Message from Grovespirit

grovespirit(Zone 9)November 3, 2008

Aloha all,

Because of a sudden health crisis which has worsened progressively during much of October, my dearest (Grovespirit) has been unable to get some seed trades out on time.

The problem is still ongoing; she goes back to the hospital Nov5 to see a specialist.

We hope that she will still be able to send all the seeds owed, eventually.

Iris is struggling now even with the most basic things such as cooking, sleeping, eating, and walking, because of how the illness is affecting her.

We have no idea when Iris will be well enough to get all caught up with hobby stuff such as various late seed trades. Patience is appreciated. :)

The way things are going with Grovespirit's health, she may even need to stop or reduce all gardening and related activities for a while, to save time and energy for treatment.

Prayers for Iris (Grovespirit) are requested!! (Permission granted to re-post this in the Prayer request forum.)

Thanks and sincere apologies for the inconvenience,

Grovespirit's other half.

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agirlsgirl(7 North Carolina)

I am not doing a trade with her,but wanted to post anyway! :)

My thoughts and prayers will be with her and you through this hard time and I send the biggest hugs!

I am sure there is no inconvenience to anyone,what matters is she take the time for healing she needs. I hope to see her back on her feet soon,she will be missed! :)

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 11:08AM
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flwrs4ever

I also do not have a trade with Iris, but will you please send her our love, and tell her to concentrate on getting better, we will all be here when she gets back !

Sending hugs, prayers, and my best wishes !

Kym

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 12:27PM
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medontdo(8)

i have one, but my end is coming when i cut down my honeysuckle bush, she knows about this, i will be praying for Iris!! i be will keeping her in my prayers!! many (((HUGS)))!!! i know that many people won't mind waiting, that is so kind of you to let people know what is going on!! thank you :') ~Medo

    Bookmark   November 4, 2008 at 1:25AM
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alwaysagarden(CA 9b)

I do have a seed trade with Iris but it's her health I'm concerned for not the trade. If you can, please keep us updated as to how she is doing. Let her know she is in my prayers as well.

Cindy

    Bookmark   November 4, 2008 at 2:56AM
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booberry85(5)

Iris, I'm so sorry to read this. I've appreciated all your advice in the past. I hope you can pop in when you feel well enough. In the meantime, concentrate on yourself & build up your strength. We'll still be here when your feeling better.

Best wishes, Becky

    Bookmark   November 4, 2008 at 9:06AM
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chrizty

hope Iris gets beeter soon, ill be keeping her in my thoughts n prayers.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2008 at 3:07PM
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poisondartfrog

Best wishes to Iris-I hope we hear soon that she is on the mend!
Alana

    Bookmark   November 4, 2008 at 3:40PM
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luvsgrtdanes

I've trade several times with Iris. So sorry to here this. My best to her and hope she gets well soon. Healing thoughts being sent.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2008 at 10:50PM
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kerai(z8 SC)

Iris will be in our thoughts and prayers! Hope she feels better soon!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2008 at 1:43PM
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dorisl(5)

We havent done any trades. :)

I sending you best wishes for recovery!

D

    Bookmark   November 5, 2008 at 10:12PM
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quiltingfox

Get well soon and best wishes.

Best to you and good health,
quiltingfox

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 11:31AM
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littleonefb(zone 5, MA)

"Grovespirit's other half"

Please give Iris my best wishes for a speedy recovery. We just completed a trade, and I had sent her quite a few seeds for herself and her project.

it was a pleasure to trade with her.

Fran

    Bookmark   November 7, 2008 at 11:29PM
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trudi_d

Good luck to Iris.

T

    Bookmark   November 8, 2008 at 6:31AM
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graanieb

Praying and hoping Iris is feeling well.

GB-Bea

    Bookmark   November 15, 2008 at 8:04PM
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gee_oh_nyc(6b/7a)

Prayers for you, Iris. Thanks to you Iris' other half.
George

    Bookmark   November 15, 2008 at 9:38PM
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jaleeisa(6b Oklahoma)

Praying for Iris and very thankful to her other half. Iris is a great lady and I very much enjoy trading with her. Do we have an update on how she's doing?

Kathy

    Bookmark   November 16, 2008 at 7:56AM
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west_texas_peg(8a West Cen TX)

Iris gave me great advise on what to grow for my hubby who has diabetes...I hope she is feeling much better.

Peggy

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 10:51AM
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daisy_lee(5)

Best Wishes for Iris for a Speedy Recovery!

Carol

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 8:20PM
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rosepedal(Four seasons zone4/5)

Not only is she a wonderful trader but a friend. Iris please get better. I will be thinking of you and others that are going through life's rough patches. There are so many of you that need our prayers right now. I am praying for you and your family.Barb

    Bookmark   November 22, 2008 at 3:31PM
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containerted

There are a few of us over on the Round Robin Forum in the New Dozen/Dozen swap who would like to send Iris some of the seeds she had asked for. Our problem is that we need an address to send to. We thought it might cheer her up a bit to get some early Christmas presents. If anyone here could Email me and give us a mailing address, it would be greatly appreciated. We all want her to get well and rejoin her "other family" out here on the web. She's in our daily prayers.

Please help us.

Ted

    Bookmark   November 23, 2008 at 9:57AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

I am sending my best wishes and prayers that you are recovering, Iris, and that your "other half" is also getting support to help you through this difficult time.

Though we have not had any recent trades I have thought of you often as I planted, enjoyed the blooms, and stored the tubers of the peacock orchids that you sent me in a trade.

((())) Virtual hugs.

Bobbie

    Bookmark   November 25, 2008 at 3:42PM
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chrizty

anyone hear how Iris is doing? hope she's doing better

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 9:39AM
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medontdo(8)

i know that when we chatted she said that she sends vege seeds to like shelters or something like them, they are places that grow food, and give them to poorer people. and she sends them to people who she knows needs them including her sister. iris is one of those angels that you rarely see. she has so much in her that you rarely know about till you get into a long conversation with her, which i totally adore!! please, if anyone talks to her, let her know that we are praying for her. many (((HUGS))) ~Medo

    Bookmark   December 5, 2008 at 12:58AM
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grovespirit(Zone 9)

Aloha Everyone, I am doing better now!

If you are one of the numerous GardenWebbers who sent me a Get-well card, seeds, or a Christmas card, you have my thanks! :)

It has been a joy getting all these lovely cards and gifts of seeds, and I am sure the positive energy is helping me feel better.

I am doing a bit better in regards to my health. Have decided I can resume seed trading. I will be all caught up with everything by tomorrow!! :)

I am still waiting for one more surgery but because this issue is not life threatening I could be waiting several months. I have been learning some pain management skills to help me get by until I can be scheduled for surgery. Continued prayers for my complete recovery would be a blessing.

Apparently the folks in the dozen dozen tomato swap got my address. TY to whoever passed it on. :)

Thanks very much to the dozen dozen tomato group, the Secret Santa forum, and all you cool peoplez here for sending me cards, occasionally containing the seeds I was most interested in!! Very kind of you.

Your gifts and cards made me smile really big every single day they arrived. Apparently, joy is great medicine! :D

Happy Holidays,
Iris (grovespirit)

    Bookmark   December 22, 2008 at 1:25AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

So good to see you are back and glad the positive energy has helped you feel better.

I wish you well with your pain management, and pray for you a complete recovery.

It is so good to have you back and hear from you before the holidays.

Happy Holidays!

Sue

    Bookmark   December 22, 2008 at 7:33AM
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agirlsgirl(7 North Carolina)

It is so nice to "see" you around again! I will keep you in my thoughts and hope you have a wonderful Holiday!:)

    Bookmark   December 22, 2008 at 9:32PM
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littleonefb(zone 5, MA)

Iris,
So glad to see you back and feeling so much better. Nothing like your online garden friends and your gardens to pick your spirits up and make you feel better.

Enjoy that warmth and sun too, Sure beats 24 inches of snow, in 48 hours.

Fran

    Bookmark   December 22, 2008 at 10:19PM
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medontdo(8)

it is so nice to see you around again!! **big smile** prayers do work!! that's a for sure!! we'll keep praying for you and that your surgery is soon!! Hugs ~Medo

Here is a link that might be useful: Barehanded Totally Nutso Gardener!! **Big Grinn**

    Bookmark   December 23, 2008 at 12:05AM
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graanieb

Iris, it sure is nice to see you up and around, thankfully prayers do help. I've thought of you and gave silent prayers a few times, seeds and cards ready just need correct postage, too late now, but know I'm among all of us wishing you well ,praying and glad to see you back, hope you keep getting better every day.

Well wishes and prayers to you and everyone else, so many need them too, right you are Rosepedal.

Yay Iris!!

GB
Bea

    Bookmark   December 23, 2008 at 9:16AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Glad to read that you are feeling better. I will keep you in my prayers.
Bobbie

    Bookmark   December 23, 2008 at 12:36PM
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flwrs4ever

Iris, when I read the letter from your hubby, I Had been thru some medical stuff before, and just knew how much the cards I recd had helped me in my recovery,so I asked for your address, and asked for people to include you in our Swap, It just made my Christmas to see your post.

Well wishes, and so glad to see you back, I have heard you are such a wonderful person !!

Hugs,

Kym

    Bookmark   December 26, 2008 at 6:11PM
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