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Forgive Me… | October 30, 2012

If I was slow to answer your questions or queries, I’m very sorry. I never meant to let you down.

The hospital I was in wouldn’t “talk” to my iPad. (So what good are they? Or maybe it was just the hospital’s network.)

I had stitches in my finger which morphed into a blue sausage and then became more like a purple bratwurst. That’s when I was referred to a hand surgeon.

He quickly put me into the hospital because three antibiotics had already failed.

So the fourth wonder was an IV with yet another pill thrown in. Now it’s just two pills for a month.

If all goes well, I’ll be able to dodge hand surgery. If not, I’ll try my laptop next time…and try not to leave you in the lurch again.

I’m sorry.

And yes, my home-coming was Sandy and no power.

But I was one of the lucky ones. I hope you were too.


  1. It seems like all of our comments have disappeared. Blame it on Frankenstorm Sandy. Or cyberspace. Whatever, thank you all for your care, concern, humor and good wishes.


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 2, 2012 @ 10:12 AM

    • We have been through thick & thin together, sharing our hardships & our hopes.
      Therefore, We can OUTLIVE sandy together, again overcoming another hardship together.
      CHEERS FOLKS,,, Hang in there, everything will be alright at the end of the day.


      Comment by Gerrie — November 5, 2012 @ 11:41 PM

      • Thanks Gerrie, we all need some optimism and cheering on.

        Sometimes we forget all that we’ve been through together…and the fact that we’ve come through to the other side.


        Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 6, 2012 @ 9:24 AM

  2. Sandy’s gone, but not without one last insult. My comment from a few days ago…

    Glad to have you back and Sandy on her way out. Be well.


    Comment by Tom — November 2, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

  3. LOL! Thank you Tom.


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 2, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

  4. Is WordPress in PA? Maybe that is what happened to all of the comments.

    Do not write too much, I do not want you to have surgery from writing too much. You need to baby your finger.

    I know one person who had a website and 3 of her fingers got infected. She concentrated more on her website than her health.

    Her 3 fingers had to be amputated. She was not able to use the computer after that. It was sad, because, like you she loved to help and share with other people. She had a poetry website.



    Comment by Ruth Brown — November 2, 2012 @ 12:44 PM

    • Oh how grim.

      Well, I’m just back from the hand-surgeon and the news is good. As long as the two antibiotics keep working, I’m in the clear.

      As far as WordPress’ location…they could be one place and their servers could be another. So, who knows.

      Thanks for your care and concern Ruth!


      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 2, 2012 @ 3:57 PM

  5. I am glad that the news from the doctor is great news. I am glad that you are going to be all right.

    I did not mean to sound so grim but it really did happen. I was friends wlth her for years. I do not have her address so I cannot keep in contact with her. How did Harrisburg do in the storm?

    Does anyone know how Allentown, PA did in the storm? I have a friend who lives there and I have not heard from her since the main storm hit Allentown.


    Comment by Ruth Brown — November 2, 2012 @ 6:57 PM

  6. Allentown is all right now. Most everyone has their electricity back. My friend is all right. She has her computer back.

    I decided not to look up the Harrisburg newspaper since I do not have her address. I might try to email her. She cancelled her own website. Otherwise, I would have stayed with her website. I could not come up with any new poetry for some reason. I thought that it was sad that everyone else left her website.


    Comment by Ruth Brown — November 5, 2012 @ 12:47 PM

  7. Was that the website of your friend who lost her fingers, or another one?


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 5, 2012 @ 1:40 PM

  8. That was the website of my friend who lost her fingers. I lost all of my contacts at Yahoo. They disapperaed. I guess because of the Hurricane.


    Comment by Ruth Brown — November 5, 2012 @ 2:47 PM

  9. Interestingly enough, I heard that many different computer sites have a server in lower NYC.

    I don’t know if that has anything to do with Yahoo or not…


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 5, 2012 @ 3:15 PM

  10. I finally remembered her email address. I wrote her and she is all right. She only got a little bit of water in her basement.


    Comment by Ruth Brown — November 5, 2012 @ 7:54 PM

  11. You lost some of your comments. It was probably your server in NYC. Same with my contacts.


    Comment by Ruth Brown — November 6, 2012 @ 1:57 AM

  12. That’s my mottto, think positive.

    Remember the 5 things that we are to be greatful for each day.

    1. I have a new carpet and furniture
    2. I read my Bible daily
    3. I have food
    4. I have a roof over my head
    5. the weather is going to be 80 degrees where I live, today.

    What are you greatful for today?


    Comment by Ruth Brown — November 6, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

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