A Sudden Change of Plans

Ironically or coincidently, after re-posting several poems from my hospitalisation time three years ago … I suddenly found out that I am to be back in hospital for a short stay during the week … but I am only going up to level four, not that far from the ground floor, and within a short walk to the front door …


A Sudden Change of Plans


Early on Friday

I received a phone call

From the Geelong hospital

Informing me that my elective surgery

Was unexpectedly moved to be on next week


Then suddenly

Early this morning

Under the precautionary health guidelines

I was sent to be tested for the ‘Covid’ virus


And now I am in home isolation

For the next three days

Prior to my left elbow surgery

Early Wednesday morning


If everything goes according to plan

And all being well

I should be home

Early Wednesday evening





Ivor Steven (c) November 2021

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

51 thoughts on “A Sudden Change of Plans”

    1. Thanks Ingrid. .. I think the surgery is something that will heal ok .. so it’s a positive outcome. .. unlike my strokes .. which have left me with ongoing problems .. 😊🌏💕

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  1. Please know you don’t go alone. All of us go with you! Carry us in your heart! Carry our words with you, too. 🙂
    We wish you THE bestest outcome! Everything to go smoothly, safe, and well! Coop and I send you our love and well wishes…we will be thinking of you and awaiting your update.
    Where will Sir Frankie be?
    (((HUGS))) and ❤ 🙂

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      1. I was having sharp electrical pain in my wrist from typing so much! A physical therapist friend told me it was coming from my elbow. I started using pillows under my elbows and have had no problem since! Wishing you well my friend!

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      1. I need cataract surgery and have been waiting a very, very long time. I decided a while ago I could wait no longer – my eyesight is restricting my life. I’m booked in to see a private specialist next week and will pay up front. It would be incredible if a miracle happens and I get a letter from the hospital in the mean time. Good luck with your surgery and I hope you have a speedy recovery time. 🙂

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      2. Thank you Suzanne .. sounds like you have been waiting a long time .. and I can’t even remember how long I’ve been waiting 😉 .. and my elbow was causing me terrible problems .. half my left hand has gone numb 😊😉
        Cheers 💕

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