Friday, October 7, 2011

Well, I'm up and around, just not for very long at a time. I walk the kids "loop" and probley need to get outside today for a walk. My getting in and out of bed could be very comical (if you were mean enough to laugh)!  My biggest challenge of the day is getting my pills down, which can be very painful....showing me I'm not anywhere near ready to even eat soft foods. I'm loving the jello, broth, juice and Popsicle's...since that's all I'm allowed to eat.Hope-fully next week I'll graduate to other liquids.
The whole time I was in the hospital I just kept thinking about what a little thing I was going through compared to so many people. I've found I'm alittle whinnier as I get older, my pain thresh hold is lower. I couldn't help but think of my sweet Becky and how brave she was through all her stuff. And the children, their amazing.

Tomarrow it'll be a year since Becky died.(Big Sigh) So many changes. I know part of me still hasn't totally accepted that she's dead. I'll walk by her picture, and feel such a need to touch her.  I'm so proud of everyone as they've plunged through this difficult year.
Half way through the year I read a wonderful saying that really helped me . It said, "Don't let your problems define who you are."
There are so many people I look up to that take this saying to heart.  It helped me put a smile on my face.


  1. Oh Linda, I am so sorry you are sick. I looked to see if I missed a posting of your sabout going into the hospital, but I did not see any. I hope you get better soon.

    Don't you love those liquid diets? The most exciting thing about it is the color of jello you will be eating.

    Rest and take care.


  2. You and your family are soo strong. Please know that I think about you all often and think if Sister Tunnell can do it, then so can I. Sending Love...

  3. Like SO, I had to look back over previous postings to see if I'd missed something, but nothing. You're obviously the 'suffer in silence' type.

    Look after yourself, and get well soon. Bisou, Cro.

  4. A full year - hard to imagine that it has been a year already.
    I hope that you will soon feel better - you are strong, but let someone coddle you a bit!

  5. My goodness, I had no idea you were sick and in hospital. I would have been sending positive healing thoughts your way if I had known. If you are blogging you must be on the mend and on the trail back to normal. The thoughts are starting NOW. Get better soon.