Thursday, September 8, 2016

Rest and Recovery Mode!

First of all, thank you for all the prayers and encouragement for my surgery today!
I am grateful to have such good friends and my wonderful family!


I arrived at the hospital right on time and everything went exactly according to plan.


Doctor Adam Crawford is excellent and I am thankful Summer recommended him to me.
While she still hasn't had her surgeries, I moved ahead with mine as fast as I could!
I'm going to love having two good feet!!

 Surgery didn't start until after 2:00 so Louis Dean and I just chilled in the room and chatting while we waited. 


Louis Dean is a character everywhere he goes!
The nurse went to fetch him so he could come wait with me until time for surgery. She came back and said she couldn't find him! She wanted to know what he looked like and what he was wearing. I told her, "He's tall, dark and handsome and is wearing overalls like Farmer John!" I thought he was probably in the little cafe right there by the waiting room.
Pretty soon she was back WITH him in tow!
YUP! He was right where I thought he would be!

The operation only took about 90 minutes. The other one was over twice that long!
I came out of it feeling almost 'normal!'
I guess the shorter time being 'under' made a big difference.


We picked up KFC on our way home and I propped my feet up in the den and that's where I spent the rest of this day!


Our sweet neighbor brought over some homemade Red Velvet Cupcakes!
I'm positive eating one of those cupcakes totally helped my recovery!


I'm grateful for what the medical profession and modern technology can do!
Soon I will be walking normally and praising God as I go!

For the next two weeks I am going to make a concentrated effort to 'Dial it Back' as my sister, Deanie, says, while I recover. I am also going to try my best to slow down a bit overall.
Ruth Ann and I were just talking about the fact that as we age, we MUST adjust and except the fact that we can't do as much as we did when we were younger or at the same speed we did it.
As Louis Dean's doctor told him once, "Remember! You're not 65 anymore!!"
Well, neither am I!!


26 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I know it is the waiting that is the worst. So glad it went this well! And I bet it will be so much better than the first one! You have already had a lot of practice. You look so pretty smiling in that hospital bed!

Arlene Grimm said...

So glad all went well and glad we connected on Facebook as I want to get your giveaway prize to you!! Maybe it will cheer your recovery. And you are right. I am 61 and I am finding I cannot do all the things I used to do with ease. So I am slowing down a bit too. The funny thing is I still feel young on the inside.:) Prayers for a rapid recovery!!

Vee said...

You are a chipper one, Linda! So glad that this surgery is behind you. All the best with dialing it back. I know that I have had to do that many times as the years have gone by, but I'm pretty sure that you enjoy life full tilt. Obviously, you described Louis Dean very well for the nurse to find him easily. Take it easy now!

jamarson1 said...

I'm glad this surgery went smooth and you feel pretty good. I just went through some stuff and had to dial it back too and it's not easy if your life me and always trying to conquer the world. And I think you should have another cupcake that's where the magic healing powers are:)

Deanna Rabe said...

So glad that everything went smoothly and I'll pray that recovery, this time, will be quick and easy!

You're off to a good start!

Changes in the wind said...

Happy days!! Soon you will be up and running. Glad all went as planned now if you will just rest and let it all heal:)

Jan said...

I'm so glad that surgery went well. Praying for a quick and smooth recovery!

Linda said...

So glad all appears to be going much better than last time. Will watch for reports on Facebook.

Sandra said...

I am so glad to hear it went quickly and well and that LD did not get LOST forever. he he he.... he does look so handsome in his overalls. I am also glad to hear you say you will dial it back. great idea

Nonnie said...

Oh, so happy for you to go that foot taken care of. You now take care and do exactly as they say so you can have plenty of romping, stomping good times with those grands!

Cheapchick said...

Glad you made it through safely and hope you have a speedy recovery and future without foot issues!

Susie said...

Linda, So glad you did get your surgery on time. Happy That LD could be with you too. Good news on it not taking as long this time. Please take care of yourself and don't rush it...You want to get completely well. Blessings to all of you. You are everyone in my prayers. Love, xoxo, Susie

Kelly said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery! Wish I lived close to you so I could come by and help you out. Glad that your feet are almost normal again. You're too busy to be on bed rest for long huh?

Debbie said...

So glad it is behind you and all went well! Praise God! Take good care of yourself now, and yes guess we all have to dial it back once in a while, lol. Enjoy your recuperation time. Won't be long and you will be as good as new!

Jan said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Wanda said...

Oh Linda, you even look adorable in the hospital. So glad this surgery is behind you and your Louis Dean is by you side, as always. Yes, I do hope you will slow down.. I know you already have your lovely home looking Fall.
Hugs and prayers for a complete healing and recovery.

Carole said...

Dialling it back sounds like a great idea! Get lots of rest now.. Cheers

Katie Mansfield said...

I hope you have a speedy recovery and you are on your feet soon.

Pondside said...

You have such a wonderful attitude, Linda! I hope your recovery is fast and thorough!

BeachGypsy said...

So glad it all went well! Get well soon!!

Jodi Walters said...

With two good feet you just may be on your way to your old self soon. Sending lots of love and healing your way!!!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Goo good to hear surgery went well.Now, it's time to rest no be spoiled. Rest up and heal quickly so you can get back to using those new feet. Hugs

Debbie said...

i always describe chuck the same way, sorta'...i always say he is the handsome one (he's gray and does not wear overalls)!! i am happy to hear things are going well, having the right doctor, hospital and nurses can make all the difference. it's nice to have 2 new feet, i need a kidney and that's just not an easy fix ;)

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I just LOVE your Louis Dean. He is such a good man and a keeper for sure! Love that your surgery was only 90 minutes and that you are so upbeat about it all. God bless you- sending up some healing prayers- xo Diana

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm so glad all went well!! I would be so happy if you would "dial it back" and give your foot time to heal and rest your body! We are reluctant to accept the fact that our bodies truly do lose some steam as we age and it's really ok to slow down and take care of yourself! :)

xo
Pat

Penny said...

Delighted to see that all went well this time round and that you felt well,as soon as you woke up, that is surely a good sign x