Saturday, December 23, 2006

Apologies for the Blog Silence

Dear All

This is a very swift and apologetic message to let you all know that I am still here.

I have been in hospital for some time. I was admitted to intensive care at St Thomas's Hospital in London UK at the beginning of December with gall bladder, pancreas, liver and kidney failure. Gall bladder, pancreas and liver are now recovering nicely. However, for the last week, my kidneys have still not been operational, and I have been on dialysis. I returned home yesterday for the first time, just for a break until Sunday, tomorow. On Sunday, depending on the results of blood tests, I may be allowed to return home for two weeks, which is what my medical advisors are hoping, but I also have to accept that I may be re-admitted. I am not sure when it will be possible to resume the blog on a daily basis, but I will attempt to bring it back together over the next couple of weeks.

I am sorry for leaving things in a state of limbo - I was taken ill very suddenly, and it is remarkably difficult to arrange anything from an intensive care ward!

My inbox is the scariest thing I have seen since I saw the inside of my gall bladder on the ultrasound, so please bear with me if you are waiting for a reply to an email! I promise to get through the messages eventually.

Thanks so much for all the messages of concern, and all the Christmas cards. I am feeling much better, and will be in touch properly soon.

Happy Christmas!



Anonymous said...

Dear Andie,

I'm very sorry to read what you had to deal with. Sending you good vibes ~~~~ and wishing you a speedy and full recovery.

Hope you will have a nice Christmas nevertheless and wishing you a healthy and happy 2007!


groupThink said...

Very sorry to hear about your illness, hope you get well as soon as poss. Don't worry about your blog, I'll stay subscribed until whenever your better ! All the best for Christmas and the new year.

Anonymous said...

Oh, dear, Andie! I hope you make a swift recovery. I'll be thinking of you and hoping for the best. As Chris said, the blog (and your e-mail) should be the least of your concerns right now!

Noreen Doyle

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Anonymous said...

Dear Andie,

Although I am a relatively new subscriber, I have enjoyed your blog tremendously! Please, be well and recover soon. Best wishes for a healthy, happy new year.


Anonymous said...


Have been reading your blogs the past months - think it is great! As the other posters say - don't worry about keeping it updated - we will all be here until you get better - wish you a speedy recovery - have a good christmas and see you soon.


Anonymous said...

May your body recover and stay healthy in Maat.

Anonymous said...

Please dont worry about the BLOG
Hope you get well soon.
We will be here to read on when you are better.

Unknown said...

Dear Andie,
Hoping you recover soon, but do not worry about the blog. Your health is so much more important.
Peace Be With You.

I really love the Blog!

Anonymous said...

Dear Andie,

I'm very sorry to hear that you are ill. I hopy you speedy recovery.
Merry Xmas,