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

Saturday, February 4, 2012


I was not going to post anything until next week.
So many have kept in touch
and want to know how this is progressing.

My doctor said all I am experiencing is normal
and I am doing fine.
Pain has subsided a lot just not my energetic self.
Told to clean this area every day with peroxide
and put clean bandage on it.
Was curious what it looked like.
About 2 1/2 inches by the navel area.
So not a big area for giving me so much discomfort.
Think it is the mesh adjusting to tissue also
it is an incision with stitches

One thing that is giving me a very bad problem is
 acid reflux. Was given a prescription to take for 2 weeks.
I wonder if all IV medications that pump into your body could cause this.
It surely cannot be good for you.

 A lot doctors do not tell you.
My kind doctor listens and smiles at me.
He is from India, he must be 70, very well known
and will share no more
to prevent myself from sounding foolish
in my healing state.

Water, water and more water is one thing I am pushing.  

Return next Friday and I am sure I will be released
at that time and told I can drive.  At the moment driving
is not on my to do list.

I will not get on the scales because I can miss a couple of meals and lose weight.
So I will be pushing food and more food  to get back to what is normal for me.

Trying so hard to practice all I write and believe is healing to the body, mind and soul.

I will try
to just be....

It is to rain all day and a good day to just be,
work at my desk
make butternut squash soup
and look at the dust


Tabor said...

Perhaps some fresh yogurt to restore you stomach to better bacteria that were destroyed by the other medication? You do sound much better, so I believe you are on the mend.

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

Tabor, the frig is stocked with yogurt and I take a probiotic, wish I like the taste of plain yogurt.

lil red hen said...

Bless your heart; I'm hoping you'll be much better each day.

MsGraysea said...

Healing thoughts to juet be is a precious gift!

Beverly said...

so glad you are better....

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Be well! Look at the dust and relax.

Your body is healing just taking a little longer than you would like.

Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

the wild magnolia said...

I love Stoneybrook, I think that is the name yogurt. The squash soup sounds wonderful, will be popping with color, and nourish you body and soul.

Take care of you. I know you are healing. So happy you have plenty of time. Hope you have a window where the sun shines in, so you can soak up a few rays.


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

Charlotte, Marcia, Beverly, Sandra and flowerlady, thanks for visiting. Not making the butternut squssh soup - do not feel up to it. Have some frozen shrimp in freezer and think I will make a serving of stirfry. Have to eat and do not feel like it.

Unknown said...

You gave me a chuckle when you said, "I'm looking at the dust." Keep on looking and not doing.

Just eat that yogurt and try to rest.

After my surgery, didn't feel like eating for the longest time - I think whatever they give you to knock you out, knocks the appetite out for a while.

Unfortunately, mine is back and that is not a good thing in my case.

Sky said...

i always add a couple of spoonfuls of fruit to plain yogurt. a fruit compote will do the same as will a little drizzle of honey or a tiny drop of vanilla.

glad you are feeling a little better. your body will stop feeling so cranky about the internal injuries dealt to it during surgery in a couple more days. the acid reflux might be a produt of where the surgery site is and the insult the GI tract suffered during the procedure.

glad you like your indian doc. :) i tease hubby by telling him the indians are taking over! my best friend's doc, 2 of my parent's docs, my cousin's doc, and my niece's doc are all indian, and all are in different cities! my father is so funny - he pulls out a pic of my hubby and me that he carries in his wallet, and tells the indian docs he has met at the hosptial that he has an indian in his family, too!

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

Millie, important we share. There is much they do not tell you at the hospital when going into surgery.
Sky, thank you, yes I have a good and very handsome doctor :)

Judy said...

We are so impatient to get back to feeling better aren't we? It just takes time, and when we are older, longer then we want!!! Just be and relax--it will all come back!

Sharon said...

I think milkshakes sound like a good idea ~ your favorite ice cream with whole milk. Comforting and delicious. One day at a time....

Laura said...

to be a patient with patience is one of the most powerful spiritual practices I know! (and it is not easy)