Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Wings




Recently we've added a little decoration to our home.  We bought a couple of paintings which I will share another day as don't have photos yet.  We bought these big wooden wings for over our bed - I love them.  They came from a store in a nearby town that I had liked their Facebook page and they are really good at updating it with things from their shop.  Last weekend hubby drove there and bought these and a painting.  Our walls have been pretty bare since we painted the inside of our open concept house waiting on the right art.  Angel wings are not everyone's thing, they certainly aren't usually mine but I love these and they look great over the bed at 2 feet tall and 1.5 feet wide.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

My Happy Place

 Thursday we had to run some errands with Mom (dentist) and we had to do our preordered grocery pickup.  The day was stunning.  It looks warm but is only about 5 degrees Celcius near the water and about 9 degrees by our house.  On the way home, we stopped at the Marina, my happy place.  It is so peaceful and beautiful.  There is always an eagle on guard on top of someone's boat and the views beautiful as we have snow-covered mountains in the background then our valley then the ocean.



Thursday, February 18, 2021

Snow!




So over the weekend we got 3 days worth of snowstorm which dropped about a foot altogether.  Hubby was so sore from shovelling the sidewalks and our driveway.  Usually I am able to help him.  Fortunately the big melt is on now and it is raining which takes it away much faster, hopefully by the end of the upcoming weekend most of it will be gone.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Buddy - Cuteness overload

 


Buddy is such a joy in our lives.  A day doesn't go by without him making us smile.  The photo above was taken as hubby was rubbing Buddy's tummy and stopped.  He got "the look" like "why did you stop?".

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

To The Ducks


 Sunday the sun was shining.  I was feeling better than usual and decided that I needed fresh air and was going to attempt a walk with Buddy and Hubby.  Both times when I was in the hospital in December and January I visualized being able to someday walk again with my hubby and my dog.  It was something to hang on to when I felt at my absolute worst.  It came true on Sunday.  This is the first time I have left the house since January 8th when I got out of the hospital for my pneumonia.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

This and That

 

I managed to win the bid on a large lot of books for Mom to read on our Facebook bidding site.  I have an inability to read right now due to chemo brain - likely when my last 5 chemo sessions are over I will be able to read again at some point but I read 3 pages and there is zero retention.  Mom is a voracious reader and down to her last couple of books so this lot for $8 should keep her in reading for a while.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Starting to Mend

 I am still here.  Just using my energy to recuperate.  The double whammy of two hospital stays, major surgery and pneumonia have drained every bit of energy from my body.  After my last hospital stay it was everything I could do to take a shower or go to the bathroom on my own.  500 steps max per day.  I am now up to 1000-1500 steps a day but recuperation is slow going.

Sweet Buddy is there by my side every day.  Yesterday he got a haircut.  He was pretty shaggy as originally was supposed to be trimmed two weeks ago but I got out of the hospital that day instead so we delayed it.  He looks so much better with a clean shaven face.  


We managed to remove all the Christmas decorations last weekend.  Normally I like to take everything down January 1 for a fresh start to the year.  I sat there looking at the decorations and they were driving me crazy as I mentally undecorated everything 20 times until I was physically able to do it, of course with hubby's help.  Thank goodness I married such a decent human being.  He is wonderful at taking care of me, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry.  He is also still running the company in between.  He is tired, I try and do what little I can to make his life easier but things are still tough in that regard.  

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Dip in the Road

 I'd love to say that I've been happily at home recuperating but unfortunately, I contracted pneumonia and ended up back in the hospital for 3 days.  I got out yesterday and am doing much better due to an extremely powerful dose of antibiotics via IV.  I am hoping now that I can get on with healing as my incisions are in great shape and need to get some of my energy back and get back on track with eating.

Yes, things look good from here on out - so happy to be home again with my sweet husband and dog and home sweet home.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

I'm Home




So hubby broke me out of the hospital yesterday and we made the 5 hour trek via ferry home.  I wanted so badly out of the hospital I pushed it to get out early.  They expected me to be in for 7 days based on what all was taken (80% pancreas, spleen, 1 adrenal gland and some lymph nodes - the last 2 as they were so close) but healing is done at home, not at the hospital.  Plus while I was in the hospital there was a covid outbreak 2 floors up so I had added incentive to get out as early as possible.

I feel SOOOOOOOOOO happy to be home - with my sweet husband and my sweet dog.  Now I have several weeks of serious healing to do but I feel much better doing it here.  Hospitals are not good for mental health and mine was going south - I would have lied to get out near the end but that wasn't necessary, thank goodness, my body cooperated.  

I won't be posting a lot but just wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes and to let you all know - I'M HOME!!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Hope

 


This is my last post of the year.  This week we are busy finishing up company business (hubby is taking 3 weeks off to take care of me), cooking the turkey Thursday and prepping for our trip Sunday and my Surgery Tuesday.