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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52 thoughts on “I Am Home Recovering With Goodies To Share

  1. Katherine, I sure hope you are not overdoing, although I was so excited to see a post from you! What a delightful post. I love Nell Hill, and that book looks fabulous. Your new chairs look fabuous too. I love how subdued the color is in them. I have not done anything, and you do not need to waste your typing energy thanking me. Take care of yourself. laurie

  2. Look at you! You are a miracle! I am so glad you felt like posting this! I know you are enjoying those lovely books! Take care. We all miss you!

  3. Oh Katherine, I am so happy to hear from you. I know it hurts but just the fact that you were able to blog is a lot of progress. I love your chairs. The colors are really pretty. Get plenty of rest, my friend! We miss you!…Christine

  4. I am so glad to hear that you are home and are done with your surgery- yes- thank goodness for those prayers- sounds like a rough time.

    How nice that you were home to celebrate with your daughter! Love the cake!

    Take it easy and rest,rest,rest, Katherine.

    Blessings and Hugs,
    Linda C

  5. Oh Katherine, I am so thrilled to hear from you, but please just know that you don’t have to do a post to be in my thoughts and prayers. Just take care of yourself and get well. We will wait for you and be right here. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

  6. I am so glad that you are home now and Cancer free! That is the best blessing! Take care and get plenty of rest. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lee Laurie

  7. Katherine,
    Thanks for the update and info. I’m so glad to hear your good news. What a blessing to have such a great family for support. Get well soon, and I’m still praying.


  8. What a blessing to hear from you and know you made it OK. Take care! Pray that you will have as speedy recovery as possible!

  9. Happy to hear you are doing well! Keep the faith and we’ll keep the prayers flowing! Have a blessed day and get plenty of rest! Love you, Theresa

  10. wow…I am so so glad to see you back posting.
    You rest and do just what they say to do…I know you will get better and stronger each day.
    xo bj

  11. It’s wonderful to hear that you are doing so well!!

    And it’s also great to hear it in your own voice—speaking of which, if I could be there, you could just dictate any and every thing you wanted to say, and I’d type it like the wind.

    Always great to hear an update from you—prayers and thoughts coming your way from the Heartland!


  12. Hey there sweet Lady !! I am so happy to hear from you!! :)
    I give thanks to the Lord Jesus that HE brought you through this and you are home!!
    I have been off the blog for a week as we’ve been working hard around our house but came on to see if you had posted! I will continue to pray for you.

  13. Oh, dear Katherine. I can’t tell you how happy I am that you are at home. I hope your recovery is sound, and that your pain diminishes soon.

    I missed you so. Happy Pink Saturday.

  14. I am so sorry for what you have had to go through. It is sooo good that you had good nurses to watch over you and prayers from your pastor. We say “through it all, God’s been good”. May you have a remarkable recovery. Thank you for your post. I have been so busy I haven’t posted lately. God bless you abundantly.

  15. Oh Girl its so good to see your post…Please know that I have been praying for you…Please also don’t over do it my friend…get some rest and enjoy your books and your wonderful picture from Fifi she is one talented lady…I so admire her beautiful art work…Mountain hugs to you my friend….Gl♥ria

  16. Oh my gosh, my heart actually skipped a beat when I saw you had left a comment on my blog! It is SO wonderful to hear from you. I read your story with my breath held, and my eyes full of tears. Oh, what you have been thru is beyond my imagining.

    What a blessing to have had such a special nurse — a good nurse can make all the difference in a patient’s recovery; yours was indeed an angel.

    Please don’t over do! Much love, Cass

  17. I am always so happy to hear from you, Katherine. How are you doing? I hope you are getting stronger everyday and feeling no pain..Christine

  18. Hi Katherine,
    So glad all the tests came back great and that you are getting stronger every day! You just take it easy and don’t overdo…Blogland will be right here when you are all better. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know your family must be soooo thanful to have you back home and doing so well!

  19. Hi Lady Katherine,
    It’s so good to hear from you again! Thanks for the update and details. I have been wondering how you are, and praying for you!

    Keep in touch, but don’t overdo.
    Take care of yourself!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Love and prayers,


  20. So glad to see a post from you & to know you’re doing better. Take care of yourself & have a wonderful Thanksgiving! God Bless You!

  21. Oh my sweet friend, what a wonderful surprise to see you able to post and give us an update. I think of you daily and say many many prayers for you and your family. what a blessing this Thanksgiving will be for you and your family. You my friend are an angel in disguise, and bless each of us. I’m so glad to hear you got a good report. Remember to take it slow.. my music will be waiting for you when you’re up to so you and hubby can dance once again… many many hugs darling..

  22. Oh my sweet friend, what a wonderful surprise to see you able to post and give us an update. I think of you daily and say many many prayers for you and your family. what a blessing this Thanksgiving will be for you and your family. You my friend are an angel in disguise, and bless each of us. I’m so glad to hear you got a good report. Remember to take it slow.. my music will be waiting for you when you’re up to so you and hubby can dance once again… many many hugs darling..

  23. Oh my sweet friend, what a wonderful surprise to see you able to post and give us an update. I think of you daily and say many many prayers for you and your family. what a blessing this Thanksgiving will be for you and your family. You my friend are an angel in disguise, and bless each of us. I’m so glad to hear you got a good report. Remember to take it slow.. my music will be waiting for you when you’re up to so you and hubby can dance once again… many many hugs darling..

  24. Dear Katherine
    It is so good to see you here. I think of you every day and continue to pray for you!

    You are a sweet special lady. So very brave.

    A blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  25. Hello my climbing buddy!! It was great to talk and share the other day! You are such a sweetheart and I am so delighted that you are doing well. God is so good!! So much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, huh?

    Wonderful gifts from caring people would have to be one of yours! People are just loving you back!

    I’ll keep praying for you! Have a great Thanksgiving celebration and eat tons of ice cream!! :o)
    Love you,

  26. Hi Katherine:
    I came over from Laurie’s blog to say hi and see how you are doing. I sure hope you received the card I sent you. Even though we don’t know each other, we are buddies in blogging!!
    You sure have been through a lot, and I hope you feel better each day.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  27. Dear Lady Katherine,
    I haven’t read any blogs for quite a long time and I didn’t know about your surgery. I’m glad I decided to visit you this evening and I will pray for you. You are a true miracle and you are a wonderful woman.

  28. Lady Katherine, I’m dropping by to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. If you get a minute, please email me your address AGAIN! I have misplaced it in all of the chaos of Mr. Magpie having been sick. I have a little something I want to send your way. :-)

    I hope this note finds you feeling better and healing. I also hope that you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving, filled with love and blessings overflowing.

    Love to you…


    Sheila :-)

  29. Katherine,

    What a scare you must have given that entire hospital!! But I am so grateful you made it through the surgery and that you are doing better. It will take a very long time to recover if they had to cut through chest muscle. It must be SO painful and you shouldn’t overdo it, even to blog (although I might be selfish to say that I LOVE hearing from you!!

    I wish you and your family a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!! :-)


  30. Sweet Lady Katherine~ I’m strolling in to see how you’re recouping and especially to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!
    It’s such a wonderful time to stop and reflect on all those we cherish and are truly grateful for.
    Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to visit and leave feeling inspired!

    Even though our Thanksgiving is very small in number, with hubby and son (we don’t count the cat cause she doesn’t like turkey). We don’t scrimp on the menu…from appetizers to desserts with several carb loaded dishes in between! We will be enjoying tryptophan playoffs too!

    Sweet Holiday wishes,

  31. Katherine, Happy Thanksgiving to you! Glad to hear you are better and hope you continue to feel good! Love anything by Nell Hill and that book sounds amazing:) Take care special lady!

  32. Hi Lady Katherine! I was so thrilled to see a note from you on my blog! It is so good to see you out and about in Blogland again! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Take good care of yourself and don’t overdo. Your family has much to celebrate this holiday season!…hugs…Debbie

  33. Katherine,
    Dropping by to tell you …you are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m thinking about you today…wondering how you are doing…Hopefull you will be almost fully recover by Christmas…Merry Cgristmas to you…Smiles and (((HUGS))) Katherinellen

  34. Dear Katherine…I hope this finds you feeling well! I think about you so often…hope you will stop by and see me ad what is new at our house…I am a Grammy…yes my friend…finally…HUGS and LOVE…Lady Jane

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