Friday, November 27, 2009

~On the Couch~

I want to thank you all so much for all your thoughtful wishes and prayers for a safe surgery, it really touched my heart!.

I had "Bunion Surgery" on the 24th. Gary took this picture on Thanksgiving day, its a bit blurry but that's just how I feel. I had an allergic reaction to the first pain med's the Doctor prescribe for me, my face and cheeks turned bright red and puffy, I also itched all over. I am learning how to use the crutches, its harder than I thought it would be. I will be right here on the couch for several weeks, with my foot up watching HGTV.

I am writing this post with my laptop on my lap and my foot up its a bit hard to do this. I missed not reading all your posts the last few days.

I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving. My daughter asked our little grandson "Ty" who is 4 1/2 years old, what he was thankful for and he said, " Apples!" Out of the mouths of babes. I think apples are a good thing to be thankful for too.

I will be thinking of you all decorating your homes for Christmas. I don't think I will be doing much decorating this year so I can't wait to see your homes all decked out. It will take some time for my foot to mend. The Doctor had to remove some bones and put in a few screws.

My girls, sister and mom have been here to help me. Gary and all the girls in the family cooked Thanksgiving dinner for us. It was quite fun to see them all scurrying around my tiny kitchen.

Big hugs to you all and thank you again for thinking of me.


Sandy said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Hope your recovery is speedy! This is a good time to sit back and watch HGTV especially with all the Christmas decorating shows this month. I recorded a few this week but was disappointed they were old shows. The new ones should be coming soon.

Take care of yourself!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Susie Q said...

Oh Elizabeth! I hope your recovery is a quick one...but for now, you just rest and let others wait on you! Cozy up, watch HGTV and have a cup of hot tea! : )
I hope your Thanksgiving was a good one!

Melinda said...

Glad to hear that your surgery went well--too bad about your allergic reaction.
Wish you continued recovery and some r&r.


Rebecca Nelson said...

Had a radical McBride Bunionectomy on my right foot several years ago. Not only does my foot look fabulous now...I had WALK without pain.

Get well, girly. Milk than man for all you can! :)

SMILE (I'm kidding!).

Love to you~


Shirleyanne said...

Hello Elizabeth, just caught up with your recent postings...
So sorry you've had to have surgery but hope the results will be worth it.
Just please you have all your family around to help.
Loved the cushion cover you made.
Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Take care

Nancy Yoakum said...

Glad that you had a successful surgery and are now on the mend and resting! Hope that you have a speedy recovery! I'm hope you can rummage up a couple of elves to help putting up your Christmas decorations. I hope to get my decorations up today, by right now both kids are passed out in the living room after our late night and it may be away before they wake up! I'll post some pictures in a bit for some Christmas spirit!


Mami said...

I'm glad to hear you had successful surgery.Hope you'll get speedy recovery. Have a good rest for you!! We are waiting for your quickly back in good condition

Happy@Home said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Glad to hear that your surgery is over. The reaction to the pain meds doesn't sound fun, but hopefully that is now straightened out.
The surgery I had several years ago was also a bunionectomy. It was so worth it to no longer have that ugly bump on my foot :) and also to be pain free.
My husband took an identical picture of me on the couch with my foot propped up.

I will be thinking of you as you are recovering. May your recovery be smooth and speedy.


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Hi Elizabeth!
Glad to hear you are home from your surgery. I am sorry that you had a bad reaction to the meds!

Now, you just sit back, catch up on all of your reading, magazine perusing and such....

Kim @ Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

Praying that you have a speedy recovery...take care!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I hope you heal up quickly. I'll keep you in my prayers. That's a hard decision to make and I'm anxious to hear everything about your recovery. ( I have a similar problem! EEEE!) Take care of yourself and just relax. You sure look pretty on the sofa! I don't think I could pull off surgery AND pretty!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh no! An allergic reaction? How horrible! But I have to tell you that you look pretty in your picture here! Get well soon, dear friend! I am still fighting this flu crude.

Sending a big (((((((hug)))))))

happy tv watching :)


Beverly said...

Happy to see you are at least up on the couch. Try to enjoy your "down time". Thanks goodness for TV and laptops. One Christmas when I was down with my back, some sweet friends came by and decorated a bit for me. Wish I was close enough to do that for you. That was the first year ever, we had an artificial tree. My sweet husband bought one with lights and all blue and silver ornaments and put it up for me.

Becky said...

Get better real a bunch of Christmas movies (the classics - they're the best, of course).

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Oh Elizabeth!!! Heal fast sweetie!!! and hugs to Gary and your family for their Thanksgiving preparations...How nice to have such a loving family! Now you just sit back and enjoy the pampering, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Unknown said...

Oh, with my old blog messed up I didn't catch the surgery ... I am sorry that you had such a bad reaction but hope you recover quickly.

Please send me your address as you won our Giveaway last time ... we have another giveaway ending Tuesday.

Hope you were able to enjoy the holiday. TTFN ~Marydon

PS Follow me at the new blog ~

A Southern Rose said...

I'm glad that your surgery went well. Sorry to hear about the reaction to the drugs. That happened to me before too. Take care and let hubby take care of you. Enjoy watching HGTV and if you're like me, you might need a notebook to take notes to remember good ideas. That always helps me! Too many ideas for me to remember!

Take care,
Lee Laurie

BECKY said...

Hi Sweet Elizabeth! I am so glad you are in the recovery mode now! I sure wish I could pop over and put up Christmas for you, and chat and chat!! I LOVE helping decorate my friend's homes!! Know that I would if I could!!

I am praying for the Lord to heal you quickly! I have a bunion on my right foot. YIKES! It doesn't interfere with anything, but I was told by the podiatrist that I will be calling her one day about it!

Lots of love to you, sweetie!
Be sure to take it easy!
Love and hugs,

blushing rose said...

G'eve Elizabeth ~

You won't believe this but I had deleted your email with the address & didn't write it down ... oy!

Please resend it ... I am SOOOO SORRY!

Hope today is better for you, sweetie.
TTFN ~Marydon

Catherine Holman said...

I wish you a very quick recovery and a wonderful Christmas! Miss your posts!

Michelle said...


Wishing you an extra speedy recovery from your foot surgery...

Unknown said...

hope you heel quickly! you don't get many opportunities to spend the holidays being taken care of, so enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

nannykim said...

Ah ha--so it was on a bunion. Well---hope you don't have the problems I have had. I have never been able to wear heals much since I had the surgery back when I was 16. Back then the type of surgery was a cutting of the bone and and inserting a pin through the toe to angle it and I am not sure how they joined everything! The pin was removed later. I was 16 and I am 57 now ....I was in a cast for 8 weeks or so and on crutches the whole time. BUT I had a co-worker that had the surgury and it was done very differently and I don't know if she even had a cast!!

My sister who is 6 years older than I also has bunions but she never had hers operated on. They don't bother her even though they look terrible! One of the reasons I had mine operated on at such a young age was that that particular foot was bad enough that it wore out all of my shoes quite quickly. The doctor wanted the surgery because of this and because he thought it would prevent a lot of pain in the future. Really it has been good for the most part. I have always had to be careful of not angling it with heels for too long of a period. It aches quite a bit now but part of that may be due to something I don't know about--perhaps I have some arthritus or something? I have a very wide foot and the surgury made it a bit wider. I often wear men's shoes or sandles that are open (I am petite but have duck feet!!). Well--hope yours is doing fine and I am sure you are looking foward to getting around more!