Monday, September 21, 2015

To My Readers

The blog's been dead for quite a few days. I went MIA not by choice, but by medical emergency when a routine doctor's visit turned into an emergency operation. If you're a guy, or not interested in too much information, you can skip this post and visit another, I totally understand. :)

My routine lady doctor visit turned ugly when she told me I wasn't going anywhere but to the hospital for an emergency hysterectomy. I told her I had such and such and such to do, and she showed me what she was seeing on the screen. I skipped such and such and such, called my support system and went right into the hospital to have it all removed.

That doctor changed my life!! I didn't even know how sick I felt!!! I was run down, tired, and thinking for the first time ever in my life that maybe I was getting a touch of depression...though I knew it couldn't be depression, if that makes sense at all. But I've had problems every since I got my tubes tied with my last child...and I am getting older (45), so I thought it was menopause I was going through, and a natural progression of things. Nope. It was definitely not normal.

So... I had my surgery, it left me flat on my back for days, and guess what? It was amazing. I have an amazing doctor, and she she did an incredible job w/the incision on my lower tummy. Seriously, she was like a super star, medical professionals were coming in my room to say they heard I had an amazing incision, could they take a look (that happened until the last day...after so many people look, you really just don't care anymore ;) ).

I'm grateful for my doctor.

What else happened while I was in there was I instantly was reminded of how lucky I am to be around such a supportive group of family and friends. When I was in Michigan, I was in the hospital for three days with my youngest son's delivery and then tubal. No one came to visit. I was new to the state, and had no friends or family from my side of my marriage living there. I didn't like it, but... that was how things were there, so I just accepted it. Where I am now, where I came from when I moved to Michigan and have now returned, I had friends and family bending over backwards to help from even before I was admitted (they were asking what they could do as soon as I called) and it's still going on today. I get visitors and phone calls every single day, and friends and family were in and out so much when I was in the hospital that my nurse threatened to put up a revolving door. :) I once again feel loved and protected and valued as a person. Just writing it is enough to make me sweepy weepy (or just a sweep of weep, if you will). ;) It's nice to be home. It's even nicer to be around a whole group of people, my people...most especially including my amazing kids and grandbaby, who have loved me through every second of this process.

Right now, I feel GREAT! Amazing!! 20 years younger than I did, no joke. And I know soon I'll be well enough to run and play again like the littles in the house deserve, whereas before I was having to sit down, relax, or say, 'okay that's it, I'm tired.' And that was just so not me (again, I took it as old age coming on and accepted it as normal).

I'm so grateful for my life. I'm so grateful for my God...and my faith which carries me through everything and means so much to me. I'm so grateful for my amazing friends. And I'm so so so grateful for my most awesome family. I couldn't have asked for a better bunch, and that includes my daughter-in-law too. Their support through everything has been priceless and something I will always cherish and never forget.

Life's brought me a lot of changes lately. Some unexpected that I hated (my husband and I split and I didn't expect it and didn't really want to, but it sadly and instantly became very clear there was no other option). And others that thrilled me too (I love, love, love being back in Florida, and I love, love, love being around my family and friends).

Changes are all a part of the learning and growing process, even at my age. I've come to realize there are some people who I thought cared about me that have stopped, or really didn't to begin with, and that's okay. To each their own. Luckily, on the flip side, there are people who always have, still do, and always will hold me in their hearts. I appreciate that both came about in my life. They all make me who am I am. And I like being me.

So apologies going up to the readers and the sponsors that I've been MIA for a bit. It was due to matters beyond my control. I'll be catching up now, and back on track soon. Thank you to everyone who sent me well wishes while I was in the hospital and then in recovery! I loved every single message that came through! I appreciate life. I appreciate love. And I appreciate you!!

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  1. Aww, my friend <3 I am happy that you have such a great doctor who took such good care of you & that you friends and family were there to help in your time of need.

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  2. That is awesome and amazing that you were put at that doctor's office when you were. I hope you recover very soon!

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    1. I hope you are recovering well too. This must have been a really scary experience for you.

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  3. I'm so glad you had a great and attentive doctor. I hope you are feeling loads better now and you continue to feel better as you heal.

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  4. So glad it all worked out for the best. Getting old sucks, I will be 45 this year too.

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  5. No apologies! Thanks God you went to the doctor and she insisted on shipping you to the hospital right away. I'm sure those friends and family members were also praying. What a blessing you are still with us and will be better than ever!

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  6. I am soooo glad that you are okay and that everything went smoothly. Sending you lots of love my dear friend!!!

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  7. wow what an awful experience. Cant imagine going for a routine visit then being rushed for an emergency operation. You must have been so scared my lovely and as long as your OK now. x

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  8. I sort of guess the husband part when you moved back home, but the rest is awesome. I'm so happy you're feeling great again. It makes so much difference.

    Thanks for sharing this. I've been worried about you for some time now. I'm also glad you're keeping this awesome blog. You should because it's your baby.

    Have a fabulous day my friend. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

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  9. Wow! What a post. Thank you for sharing and I'm glad you are feeling so wonderful.

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  10. I also had to have surgery after a visit with my lady doctor. He told me that the "discomfort" I was feeling was a grapefruit sized cyst. Yikes. Take care of yourself.

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  11. Oh Rosie, I'm so glad this turned out well, although I'm sure it was very scary at first.

    What a lot of changes you've been through in such a short time; I'm in awe of your courage and strength. Sending gentle hugs.

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  12. I'm so glad you're okay! I would have been scared out of my mind!

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  13. I am so glad you have a great doctor. This is so scary!

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  14. {{hugs}} Holy crap girl! Sounds like you have had a rough go... glad your doctor caught whatever it was and that you are feeling so much better. Feel better soon!!

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  15. Oh honey! I hope your on the road to a speedy recovery! That is so scary.

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  16. I am so sorry that life has been throwing you some curve balls, and so happy for you that you have been able to catch them all.
    Get well, stay well.

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  17. You are a Super Star Rosey!!!! You have come through a lot of heartache and still can be positive. So happy to hear everything turned out well.
    Kudos to your family for being there for you. Being loved by our family is everything.

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  18. Rosey... I am so happy your doctor caught the problem and operated. I had no idea but thrilled you are feeling better. I'm sorry to hear about you and your husband, I thought I had read every title of your blogs... I must have missed that one. I'm glad you're back in Florida... it sounds like a really good place for you. You are wonderful Rosey... so filled with gratitude xox ♡

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  19. Glad to hear that you are feeling better. What a great doctor you have that caught te problem.

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  20. I am so sorry you have had so much going on. But, on the positive side, which you have totally taken, you are on the mend..in many areas of your life.

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  21. Welcome back. Any surgery can be life-changing - glad you're back on your feet so quickly!

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  22. Wow Rosey! I'm so glad your doctor found the problem, took care of it, and you are feeling better! So funny about everyone wanting to see your incision:)

    I'm so glad that you're surrounded by friends and family filled with support and love.

    I'll be praying for you that your recovery continues!!!

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  23. Wow you have been through it. How excellent that you feel better now, and I love that you had such a strong support network.

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  24. I'm so glad that everything turned out well and that you will be feeling great soon. It is fantastic to have a support system.

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  25. I am so glad to see you are back. It is super important to take care of yourself. Nice to have you back.

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  26. I am glad to hear that you are on the mend. It sounds like you had a great doctor and it is awesome how your family and friends are helping and supporting you . Catherine S

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  27. Yep, we can't accept things as "normal" health wise for age and such because they hardly ever are, awesome everything is doing great at your sea. And now that you're back in Florida also no snow for thee, big perk haha

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  28. Wow. You have been through a lot. I am glad that you are feeling better now. Sometimes, taking some time off can be a good thing too.

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  29. It's so wonderful to hear the spirit and energy back in you! With this unexpected surgery, you were unknowingly given a gift, and I'm so happy that you're feeling so much better. You deserve it, and you deserve to be surrounded with all the love, family and friends you are with now. xoxo

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  30. Rosey, I am so glad that you had loving family and friends to surround you and take care of business while you were taking care of some very important business. Take your time--your blog and all of us will always be here eagerly awaiting your total return!!

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  31. Wow! I am not sure why you had to have this, but I'm so glad your doctor noticed and you had it taken care of right away. I couldn't imagine. I'm so happy to hear you are feeling amazing now though, that is so awesome! - Jeanine

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  32. So happy to hear you are ecovery. I was so worried when I heard you had taken ill. Be sure to rest and don't over do things and I look forward to your return to blog world.

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  33. I'm so glad to hear that you are on the mend and feeling better than before! These kind of things change everything and yes- you will find out who is a true friends and who is not. Good luck and a speedy recovery!

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  34. It's so great to hear you're feeling so much better! I too had to go for emergency surgery after a gynaecological visit last year (although I didn't have a hysterectomy and I was only 26) but it was incredibly scary! Luckily, I had the same experience as you - great doctors (you can't see any of my incisions), great family support and I felt much better afterwards! I'm glad you shared your story :)

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  35. Oh my gosh - I am so so pleased your doctor picked up on it and you are OK! x

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  36. I am so glad you are okay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an experience and shock. GOD IS GOOD. So glad you feel even better and younger.

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  37. Wow, it sounds like you've been going through a lot down there! I'm glad you had an attentive doctor who got you the help you needed asap! And I'm glad the surgery was a success! Big hugs and thoughts coming your way as you continue to heal. High 5's to your fabulous support system!

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  38. Prayers to you and all that your going through. I hope to see you come back in full force.

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  39. Wow! What a shock you must have had. That is so startling but it sounds like the right think based on how you are feeling now. So glad you are feeling more supported too. Feel better!

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  40. I am so sorry things were so rough but it is great you had a good doctor. It is so important to have supportive friends and family too so that is wonderful you had people surrounding you that cared.

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  41. So glad to hear that you are on the mend!

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  42. Wow, what a heartbreaking and yet amazing post this is. I pray for your health and return soon!

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  43. I am so sorry for all you went through. I am glad to hear that you are feeling better. Thank you for sharing everything you have been through. I know it must be hard to share.

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  44. Sorry to hear of your health problems, but it's good to know you got the care and treatment you needed. Life often throws us curves when we are least prepared for them. I hope you can find peace and happiness.

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  45. So sorry that you had to go through this, but so happy that it turned out well. It must be great feeling like you are 20 years younger!

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  46. Awe, hope you feel better soon. {{hugs}}

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  47. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. That is no fun to go through all that and heal up.

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  48. I am so glad to hear that you are well. Now, take care of yourself and take it easy. :)

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  49. Oh Rosey,
    I'm glad that you will recover from your surgery and that you are home and resting. I'm very sorry to hear about your other situation. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hug to you. Julie xo

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  50. I'm so glad that you are feeling great and that everything turned out in your favor. It is good to have you back.

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  51. Oh my! That had be a big shock for you. I am so happy to hear that you are doing better, God bless

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  52. I am so glad to hear you are feeling much better. Surgery is never a fun thing to have to face.

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  53. So glad that you feel better. I might message you about your situation on FB. I am dealing with similar symptoms.

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  54. I think your readers understand. You did what you needed to first and it's great that your doctors were able to help you so quickly.

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  55. So glad everything worked out for you and that you are feeling so amazing now. It sounds like you have a very caring extended family in Florida and that you are right where you need to be.

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  56. So glad that you feel much better! You did the right thing for your health, diagnose early and find the right solution to get better. Thanks for sharing your personal story! Wish you all the best and keep us updated

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  57. Oh my goodness, I'm so glad you were at the doctor when you were. I'm sure it was scary to be told what needed to be done but, wow, thank God it happened when it did. I've just "officially" entered menopause after years of perio-menopausal symptoms. They're not fun but they're not as bad as what you were experiencing. Thank-you for sharing this important and meaningful post. :)

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  58. I am so happy you are okay now. I know there are times that you feel so hopeless and then comes the realization that you are more blessed than you can imagine. Its just God's way of giving us a little nudge to say, "Hi. I'm just here."

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  59. I hope you continue recovering well. Things are quite normal in the blogosphere! We're going to be waiting for you.

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  60. Oh my goodness I am just glad that you are feeling better. When it comes to things like this sometimes they go unnoticed for so long because we can't see what's going on so it is so important to get regular checks. Thank god you listened to your doctor and got everything sorted. I wish you a speedy recovery.

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  61. I am glad that your Doctor was so adamant about you taking care of your health. I am also glad that you are feeling better and I wish you a continued recovery and look forward to your future updates and posts.

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  62. So glad it all worked out for the best. Praying for you and keep us updated.

    ((((hugs)))

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  63. This is very warm story. Im happy that you're fine now and recovery. I hope you will beich get better.

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  64. Glad that everything has turned out for the better. You went through a lot.

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  65. I read every word of your blog post and did wonder where you were. I am so glad that you are getting better and had such a good doctor. It is so important when having surgery like you had to have a very good doctor! I will be praying for you and thanks for sharing your very personal journey today!!

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  66. I'm so glad you're feeling awesome! Great doctors are near impossible to find so keep this one! lol

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  67. Rosey, I should be off to work at the moment - but just had to read your post and respond! Wow! So much has happened to you in such a short time! I am sorry to hear about your emergency surgery and about the split with your husband. I am glad that you are doing better! As I was reading the part where you were talking about all of your friends and family I just thought well that makes sense! You are the kindest person I've never met - and what you give out always comes back 10-fold. God Bless you Rosey. I hope you are feeling well soon! Take care!!! Sending Hugs your way!

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  68. So much has happened! I'm so sorry for the struggles you've been through, yet happy for you as they seem to have been blessings in disguise! :-) Enjoy Florida, family, friends and the new youthfulness you've found!! It's like a whole new life! ;-) I'll continue to pray for you and all the life changes! ((HUGS))

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  69. I am so happy for you. You know you've been on my mind and to hear how great things are going... His Will, I tell ya!!!!
    Hugs and love.

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  70. Glad to hear that surgery... although not planned or expected went well and your recovery is going well. Amazing how far the medical world has come... am thankful for that every day.

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  71. I am so happy you are feeling better. It is crazy that we get so used to feeling blah we do not even realize it is not normal.

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  72. It is totally understandable that you were MIA. I am glad that you feel better now.

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  73. I'm so glad to hear that you're home now and the surgery turned out well. Happy for you that you have very supportive family and friends. It helps you heal fast.

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  74. It is absolutely amazing how we can drag ourselves on and on...... not realizing that we might be ill. It happens so gradually that we may think being chronically tired is normal. I'm so happy that you are experiencing that beautiful surge of energy that tells us we are healthy. You are such a beautiful person and I have thought you the most energetic too, for all that you accomplish. Now, watch Rosie go, huh? Nothing's gonna rain on your parade....... I feel it.

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  75. Glad you are feeling better! Finding a good doctor is such a great feeling.

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  76. Your doctor sounds awesome. Getting you to the hospital just in time. I hope you are feeling better and back to your normal self. Please keep sharing your health updates!

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  77. Hi Rosie - you have had a lot going on and I'm afraid I just hadn't realised ... in my own bubble here. So glad you're feeling livelier now - and yes how fantastic people and family are around to be with you as and when needed, but always to show you love. Good luck with a really healthy recovery and I'm so happy it seems to be working out the way it should and you'll be more settled in the future. Cheers Hilary

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  78. I had mine two and a half years ago. It's the best thing I ever did, and I wish I would have done it twelve years sooner. Blessings.

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  79. I'm glad that things turned out well for you. I am praying for your fast recovery.

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  80. What an inspiring story! I'm really glad everything worked out well and you are feeling better now. It's so great to have a supportive family.

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    1. Good doctors sure are a blessing. I'm so happy for you, Rosey. This is a wonderful post. So... you're getting... um... older? We're the exact same age except you feel 20 years younger and I, well, I don't. I wonder what that is like :) Thumbs up for the supportive friends and family.

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  81. wow, so glad you have a strong support system! Good to hear that you're back to feeling 100%

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  82. Oh my gosh, I am so glad you were there just by chance!

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  83. I'm always so thankful for amazing doctors. I'm glad you're feeling better!

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  84. God Bless you. I'm glad to hear that not only are you doing well after surgery but you are actually doing so much better than before the surgery.

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  85. Wishing you a very speedy recover and good health always.
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  86. I am glad to hear the doctor took you and told you to get it taken care of right away. I am glad your on the mend to starting to feel better.

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  87. This is definitely one of the reasons we should at least try to do routine check ups. I'm glad you have an amazing Doctor and most importantly you are able to rest. Please take it easy from now on and If you miss a few more days , we will understand

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  88. So happy that you're feeling much better and your doctor caught it when she did before the situation got worst. Take your time to recuperate and look forward to your usual posts on the blog! ;)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  89. I'm glad that everything worked out for you. I know we've been chatting but even I've kinda been MIA myself lately too. I'm also glad that you're back around family and friends that love you. It's one of the things that I miss being here in CO, I'm alone with no-one around and I need to get out and find a few friends to do things with. Wish we lived closer but I'm so happy that things are so much better now.

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  90. Wow it's wonderful that you are back and feeling better than ever! Make sure to not overdo it! Rest and recover well! We'll be here when you get back! :)

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  91. Get better! I'm glad you have supportive people all around you. You need that right now.

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  92. Although I am sad to hear about your emergency surgery, I am glad you have a great support system in your family and friends. I definitely happy to hear that you are doing well now especially since you went through so much. Sending good blessings your way.

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  93. Wow, I admire how positive you are after going through a lot. Glad you are back!

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  94. We're glad to have you back Rosey. I was worried when I heard you were rushed in for emergency surgery, but I am so glad to hear you're feeling better than ever!

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  95. Hi, we are so glad you are back. And so glad you are feeling better and not accepting things as just "aging" and the way it is. We had a similar experience in that I took my cat in for vomiting and on the way to the vet, he was paralyzed from the waist down. We spent the last three months in health crisis and recovery. Not how I expected to spend my summer, but like you, finding the hidden blessings in the unexpected. Wishing you a wonderful autumn.

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  96. Im so glad your doctor tool action and put your health first. Good to hear surgery went well and your recovering well. Take a slow and feel better.

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  97. Doctors and nurses are such lifesavers! Here's prayers to your fast recovery!

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  98. Rosey, I went through the same. A routine exam turned into a need for surgery asap (possibility of cancer was mentioned). Found a phenomenal surgeon who moved mountains to do surgery on the upcoming week-day. He and his team removed a 7-pound growth (I'm only a bit over 100 lbs. This was a biggie). They'd never seen anything so big. Long story a little longer: I feel better than ever. No monthly visits from Auntie Flo! It's the best. No hot flashes (yet), and I've a few years on year. I'm so happy for you. Keep taking care of your self! =)

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  99. OMG, Rosey, I knew something was going on, but had no idea what. It has been crazy here with the kids and them off for the whole summer, so honestly cut back quite a bit myself. But truly just so glad that all turned out well for you and just sorry that you had to go through this in the first place. Thanks for being so open and honest. Hugs to you and glad to see you back here now.

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  100. oh my goodness dear friend. I just want to climb through the pc and give you a HUGE hug!!!!! So happy you have a great support system and a wonderful doctor too. xo

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  101. Welcome back and hope that you will feel a lot better.

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  102. Thank goodness you're ok and feeling better! What a scary experience that must have been!

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  103. I'm so glad to hear that you had everything taken care of and that it went well and are recuperating easily. It's amazing what we attribute to our bodies changing only to realize that we really have something serious going on. Best wishes to you with all these new changes in your life! :)

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  104. That sounds so scary, to be told you have to go to the hospital immediately! I would start listing my to-do's too! How wonderful to have a doctor that was smart to take care of things then and there and you didn't get the "let's wait and see" kind of thing. Just finding your blog rom Katherines Corner, but happy to hear you are doing so well!

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  105. I hope you feel bettr and that your on the mend. It's tough having surgery, been there once and need another major surgery. Make sure you take time to take care of you each day.

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  106. I love your positive attitude. It's so encouraging. I'm glad that the surgery and recovery time went well. It's always great when people are there for you in time of need.

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  107. That would have been scary to have something as drastic as that done without knowing it was coming. Glad you are on the road to recovery!

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  108. Wow! I'm glad you are ok and feeling better. This is a testimoney as to why check ups are important. Imagin if you had not gone to that doctor's visit.

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