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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Women sporting off-white Fascinators.

Well, yesterday was, anyway. Today it’s cold. Thank you all for the good wishes. My apologies if I didn’t answer you personally, I was a bit distraught. I have excellent news. After surgery and then follow-up surgery on the 24th, Mike is doing very well. He looks like he’s been through a Syrian torture facility and there’s something that looks like a fascinator strapped to his head – but he’s in no pain and most importantly everything that needed to be removed is gone. So a bit of recovery and life returns to normal.

I still don’t want to talk about the details except to say modern medicine is pretty magnificent. I’ve been on a roller coaster of emotions; about that I will write soon as it was excruciating.

Happy Boxing Day!

Oh yes, and do watch the Mr. Rogers film if you have a chance because it’s lovely.

 

 

51 comments on “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

  1. Anonymole
    December 26, 2019

    The holiday season seems a magnet for stressful times. Warm tidings during this last week of the ‘teens decade. May the twenties be a return to roaring revelry.

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  2. foolsmusings
    December 26, 2019

    Happy Boxing Day to you too. I hope Mike has the speediest of recoveries. Hopefully the new year is boringly wonderful and you guys have an amazing year. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • The Pink Agendist
      December 26, 2019

      Thanks! They remove his “fascinator” in 3 days, and then life is basically back to normal + a few scars, which is fine.

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  3. merilee
    December 26, 2019

    So glad all is well with Mike! The Mr. Rogers documentary, Wonโ€™t You Be My Neighbor, is also really good. How fare the houndies?๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

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    • The Pink Agendist
      December 26, 2019

      The dogs are doing well, because of the stress we’ve been going on long walks with them in the woods which they love. Maya’s progress is slow but steady.

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      • merilee
        December 27, 2019

        ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

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  4. Dwight Doskey
    December 26, 2019

    Wishing the best of luck to Mike, and keeping you both in my prayers. Thank you for showing what a fascinator is, because I had not a clue.

    And now I am a bit wiser.

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    • merilee
      December 26, 2019

      Most fascinators donโ€™t look like unrolled-out pie crusts๐Ÿ˜‚

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    • The Pink Agendist
      December 26, 2019

      Thanks, Dwight. After holding our breaths for a few weeks we’re finally relaxing again and it’s wonderful. Happy new year!

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  5. Carmen
    December 26, 2019

    Such good news to read today – Iโ€™ve just awaken in the land of the fascinators; (and can hear the magpies, kookaburras and doves outside my window) little granddaughters are getting Christmas again today. . . :). Youโ€™ve just got the best gift yet, Mr. M! Glad tidings!

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    • The Pink Agendist
      December 26, 2019

      It was a spectacular gift. Enjoy your holidays! Is your family in a safe part of Australia (as in no fires)?

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      • Carmen
        December 27, 2019

        Weโ€™re actually headed up to New South Wales (closer to the fires!) in a few days. Weโ€™re going to be right on the ocean so I guess we can always take refuge there. .. :). (Presently weโ€™re outside Melbourne, on the Port Philip Bay)

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  6. Steve Ruis
    December 26, 2019

    I knew the fashions of the 1940s would come back (my favorite decade for fashion). Good news about surgery is good indeed.

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  7. Ali
    December 26, 2019

    Rarely comment, but wanted to say happy for your good news. Was in your area in the Languedoc in October, simply stunning…and great wine. Loved the St Chinian the best…
    Ali

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  8. acflory
    December 26, 2019

    -massive hugs- That’s fantastic news, Pinky. Please pass on our best wishes to Mike. As for you, I can only guess at how awful this time must have been. Be kind to yourself.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      December 26, 2019

      Thanks so much, Andrea! The experience was terrifying. I don’t think anything in life had ever scared me this much. When the person at the centre of our universe is as risk it’s like the whole world is collapsing around us. Just awful. But anyway, all is well now ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • acflory
        December 27, 2019

        -grin- See you on Twitter then. Seriously, huge hugs. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Helen Devries
    December 26, 2019

    That’s such good news. All best wishes for a speedy recovery…and then you can catch up on the festivities you missed.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      December 26, 2019

      Thanks, Helen. I might have to go straight to a diet. We had no festivities but I did a whole lot of over-eating to ease the anxiety. I’ve gained 3 kg in a month.

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      • Helen Devries
        December 27, 2019

        The curse of comfort eating,,,,,know it well when Leo is in hospital.

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  10. inspiredbythedivine1
    December 26, 2019

    Very good news, my friend.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      December 26, 2019

      Indeed! I started on the champagne yesterday and have planned a line up to go all the way to the new year!

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  11. Kris Jennings
    December 26, 2019

    Thank you for sharing despite the distress of it all. Sending loving kindness your way.

    Liked by 2 people

    • The Pink Agendist
      December 26, 2019

      Thanks, Kris. Much appreciated! I tend to bottle things up, so I’m working on letting it out, even if it’s only on here ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Elizabeth
    December 27, 2019

    So very pleased to hear this news. Very best wishes for the future. I prefer to imagine Mike in straw hat, I must say. Love to you both.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      December 27, 2019

      Thank you! Mike is managing to hide his fascinator beneath a normal hat, so he’s leaving the house as if nothing ‘s happened ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  13. Judi Castille
    December 27, 2019

    That’s good news ‘re Mike. I know what you mean ‘re health scares. I had my all clear last month. It takes a while to sink in. Have a great new year .

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  14. Jo
    December 28, 2019

    Oh thats great news! Yay

    Looking forward to the Mr. Rogers movie!!

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    • The Pink Agendist
      December 28, 2019

      It’s a great film to counter the cynicism and grotesque-ness of the current political climate.

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  15. Esme upon the Cloud
    January 16, 2020

    I’m sorry I missed this, you aren’t showing up as having posted in my feed at all and I’ve had no notifications either. I just checked and WP hasn’t unfollwed behind my back tsk. Great news though, I always think it’s harder for those looking on when it comes to things like this, I’m so glad he’s come out of it well โค

    – Esme sending love from upon the Cloud

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    • The Pink Agendist
      January 16, 2020

      Thanks! He’s doing great. Nurses have been coming to the house every day for the post-op care and this week they were teaching me how to care for the operated zone so I can takeover next week.

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      • Esme upon the Cloud
        January 16, 2020

        Fantastic news. I’m seeing as a very efficient nurse who takes no nonsense from anyone but has a heart of…if not gold certainly platinum and adamantium.

        – Esme thinking the 1960s matron uniform suits him a treat but doesn’t envy the bed baths!

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    • Hariod Brawn
      March 10, 2020

      I’ve been getting nothing in my Reader from TPA for yonks. I assumed something was up, and it seems like it was. Was. Very glad to hear it’s working out, Mr Pink, genuinely (along with everyone else).

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      • The Pink Agendist
        March 10, 2020

        Thanks, Hariod. I’m still off kilter, but I suppose that’s normal ๐Ÿ™‚ In more ways than one. It all happened so quickly I guess I’m dazed. We went from a routine exam, to suddenly this is life threatening and must be removed immediately, to everything is fine again. And having to make all sorts of plans and preparations in between. Utterly exhausting.

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  16. Bela Johnson
    January 16, 2020

    I was going to say it looks like fungus growing on their heads, but then you said Mike had one, so I thought hmmm … maybe I wouldn’t say anything. And now I am saying things. ๐Ÿ™„ I hope he has ccontinues to recover and that you’re getting your lives back in balance. Cheerio! ๐ŸŒˆ

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  17. Arkenaten
    January 30, 2020

    Have no idea why I missed this post.
    Happy to read Mike is okay.
    As this is a month old already I am presuming his health is a lot better – and yours too!
    :

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    • The Pink Agendist
      January 31, 2020

      Yes! Surgery went well and the recovery is going very well too; But the thing with this sort of intense stress is it builds up and sort of leaves you dazed. I’m obviously better, but still dazed.

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      • Arkenaten
        January 31, 2020

        I can imagine. Time is a great healer, so it’s said.

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  18. karenjane
    February 11, 2020

    I missed this post somehow – but am so pleased Mike is recovering. What a truly ghastly time you’ve both had. I must sort out being able to post here from my phone, instead of just on the little used laptop. Love & hugs to you both .

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  19. Esme upon the Cloud
    February 23, 2020

    Good to hear Mike is doing so well โค How's Maya coming along?

    – Esme wagging her tail upon the Cloud

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  20. Arkenaten
    February 28, 2020

    Just checking in.
    Hope everything’s all right in your neck of the woods?

    Liked by 1 person

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