News – Information Update – An Apology Regarding Wellbeing and Blogging Activity – Covid and Me by Goff James

The image depicts a photograph titled Floral Peacock by the photographer Goff James. The work is a colour photo of spray of a variety of different flowers forming the tail of a peacock set against a blue background.

Dear Friends, Fellow Bloggers, Loyal Supporters, Readers and Visitors.

Happy September Everyone

I am still taking time away and stepping back from blogging and social media for a while. Luckily all my posts were pre-scheduled to the beginning of October. Taking time out for my sanity and well being.

September was the planned restart date for me to return to live blogging.

Unfortunately it was not to be.

However I thought it essential for me to update you all on the circumstances to delaying my return.

This post is my first live one for months and has been difficult to write and complete without making it depressing.

You may all be wondering why I have not responded to all your comments for a while.

Fate has intervened and has forced me to withdraw completely from blogging.

My intention initially was to use step back time to enable me to rest, recuperate and rejuvenate the creative juices.

As you are aware, up to now, I have been popping in and out, scanning my e-mails, reading posts and responding to comments when I could.

However I am, for the time being, unable to do that as I was rushed to the local hospital emergency department to be treated for Covid.

At eighty I am certainly vulnerable and have to take great care of what I am able to do, take on and cope with.

My oxygen levels were critical and continued to fall, pulse rate doubled and was increasing, blood pressure soaring by the minute and the virus was impacting upon my organs and a suspected blood clot in my lung.

I was on assisted oxygen for two days and then moved to the Critical Dependency and Decision Unit for monitoring and further treatment.

Fortunately made it through and am at home slowly recovering; but, still having some difficulties with breathing accompanied by coughing, aches and pains and being generally lifeless and weary.

Certainly I am well shaken and stirred.

This post has been a real struggle, for me, to write and complete.

Trusting in your understanding.

Have a great day everyone

Stay Safe Stay Smiling Stay Positive

The image depicts a photograph titled Yellow Orchids by the photographer Goff James. The work is a colour photo of spray of yellow orchis set against a white panelled background.

Photo 1 & 2 Attribution – Goff James

Copyright (c) 2022 Goff James – All Rights Reserved

Original Sculptures Peacock Display and Yellow Orchids Still Life Attribution © Artist Unknown, Titles Unknown, Location Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok and The Oriental Hotel Bangkok

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23 thoughts on “News – Information Update – An Apology Regarding Wellbeing and Blogging Activity – Covid and Me by Goff James

  1. so sorry you are going through all of this, and there is no rush to return or keep up with things. use all of your energy to get stronger and well. no need to respond and thank you for letting us know .

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  2. Goodness… I’m so sorry to hear of this, Goff. Please know you’re in my prayers. The most important thing is to take care of yourself. Also, know that all of your blogging friends care about you and we’re pulling for you, hoping for a quick recovery. We’ll all be here when you’re able to return. No worries, my friend. Sending love, hope and encouragement from Colorado, USA. Get well soon! 🙂

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  3. OMG, Goff! I’m so glad they were able to get you into the hospital and that the results of their efforts ended up getting things under control so you can now be at home! Will, be keeping you and your health in my thoughts and prayers continually for a swift and complete recovery for you!!

    Thanks so much for your brilliant forethought in scheduling things out so far ahead. We definitely appreciate you wisdom!! Perhaps you might want to try and experiment with audio recordings instead of having to type things out. Might be easier and you may be able to find someone to assist with that.

    I know it’s hard for someone like you who is always busy, active and doing more than three people but perhaps it is time to back your foot off the gas pedal a bit to give the old body a chance to run at some lower RPM’s?? Ha!

    Get well soon, Dear Friend!!!
    Chuck

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  4. Oh my Goff,
    Thank you for sharing all of this with us. I was so concerned about you and had made up stories about what was happening and it wasn’t this. I’m sorry you have to go through this and I am sending you reiki, love, prayers and good wishes as I write. How scary is that. Do keep taking care/. You were still and are posting a LOT. Try to cute that back.. it’s a lot to do even if they are just reposts and scheduled. We will wait for you, don’t worry my emojiku and brilliant poet friend.

    love and light to you!!!

    🧘‍♀️Sending Healing Vibes
    💖Love transcends hearts and bodies
    😇Rest on angels wings

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    • Thanks, Cindy, for your kind thoughts and prayers. Still struggling to cope with it but feeling a little better today. I get so weary easily and have to go and rest. Trying to catch up whilst I can. One minute I was fine 24 hours later on oxygen unable to walk unassisted, unable to breathe plus a suspected blood clot i the lungs. Oh la la! Stay Smiling My friend.

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