Sunday, April 11

Counting My Blessings

Since I can't sleep, I may as well update all my friends and readers. I'm feeling great other than the odd ache & pain. Legs have been paining me a lot. I can't take ibuprofen for my arthritis while taking plavix, which is a blood thinner. Tylenol helps a bit but doesn't keep the swelling down.

As far as the heart, it seems to be behaving itself. I did have to take a shot of nitro this afternoon and one tonight, but think it is just the stress of everything. Have a decent appetite, but did gain weight while in the hospital. I couldn't believe the food they brought me and my room mate. Our trays were to represent a diabetic diet, yet we got jam, bananas (a half is okay but not a whole) lots of pasta and bread, fruit juices high in sugar and sugar to add to coffee and tea. I didn't bother eating much of the stuff they brought. Dinner was usually pretty good and it tasted great, not bad for hospital food.

Went out and looked around the garden today. It needs work, but told Brandon and Jordan that would have to be theirs and Grandpa's job until I got back on my feet. That was just fine with them. I have perriwinkles, one tulip, hyacinths, crocus and grape hyacinths all blooming. What a wonderful sight...the rebirth of spring brings hope.

I haven't had the ambition to visit anyone yet, but will try to do so in the next few days. Thanks to everyone for their loving concern, well wishes and prayers. I love each and every one of you.

Counting my blessings and my joys for today:

Internet friends who are loving and caring
That no permanent damage was done to my heart
That my heart team is excellent loving people who genuinely care for their patients
Grandsons who want to help
A husband who is exhausted from worry
A mother who is concerned and worried
Family members who give love and support
Our heavenly father who looks after each of us on a daily basis and provides all of our needs.
Michelle who lends me her sons willingly to help out as they can and who is helping as much as she can.


  1. I love you, please take care. You remain very much in my prayers.

  2. My goodness Mary....don't worry about visiting, my dear, have been through way too much the last week. Just rest...relax, and try to not worry!!! We'll be here when you feel up to it.

    Plavix? I had to take that long careful about bumping into anything hard than a cotton'll bruise!!!

  3. It's good to hear from you - you are in my prayers. Just rest and don't worry about us. Glad you are surrounded by a loving family!

  4. Mary, let us visit you. You just concentrate on resting.

  5. Ditto the comments regarding your visiting. We'll come see you for a while and you concentrate on being pampered and getting well.

  6. Hospitals can be weird. When I was in a few years ago, they brought me a salad or what they called a salad. It consisted of one dubious hunk of lettuce and one pathetic slice of tomato.

  7. Dear Mary,

    I'm so sorry you had a heart attack, but grateful to learn it was mild.

    Take care, my friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers always.

    Love & lots of hugs,

  8. I agree we will visit you and not to worry about visiting us. Rest, Relax and Keep your mind on pleasant thoughts. Don't worry about things to be done or weeds to be pulled just breath in the joys of life. Peace

  9. I am so very glad to hear that you're doing a bit better. Do take very good of yourself! Glad you have the boys to help and that they're so willing.

  10. love love love ya girl and praying for YOU!!!!!! Please take care of yourself and if I could I would come and help you for a while.... Let those boys help......... Come and visit when you can.... I hope to post this week sometime!

  11. enjoy that garden!! rest rest rest.

  12. Take it easy while you're waiting to get those blockages taken care of. Just rest and enjoy watching the flowers bloom.

  13. Don't you worry about visiting us, just take care of YOU, that's what's important right now. Wow, I can't believe all the sugar filled food they were giving you at the hospital, and as you say considering it was for a diabetic diet, that doesn't seem right! lol It's like when E went to have his tonsils removed when he was 23 years old...the next morning they brought him bacon, eggs and dry toast! lol

    I had crocuses blooming but the snow we got last week did them in. Now I'm waiting for my tulips and daffodils to bloom, they seem about to any day now:-)

    Take care dear friend. xoxox

  14. Mary,
    I will hold you up in prayer during your surgery and re-cop. Will be looking for you back on the vintage thread...WHEN you are ready.
    Slow and steady!