zig said...

I like the bottom one too :)

Z said...

I think the only part of that I could manage would be the putting on 3 stone in weight. Good for her.

Vicus Scurra said...

Love and peace

Annie said...

Beautiful. So glad to hear she's getting better. Hurrah for the NHS!

Dave said...

Hurrah!!

Is putting on 3 stones a good thing? I shall start tomorrow.

Jon Storey said...

Forgot to mention the new template, looks good, very crisp.

Rosie said...

And on top of all that she has a great sense of design and colour. Good for her!

My new template has made my blog completely wonky...

Scarlet Blue said...

Good to see!
I am the owner of parents in their eighties - I shall sign them up immediately.
Sx

Richard said...

This is excellent and splendid news. Although do be warned, she's now an art student. Look what it did for me.

Rog said...

Thanks for all your good wishes!

It appears the secret is to smoke like a trooper until you are 80 and read the Daily Mail every day, so I hope you'll all be taking that advice!

The amazing thing is she is partially sighted. She has expressed an interest in the St Dunstans Archery classes so just be warned!

Tim Footman said...

I would mention the Noel Coward story about the dog pushing the other dog to St Dunstan's, but it's a tad indelicate.

The word verification is 'feist', and that's what your mother has plenty of.

Madame DeFarge said...

Good stuff and glad to know that she's getting better too.