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Temporary Absence
by Jackie S Brooks

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I am going to be away for at least five days, starting Sunday 19th. October. I am being admitted to hospital at 2pm that afternoon, assuming they still have a bed for me. Originally I was to have my right knee replaced first and the left some time later. Today I saw the specialist and he has decided to go for a bi-lateral op, as long as I am OK when the right one is done, they will go ahead and do the left one straight away.

Temporary Absence

I’m going away for a short while
hopefully just for a week or two,
It’s going to feel like I’m in exile
away from all the Authorsden crew,
unable to take a peek at you
and all the reviews and blogs that you do.

But I have to go for surgery now
to get myself two replacement knee’s,
I’ll keep myself busy in there, I vow,
writing, I’m working on a novel you see.
With crochet and some knitting too
for a friends new babe, little boy in blue.

On my crutches I’ll come hobbling back
make a beeline for my computer, then
I’ll sort my email and delete the spam
before settling down on Authorsden.
to catch up on all you folks have written,
It’ll take a while, but ‘den-bug’ has bitten.

Hospital is not my favourite place
to spend a ‘holiday’ away from home,
I’m not looking forward to having it done
but I really do need these new knee bones.
So I hope that for me you will pray
For a successful ‘op’ and a very short stay.

Jackie S Brooks
24 August 2003


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Reviewed by Marco Landi 10/27/2003
hello tea bag be well soon.....
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 10/19/2003
Please remain strong and know we will be awaiting your return!
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 10/18/2003
Good luck, sweet sister! You will be missed and I'll anxiously await your return. Too bad they won't let your kitties keep you company. They are so entertaining.

Keeping you in my thoughts, {{{{{Jackie}}}}}

Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 10/18/2003
I'll mention you to my church to say a group prayer for a
speedy recovery for you. Get well soon! :)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/18/2003
I am wishing you a speedy recovery my sweet friend!!

Will surely miss you!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/17/2003
You are in my prayers and I will look forward to your return.
Reviewed by Kerry Compton Star Girl 10/17/2003
Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 10/17/2003
Best Wishes for a speedy recovery, you will be missed!

Reviewed by E. Richardson 10/17/2003
Take care will be in my prayers.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 10/17/2003
Oh gee.
Best wishes.
Yes, those of us with good knees will get on them for you.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/17/2003
We will miss you, Jackie! And, we will pray for a most speedy surgical recovery, too. AD will not be the same without you.

Fare Thee Well and Best Regards!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/17/2003
Both at the same time. Ouch. I hope and pray that you get through this with a little pain as possible and that it is a resounding success. God bless you. You have a lot of perfect strangers across the internet who is rooting for you. Well, we're not perfect, but . . .

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