Monday, January 11, 2010

Off On Medical Leave Until Further Notice

Happy New Year To All Visitors! Due to major medical problems I have not been able to update or maintain this blog. I cannot use my cameras, and it is very painful and difficult for me to write or type because my hands are affected. If and when I get better, I hope to be able to post again. Best wishes for your good health in 2010 and don't take it for granted as I foolishly did before this Parkinson's Disease struck me. We never know what the fickle finger of fate will bring us.

30 comments:

NellJean said...

So sorry to hear of your troubles, Jon. Best Wishes for comfort and improvement.

Halcyon said...

Jon - it's nice to get some news from you, even if it's not the happiest. I wish you all the best in 2010. Hopefully you'll get back on track and be snapping pictures and blogging in no time! Until then, we're thinking of you.

racheld said...

Oh, my Dear Friend!!

I am so sorry you are not well! I've missed your cheery voice and your lovely photographs, and think of you EVERY DAY, as I run down the list on my side-panel to see if your name has moved to the top. Today, it still was not, but as I do every few days, I looked in, and here you were.

If you EVER have a moment or are comfortable to, my e-mail is in my profile on Lawn Tea. It would mean worlds to me to be able to say hello now and then.

I miss you, Faraway Friend, and wish you well and warm and happy.

rachel

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Jon, I'm so sorry to hear that you are not in good health. Take good care of yourself.

Phillip said...

I wish you the best and hope you can resume blogging soon. Take care!

Southern Lady said...

Oh, Jon ... I am so very sorry to hear that you are not doing well.

Your gracious words and beautiful pictures have always brightened my days, and I've truly missed you, my friend.

I pray that your good days will far outnumber the bad ones and you can stay in touch with us.

If you need anything, please, please let me know by e-mail. I'll be glad to run errands or do anything I can to help.

Sandra said...

Hopefully you'll get back blogging your heart out. (((huggs)

Marian Love Phillips said...

I do hope you will get better...I am a native of Vicksburg and love taking pictures and meeting other people from V'burg. You are a very good photographer. My husband has Parkinson's also but has not affected his hands yet except for shakiing every now and then. Wishing you better days so you can get back to posting again. Take care Jon. :)

Ginger said...

Jon,
Somehow I just saw this post. I am so sorry to hear of your illness, and hope you will feel like gardening again soon.

kate smudges said...

Hi Jon, I haven't visited for ages and I am so sad to hear that you aren't doing well. I hope things will improve for you. Keeping you in my thoughts and wishing for improved health for you.

Southern Lady said...

Jon, it was so nice to see that you dropped by Southern Lagniappe today. I think of you often and it brightened my day to hear from you.

Please stay in touch when you can. You are missed ...

Barbara said...

I do hope that the last few weeks brought some better health conditions to you. All my very best wishes!

LC David said...

Sory TO hear about trouble in your life, Wish you best health God Bless you always.
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Southern Lady said...

Hi, Jon ...

Just stopped by to say 'hello.' I hope you've been able to get out some and enjoy Spring's arrival in Vicksburg.

I've missed you, my friend.

racheld said...

Jon,

I think of you often, and still look to see if your little sign says "ON."

I've missed you very much, and hope that the Spring weather and the blossoms and greening of the gardens is making you feel better and better.

I hope that you will feel like posting sometime soon---you are very much missed and cared about.

rachel

Phillip said...

Just checking in - hope all is well.

Southern Lady said...

Hello, Jon ...

Just a note to let you know I'm thinking of you, and hope this finds you feeling better these days.

Sincerely,

Janie

Jon said...

Janie and all of y'all, Thanks for your nice comments which I really appreciate. Parkinson's is a very cruel disease and it has affected by fingers and hands greatly, thus I find it very hard to type or write.

Thanks for checking in on me. Jon

racheld said...

I'm glad to see you chime in, Jon, as we've all been concerned about you. It's good to see your 'voice' once again, and I do hope you'll feel more like being online soon.

Just know that you have a vast group of friends who think of you and wish you well.

rachel

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I'm a first time visitor; I found you accidentally while searching for info on Limon Talinum. Your photos and your garden are beautiful; I'll come back to go through all your older posts later, you have a great deal of fantastic info!
Don't feel obligated to comment back to me, as I see you are having some physical problems. I hope you find some relief and comfort soon.
Wishing you well from deep in the heart of Texas!

Barbara said...

I was just checking how you are but I see there are no further news. Wishing you all the best and keeping you in my thoughts.
Barbara

racheld said...

Jon,

I think of you so often, and hope you are doing better and better. I always looked forward to glimpses of your beautiful garden, and it's still a bright spot in my memories and imagination.

I plan to re-run the Capote piece next week---it first brought us together, two Christmases ago, and hope you'll look in, though it's a repeat.

Do remember that I think of you, as do a great number of friends and fans who wish you well and warm and happy this Blessed Season.

rachel

Rosemarie said...

Dear Jon,
A new year has arrived and I hope you can soon get back to your blog.... enjoy your beautiful garden and thank God your feet although legs might sometimes as well go "on strike" can carry you into your garden and you can enjoy!!!
Take care
Rosemarie from far away Ghana

Nerissa said...

Hi,

I wanted to email you in regards in any possible advertising opportunities you may have with your website...I would be very interested in working something out with you if you have anything at the moment. I'm looking to earn support for a national cause and get visibility for the "plant 1 billion trees" project. Let me know if you would be interested at all in supporting this cause. I look forward to talking to you soon!

Barbara said...

Just a little hello and still all the best wishes to you and a lot of positive thoughts!
Barbara

Scott said...

Hi there,

I saw your comment about the Aerogarden on another person's site.

Did you ever find one?

If not, I sell them and we are even looking for distributors. You might enjoy doing this as a business because people just LOVE these things.
They truly sell themselves.

Scott
lettucegrowtogether.com

Scott said...

Hi there,

I saw your comment about the Aerogarden on another person's site.

Did you ever find one?

If not, I sell them and we are even looking for distributors. You might enjoy doing this as a business because people just LOVE these things.
They truly sell themselves.

Scott
lettucegrowtogether.com

Southern Lady said...

Just a note to let you know I'm thinking of you, Jon, and hope this finds you doing well and staying cool.

I miss seeing your pictures of your lovely Mississippi Garden.

racheld said...

Jon,

I've missed your cheery "voice from home" so much, and think of you often.

I hope you have a warm and enjoyable holiday season. Just know that many people think of you and wish you well.

rachel

Marian Love Phillips said...

Just found your blog and I'm also homegrown and just fell in love with your blog. My husband has Parkinson's also but still makes copper trees and paints. I do hope you can read all your comments and will come back. I love your blog and all your pictures. I will be linking your site to mine at mariandeer.blogspot.com
May God Bless!