?

Log in

No account? Create an account

[icon] Back from Mt. Doom .. - NotAlone
View:Recent Entries.
View:Archive.
View:Friends.
View:Profile.

Security:
Subject:Back from Mt. Doom ..
Time:08:32 pm
Current Mood:Bruised
I am back - battered, bruised and feeling like I've been to Mt. Doom and back several times!! I've actually been back for quite some time but I've been in so much pain and discomfort I've only been able to spend a few minutes each day at my pc and I've had to devote that time to catching up on what Elijah's been up to and snagging all the new pics. For about the first week it was impossible to concentrate on anything, even reading. Now the biggest problem is finding a comfortable position to sit in with either the desktop or the laptop. Obviously today I'm a little better and hopefully will continue to improve a little each day. The op did go well apparently but progress is frustratingly slow.

Many thanks to those who sent encouraging emails and also to baranduin for the virtual gift and message - that was very sweet of you:)

I wasn't totally Elijah-starved in the hospital - one night they showed "Green Street" on Sky and my husband gave me the issue of Q Magazine with the Elijah interview.

I wonder if anyone can help me with a query; just before I went into hospital, probably round about the 26 April, someone posted some pics of the LOTR guys in NZ and they included two of Elijah arriving at the wrap party on 22 Dec. These pics had never been seen before, I think the person who posted them worked for a photographic company and that's how she came by them. The thing is, I can't remember the name of the person and I can't trace my f-list that far back. I really wanted to ask this person something - I wonder if anyone remembers who it was. Foolishly I didn't save it in my memories but I did save the pics - these are the smaller versions





comments: Leave a comment Previous Entry Share Next Entry


mews1945
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-20 08:17 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you're doing better. You've certainly had a tough time of it. Hope you'll improve steadily now. I can't help with the pictures, sorry.
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 09:18 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Mews - and the mystery of the pics has been solved by Starlit Woods:)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


bellewood
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-20 08:27 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're back safe and sound.. so sorry you've had such an awful time. I did try and email you before you left to wish you luck, but it came back to me 'unknown'.. have you changed your address???

Can't help with the pictures sorry, they are lovely though..and there's bigger ones?? i love it when i see 'new' pics( you know what i'm like..lol) I wonder who the girl is?? They seem pretty close!

I hope you feel better soon and continue to improve..*hugs*
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 09:32 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Belle - that's very odd about the email, I haven't changed it. I hope I haven't missed anything else.

Starlit Woods has solved the mystery about the pics - here are links to the big versions:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/ShirelingUK/nzpartybig.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/ShirelingUK/nzpartybig2.jpg

I've no idea who the girl is - I don't recognise her as anyone working on the film but I suppose she could be:)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


melyanna_65
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-20 08:42 pm (UTC)
Welcome back, hon!!!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I'm glad your op went well. Yes, the progress is slow, but don't worry, you'll improve and get better and better, day after day.

About those pics, I'm sorry but I can't help you, because I don't think I have seen them before. Very nice pics, though, Elijah is so lovely and I think he never looked so similar to Frodo!

*lots of hugs*

(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 09:44 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Mel - and what beautiful flowers!! Such a gorgeous colour.

Starlit Woods has solved the mystery for me - and you're right, Elijah does look very Frodoish in those pics - so lovely. These are the bigger versions:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/ShirelingUK/nzpartybig.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/ShirelingUK/nzpartybig2.jpg

(Reply) (Expand) (Parent) (Thread)


shirebound
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-20 09:01 pm (UTC)
Welcome back!!! I hope you continue to improve steadily.

I've never seen those pics before, sorry!
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 09:45 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Shirebound - it's good to be back. And Starlit Woods has solved the mystery of the pics for me:)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


ladysunrope
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-20 09:14 pm (UTC)
Glad you are feeling better -slow and steady progress but progress all the same. Ops are not great to go through however good the cause.

Ok...I've been in fandom since 2001 and seen every pic known to man and small sheep but I've NEVER seen these AT ALL. Never seen a pic of the girl before either!

So whatever you've found is in fact quite a find!
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 09:51 pm (UTC)
Many thanks - and you're right about ops, I think whatever the reason for it, any major op has a massive effect, both physically and mentally.

Starlit Woods has found that entry for me - see below - and these are bigger versions of the two pics:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/ShirelingUK/nzpartybig.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/ShirelingUK/nzpartybig2.jpg

(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


yeuxdebleu
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-20 09:52 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the pics above came from shireling. If you look at the URLs, the Photobucket album name has "shireling" in it, so I think that would be logical. I don't remember seeing them before either. Lovely pics.

So glad to see you back here and I'm sorry to hear your recovery has been so painful. My neighbor (a 67-year-old man) is having both knees replaced at the same time in two weeks. I don't envy him, but he said he doesn't want to go through it all twice.
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 10:05 pm (UTC)
Starlit Woods has found the entry for me - see below. Actually, Shireling is me!!! That's the name I use for PB, the same one I use for Kazzad-Dum - although there is another Shireling on LJ.

It's good to be back - and today I've been able to spend longer on my pc so things are looking up!!

Both knees - OMG!! I'm really surprised that they'd do that as during the recovery period your 'good' leg is so important in helping you to get around, especially up and down stairs. I wish him the best of luck with that. Knee replacements are more painful than hip replacements - they were kind enough to tell me this the night before the op!!! And I can confirm it's true - though obviously you won't want to tell your friend that!! However, I was supposed to be having a nerve block which would have made my knee completely numb for the first 24 hours - only - story of my life - it didn't work!!! Hopefully they will do that for your friend and it will work - I do hope so.

Btw - I read your report from Tribeca and saw the wonderful pics. How brilliant that you got to have a conversation with Elijah - I'm so glad that it worked out so well for you:)
(Reply) (Expand) (Parent) (Thread)


primula_baggins
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-20 10:38 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear from you again. I hope you improve quickly. I thought the photos were posted at elijah_finds, but I went back through the last few weeks of entries and couldn't locate them.
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 10:07 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Prim - I've been able to spend a bit longer at my pc today so things are looking up!!

Starlit Woods has found the LJ entry for me - see below:)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


mother2012
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 01:57 am (UTC)
Welcome back! And you will improve, day by day. All of a sudden, you'll just be walking naturally.

Keeping up with Elijah *has* been challenging the last few weeks.
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 10:12 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Mother - and I'm sure you're right - daily improvements are so slight you don't notice them but if you compare yourself to a week ago you realise how far you've progressed!!

Yes, Elijah has certainly been getting around!! Opening a fashion museum in Chile - whatever next:)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


frolijah_fan_54
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 02:00 am (UTC)
Welcome back - sorry it's been such a rough haul but hope you will see steady progress now. I think I saw those pics in elijah_finds. I wll try to find the entry when I get a chance. *hugs*
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 10:19 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Frolijah - it's good to be back:) Starlit Woods has now found the entry in question - see below - thanks for offering to help:)

Btw - I read your Tribeca report. I'm really sorry you didn't get to speak to Elijah or to see him close up - film festivals and premieres are such hit and miss affairs, you can be lucky and have a great experience, like Yeux, or you can hang about for hours and - nothing. That's why I really hope Elijah will continue to do the occasional convention - as long as he doesn't cancel then you know you'll get to see him. But I'm sure your time will come:)
(Reply) (Expand) (Parent) (Thread)


_celebrian
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 03:07 am (UTC)
Welcome back! :-) Glad things seem to have gone well and I hope that you improve very quickly now. Sorry I can't help with the pictures.

*hugs*
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 10:25 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Celebrian:) And Starlit Woods has solved the mystery of the pics.

*many hugs*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


noipeh
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 04:18 am (UTC)
Glad to see you're back, and feeling a wee bit better! Those are wonderful pictures, but like everyone else, I've never seen them before.
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 10:28 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Noipeh:) They are gorgeous pics, aren't they? And Starlit Woods has found the LJ entry for me - see below.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


annwyn55
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 07:14 am (UTC)
Welcome back! I'm glad the op went well. I know it's frustrating to seem to heal so slowly, but have patience - you'll be better in no time at all!

And Frolijah! Oh - I love him! Haven't seen these before - I'd love to have the big ones if you have the time.

(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 10:31 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Annwyn - I'm sure I'll soon be feeling a lot better:)

He really is Frolijah in those pics, isn't he? Here are the bigger versions:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/ShirelingUK/nzpartybig.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/ShirelingUK/nzpartybig2.jpg

(Reply) (Expand) (Parent) (Thread)


alpeew
Subject:my dear Paulie!
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 08:49 am (UTC)
Thanks God you´re back, despite of bruised...(but pain disappears very soon), I miss you so much...so I hope you will be every day better and better and you let us know about another part of your journey with Frodo:-)
Love
Allie
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Subject:Re: my dear Paulie!
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 10:34 pm (UTC)
Hi Allie - it's good to be back!! Today I've been able to spend longer at my pc so I must be improving - and I can't wait to get back to A Journey With Frodo!!

*hugs*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


starlit_woods
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 09:49 am (UTC)
Welcome back, I hope the pain eases for you soon, it's awful to be in pain all the time.

The lady who posted those photo's of Elijah was called morebliss and you can find that post here http://morebliss.livejournal.com/10364.html

Get rest and get well soon *careful hugs*
(Reply) (Thread)


janejanejane
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 04:51 pm (UTC)
Well done you for giving the link to those pics, I'd never seen them before.
(Reply) (Expand) (Parent) (Thread)


janejanejane
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 04:54 pm (UTC)
Sorry that progress has been slow and painful - I can really feel for you, dear friend. I hope you start to improve very soon and that you are up and about and back to walking asap!

Sorry I couldn't help with the pics, but it looks like starlit_woods has done above :)
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-21 10:42 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Jane - I know that I'm improving just a little each day. I can walk with two sticks (just one around the house) - though it feels very strange. In fact they had me on my feet the very next day!!

Yes - Starlit Woods is a star:)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


mechtild
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-22 03:54 am (UTC)
Sorry I'm tardy, Not Alone! I haven't been keeping up. You're out? Great! I'll bet your knees are hurting. The teacher I worked for a few years ago had both knees done at the same time. The recuperation was awful, he thought. But he kept at it and his new knees turned out great. He had been finding it difficult to walk before (having been a very active man), but once he had adjusted he was taking long walks every day and loving it.

P.S. I love those pics and appreciate that you posted links to larger ones. He's sooooo Frodo-looking in those! As if Frodo had been spirited into the 21st century, popped into someone's clothes and sent to the party.
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-23 09:00 pm (UTC)
Hi Mechtild - yes, I am in a great deal of discomfort still but when I think back to a week ago and compare then I can see that I am slowly improving. Both knees!! I really can't imagine that - it must have been horrendous, but I'm glad it worked out well for him in the end. As I've mentioned before, I've had both hips replacced twice and that was nowhere near as painful as this knee op!!

The pics are so gorgeous, aren't they? He really does look like a present day Frodo:)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)

(Anonymous)
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-22 05:51 pm (UTC)
It's so lovely to see you back, Pauline!

I've been keeping an eye out for you, but as I haven't seen any comments from you either here or on other LJ's, I had wondered if you were still in pain and having difficulty sitting at the PC. I'm sorry your recovery is slow, but at least it sounds as though you're improving at last. It can only get better from now on!

I'm glad that Starlit Wood answered your question about those pics. I hadn't seen them before either, but oh, that Frolijah look! Thanks so much for posting them.

Welcome back, and take care.
Love, Blossom.
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-23 09:04 pm (UTC)
Hi Blossom - yes, the recovery from this op is extremely slow but I can tell that I am getting a little better each day. And I'm itching to get back to 'Journey'!!

Those Frolijah pics are so gorgeous, aren't they? I love it when new pics from that time suddenly turn up:)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)

(Anonymous)
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-22 05:57 pm (UTC)
Ooops! Apologies to Starlit Woods for the missing 's.'

Blossom.
(Reply) (Thread)


ourdramaqueen
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-23 08:14 pm (UTC)
Belated welcome back! *hugs* I hope you'll recover quickly!

And wow, I'd never seen those pics before either - and I see there are big versions now too, whee! Thank you! :D
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-23 09:06 pm (UTC)
Many thanks, ODQ:) I'm feeling a little better every day.

I love those pics - I'm always thrilled when new pics from that time suddenly turn up:)

*hugs*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)

(Deleted comment)

not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-26 04:19 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Chickenlegs, I'm definitely a little more onward & upward each day!!

(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


mole_caz
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-26 12:46 pm (UTC)
Have been away and just returned to hear of your problems. I didn't realise things were quite so bad so I hope that with time and exercise, you will soon be as fit as a fiddle! Thanks for putting up those two [new to me] pics of Elijah and friend. He looks really lovely in them.
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-26 04:31 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Mole - I'm sure I'll soon be out and about again and all this will be a distant memory!!

Elijah does look extremely lovely in those pics, doesn't he? :)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


lyrastar77
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-27 03:08 pm (UTC)
Hey there -- glad to hear things are improving just a little for you! I really hope it continues that way.

Once again I'm sure you must have a Wayback Machine or something, because these pics take us right back to the good old LOTR days, don't they? And they're fantastic! (*feels a new icon comin' on* -- do let me know if it's not OK to use them in that way).

Yes, the pics really are Frolijah-esque, and I'm busily speculating about who the woman is! ;-)

*healing hugs*

~Lyra
(Reply) (Thread)


not_alone
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-27 08:15 pm (UTC)

Many thanks Lyra - I'm feeling quite a lot better than the day I posted this!!

I'm always over the moon when I discover new pics from the LOTR days and these two are so gorgeous. In case you missed them, these are the bigger versions:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/ShirelingUK/nzpartybig.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/ShirelingUK/nzpartybig2.jpg

The woman is a real mystery - I don't recognise her as anyone working on the films.

Re icons, as these belong to someone who came by them through her placce of work, it may be best to check with her, though I'm sure it'll be ok as she seems generous with that kind of thing. I intend asking her if it's ok to use them in 'Journey' when I get to the wrap party. This was her LJ entry when she posted them:
http://morebliss.livejournal.com/10364.html

*hugs*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


whiteling
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-28 09:46 pm (UTC)
Shireling, I'm late, I know - just wanted to say that I'm glad to see you back and I wish you a continuing improvement and recovering. *sends healing vibes to your poor knee*

Wonderful photos! He looks so elvish with the soft black hair and the silvery grey clothes... *sigh*
(Reply) (Thread)


frodosweetstuff
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-05-31 03:25 pm (UTC)
I'm only slowly getting through my flist but I wanted to wish you a speedy recovery, even if it is a bit late. I hope by now things have improved and you are closer to the day where you will feel like a spring chicken again!
(Reply) (Thread)

[icon] Back from Mt. Doom .. - NotAlone
View:Recent Entries.
View:Archive.
View:Friends.
View:Profile.