Friday, February 5, 2016

Slow Healing

Shadows in the cottage
have once again arrived.

This one
on her healing journey
has returned
to what was successful
40 years ago
after stress filled marriage
and a divorce.

Could not have made it without
God's word....

so helpful continual notes from my son
who is far over the water.

"remember emotions and physical and mental sensations are temporary
the breath is always there - your anchor to mindfulness and serenity"

so this one is  trying to follow the breath, which is helpful with pain and thoughts
but so difficult to do - now able for about 5 minutes.....

When you have been put on massive doses of ANTIBIOTICS
and now off of them
it takes a long time for the body to return to normal.

Yes, they are helpful but do much damage
and with continual yogurt and much more
hopefully I will return to normal.

I craved a fish dinner
but not comfortable driving as of yet
and will probably be about 3 weeks.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Healing Smoothie

Manuka Honey

Doing all I know to do
to get to the place
I use to be :)

it is going to be a slow process.

So many people helping me along the way
and I am thankful
but do not like being
slower, pain and this is not me....

Saturday, January 30, 2016


The one who keeps everything well stocked
has run out of so much and using Amazon Prime, 2 day delivery with trial program
and prices the same as market.   Even ordered my coconut water and Ensure yesterday.
A life saver for me at this time....

Because of Beth my RN daughter I have been made aware of so much available to me
at no cost for 6 weeks.   Everyone arriving is so nice and such a gift to me through this
healing process in my special cottage.

Also pain never leaves in shoulders and neck, no more cortisone shots because of tissue
breakdown and now affecting rotary cuff.    So pain continues and I deal in the way I can.

I am a fighter
will carry on
as I am not ready to leave the earth at this time.

So many prayers and concerns for me
and can never thank all the special ones helping me
through this

Thank you
to all of your encouraging words
and this cottage is the best place for me....

Friday, January 29, 2016

January Gone

Second emergency hospital visit.
All test repeated
Told, so healthy but sodium plunges
putting me in life threatening position.
Trying to regain strength and gain weight.
Snow and ice arrived
family could not get to me.
6 ladies, must be angels
have helped me through this.

So I continue on
trying to understand much.
Home therapy visits
with weekly blood test
and therapy to strengthen me.

Will be back..

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Way It Is

A number of not too good weeks as inflammatory disease took its toll on this One Woman.

911 call a week ago as I was on the verge of fainting and wringing wet, admitted to hospital and seems I was depleted of so much, kidney infection
and more.   Never before so many IV's

So home several days and even though I am told all is fine, am healing, on new steroid,
I still do not feel like my normal self and very weak.

Unexpected visit to eye doctor today, a dear person I use to go to church with (as still not up to
driving)   Seem what I experienced dried my eyes out  and on special drops for that.

A joy
at home
my Orchid plants are sporting 20 buds and 4 blooms.
These two plants
one from my son for last years birthday
and one from my granddaughter Jessica in New York.

Will be back soon
just so many checking in
and wanted to share what is going on in this cottage at the edge of the woods....

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve

After receiving this card from Jamie
I realized she had taken this on my property
before leaving
and that is my Callie :)

Family time today
and the hours go so quickly.

They are already missed
as they pull out the drive.

So this card
is my message to each of you....


Saturday, December 19, 2015

A New Day Begins

Yes, a new day and not many left in the year of 2015 and it seems to this one that the year went
by so quickly.

A cold morning, in the 20's, a good at home day and a lot to do.


on the mat and since a lot of pain was not easy - but not stopping.

Callie is still sleeping and usually she watches me

A hearty breakfast of waffles covered with blueberries, cherries, bananas, flax seeds
and maple syrup
Made a list for the following week, something I have always done and my oldest daughter
in Tampa sent me her list.   A busy one with her daughter and husband and son and friend
visiting for several days.

She recommended this after I shared about cramps in hands and feet at night

magnesium never entered my mind...

Need to clean all drains this morning
with mixture of baking soda, vinegar and boiling water.

On my list for market I need to add apples as I am going to make a fresh apple cake
for family when they visit on Christmas Eve for lunch.   Lunch will be easier for me
instead of breakfast or an evening meal and seems everyone anxious to return
to their homes for Christmas Day..

I smile every time I remember my son in Thailand, in his recent phone call to me  sharing that a childhood friend
who I knew well, now living over the ocean also - named new baby girl

I wish
all of my children and grandchildren
could be here for Christmas.

Maybe someday.....