Sunday, 22 July 2012

Fingers crossed

Those who follow my blog will know that there's been a few ups and downs in the last year.  The latest 'down' being my recent trips back and forth to hospital.  I had a private consultation with the ENT specialist on Thursday and he did a very thorough examination and has said I am healing well.  When he said he was going to do an endoscopy of my nose and sinuses, I sat back in my chair and asked what would happen if the camera triggered another nose bleed.  At which point he smiled, and said 'let's just say Deborah, that if that happens, you are in the right room with the right man.' 
So he pronounced me 'fit to fly' which means that I should be ok to travel out to Portugal on Monday.  We booked our flights back in December as we desperately needed something to look forward to (we had to cancel our holiday last year on the day we were due to travel as my father in law died) and when I was in hospital, I saw all hopes of getting there disappearing before my eyes.  
But of course, I had convinced myself I wouldn't be going so have done no planning for the holiday at all.  Which explains why today has been a whirl of washing, ironing, shopping and getting cases out of the loft.  Normally I am in holiday list making mode for weeks leading up to the big day.  We will be staying at my sister's holiday home in the Algarve.  They own a townhouse which is kept for family but they also have an apartment on the same small complex which they rent out.  Anyone looking for a lovely holiday rental in a beautiful area of Portugal, check out the link here !
I am hoping to be able to get a few more of my scavenger hunt photos crossed off the list, there is a beautiful church in the village and in the evenings, roadside stalls selling things like handmade jewellery sometimes appear.  Who knows what other uncaptured photos there may be that I will find?
Keep your fingers crossed for me! 

13 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Have a wonderful holiday,Deb.

Denise said...

Have a well earned wonderful rest- and I can vouch for that apartment in your link - it's fab! x x

Karen said...

Have a lovely, lovely time x

Amy said...

Enjoy every single moment of your holiday! I clicked on the link and think that apartment would suit us well ... now, just to get there!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Glad you're feeling better. Will keep a good thought for you.
Rinda

Beverly said...

I am so thrilled that you got clearance for flying!!!! Even with the hecticness of last minute preps this is glorious news! I know you are going to have a wonderful vacation and it is well deserved :)

Sian said...

Oh, have a wonderful relaxing time! You deserve it

Ginger said...

Fantastic news Deb :) Look forward to seeing your photos!

Alison said...

So glad you're getting away! have a great time
Alison xx

alexa said...

Hope it's just lovely, and you have a great time. I've booked the apartment page! I had to reread your post - at first I thought you meant you weren't coming back till December! Glad you'll be here sooner than that. :)

Abi said...

Have a wonderful holiday deb. Enjoy being away and make sure you get yourself fully recovered! Thinking of you.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hey Debs ~ I hope you are having a fabulous time on your holiday!!! SO glad your doctor cleared you to go. Carrie and I are headed to California this week to visit my mom and family. I'm hoping to get a few more scavenger hunt photos myself. :o)

Ifa said...

LOL at that doctor. Hope you are having a fanstastic holiday Deb.