Todays the day I get the results from my Oopsy….

If you go down to the woods today
You’re sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the woods today
You’d better go in disguise!


For every elephant that ever there was
Will gather there for certain,
Because today’s the day the
Elephants have their picnic.


Beneath the trees where nobody sees
They’ll hide and seek as long as they please
‘Cause that’s the way the
Elephants have their picnic.



If you go down to the woods today,
You’d better not go alone!
It’s lovely down in the woods today,
But safer to stay at home!



Biopsy results expected today and like the elephants I’m just pausing in a relaxed mode…

82 thoughts on “Todays the day I get the results from my Oopsy….

  1. Read some of the comments, so glad to hear that the results were good news. I hope you can get the symptoms under control, sounds like you’re on your way. LOVE the elephants, they are so majestic.

  2. The elephants look very unconcerned about their futures! If only we, as humans, could be as simple in our fears and worries. I am so glad that you’ve been under the care of physicians and proper testing. So many people wait too long to get to the bottom of suspicious symptoms. The photos are just fabulous. My cousins just returned from a safari in South Africa. They’d been to your country for a medical conference, and stayed over for the safari. While we were at the family reunion we enjoyed their photos, but while everyone else was “oohing” and “awwing” at the animals, I kept thinking of you and all the animals and fantastic birds you’ve already introduced me to. I told them I’d send them a link to your blog, and will! They had such a wonderful experience in South Africa. I’m continuing to wish you well!

    • This is so good to hear, so many people ask me about the safety of visiting our country… it is just the same as visiting yours. There are areas one stays away from and life is safe… our reserves are so under rated mis understood till they’re visited. they are natural areas kept such, that when a tree falls it remains there for the small insects to do their thing, total ecological areas. There is nothing quite like driving into a heard of elephant or a pride of lion on a kill, the elusive leopard in a tree with not a worry in the world… it is Africa that was naturally like that years ago but spread through out the country… I grew up in areas that was like that, nothing to walk into an elephant in the bush and greet him like I do people in the street… if you ever get the chance… come…

  3. I’m so glad for you all…I know that I said it earlier, but I’ve thought about throughout the day…thank goodness for us all that you are going to be ok….the road has really been hard for you and most of us can’t really comprehend what you’ve been through…but we’re all so relieved.

  4. Reading through the comments, I’m so happy for you!! What great news and I expect a huge relief as well. It sounds like you still have some issues to deal with but at least that’s not one of them!!! 🙂

    Everyday is a good day for an elephant picnic 🙂

  5. Foto fantastiche e sicuramente tanta ansia per l’attesa della risposta che attendi. Arrivata?? Tutto bene vero?? Si, ne sono sicura, sei un grande elefante sanissimo 🙂
    Bacione, Pat

  6. Adore elephants, what a magnificent sight this family is and you amaze me with your positivity. Great poem 😉 Sending big hugs your way my friend, praying for good news…

    • Well the news is in and it is good… benign… I fully expected that as Linda’s growths have all been soft tissue mine were hard and semi calcified… shows how much experience Linda’s cancers have given me… I just knew I’d be alright… now just the up hill battle around the emphysema and sleep apnea back to a semblance of normality… (Lots of chocolates in other words)

    • Thanks Cee… the news is that they are benign and it is what I expected… Linda’s were all soft tissue, mine were hard tissue… somehow it all didn’t fit together… but thank you so much for the support …

    • Thank you AD .. somehow I knew they would be ok… Linda’s have all been soft tissue whereas mine was a hard tissue, something just didn’t make sense in my mind…

  7. Welcome home Love the house was quiet without you. Love your photos. To Anneli I say thanks for turning Rob’s words into a master piece.

  8. You are an incredible person, BD. Truly….an inspiration. I know I will forever remember how you handled the days before finding out such big news. I am praying long and hard for you, Dearest Friend.

    • Thanks Dianne… I just know today is going to be a good day… and quoting from the song by Nappy Roots…

      You know today I just woke up and I said
      You know instead of waitin’ on a good day
      Waitin’ around through up’s and down’s waitin
      On something to happen I just say

      We’re gonna have
      We’re gonna have
      We’re gonna have a good day

  9. Beautiful Rob – love elephants, I’m sure they are good luck and we send you lots of luck and positive vibes. Eagerly awaiting more on your book too – good day all round – I can feel it!

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