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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Be Back Soon

Well, I'm ready.  And by this time tomorrow, I should be out of surgery and on my way back to the active me.

Over the last few days, I've exercised, been 'acupunctured' and massaged.  I've cleaned floors and bathrooms, weeded, done laundry and prepared for this part of my journey as best I can.  My acupuncturist tells me I am deeply healthy and joyful and I believe this is true.

I will miss you all, and will catch up as soon as I can.

And I need a favor...Do you remember our young friend, Forrest who suffered the brain injury?  He is in need of our fervent prayers.  If you don't pray, please send your most powerful and positive thoughts his way.  This weekend he will be undergoing yet another surgery to relieve the build-up of fluid in his brain.

18 comments:

Cheryl said...

You will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow. I hope the surgery goes without incident and your recovery is 20 times better than you imagine. Hugs!

Retired English Teacher said...

I will be praying for you both. You amaze me. We will see you when you get back to us.

Purple Flowers said...

Of course I will pray for Forrest. So sad.

I know you will continue your strong will towards recovery. God Bless.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Good luck tomorrow! I'll be sending healing thoughts your way. Sounds like you are prepared, so I'm sure all will go well.

The three M's are sending kitty kisses.

Kay said...

I'll be sending thoughts and prayers both your ways, Kathy. Sending you loads of aloha as well.

George said...

We'll be praying for both you and Forrest. Just get well before you try to do too much.

Jay said...

Sending good vibes your way. Hoping for a fast recovery. Don't let those nurses give you any crap either! ha ;-)

forsythia said...

Hugs and prayers for both you and Forrest. You'll be home before you know it.

Happyone : ) said...

Saying lots of prayer for you both.

azjuleseleven said...

To a speedy recovery!! And if I know you, this will be a thing of the past long before winter comes... You're in my prayers.

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

I've been "off the circuit" for a few days and just read this! Hope all went well...looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Gilly said...

Prayers for you and Forrest.

By now you will be on the road to recovery, so hope all is going well, and we will see you soon. I miss you!

And those Hostas in your header photo are fantastic!

michiganme said...

Fortunately the hospital has air conditioning...:)

Thoughts and prayers from Michigan

Mage said...

We hope everything was a breeze and you are fully repaired and dancing in the isles. Pray we will for both of you.

CRUSTY MOM-E said...

UGH! colons and buckets and all that yuck stuff. I'm glad you're beyond surgery and on your rainbow brick road to home...rest up and know you're being prayed for... :)
xoxoxo I feel your pain... and hope it is much better in the next coming days.
elizabeth

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Just checking the blog again to see if you were up and about and posting again. Hope you are on the mend.

jane said...

How are you? Hope you are already back to your garden. Big hugs kathy!

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

I was without home internet for the past 3 weeks and missed a lot of your posts. We are finally back on line (a planned 2day outage for an upgrade that went horribly off the rails) and I'm now catching up. I hope you are at hope and recouping well and without complications from your surgery. Best wishes to you for a full recovery. Take good care.