thank you~

Thank you to everyone for all your prayers and well wishes.  I got the phone call today that I've been waiting on ... NO cancer! No need for more surgery and no radiation!!  I am elated beyond words!!!

I've been pretty sick this last month ...

It started out with the GED testing and finding out that I have a huge ulcer tearing away in my stomach, the lower esophagus and upper intestines.  Whatever meds I tried ... nothing was calming that storm.  FINALLY ... after trial and errors ... I'm FINALLY getting some relief.  No more vomiting and painful esophageal spasms that were acting like a heart attack.  That was just plain nasty!!

Then this whole business with my breast came up ... and needing surgery asap on that. Talk about a PAIN.  I usually have a very high tolerance for pain ... but this time it really got the better hold of me.   THANKFULLY ~ by the grace of God (and Vicadin) ... I am FINALLY feeling on the upswing of the whole situation.

I still have stitches to contend with ... and don't see the doctor now until the 27th ... my "work level" is limited ... especially the lifting ... I am working now at becoming the Queen Diva of Couch Potatoes :) ... actually, that's what I was before all this ... but now I'm perfecting the practice.

A couple more days and this lily is going to be gorgeous!! Look at all the buds coming.

I took a stroll around the yard this morning ... before it got too hot out.  Seriously, if you don't have central air or air conditioning ... mercy... go get some!  What's up with this huge heat wave moving so slowly across the country?  and the humidity ... yikes!

My lilies are opening ... I just love them!

It's good to be feeling like 'me' once again.  I even shook a broom at Rambo this morning for knocking over a flower pot on the deck.  I scared him and now he's afraid to come up on the deck. So what's he go and do?  He runs out by the highway.  Some gal in a van sees him and comes up to the house asking if I own a hound dog.  I told her yes, and she said he was out by the highway.  Oh great... now he's ticked off at me and is going to run away from home.  Typical teenager.   I don't have that kind of energy to go chasing this dog.  She said she'd try to catch him.  I told her, if she leaves him alone he'll come home.  He's just sulking  because he got scolded for knocking over a flower pot.  Sure enough.  10 minutes later he's back, laying on the edge of the lawn, staying off the deck.  Sam stopped in ... made the dog all happy again and all is well.    

Oh yeah ... momma's back ... not up to full speed; but feeling more like myself again.

Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. Thanks be to God that you got a good report, Mel... I have been praying for you and thinking about you..

    Glad you are 'back'---but don't forget to keep perfecting that Couch Potato Diva role.....


  2. oh, congratulations, mel!!! best news EVER!!!

  3. Praise be to God No cancer. Tears of joy for you Mel. Prayers for a speedy recovery & back on your feet again. The heat is way to much. No a/c here but would love one room with it. Your flowers are beautiful. Hugs to you. Blessings!

  4. Wow! What great news, God is Good! That is wonderful, now Slim knows he can put you back to work soon!!! LOL I know you are so relieved, and glad you are also getting some relief from the stomach problems.
    The colors are so vivid and alive. I just love the color of the lily.
    Take care and recover soon.
    Love from NOrth Carolina, Sherry & Jack

  5. Thank heaven for good news! Mel, I know you haven't been up to snuff, but I must say... your photography isn't suffering one bit! Glad you are feeling better.

  6. Thank the Lord for answered prayers. You take it easy until you get stronger. I'm very happy for you.

  7. Your news is fantastic, your lilies are beautiful and you are loved!
    'love & hugs from afar'

  8. So glad that you have no cancer. Glad that you are feeling better. Helen

  9. Thanks for calling after our visit this morning, with the fantastic news. I got off the phone and cried and thanked God for yet another prayer answered. Don't overdo it girl. You had a hard time with that car door, so don't go shaking anymore brooms. Like you said, wait and the dog will return.

  10. I'm glad you found the culprit and got it fixed. It is awful to feel awful. Take it easy and let yourself heal. You'll be glad in the end that you didn't rush it. :)

  11. That is such good news, Mel. I am so happy for you. Be sure and rest - give that couch a run for it's money.

  12. Congratulations!!!! Glad that you got some good news and HOPEFULLY the other stuff will calm down. Do as you are told and enjoy the "time off". The other stuff will wait. Your flowers are a treat!

  13. So happy you had good news. Take care of yourself and recover completely.

  14. I'm smiling and thanking the good Lord above for your positive update. Your flowers are rejoicing and celebrating your recovery too. Relax and take it easy awhile & give yourself time to heal. (((hugs)))

  15. Your post sounds so positive! I'm happy for all your great news. Take time to heal properly and all will be well.

  16. I'm so glad I found this report of your healing. God be praised. The dog will soon understand that you meant him no real harm...just wanted him to stop knocking things over! ☺