I'm Still Here....

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It's been a while since I posted. Just a short note to let you guys know I'm not gone, and I'll be picking up again soon.

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There's a lot going on lately, and I just wanted to assure you I'm still around.
If you've been following the SteemIt Community Garden Journal Challenge, you've noticed I missed a month. For the first time in almost 2 years, I wasn't able to get out the contest. Not because I didn't want to, though.

Life hasn't really been easy on my end these last couple of weeks. About a month ago, there was the planned (and long awaited) surgery in which they fixated my 2 lower vertebrae, hoping it would solve my back problems. I spent a couple of days in the hospital and then went home to start the recovery process.

For two weeks, everything seemed to be fine. Even better... things seemed to be great. Of course, recovering from surgery is not the most fun way to pass time, but slowly and steady, I started to feel better.

Two weeks ago, the sh*t hit the fan: cerebrospinal fluid started leaking in my back. After seeing 2 different doctors who did nothing but scare the hell out of me, I was admitted to the hospital again. Not even 24 hours later, the surgeon decided to perform an emergency surgery to patch up the leak and reduce the risk on meningitis.

The surgery went fine, but the next 9 days I wasn't allowed to leave the bed... at all. On top of that, it appeared I was allergic to the antibiotics they gave me, and my blood pressure was way too low. The least I can say is that I got through those 9 days in a bit of a fuzzy state. I did have my phone with me, but - in spite of the fact that I managed to stay positive - my head was too clouded to do anything online.

I did manage to follow up on the entire Justin Sun situation, but that was about it.
Posting was just a goal I could not achieve.


I was released from the hospital two days ago, and by now I'm starting to feel a bit like myself again. The clouds in my head are not entirely gone yet - I guess the painkillers are at least partly to blame for that - but I'm getting there.

I assume I'll be able to get back to posting and engaging at full force soon.

I decided not to publish the belated edition of the SteemIt Community Garden Journal Challenge for February. Instead, I'll just post the March edition in about two weeks. I bet y'all have a truckload of pics of your gardens to share by that time!

Well, that was about all I wanted to say for today. I'm gonna get some more rest and do absolutely nothing for the rest of the day. (Like I haven't rested enough these last couple of weeks, right?!)

Just wanted to let you know I'm still around, and not going anywhere either!



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I guess there won’t be any twerking in your near future! Wishing your a speedy recovery

Hahaha, there never has been, and there never will be ;0)

Scary stuff!

Glad you are on the road to recovery :)

Yeah you should see what it's like having cancer, and being on your death bed. So many jerk offs who knew, didn't even have the fucking decency to leave a comment or message. But 'Mr engagement' doesn't respond to all his comments. Neither does he give a fuck about anyone outside his circle jerks. Don't worry, you're not alone. I had more fucking hate thrown my way, and knives stuck in my back (and still do, by the real entitled children of steem), than any kind of support during that time.

I'm sorry, I wasn't aware you have cancer.

But 'Mr engagement' doesn't respond to all his comments.

Not all, but I try.

Neither does he give a fuck about anyone outside his circle jerks.

Not true.

I had more fucking hate thrown my way, and knives stuck in my back (and still do, by the real entitled children of steem), than any kind of support during that time.

Not from me.

Boring and completely standard bullshit. I look forward to your 1% upvotes once per 3 months or so, that are only designed to direct traffic to your blog. #newsteem bullshit. Same as #oldsteem bullshit.

Thanks, Asher!

Rest and heal well 💗 Sorry to hear you're going through such a rough time. I am glad you're able to connect with us!! ❤🙏❤🙏❤🙏❤

Welcome back 🙂

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Here's to your recovery Meike!


Oh my, prayers for your speedy recovery 🙏🙏 please be safe and well 😊😊

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That sounds like a very scary time. Glad you got through it and you're recovering at home, take it easy and get strong!

Sorry to hear that...I hope the recovery process goes well this time. Glad you are keeping the positivity...feel better soon..lots of hugs and kisses from here. 🤗😘

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Glad to hear you are on the recovery road :)

Thanks, @tarazkp. I'm on it... not at the mph I would like, but slow and steady wins the race, I guess.

Change to kph, they are shorter, so faster ;D

Finished reading 😧 that was scary! Glad you made it out all that. Take some rest first !tip

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Thanks a lot, @davidke20
Been resting plenty ;0)

Health always comes first. Steady recovery and welcome back!

Hey @simplymike, sorry to hear about all the health problems but hopefully now you're fully on the mend and going to back in steeming action soon! Sending you positive vibes for a rapid recovery :)

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That's terrible, take time to recover. Steem will still be here, always fighting a different power stuggle

Steem will still be here

Bold statement in these times, lol. Just kidding.
Thanks, @paulag

it was a bit bold, but we will be here, in some form or another

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Wow, that's scary @simplymike, I'm so sorry to hear you've been going through such a tough time!

I wish you a speedy and complete recovery, along with wishes that you be able to work in the garden without pain.

Oh my goodness @simplymike! I am glad you are finally getting through to the other side and here's hoping for a complete recovery soon!
I did miss the Garden Journal challenge but was aware of your surgery so thought that was why it didn't happen. Great to be able to have the March - long awaited for Spring one!
Take care and glad you are on the road to recovery!

Thanks, @porters.

Yeah, spring one will be great. Yesterday, I noticed that my kiwiberry (about the only plant I have in the garden at the moment) is turning green again. Joyful times :0)

Sending Healing Love, Purrs, And Hedbonks....!!!
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Oooh.. I surely like those!
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