Thursday, January 25, 2018


Thank you for all your well wishes and prayers for my surgery.  It went well and now to heal up and get on with life.
Right before surgery selfie! I think I had some sleepy drugs onboard already!
  The Surgeon did find 3 hernias instead of just one and told Sara that 2 of them were caused by my gallbladder surgery 18 months ago.  I am hearing it is a possible complication from laparoscopic surgery.  I'm wearing a lovely 'binder' to keep that from happening again I hope.  The healing will take 6-8 weeks.

I pulled out my collection of white pottery and I'm enjoying it in the cubbies and in the bookshelf.
I have a few other white pieces that are on other shelves but I forgot to take a photo.  Whoops! 
I pulled out the blue glass and sheep for the other cubbie.  I see some of this leaving my possession soon.  I am still in downsize mode.

In some very sad news, my Mom's cat Sam crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  
He was 17 and had been sick but hanging in there until the Friday morning of my pre-op. Mom called and said we had to take him now.  Our wonderful Vet helped us take the next steps and we are thankful for her compassion and kindness.
We all miss him.  Mom most of all.  
One of my favorite photos.  
Tiger said he was being a cat and hanging out with Sam. 
 We miss you old boy! 

So it's been a hard couple of weeks here at A La Carte.  My daughter Sara has taken great care of me!  My Mom has been cooking and checking on me several times a day.  I'm still in some 'pain' and a bit of discomfort but it gets better everyday.  The worst part is not being able to do much.  Lots of watching TV and trying to read (it's been putting me to sleep though).  I'm taking it easy like I'm suppose to and letting the healing happen!

Wishing you all JOY,



Mary 120 Spring Street said...

I prayed for you the day of surgery, I'll keep praying until you are completely healed.

Rebecca said...

Sounds like you are in good hands and have a sensible approach to healing! I know it can be difficult to be still & rest, but it is such an important of healing.

I, too, am in the throws of downsizing with a LONG way to go :)
Slow and steady wins the race :)

Mereknits said...

I am so glad you are doing well Linda. You have been through so much but now as you say you can heal up and get on with life. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

I'm glad that you are taking it easy while you are recovering. I am trying to downsize some more too. It is hard. xo Laura

Sarah said...

Glad to read that you are on the mend. Take care. I wish you a speedy recovery.

Melanie said...

It was so good to hear from you, Linda! I'm glad your surgery went well and that you're resting like you're supposed to. So sad that Sam passed away. I'm sure your poor mom is totally heartbroken. Please give her a gentle hug from me. xoxo

Chatty Crone said...

Well I am glad that you are feeling better and that the surgery went well. Your unpacking things does not sound like you are relaxing and I am sure that involved some lifting.
I am so sorry about you mom's cat - that is so hard. Is she going to get another one?
Please take it easy!!!!!!!!!


Terra said...

Keep on healing Linda. I like your white and blue glass pieces and especially the two white sheep. Poor little kitty.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

So glad your have had your operation and are on the healing part of getting better. Lovely to have your Mom and Sara keeping close and helping when you need help. That is love.

Give your Mom a hug from me, it is so hard to lose a beloved pet. Here is a hug for you too.


Junkchiccottage said...

Linda glad to hear your surgery went well. Now on to recovery. Hope with each day you feel better. Sorry about Sam. It is really a hard loss when we lose our fur babies. Hugs to all of you especially your mom for this loss.

Rose L said...

Operation done and that is first step in getting better! Keep healing

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Be well soon- be good and do as your told. Hard for both of us I know.

We are: Clamco said...

Spring is coming and before you know it you'll be out thrifting and finding new treasures. So sad to hear about Sam. I love that photo of him with Tiger. I've had to say goodbye too many times. It's so hard, but then new fur babies came into my life and they bring me joy every day.

Lynn said...

Glad to hear you're on the road to recovery Linda-take care:@)

Jeanie said...

I'm glad to hear you are recovering and sorry it was a rough surgery. I appreciate knowing about the hernia/gall bladder connection. So far, no complications on my end but it is useful to know should that come up.

I'm so sorry about your mom's cat. Tough when you're already down. A good life, but that maybe makes the missing him harder.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope you are feeling much better today! What a lot you've been through this past year. And I'm so sorry about your mother's cat too. Sending you all bunches of hugs, Sis!

Deb said...

Hi Linda - I'm sending good wishes for a speedy recovery. I am sorry to hear about Sam. He was a lucky cat to have had a good life with your mom and I'm sure he will be missed for a long time. Rest up and I hope you are get back to doing what you love soon. Deb

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Ii hope all goes well and you recover nicely

Connie in Hartwood said...

Thank you for checking in and giving us this update on your surgery. Glad to hear that you are healing.

Sorry about Sam. 17 is a fine, old age for a cat ... losing them, no matter what their age, is heartbreaking. The photo of Sam and Tiger is adorable.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Linda, Glad to read you are on the mend, make sure to give yourself plenty of time to heal before getting back to normal life. So sorry about you Mom's kitty. It is always so difficult to lose a furry family member.

Vicky Hunt said...

Hello friend! I'm so glad to hear your surgery went well and you are on the mend. Sounds like life is full and blessed. I'm home sick today and trying to visit all my blog friends. I rarely have time these days. I hope your Monday is going great!

Hugs, Vicky

Susan said...

Hi Linda. Today is Monday, January 29. I'm hoping that you are feeling really good by now. Take it easy and soon things will be totally back to normal. Cheering for you, kid. So sorry about your Mom's kitty. Susan

Jann Olson said...

Linda, I'm glad that you are doing well! 3 instead of 1, wow!! Sorry about your moms cat. I bet you all do miss him. I love your collection of whites. Looks really pretty in your cubbies.

Sandi said...

17! I had no idea cats could have so many years. Looks like they were good ones. My condolences on your loss.

"I'm taking it easy like I'm suppose to and letting the healing happen!"

That's a good way to say it. Let the healing happen.

bj said...

So thankful you are coming along well in your recovery.
I must find a cute cubby to show off my tiny creamers...yours always looks so cute, no matter what you are displaying.

Stacey said...

Bless your heart, Linda! I do hope you are getting better by the minute.

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