Thursday, November 16, 2017

Give Thanks & Health Update

Another busy month! 
November is always a month that reminds me to count my blessings!
I tweaked my cubbies to reflect Thanksgiving.  Soon it will be all red and green and Christmas!
Replaced the ghosts with fall flowers!
I found this sweet bowl for Annie at the thrift shop.  She likes pretty things!
Scored this sweet pink planter half price at an Antique Mall
I could not pass on this adorable Paris souvenir salt & pepper set
I finally took this photo of the wonderful fun gifts my friend Donna @ Distressed Donna Down Home gave me.  We met in Madison, Ga for some fun shopping, great lunch and lots of laughs!  Donna finds the best things and she shares! 
Mom and I are about to head to Texas for a family reunion on my Mom's side. Her brother, sisters, cousins and more cousins.  It will be a great trip.  We will stay at a condo on Padre Island so I will have the beach to walk and shells to find.  I'm really looking forward to some downtime, family time and lots of great food at Thanksgiving!  We will also visit some family members in Houston who won't make the reunion.

My latest tests had good results.  No masses found.  Everything looked good but the paraesophageal hernia will still need to be reviewed by a surgeon.  I saw a new Dr (Gastroenterology) and he was great!  He had reviewed all my tests and history and said that I might have spasms of the stomach and/or intestines.  I have a prescription for an antispasmodic that I will take with me to Texas.  I am also scheduled for a Endoscopy to check my stomach for an ulcer.  So the tests continue, but all the really BAD things have been ruled out.  Whew!
I am feeling better and will continue to watch what I eat and how much.  I am feeling more positive about everything.

And finally
I am so thankful for all of you!
Wishing you all the most wonderful Thanksgiving



Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Such good news that all the really bad things were NEGATIVE ! Have a great family time and some down time. Hugs.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Linda I know you are happy and relieved by the tests results. Easier to go out of town that way too. I am GLAD you were okay.

I know you loved that Paris salt and pepper holder. You still love your thrifting!


Melanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! I hope you have a wonderful time in Texas. So glad to hear the positive news about your health. Always enjoy seeing how you decorate your cubbies and your thrifting finds. :-)

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Have a wonderful holiday and safe travels <3

We are: Clamco said...

That's good news about your test results! Yay!! The little cat plate was a nice find. That pattern is called Blue Calico. I have a complete service for 8 by Stafforshire, but it's packed away. It was considered "my good set" of dishes way back when I was into country living and decor. I still love it, but it's not really me anymore. Been wanting to sell it, but at the same time, not ready to let it go.

Lynn said...

Have a wonderful trip and Happy Thanksgiving Linda! Take care:@)

Deb said...

Wonderful news, Linda. So much worry off your mind. :) Love your cubbies and of course, Annie's new dish. =^..^= I wish you a Very Happy Thanksgiving.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so glad things are good from your tests so far. You've been a trouper and I know you've had to deal with a lot of pain. Take care of yourself. Enjoy your trip and pick up a seashell for me! Sweet hugs, Diane

Brenda Pruitt said...

I especially love Annie's bowl! Glad to hear the test results showed no masses. You two have a great time!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh Linda, Have a wonderful trip and Thanksgiving my friend! So glad you and your Mom will be able to travel. Love your cabinet, it looks terrific! You've scored on your finds, oh that pink planter in the stand. I spy the Publix pilgrims that we have in common...they are so cute!

Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels!

Jeanie said...

It's no fun to still be feeling bad but I am so relieved that your tests came back with good results and that there is no mass or cancer. What a sigh of relief you must have had with that one. I'm so very happy for you.

And I love your holiday decorating and your pretty finds, especially that cute Paris set! Very fun!

Claudia said...

So glad to hear this good news, my friend! Have a wonderful time on your trip to Texas! A beach sounds awfully nice as it's cold and rainy here in Chicago!

Rose L said...

I adore that cat plate!! I am a cat person, have blues in house, and think it is perfect! I am sure it will be so treasured!!

barbara woods said...

Glad your test are mostly good

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Linda,
What a lovely post and a gentle reminder that we all have so many things to be thankful for. I'm thankful for blogging friends like you that continue to brighten my days. I hope that you have a wonderful trip and enjoy your family reunion. There is nothing like good family time. Also I enjoyed seeing your cubby all ready for Fall and I'm so glad that you and Donna were able to meet. She is a peach and if there is anything out there to be found, she will find it!
I pray that you stay well and continue to receive good health reports. Take care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Junkchiccottage said...

Great news on your health Linda. Now you can relax and hopefully enjoy your trip and getting into the holidays. It is so stressful waiting on answers and test results. Glad you are getting good news and they are starting you on some meds that might help. How fun you got to meet up with Donna and she gifted you those sweet treasures. Blogging buddies are the best. Have a wonderful weekend.

Donna Wilkes said...

So relieved and happy all the bad stuff has been ruled out. I hope you have a wonderful time on the beach with some quiet reflection. Annie will be expecting some expensive gourmet cat food in her lovely new dish. Your tree watercolor is the perfect backdrop for the tiny treasures. My lambs and Baby Jesi are anxiously awaiting Christmas.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Wonderful to hear that you are doing wonderful to be at the beach on Thanksgiving! My husband and I used to take our children when they were small to Padre Island! Lovely decorations!
Wishing you a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

Susan said...

Have a fabulous time in Texas at your reunion. I'm so happy all "the bad things" have been ruled out. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend, XOXO

Mereknits said...


Wishing you a wonderful trip with your family. I am so glad you are healthy enough to go and have good test results to celebrate. Be well and safe.

Hugs to you and yours,

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

Good news about your test results, Linda and I hope that you have a wonderful trip. Enjoy the beach and warmer weather. xo Laura

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Yeah ! I am glad you recieved good news from the doctors! Happy Thanksgiving!

Art and Sand said...

I didn't realize you were in Texas. For some reason I thought you were in Florida.

Have a wonderful time and take care of yourself.

Ron said...

Take care of yourself. Happy Thanksgiving!!!! xo

bj said...

Hi glad to hear your tests are turning out good.
Have fun on Thanksgiving.

Vonlipi said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a great day with your family.

I am gratefulI I found wonderful people like you on the internet. You have a good and gentle soul and you are very generous .

HugsValerie x

Stephanie said...

My dear Linda, what a blessing to hear your tests came back good! Oh, I'm so glad!

I so enjoyed seeing your delightful finds. And thank you for the lovely visit to my blog. Your comment was such a joy to read.

Love and hugs!