Thursday, April 22, 2010

Home Sweet Home

I am happy to report that I am indeed home and doing well.

Some of you may have already seen some postings on Facebook.  My husband was posting to my wall, letting others know when I was out of surgery, etc.  If anyone thought I was Superwoman, and posting to FB from the recovery room -- well I'm just not quite that talented.  :)

I want to thank everyone for the prayers and good thoughts you've been sending.  Here is a HUGE THANK YOU, and a hug.  It meant the world to me, knowing that family and friends were praying.

My surgery went very well, took a little longer than expected, but no complications. For me, it seemed like it lasted about 5 minutes.    Hooray, for the anesthesia and procedure that I was so scared about.  That was the easiest part of the whole process.

After surgery was rough, I couldn't keep anything down until the next day.  AND -Who can get any sleep in a hospital at night?  What a long night that was, with all the constant comings and goings of staff.  They were just doing their job keeping a good eye on me, but I just wanted to sleep.  The pain was tolerable, once we got it under control.  Honestly, the nausea was way worse than the pain.

We came home on Tuesday afternoon.  I was slightly nervous about it.  It's very great to be home though, and Alan is taking very good care of me.

I'm as weak as a kitten, and having a little pain and issues.  But this too shall pass.  I am WAY GLAD that my surgery is over!  Now, to be a good girl and take it easy.  Tummy incisions just naturally make you take it easy.  LOL.  I won't be doing much for a while.

Thanks again for your sweet comments, prayers, etc.  You're the best!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

It's Finally Time

I've been doing the final count down here at my place.  I've been checking things off my list and getting ready for the "big day".
My surgery is tomorrow and I am so glad it's finally here.  This waiting around has been no fun all.  OH the nervousness and crabbiness that comes along with it.  I have been a little uptight for the last several days.  Not every moment, but most of the moments that I was not busy.  LOL.

I didn't know I was crabby until Jadyn told me.  I gave her an impatient sounding answer to one of the "many questions that 5 year olds ask every single day".  I immediately apologized and said, "I'm sorry Jadyn, Mommy is just so........"  She filled in the blank for me and said, "Crabby?"  I laughed and told her she was right.  So that's it. Mommy is crabby.

My poor family.  They've had to live here and deal with my crabbiness.  I wonder if they'll be glad to see me finally go. I think we'll all enjoy the relief.

I've never really had major surgery, and so I've been a bundle of nerves.  It's helped so much to talk to friends who've had a hysterectomy or another type of surgery.  They've all assured me that I'll be fine.  I told a couple of them that I want the drugs NOW.  Ha ha.... Just kidding....sort of.

I have tried to stay busy during the past week.  I ran errands, I painted a room in our house, I cleaned  a lot, I had a gathering of friends over, I ran more errands.  I cleaned even more.  If it's not nailed down, I've probably put it through the washer.  Knowing that I won't be able to do any type of housework other than the light stuff has me on a cleaning frenzy.

I do ask for your good thoughts and prayers for tomorrow and in the coming days.  Thank you so much.  I appreciate every single one.

Here is a silly picture of Jadyn.  She had the background from a sheet of stickers on her face.  :)
Here she is, having some fun with bubbles.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Texas Boys and Bluebonnets

Today, I want to share some beautiful photos that my sister took on a recent trip.  On Easter weekend, she traveled with her family to central Texas for some relaxation, and to see the beautiful bluebonnets.  The bluebonnets are spectacular at this time of year in that part of Texas.  Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas, by the way.

If you know me, you know I'm a Texas girl at heart.  I did live there for 36 years after all.  All things Texan are close to my heart, including the state flower.  I'm happy for my sister, Teresa and her family, who took this opportunity to spend time among these beautiful flowers and make some beautiful memories.

Enjoy these sweet photos, of Thomas and Aaron.  They are 7 years old.  Yes, they are identical twins.  :)

For those of you who LOVE adoption, you'll be happy to learn that Aaron and Thomas were adopted by my sister and her husband.  How wonderful that their family has been blessed by these two little guys.

Here they are with their dad, Randy.  

This is their mommy.  She has grown kids and little kids, just like me.  She's even a grandmother of 3!  I hope I look this nice when I have 3 grandchildren.    :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Here are two pictures of our son Bryan, as he was having some fun with friends on his spring break.  I told him I was glad he had fun and didn't break any bones that day.  :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to you!

Kaitlyn and Chris sent us these lovely tulips as an Easter surprise. Hooray, for spring and pretty flowers.

So thankful that our Lord is alive and we celebrate today!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Adding Insult to Injury

Poor baby

Just have to share our woes. LOL As if I haven't complained enough already. I mean really....3 posts on illness. Who does that? :)

Guess who now has a stomach virus? Jadyn does. Yuckiness!

This is her first stomach virus, and we talked about what to do if "it" happened. She made it to the bathroom and the tile floor. Thank goodness for that. The clean up could have been much worse.

Easter plans are kind of up in the air at this point. Good times, good times.

I'm glad Jadyn was able to go to an egg hunt last weekend. I'm not sure if she'll be well enough for hunting eggs tomorrow. I so hope we are able to attend church.

Friday, April 2, 2010

I've Got It

I've got it, and it's nothing anyone would want. I have the family cold.

Our house must be like one giant petri dish. I don't even remember when every single one of us all caught the same illness. What a wicked little virus!

Now I'll be sniffling and snuffling with the rest of 'em. Yay.

Just hang a quarantine sign on our door. :)