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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Time Passes ~ Once Upon A Time

This is the 5th instalment in the Once Upon a Time series. 

As the princess slept time had continued to pass! 
She would soon realize she had been asleep for almost 
six weeks.... and had slept through her favourite season, Autumn.

Laying in the hospital bed , she felt as if heavy chains were holding her down, [The reality of course was that six weeks in a coma, not to mentioned the trauma her body had sustained; the life saving surgeries, the multiple fractures that had yet to heal , including a C2 fracture (part of the spine at the neck)~ were the cause.] ~

Something just felt odd, laying in this bed.~

 preventing her from getting up and returning to her beautiful bedroom with its comfortable bed.

The comfort of her bed would be the least of her challenges, the princess was about to find out.

" I want to go home"  the princess tried to say , but nothing came out ~ not a sound. She tried to raise her right arm to get someone's attention ~ but the pain that occurred just at the thought was unbearable. She tried her left arm... that raised for a moment only drop back down from its own weight. Helpless she laid there waiting for someone to notice her.

"How is our miracle patient doing today?" "Awake I see..." The voice was followed by a crowd  team of hospital people.

The Princess did all that she could, which was lay there, as they kept talking, and occasionally poking at her.. checking this and checking that. Though she couldn't turn her neck, she realized that she could follow them with her eyes. As her eyes followed the nurse that was coming towards her, it all became reality ... this was not a dream and she was hooked up to all sorts of machines. Including one that went into her throat... that she would later learn had kept her alive, after her lungs collapsed - and that this machine was breathing for her - that's why she was unable to speak.

Suddenly her thoughts were all jammed... like traffic, bottle necking getting onto  a highway with multiple on ramps...all trying to get through but being held back. This the princess would be told was due the the acquired brain injury she now had.  "acquired?? well I don't want it ... can we return it?" she thought, as her words were not coming out.

Until next time...


  1. Oh my precious one,

    this is so chilling, but in a way that teaches us about the GRACE OF GOD...HOW ARE YOU DOING THESE DAYS??????? I cannot wait for the next installment!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY DAY! Anita

  2. My dear Celia.
    This is another fabulous post.
    You really have a way with words and magically transpose your thoughts so well onto paper. I would struggle to get them down.
    The accompanying photographs are perfect- I would expect no less though from you.
    I hope you have brought home some happy memories from Paris and are enjoying autumn.
    Carol XOXO

  3. What a great thinker and writer you are.

  4. I'm really enjoying this series of yours! I'll keep coming back to read more of your story. You lived it and tell it so well. You're a very good writer.

  5. This is getting soooo good! I can't wait for the next installment!


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    XoXo Nicole Mariana

  7. Yup - in that moment I would have completely and totally panicked!
    The fact that you have battled through and found a new life, new love, new joys and a deep love of beauty shows how much of a miracle your life has become!
    The miracle isn't in surviving its in the THRIVING!

  8. Dearest Celia,

    Oh my, what a feeling... You do so well in wording it all. Well, not being able to lift up an arm, not having the power to move, I do know. But of course mine was only so temporarily compared to yours. All your fractures... I did visit a friend of mine in the hospital when she was totally paralyzed after fracturing her neck. But she did persevere and after therapy she was able to move, to speak, to control her bladder etc.
    The ventilator I now know very well as that was what kept Pieter alive while they did the 5-hour surgery for the quadruple bypasses and even afterwards. He too tried so hard to speak to me with the tube in his mouth but impossible. But all of us can be grateful that the medical world now can handle a lot of procedures and save lives. Your life after the accident is a miracle and bit by bit we're finding out how brilliant you were and still are; be it more of a struggle to perform that way. But even with what you have now, you leave a lot of us way behind you.
    You are becoming quite a writer...

    Love to you,


  9. Oh, you have just been through hell. It's such a miracle that you survived and are now sharing and inspiring so many. Thanks for sharing such a personal trauma with us all. xoxo

  10. rats! I wanted to read more..... To find out what happens. You have a story and I want to hear it.....Stay strong okay

  11. Hello angel and sweet friend!!!
    I'm very touched and emotionally moved by this post.
    You write so well that it seems this wasn't so painful as it was. But it was.... I know I've been in some kind of situation....
    It's a blessing you're telling your story.... you must write the book!!!
    Stay strong my dearest Celia, angel on Earth... you accomplished so much after that day and you will even more.

    On another note thank you so much for your words of support and friendship on my blog.

    Tons of Love your way

  12. Hi, I popped over to your blog from Tania Kindersleys; nice to meet you. Fascinated to learn more... Lou x

  13. And you leave us with baited breath...You are such a wonderful writer,Celia, and to be able to turn so much pain into a Fairy Tale"... Brava, brava, brava! I look forward to hearing more about the miracles and angels in your life...

  14. Oh now I can't wait for the next installment! Such terrible thing it must be to wake up and realize that something like that has happened to you. I hope she can move her lips and say something next time! You are such a great writer! I'm hooked :-)

  15. Celia, I don't know what the next part of the story will tell, but I'm so glad to know that the Princess herself is able to tell it! I can't imagine all you've been through, but I do know how it feels to think, "THIS is my present reality? But I don't like it -- and I want to give it back!" Thank goodness we're not alone when we go through those times. God is faithful...


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