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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It's been awhile

I know I haven't blogged very regularly recently.  Some of you may know I had surgery last week.  It was planned, but it ended up being a lengthier procedure than my doctors or I expected.  I didn't think I'd be spending 7 hours in surgery.  I didn't think I'd be spending several days in the hospital. I didn't think the recovery would be this much of a challenge.  But every day is better and better.

It did get me thinking, though, about how life throws us curves sometimes. How it's the days that start out like any other that suddenly have something thrown in that causes us to stumble, scattering all the pieces of our well-ordered plans to the wind.

It also made me think about how grateful I am to be surrounded by the absolute best family and friends anyone could ever wish for.  I despise being dependent on others--even briefly.  It just isn't in my nature.  But each of you who have helped me through never once made me feel like it was inconvenient to give me pills or help me out of bed or make me food; to visit, to call, to send flowers, to email and text,  to let me be grouchy because the pain pills made me do it -- and all the rest.  To you who have been so kind, a very humble thank you.

Much as it hurts to stumble, it's really, REALLY nice to know you have pals nearby who will catch you and never let you fall.


16 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

Glad you are on the mendTeri! and I love the photo!!

Cynthia said...

So happy things are going well. Sounds like you were and are surrounded with love and what a blessing.

Claire M said...

Here's to your recovery. Best wishes.

Caatje said...

Hope you recover soon. Seven hours sounds like pretty invasive surgery to me. Good luck.

Eileen said...

Well, missy, if you had let this pal know BEFORE you were already home you would have had one more visitor!
But, glad you're on the mend, and when the mending is complete, we need that playdate.
xoxo

Monica said...

Oh Teri just happy to hear you are doing well and improving.

Brenda said...

Teri, it is so true what you said about throwing you a curve. I know last year around this time, my daughter had ear surgery. We were there from 5:00 in the morning until 5:30 in the afternoon. My husband said it was the worse day of his life b/c it was suppose to be quicker than it actually was.

I am glad you are feeling better and are on the mend. Take it easy! Great time to read a lot of good books!

thepinkrachael said...

So glad you're getting better Teri and that you have friends and family there to take care of you - what a difference that makes! I was thinking the other day of when I was off school 'sick' (minor colds, schoolitis etc.!) when I was little my mum always bought me gingerbread men to dip in coffee, while wrapped in a quilt on the sofa - I highly recommend it as a cure for everything!xx

Holli said...

This was wonderful Teri and I'm so happy you are doing better each and every day. I know I was very worried about you and I'm happy that it all turned out alright.

Great photo you captured... so precious! Looks like the flowers I chose were a hit all around!! LOL

Aimeslee said...

Glad beyond words that you are now on the other side of this, hopefully forever. ;-)))

Recover well, my friend. So what you need to do. xoxo

Tammy Freiborg said...

So glad you've been surrounded with love and support! You deserve it all.

Lisa said...

Sorry to hear you had to go through all of that, Teri! Seven hours is a really long surgery - just being under anesthesia that long makes for a long recovery. Continue to rely on that help. People wouldn't offer if they didn't want to help and that frees you up to get healed. Take care!

Robin said...

Sorry to hear of your recent medical issues. I do hope you are on the mend and the rest of 2012 is better than the beginning!

Lisa said...

XO Teri! Sometimes you have to stumble a bit in life to be shown all the wonderful friends who are there for you. Because by being independent and never asking for help, you don't know who would be there for you when you do need help. Huh. Did that make ANY sense? Anyway, that's my lesson of the year :-)

Lynda said...

Dear Teri
I am so so sorry that I have missed that you have been in hospital. I hope so much that you are feeling a lot better now. Maybe I missed it because I have been in too! But...even so I am really sorry. I send you all my love and get well hugs. You were such an angel to me back in 2009 when I went into hospital then, I will never forget that. Get well soon Teri. With much love Lynda xx

Susan Hosken said...

Teri,
get well soon. was thinking of you when I saw a show called Revenge set in the Hamptons. thinking of you fondly
lots of love from susan in australia