I Am Home Recovering With Goodies To Share


A few days before my surgery, I received Nell Hill’s O Christmas Tree in the mail this wonderful book is  from Susan, at Between Naps On The Porch. 
I peaked at first but saved IT to look at daily as I recover. 
Thank You Susan, I will always cherish such a lovely gift.

Inside this book is one of my favorite outdoor table settings, and lot of Christmas Decor.
This book also arrived from Christine, at Christine Home and Travel Adventures.
The day it came I got to glance at the cover, for my husband took and kept it for the day enjoying it.  It is a wonderful book and I shall always love it, 
if I can just keep it away from my husband. lol
Thank you so much Chritine

Inside this book the first pictures I adore, it reminds me of my our Craftsman’s Bungalow so much with the exception my roof is a lot higher, and my home is a lot larger.
 I hope to paint mine white soon as we add on our screen porch on the back of our house.
We just enclosed a 16×16 screen porch on the front of the house for my weaving studio. 
Yes, I would love to have the apple tree too! 

My friend Kathy, picked up this pink and brown bag for me and brought it to the hospital, I planned to use it for a little knitting. But for now it holds, Doctor appointments, bandages ect.
The proceeds from this bag go to help Cancer research.
Today, my Original Painting of Tea With Katherine arrived, which I  had purchased from Fifi Flower Designs, for $55.00.  After Fifi honored me by picking one of my favorite teas, 
I had given in in my rose garden as one of her inspirations to paint. 
She even captured our big Oak trees in the background. 

This Orginal Painting means so much to me for it has my Grandmother, Susan Mae,(Sudie) pink roses on my fence with the tea setting I made on my daughters wrought iron table.  

If you would love to have Fifi to paint a picture for you or just buy one of Fifi’s Originals or one of Fifi’s many Prints of any of her Original Paintings, which she sells the prints for $20.00 or a note cards sets, she has many available paintings, just pop on over and give her a visit at Fifi Flowers Designs.  
Fifi was so sweet to send me a large Original Book Mark, it is so large it would be lovely framed. 
I have received Many cards too many to share, but I love them all and reread them every few days for they cheer me up.  I would like to share the lovely card Pat at Back Porch Muslings sent me  with a silhouette attached  that can be taken off to frame. I just love it!

A few hours after I got home from the hospital, we had a Family Birthday Party for my Daughter, Suzette twenty-seventh Birthday. I was so happy to be home and join the family for her special day.
The pumpkin cake is made from cupcakes to form a circle for a jack-o- lantern.
Happy Birthday Suzette, Love Mama 

Now that I have shared some of my goodies. I want to give you an update what is been happing with me since my October 21 surgery. A month before my surgery I lost down to 128 pounds , I now have lost down to 115 pounds and counting. lol Okay Ice cream time!
I was in surgery for eight and half hours and in recovery for two hours for they could not get me wake up. My poor hubby had to stay in a waiting room all day. Only two people could come that day, one of our daughters had planned to be with with her Daddy, but the teacher reschedule a field trip she had to help chaperon, while our other daughter was at Nursing school. My husband sat all day alone and was so tired. They finally gave him my room when they took me to recovery. Preacher stopped by and my husband said I made him pray for me twice,  the last prayer by touching my heart.

My husband crashed out on the couch and knew nothing until the next morning. A few hours after I was brought to my room, my blood pressure crashed. The nurse had the Doctor calls patched in, all night long, with a thing they wear around their neck.  With his help she worked so, so hard  all night to save me. Poor Doc had been in surgery with me all day and called in all night long to check on me.  I could tell my nurse was so scared. I remember telling her it will be Okay, what ever happens, I just wish I could  wake up my husband and say Good bye. She keep the door open and was checking my blood pressure every ten minutes.  Neither of us could wake my husband, but she was busy with me and I called out but too weak for him to hear me. He was so tired. The next morning I asked  my nurse angel how she was, and she said I never been so scared! 
She is one special nurse for everyday she was so wonderful to me, making sure I was bathe and helped pick out gowns for me to wear. Going behind the other nurses making sure everything was going great for me. I owe her a special Thank You. 

I am so glad I had Preacher pray for me twice, I must have known I was going to need it.  
My husband would barely leave the hospital, after a couple of days, I told him you have to go home and check on the farm. My girls were taking care of our animals, but he needed a break from the hospital. He would only be gone a three hours  or so and back. And we live an hour away from the hospital! 

I am now recovering at home, out of ten incisions, all are doing great but three, but they could be a lot worse. My insides are still very painful and yes it hurts to type and most of all sitting at the desk is really painful. How I wish I had a laptop, I tried to get my husband to buy me a new one, with no luck. lol I been searching for an old one, my son-in-law is really great at fixing computers. Until then I will just try and visit here and there and not write very many posts. 

My Doctor took out my tumors  in my lymph nodes and also took some tissue and muscle from my chest wall where a new type of cancer was trying to form. The tests are back and and all came back no cancer.  I am very Thankful to have life and I am looking forward to having more days ahead of feeling better and working on my house, flower beds, Playing Dishes, and Tea Parties.  All though my  Doctor says I will have many more months of pain and a year of total recovery, but if I take great care of myself and be careful this could be my last MAJOR SURGERY. I  may have to have some minor surgeries along the way,
 but After having my 40th surgery, I so happy to hear this news.  I am in hope that I shall get all of my stitches out in a couple of weeks.  I have a nurse that comes twice a week to check in on me.

I sit and look at magazines, books and watch TV and sleep a lot. I have came to visit a few blogs, left no comment for the typing is hard. Miss You All So Much!

I want to Thank All Of YOU for your prayers,  comments, emails, cards. and telephone calls for you all have helped me see each day so much brighter.

A special Thank You to Laurie at Bargain Hunting By Laurie for keeping an update on my recovery and also forwarding cards to me. 
Thank You  So Much Laurie
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me
Lady Katherine

Click on the pink words to visit the following website to see lovely table settings, lots of food and recipes and many lovely pink items.

Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
where she is hosting:
Tablescape Thursday
Michael at Designs By Gollum
where she is hosting:
Foodie Friday
Beverly at How Sweet The Sound 
where she is hosting:
Pink Saturday

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