To My WordPress Family

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To My WordPress Family

I am often tired these days, I admit.

It’s become impossible to ignore.

I can’t push through it,

don’t have the strength anymore.

Mental clarity waxes and wanes.

Energy fluctuates unpredictably.

Well-being punctuated by pain…

I look forward to a return to normalcy.

I am sorting it all out…

A series of tests is underway.

For now, I have to slow down,

I’ll do the best I can, day by day.


Copyright© 2021 by Cheryl Batavia


For the last couple of months, I have been having increasingly severe cardiovascular symptoms. I am not sure of the cause, but suspect so-called “long covid.” I had a mild heart attack in 2007 and have two stents in my heart. Maybe one is blocked.

I will let you know when I find out about what is happening. Until then, I will carry on the best I can. I would rather talk about ideas, emotions, family, the environment, nature, culture… and not my health! I just wanted you to know that if I don’t read as many posts as usual, it is not because I don’t want to.

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  1. I’m sorry to hear about your health Cheryl. Thank you for letting us know. Take as much rest as you need. Look after yourself first and foremost. And certainly don’t worry about not being able to read everyone’s posts! I find it remarkable how many posts you manage to keep up with as it is. Wishing you a full recovery in record time. May I add that you are without a doubt one of the brightest stars in this WordPress community. Take care 🙏

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  2. Oh, i am alarmed Cheryl, i dont think i ever knew about your symptoms before. Please take care of your diet now, very cautiously. I hope you have family and friends to take care.

    Please rest and yes, read that will take you closer to nature. I will pray for you dear Cheryl.

    Nara x

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  3. Cheryl ,I am quite alarmed by the news of your not being well and extend my best wishes for your well being and recovery! My sincere most prayers to the Almighty to make you hail and hearty! Take care & be strong as everything will be fine🌹💕

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  4. take care Cheryl, I can’t like this post when you are suffering! Pray the tests find the cause soon 🙂

    I too am posting and reading less. My life gets busier as our restrictions ease … you are in my prayers and thoughts, thanks for sharing

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  5. Thanks for your heartfelt post Cheryl and confirming what I suspected. I’m sooo sorry you have to go through this as I know you have had some scars with Covid and your heart. I am sending you do much love and energy as you take the time you need to feel better physically and energetically. I will keep you in prayer on my alter with your beautiful smile and positive loving heart!!!! Take all the time you need. Love and hugs,
    ❤️🤗 ❤️🤗❤️🤗❤️🤗xoxoxooxoxoxo Cindy

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    1. So kind, Cindy! Thank you for your beautiful comments and good wishes. ❤

      There is going to be a lot to sort out. The cardiologist doubts my previous Covid19 diagnosis. I think he's wrong, but the important thing right now is getting my heart checked out with a series of tests over the next two months. I am halfway through 14 days of wearing a heart monitor. Maybe I will end up with another angioplasty. I suspect there may be some other problems as well, but this is a starting point.

      Robert and I look out for each other, and he has been wonderful! I have every reason to want to get better and continue to enjoy my life. My gut feeling is that I will recover. Whatever happens, I have had an interesting and fulfilling life. 🙂 Have a great weekend! Stay safe and be happy! ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. You’re so welcome Cheryl!!!! You are an integral part of our community and I am rooting for you and glad you are being proactive in getting all of the tests necesary so you can get the proper treatment you need. That is a huge relief. You have had a wonderful rich life which has been such a joy to hear about and share.

        It’s so wonderful you and Robert are so supportive of each other which is a huge part of recovery and you have a wedding to put on girl with so much love and life to share in the years to come.
        I’m with you here. I will and you do the same!!!
        ❤️🤗xoxxoxoxo

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    1. Laura, thank you so much for your concern. It’s very much appreciated. ❤ When I know anything more, I will share it. I wrote some details in my comment to Cindy (above). Please forgive me for not rewriting the information. I am trying to conserve my energy. All the best to you! ❤ Have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Michel, for your kind words and good wishes. ❤ I am undergoing a couple of months of tests at the cardiologist and will proceed from there. It is my gut feeling that I will recover and continue to enjoy my life. Take care of yourself. All the best to you and Jeanine and your family.
      Love ❤
      Cheryl

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  6. Thank you for letting us know! Please take extra good care of yourself in every way possible, which includes letting others care for you. I’m sending you hugs, prayers, and good wishes for strength and healing. ❤

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  7. It is a joy when I find you’ve visited a post I’m currently reading. I am thankful for your joyous outlook to life, and the way you share so many different experiences with this wonderful community.

    Keep on keeping on being awesome. WordPress will be here whenever you get back. We’ll miss you if you take a necessary break, but will look forward to being in touch again.

    Thank you for being you. ❤

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