Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Friday, January 30, 2009

A Little Update On An Eventful Week

Hello everyone. This is Ernestine's youngest daughter. She had emergency gallbladder surgery Wednesday afternoon. The surgeon said it was the worst he had ever seen. The really frightening part of the week was that late Monday the pain was going up into her chest and arm and when she called 911 they were convinced she had either had, or was having, a heart attack. Her surgery was also postponed after they had initially prepped her and wheeled her down to the OR. So...this week has been just a roller coaster for her, and not the fun kind.

She's at home now and the surgery was done laproscopically. I'm not sure she's up for getting on the computer event today, though.

I know she wanted to let her Internet friends know what was going on since she typically updates her blog frequently.

She'd love to hear from you here in the comments...your thoughts and prayers are appreciated!


Tabor said...

Oh my goodness! I just thought you were busy with the new house. Nothing like a little health emergency to slow things down. We will miss you, but know that you will get back to blogging as soon as you can. It will be healing for you to do so. As I always remind myself, one day at a time.

Zabetha said...

Oh Ernestine! How scary! I hope you are feeling better now, take good care of yourself!

Thanks to your daughter for letting us know what happened.

My thoughts are with you

Mim said...

OH Ernestine!
Thanks to your daughter for the update.
So glad you had the surgery and will soon be feeling much much better soon.
As soon as you can we are waiting to hear how you are!
Prayers and thoughts sent your way!

Hughes ap Williams said...

Get Well Soon!

Things to do while you are recovering:
Memorize the alphabet backwards,
Learn the Morse Code,
Memorize the states and their capitals,
Take your watch apart...put it back together so it works,
Completely imagine your new house - every detail, where the furniture goes, how the sun looks coming through the windows at different times of the day, where your laptop will be located, etc.

I'm glad you had your daughter post.

OHmommy said...

Your daughter sent me over to give you an online hug and hope that all is well.

Kathy said...

My Hubby went through this procedure a couple of years ago. The best part is you will be able to eat after surgery, at least more than you did before surgery. Take care and rest up!

Robin said...

You are loved, well loved by many! Hugs and positive, healing energy sent your way~

Michelle Smiles said...

Ugh! I have heard that isn't a fun surgery to recover from (as opposed to others which I am sure are loads of fun).

Get well soon!

MsGraysea said...

Dear Ernestine,
First, many thanks to your daughter for letting us know about your "eventful" week. Sending you love and wishes for a full recovery! I've had that surgery, too. You will feel so much better after a few weeks. Wow, life does have a way of stopping us in our tracks. I loved the suggestion above from the reader who suggested you picture your new house in the finest details while you recover!
The best and let us know how you are when you can.


Peg-woolinmysoup said...

Get well soon!
Scary probably does not even come close to how you were feeling,but I am pleased for you that it was a good outcome.
Take care and we will miss you, but your health is very important and rest is one of the best medicines I know about - take several small doses every day!

Marcie said...

Thank you for the update.

I will be thinking and praying for you Ernestine. I hope you mend quickly!


kenju said...

Thank you so much for letting us know! Ernestine, I hope you sail through the recovery period and suffer no long lasting effects from the gall bladder trouble.

Darlene said...

Oh I am so sorry, Ernestine. I had that same surgery many moons ago and I know the fright. I do hope your recovery is swift and smooth. I am sending good healing thoughts your way.

Thanks to your daughter for letting us know.

millie garfield said...

Oh Ernestine, I just stopped by to see what was doing with you - so sorry to hear what you went through.

Thanks to your daughter for the up=date.

Hope you are feeling better now and will feel better as the days go by.

Hugs to you and your daughter.

Mommy Bits said...

Glad the surgery went well and she is home. have been sending lots of good thoughts her way!

Jamie's friend

clown princess said...

Good thoughts of a speedy recovery being sent your way. Just remember to go easy until your body heals. :)

Beverly said...

Oh, how I am glad you wrote and told us about her. I know you, Ernestine, will be reading this. I do hope you are feeling better. Maybe this is the reason for all your past ailing. More later on an email from me....

Everydaywoman said...

Ernestine--We wish you all the best and please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks to your lovely daughter for updating the blogging world! How thoughtful!

Everydaywoman said...

When you are feeling up to it, we'd love to have you join us in a fun game of "tag" in the blogosphere. When you're ready, please visit:
All the best in your recovery,

Gail said...

My dear Ernestine,

I am so sorry but glad you are doing better! What a shocking surprise all that pain must have been...Take care and when you are out and about we can try to schedule our tea!


Lonely Rivers said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know for you a speedy and smooth recovery! While you are recovering, bask in the notion that you have many friends far and near who miss you!

Sky said...

i am so sorry to hear you have been through an ordeal but very glad you have a daughter close by to check on you and nurture you through this little interruption. thanks to your daughter for informing us of your medical emergency.

sending good wishes your way for a full and quick recovery. next time you need a little break from the busy schedule you keep maybe you can figure out a way to get it without ending up in the hospital, girl! ;-) all joking aside, i hope you can slow down a bit for a month or so and let your body heal. looking forward to hearing from you here when you feel up to it.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

How can I express in words how much all of you dear online friends mean to me. Your notes have deeply touched my heart.
I am healing physically but do not like this process one bit. This is something I would never have imagined happening to me. Am beginning to wonder how long this infection has been lingering in my body.
So I will be posting soon about this experience and My Continued Journey Through the 70's.

Nan said...

Thank you to Ernestine's daughter for posting this. I haven't been over for a while, and was so shocked, but glad it wasn't worse. My love and thoughts are with you, Ernestine, and I'm sure you'll be up and at 'em soon. I can't imagine anything keeping you down for long.

L. said...

I am just catching up with my favorite blogs....and, I was so shocked to hear about your surgery!
I am sending big hugs your way for a speedy recovery!!!

Love and hugs,

kerrdelune said...

How are you doing now, my friend? What a thing for you to have had to go through. May all be well, and your recovery be speedy and without discomfort. Thinking of you...