Saturday, February 28, 2009

I'm still among the living...

Thanks to everyone who sent prayers our way for my daughter. She is recovering well after a very difficult time. On Friday the wound vac was removed and she now has the freedom of 'wet packs' instead of carrying around that machine and tubing everywhere. I ended up being the caregiver because the person that was doing it had to leave to tend to her mother (who also ended up having emergency surgery a couple of days after my daughter came home - WHAT??). Anyway, I moved in and was there until Friday, when the visiting nurse sent me home because I ended up getting a bad cold and could not risk giving it to Vicki. Well, my cold proved to be walking pneumonia so I am working to get well now too. I actually don't feel that bad, but I can tell there is a problem when I try to do too much and can't get my breath.

Guess what? We are awaiting some snow tonight. I'm so excited. I hope I'm up to see it when it hits. Of course, they are only calling for 1 to 3 inches and I'm sure it won't stick around very long as the temps are moving back up in the next few days. That's OK though. I will get my camera out and hope I get a few photo's in the morning while it's here. They are saying it may snow as far South as Birmingham. Welcome March!!!

Well, I just wanted to let everyone know that I am thinking about you all and grateful for your prayers and friendship. Hopefully things will return to normal (whatever that is) soon.

Hugs, Joyce


  1. Glad your daughter is doing better - now it is time to take care of yourself. Hope you can beat the snot out of that bug :o)

  2. I was thinking about you today and realizing you hadn't made an entry lately. So glad your daughter is doing better. I'm still taking meds for bronchitis. Sounds odd to hear about snow when its been so hot here the last few days until today its cooler and very windy. Take care of yourself.

  3. Our prayers are answered that your daughter is doing well. I do believe in the power of prayer. Now, time to pamper yourself a bit and take it easy.

    Hugs, Rose

  4. She's still in my prayers, sweety. Glad to hear from you.
    Snow is rumored here, too, in SC. We'll see.
    Hugs & Prayers,
    (Re-writing this because it said there was an error the 1st time, so I'm sorry if it comes up twice)

  5. Thanking the Lord your daughter is doing better, Joyce!! I'm glad she's making progress; sorry to hear you got pneumonia!! hoping you make a complete recovery too! hope to see some snow pictures along the way when you have the time :)


  6. Glad to hear that your daughter is doing better, Joyce!!

  7. So happy your daughter is take the tag...very nice!
    Hugs and love,

  8. Yay!! I'm so glad you're daughter is doing better. We have all been so worried about you all. I hope you get better too soon!! We miss you. Stay warm. It is raining here in Florida today. : ) Love ya Joyce!!!

  9. My, you HAVE had a time of it lately, haven't you? Glad things are on the upswing, and I assume you're taking antibiotics for your pneumonia. I hope everyone heals soon!

    Hugs, Beth

  10. Hey Joyce

    so glad your daughter is doing better, and wishing you a speedy recovery too.
    Take care in the snow.

    Look after yourself


  11. That's good news for sure and snow on top of it (icing on the cake?). Do take care of yourself, Joyce :).......