memoirs, art and fragments by Thomas Milner

Hemmed in by events

I’m checking into hospital on Monday 11th Feb for another bout of neurosurgery (round 4) so all my psychic energy will be focussed on that.

And if you were to ask how I felt about this, I would reply:

Vexed, displeased, irked and gutted

Fed-up and put-upon,

Hemmed in by events,

Squeezed by fate



A bit like this picture in fact

Comments on: "Hemmed in by events" (14)

  1. Tom,
    i hope all goes well with the surgery.
    “Hemmed in by events, squeezed by fate” , a very apt description.

    You will be in my thoughts


  2. Ugh, I would feel the same way, and I feel close to the same way for you. I will say some prayers and think positive thoughts on your behalf.
    This is odd, but the nose of your painting looks so real that I thought it superimposed. ‘Tis interesting, with its very real expression looking out at me.
    Best wishes always ~ Lily


  3. John Milner said:

    Good luck with your procedure John

    Sent from my iPhone


  4. jamesboshell said:

    Good luck my friend will be thinking of you!

    Might even move you up the ‘Prayer List’

    Let me know how it goes


    James Boshell

    Hydair cc

    Phone: +27 (0)21 448 7780

    Fax: +27 (0)86 684 3530

    Fax: +27 (0)21 447 4361

    Cell: +27 (0)83 252 4600


  5. May you be blessed during this surgery, Thomas…I would not have known if not for ‘Lily’ posting a link!


  6. Good luck Tom!


  7. Perhaps you are not yet up to writing or painting, but just letting you know you are thought of and missed. Recuperative hugs from ~ Lily


  8. Hello everyone
    Tom’s niece Jo here.
    Just to ask that you send your prayers and thoughts for Tom. His operation went well and he was recuperating, but has, over the weekend, been readmitted to intensive care with septicaemia. Family is by his side.
    Thanks so much for your continued support, comments and love. I know it has made a huge difference over the last couple of years.
    x Jo


  9. How is he doing, Jo?? If he is up to hearing, please tell Tom that Lily says hello and misses him.
    Thank you for your updates. Please send another when you are able, and we will continue to light candles, meanwhile.
    ~ Lily


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