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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Good News

Hello again!

I've been enjoying reading blogs today.  I have joined Teresa on her journey across the country on her way to meet what seems to be her entire family.  She has posted some amazing historical photos.  If you don't currently read her blog, I encourage you to look her up on my sidebar and join in her trip.

Then, my bloggy friend Pammy Sue has moved across the country and lives within spitting distance of me.  Well, a few hours anyway, which in this blogging world is pretty close.  I'm so looking forward to meeting her in real life and her new home is in a gorgeous part of this country.  She's "Scotty's Place" on my sidebar.

And Hubby took me to the doctor this morning and the cardiologist has given me the all clear to drive again.  I still can't lift anything heavier than 5 lbs with my left arm and 10 lbs with my right and no swimming, etc. But I'm not trapped at home anymore.  I must admit that driving scares me a bit.  The seatbelt will go directly over the incision site and so the doctor had suggestions as to different padding options  for the seatbelt.

He seemed very surprised to see how much better I am than I was last Thursday.  He also said he really expected that he would be re-admitting me to the hospital for a lead revision, but everything has steadily improved over the last week.  I think it was because I got to go to the lake-the best medicine.  :-)  I have also been doing exactly as I was told and not overdoing it.  AND most important, many, many people have been praying for me.  I appreciate it.  So even though I can't raise my arm very high, I am on the mend finally.

Nita and I went to the lake for the night Monday night.  Just us girls.  She had Tuesday off work and Dennis had a late meeting so off we went.  It was so quiet and beautiful there without the weekend crowds.  Sophie helped me knit on my sock yarn blanket.  Tiny needles and tiny yarn=slow progress but I'm enjoying it.  I take it out and put a few rows on every so often.
I picked about 2 quarts of green beans yesterday and blanched and froze them for winter eating.  It takes me forever to get anything done these days, but that's okay.
Yesterday I made two baby hats and started another one.
My sister and brother in law are coming to visit for a week on August 3.  They live in Iowa and I don't get to see them often at all.  This trip has been planned since before my surgery.  I'm so looking forward to sitting and visiting with them.  When my sister and I get together the laughter and talking NEVER stops.  Gosh I love her.

Then, as if that wasn't enough excitement our son Jamie texted this morning and asked if he could come over with our two oldest grandbabies that weekend!  Oh my goodness, yes!  We haven't seen them since Thanksgiving and I just can't wait.  He's looking forward to seeing his aunt and uncle too.

Life is good.  Thank you for the sweet comments on my last post.  I was feeling pretty low and the difference this week has made is unbelievable.  I'm still nowhere near 100%, but I am so much better. I think a lot of it was the well wishes from all of you.  Thank you so much for being here for me.

Tonight we're having a potluck for about 15 people here at our house.  Dennis vacuumed and dusted last night.  He has been so wonderful.  He always is, but the past few weeks have made me realize just how much he loves me and takes good care of me.

Have a lovely weekend my friends.

"Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm.  Nothing is too hard for you."  Jeremiah 32:17

Blessings,
Betsy

17 comments:

  1. Hi Betsy, I'm sorry I haven't been in touch lately. I'm starting to be on the computer more in the past couple of days and have been trying to catch up a little. I'm glad you've gotten a clean bill of health from your doctor. You and my son have had so much in common; he's not supposed to lift anything for another 5 weeks or so. He's going to get very spoiled this way. :) I hope you have a good weekend and that you're able to get out and about more now too.

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  2. The best news is that you are doing so great. I am thrilled you have been given a great progress report. You are right prayers work and so does doing what the doctor ordered. I am loving Teresa's trip reports, they are fascinating and Pammy Sue's safe arrival is terrific. She will have so much to show us in the future. Take good care of yourself and do not over do!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  3. Yay! You are right here where I knew you would be. So nice to "see" all my blog friends again and read their posts. As I told you earlier, I'm so happy you are feeling so much better. I hope the hardest is past you now and you'll be back to your old self and able to do whatever you please. Your knit blanket is coming along nicely! I'm surprised to see how big it has gotten. I haven't knit or crocheted a stitch in FOREVER it seems. I have my hooks and yarn unpacked, so it's just a matter of getting (or taking) the time to sit down and do a little something. I need to find that hexie blanket I started and do more on it, but I haven't come across it yet. I wonder where I packed that thing? Oh the joys of moving. We will be settled soon...I can feel it! Enjoy your company. Be careful and don't overdo! Take advantage of that loving hubby of yours right now. XOXOXO

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  4. Betsy, I'm so thrilled to find that you did not have to go back into the hospital! Just keep being good and taking care of yourself and soon you'll be able to do everything you want. Dennis is a wonderful husband, you and I both have good guys. I'm so glad you're enjoying my travels and posts.. thanks for the shout out, you're a doll. Our girls are here! We took them out for pizza and Jenna is in our hotel room with with us while Amy takes Paige to the pool for a swim. Tomorrow we move over to our condo, I hope it's comfy! I am also happy Pammy Sue made it to her new home.. it looks so pretty there! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. God is good! Thank you for the update. Try to take it easy Betsy. I'll continue to pray for you.

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  6. Yay! I'm glad you are feeling better. Just remember not to overdo it with all your company coming.

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  7. I rejoice with you! Lots of good news in this post:)
    Blessings, Aimee

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  8. So happy you are better! You have been heavy on my mind!
    Hugs,
    kris

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  9. Yippee for the good news! Was thinking about you today and praying for the good outcome! Take it easy and soon you will be really feeling good. I always enjoy your comments on my posts. My daughter's friend gave us a flat of cherry plums so have to do something with them by Sat. Maybe jam, which sounds good since her friend's granddad has made some of it and it's delish! Hugs and continued prayers, my friend. Glad you have some family to visit with you!

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  10. Soo glad for your good news, Betsy!!! Your sock blanket is looking very cheery and you must be doing better since your needles are flying along at such a productive rate :) This post did not show up in my Blog Roll so I was trying not to worry and checked FB for an update, and finally texted you before I found this post. Now I am thanking the Lord for your good report :) xx

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  11. I am so thankful you are back on the mend sweet friend. Hang in there, take it easy and before you know it, it will be just like old times. Sending prayers that you will continue to mend and be 100% soon. Love the knitted sock blanket. It's so pretty and colorful. I love ripple blankets, so lovely. Blessings always sweet friend. :)

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  12. happy to read that you are much better, even with small step you cone nearer the goal. take good care of you blessings Jaana

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  13. I'm glad to hear that you have improved a lot. It's great to have a good husband to help you out. Make sure you still stick to doing what you're told and not overdo things - especially when your visitors arrive. I love that verse! It's been made into a song too.

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  14. A very lovely fulsome post Betsy, full of God's many mercies, for which I do thank Him for it ... That you are ,picking up in body and spirit, how good He is..
    Love the verse at the bottom too ...

    Is indeed anything too hard for the LORD, the things which to us are too hard are but to be given to Him, and He will do them or enable us in His way to do it..
    Glad you are having some roecious visitors too, what a great blessing,
    , hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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  15. that is such good news for you health wise. Also great news on all your visitors that will be arriving.

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  16. Yay, so happy to hear how well you are doing. I'm also glad you got to go to the lake. Keep listening to the doctor and taking it easy. You are well on your way to being your old self.
    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  17. I'm so happy you are feeling better and the doctors have "released" you. That is such a great feeling my dear friend. Lots of prayers continue to be sent your way. Hope you feel 100% real soon. Lots of love my dear friend.

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