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November 27, 2019

Gratitude


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I have to say that I am very grateful that these two are both home and on the mend. Rod had a terrible gall bladder attack earlier this month and wound up in the hospital with pancreatitis. He spent a couple of days in the hospital getting that under control, followed by surgery to remove his gall bladder and was discharged the following day. Shortly after his follow-up appointment with his surgeon, my mother developed pneumonia and she wound up spending a couple of days in the hospital. They are now both resting, more or less comfortably, at home. 

Two ER visits, two paramedic transports and two hospital stays in two weeks. Let's hope that the belief that bad things occur in threes is just that--nothing but a superstition. My birthday falls on Friday the 13th, but I certainly don't plan to go into hiding. Life happens, whether in threes or more. 

This Thanksgiving I am very thankful for the amazing team of medical professional we encountered during the past two weeks. From the EMTs and ER nurses to the surgical teams and nursing staff to the support staff, each and every one was professional, knowledgeable and very compassionate in their care of two of my favorite people.

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  1. I am happy that both your husband and mom had such excellent care. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you, Deb. I am, too! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, as well!

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  2. So happy they are both okay.

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  3. What great reasons to be Thankful; enjoy your day Les. Your mom looks wonderful!

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    1. Thanks so much, Diane. This photo is a few years (5) old, but Mom still looks just the same. I hope I look as youthful when I'm 86!

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  4. What a rough couple of weeks - I'm glad they're both on the mend. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Kathy, it wasn't one of our better months... I'm very thankful they are both feeling better, though. Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving, too!

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  5. So happy that all went well for both Rod and Andi's health events! A very stressful couple of weeks for all of you I know. I'll try to get an email off to you later today or tomorrow. Today is a bit busy. So thankful for all my wonderful book friends (and their significant others in their lives)! Give both of yours a hug from me!

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    1. Thanks, Kay. I know you know understand the stress of being a caretaker to loved ones who are ill. No rush on the email. It's a busy time of year! I, too, am very grateful for all my wonderful book friends. I was just telling Nan it's been over 22 years since our little group met online. Crazy, isn't it?! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  6. Oh, so much to be grateful for! I'm so glad both Rod and your mom are home and recovering. Take good care, and wishing all of you a lovely, peaceful Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thank you, Laurel. I am even more thankful that Rod didn't suffer from any gall bladder problems while we were on the road! Talk about stress! Happy Thanksgiving to the two of you, as well!

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  7. That's awful! So glad for the great care they received so they could be home... I can imagine this Thanksgiving was especially memorable! Hopefully Thanksgiving was filled with joy!

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    1. I am so thankful for the excellent care they received too, Iliana! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are now getting ready for Christmas. I hope you had a nice holiday, as well.

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