Saturday, December 29, 2018

Oh Lordy, What A Trip!


Oh Lordy, what a trip!

Im not sure even where to start, well I suppose, its best to start 'in the now'!

This blog, Margaret River Correspondent was initially about my experiences in Margaret River and sharing some of the good things that the region has to offer. It did become about my bunions and the process I had to go through to be able to walk properly again, and it has become about 'dogs'! I have nearly had 10,000 page views for people wanting to know where to take their dogs!? I even met some people one balmy evening having a beer at Little Creatures in Fremantle, they had a big, beautiful great dane and there I was sitting there with my little 4 kg papillon, Paris. They said they had just been 'down south' to Margs and had read my blog!!! Crazy! I loved it, some recognition that I was not alone.

This blog may transmogrify to include Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. It's the the reason I have not been writing. I think I have had this for most of my life, but with each major stress event or surgery, the condition has advanced. After the bunion surgery, a few things were activated health wise and whilst I had thought, when making the decision to have the surgery on my feet.... 'Well Cath, you realise this is going to be a trip to hell and back", that it was 'way' worse than I had anticipated.

But, here I am! I am coming out the other side of it! And yes, prepared for other things to pop up, but, I believe that I can manage it.

Christmas Day, apron on, most importantly wearing a big happy smile!

At this point I have to thank all the people who have supported me in my life. Not only do I feel like a hypochondriac, I sound like one, blah! Which is the other reason I haven't written. I prefer to share the joy and positive things in my life, and quite simply the 'joy factor' went missing.

A wonderful resource, person, whom I have never met, but gives of his knowledge in a very generous way is a guy called Dr Axe. With all the various issues re my health, Dr Axe's research and shared knowledge has helped me to get my health back. His website is free to access. He does sell associated products, but as yet, I have not purchased, and there is no requirement to do so. A huge thank you to you Dr Axe. And I hope its ok for me to refer people back to your site!?

My family and friends have been amazing! There are no words to express my gratitude and this seems like a pathetic effort. But my heart aches and the tears swell in my eyes thinking of those people who have been there to support me. And, this includes those professional people who have given me the best of their skills, knowledge and integrity.

Ok, so now I am ready for the next chapter!

I have just put the apartment on the market. So we shall see what this year has in store for me.

Check out the ad for 5/68 Marine Tce, Fremantle

The view from the apartment overlooking the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

The summer solstice sunset

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