To All Who Read My Blog by P.S. Joshi (Suzanne)



Photo Copyright: Fatima Fakier Deria



Today I’ve written a type of farewell letter, at least for now. To read this and the other stories on Rochelle’s blog just follow the link below and the directions given after that. The above photo is from Fatima Fakier Deria. Thanks Fatima.

To All Who Read My Blog by P.S. Joshi (Suzanne)

1 November 2019


Hello Everyone:

I’ve really enjoyed blogging, especially writing the little flash fiction stories. Now I have a problem. Last Monday, on the 21st of October, 2019, the doctor came to my flat, took a look at my right leg and told me she wanted me in the hospital for tests and to stay for treatment. I was admitted the next day, Tuesday the 22nd I went and ended up spending seven days being pumped full of antibiotics. My right foot was swollen and there was an area of red running halfway up my leg. When the report came back I understood the seriousness of the problem when the word “septic” was used. In other words, I could have lost my leg.

I’m now home, but directions were given for me to rest and sleep with my feet above my heart. I can spend very little time sitting at the computer or I was told the swelling could come back and the same problem. No way do I want to repeat that hospital stay and the meds. I was just fortunate I made it in time and they could heal me. I’d advise anyone with a problem like mine, not to wait but to get medical advice as soon as possible.

I’m also posting this on Rochelle’s blog and I want all there to know how much I enjoyed writing the stories and posting them there. All the best to Rochelle and all the writers.Β  Β Suzanne Joshi


75 thoughts on “To All Who Read My Blog by P.S. Joshi (Suzanne)

  1. Feel better! I’m glad it was caught when it was, and that you get to keep your leg (and your life) — this is serious stuff! Take your time in getting better and we’ll be here ready to read your stuff when you’re good and healthy again. Thank you for letting us all know what is going on, so we can send healing thoughts! Na’ama

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  2. Thank you for keeping us in the loop, Suzanne. Thank goodness it was caught in time and both your leg and more importantly, YOU are safe. Do what the doctor orders, and when you feel like it, pen to paper work wonders. We’ll all be here when you are ready.
    Sending lots of love and good vibes your way.

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    • Thanks a lot, Dale. Believe me, knowing I was close to losing my leg made me totally aware of the importance of doing what’s best for my health. Thanks so much for the love and good wishes. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


  3. Suzanne, I’m so sorry you’ve had to go through this. I’ll miss your contribution to FF, but maybe you’ll be able to continue at some point. In the meantime, please do take care of yourself.

    Best wishes,

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  4. Your health is obviously the priority. Take care of yourself and heal.

    Have you looked into a laptop or tablet, something you can use while convalescing? I’ve used my laptop while giving blood. They have tables that hover over your bed.

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    • Thanks, Nobbin for your healing wishes. I do have a la top but I have to lay with my feet higher than my heart and not sitting up, so using it is difficult when I’m in bed. Eventually, I’ll have to have a knee replacement done so conditions may improve for sitting up more then. I used one of those tables in the hospital so know what you mean. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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  5. Suzanne, SO happy you got to the treatment in time. I’m very sorry to hear you won’t be at Friday Fictioneers, at least for now. I’m hoping there is a way you might get a portable device where you can write with your legs elevated. Take care, and I hope to see you back here writing your entertaining stories again ❀

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  6. Oh, Suzanne! What a shock for you, and what a relief that you will recover. Please take care of yourself and get well soon. PS. If you miss the social media too much perhaps you could manage with a tablet for a while? I have a Lenovo one that didn’t cost too much.

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    • Thanks, Liz. It was a shock to find how serious it was. I got the idea when the doctor said they started treatment soon enough to be able to heal me. It was a wakeup call for sure. Thanks for your suggestion. I’ll need to do some research. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


  7. Dearest Suzanne,
    My heart aches to read about your health issues. I do hope you do what’s best to heal and recover as soon as possible. We do tend to neglect ourselves by thinking things are less than they are. You are in my prayers.
    Hope to see you around the WWW really soon. Be well … blessings πŸ™πŸ»
    Isadora 😎

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    • Thanks so much, Isadora. I was far too used to the swelling of my foot and ankle. The redness halfway to my knee I took as a warning sign. Thank you so much for your prayers and blessings. I really appreciate them. You take care also. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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  8. Thank you for sharing your stories with us. Gosh I will miss those. I do hope to see you soon back on the FF group. And thank you for sharing with us your current situation. Sending you heartfelt wishes of recovery and healing.

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    • Thanks so much, Shelley for your hopes and wishes for my recovery. I feel myself getting stronger since I’ve been taking the wise advice of the doctors and therapists. I’m glad you enjoyed my stories. I enjoyed yours also. You take care also. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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