A new Year a time to blog again

It has been so long since I have blogged or visited blogs, I was in the doldrums for the latter part of the year. I have rarely been in my art room but I now want to dust of the cobwebs and get going again.

The latter part of the year should really have been an happy time, and in some respects it was.
My world was thrown of kilter when I nearly lost my husband. To elaborate, I mentioned in a previous post that I was taking my husband Stuart on a cruise to Egypt.
We had to go for jabs to cover us and so off we went to the Doctors Surgery. I was feeling immensely nervous, don't ask me why because injections don't normally worry me. Any way we went in to see the nurse and Stuart told the nurse she should do me first as I was feeling funny. To cut a long story short all went without any drama, jabs done and we left the surgery.
We got in to the car to return home, Stuart did a u turn to get on to the main road and said that he was feeling rough, he stopped the car and as I looked at him, he was unconsious BOOM! just like that. I jumped out of the car, screamed to a man to get help from the surgery and tried to revive him, no success. A doctor from the surgery saw me and I screamed to him for help, he came running over and between us we tried for about 3 minutes to resuscitate him, after what seemed a lifetime he came around, he was given oxygen at the roadside and an ambulance was called, off to the hospital we went and after 5 hours there and numerous tests nothing was found wrong with his heart etc. and we went home. It really shook me up, and Stuart, and try as I could I couldn't find it in me to do anything, I kept reliving the moment.

I think the Cruise we went on was absolutely fantastic, there are lots of photos on my Facebook page under Red Sea Magic. I am thankful that I still have Stuart in my life and I am trying to stop dwelling on the what might have beens...

Christmas was then approaching, I was ill with flu for the first time in years, then the snow came so it was hard to get into the Xmas spirit.
Off we went to Spain, Stuart, China and I (with Jazz planning on following a week later)
A traumatic time in a lot of ways as it was the 1st Christmas without Stuart's dad who passed away in May. We got through it, and I have nothing but love and admiration for my mother in law Tricia for the way she has coped and continues to do so. Jazz didn't make it, he couldn't bear the thought of sitting down for dinner without his Grandad.
Happily he was able to spend Christmas with his big brother Dwain, that was a special time for them.

So now I am back, I have some exciting news which I will share tomorrow but I just had to bite the bullet and get back to my beloved blog....if you are reading this, THANK YOU for not giving up on me



Joanna said...

Oh My Goodness, Dawn. What a dreadful experience. I can't imagine how you must have felt and still be feeling. Scared, I guess.

I hope you can start to trust that something like that isn't going to happen again any time soon.

Wishing you and your family a Happy (and healthy) New Year.

Anonymous said...

What a crazy year for you Dawn. Almost loosing your husband ~ I've had a couple close calls with my DH so understand your situation a bit. BUT, he apparently is doing well, you went on the cruise, and now it's time for YOU to start blogging and getting back to normal.
You have been missed, so I hope you'll be full of new and interesting stories and art to show us!
Warm hugs from me to you,

Genie said...

Hi Dawn
Hope all goes well for this year;
Like you i nearly lost my DH in Nov 2009, with a heart attack. but all ok now.
Take care.x

Healing Woman said...

Man o man Dawn. What a time it has been for you. I recall seeing the video of Stuart when you told him of the trip to Egypt. I was so happy for you..at least you did make that. I know you are reliving the trauma of the day in the car. I imagine the nurse gave him too much of whatever it was she was giving him!!!! This is my worst fear in medicine, that too much or not enough will be injected in me for whatever!

I have not given up on you at all. I used the piece you bought from me in my video for my sculpture class. I hope you visit my blog and check out the right hand bar for the class info.

So glad you are back!

Hugs and Happy New Year!

Diane said...

Dawn, I'm so glad to see that you're back. I have to say--what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. And you must be one strong lady! Only good times ahead for you now!!

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