Monday, 31 October 2016

Memorandum Monday October 31st

Linking in with all the Monday Memo writers through our hostess, Sian at: From High In The Sky

Good morning & thank you all for the many good thoughts, prayers & well wishes for Mr Man's eye surgery & recovery.  Surgery went fairly well with only a small complication.  Mr Man is an easy bleeder, so during the removal of the scar tissue from behind the eye, a blood vessel broke & the surgeon could not get the bleeding stopped, so they had to do a lazer stitching.  Because of this, a gas bubble was added to the eye, which keeps the stitching off the new lens & Mr Man has had to keep his head in a forward down position for 7 days following the surgery. Sleeping has been difficult & I will say no more about that. Today is the first day since last week that he has been able to lift up his head.  Second follow up appointment is tomorrow.

So what is new from the patio?  Not a lot of activity on or off the patio.

The corn field behind us was harvested.  Such a big machine & to think in a few weeks time it will be part of the Parade of Lights with Santa & Mrs Claus a top the combine.  It was quite noisy & dusty while the harvesting went on & shortly after it was done, the noise was from Canadian Geese enjoying the fallen corn.



We received an Edible Get Well gift basket from one of Mr Man's work collegue/friend.  Such kindness.


Mr Man found it quite yummy; not me so much as I am not a dark chocolate fan (gasp).  I peeled off the chocolate & gave it to Mr Man to eat.  It was made up of cantaloupe, pineapple, green apples, grapes & strawberries (which had very little taste).  The fur girls for some reason enjoyed nibbling on the greenery which was kale.

It seems that the last week has been a very difficult one for so many of the blogging community for various reasons.  Know that all of you are in my thoughts & prayers & I am sending lots of healing energy out as I have received an abundance of it back.   Be well my blogging tribe.



18 comments:

  1. good to hear the surgery went well and you must both be so relieved that he can now raise his head! The get well soon gift looks fabulous - such a good idea. have a good week

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    1. 2nd check up today (Tues) head is up now, sleeping with pillows now allowed - yeah!

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  2. I'm a bit squeamish where eyes are concerned so the thoughts of stitching and air bubbles made me shiver. How awkward to have to keep his head down for so long, hope he's on the way to a full recovery now.

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    1. A few of the steps in the process had me turn my head away, gave me a little shutter or two. Vision is still not 100% but at least he can have his head up now.

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  3. That doesn't sound easy at all: someone else who will be glad to see the back of October! Fingers crossed for November, eh?

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    1. October has been a tough month but still I will take the few blessings tossed in there. Yes fingers, toes, eyes all crossed for a healthy happy November & forward :)

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  4. Sorry to hear of your husband troubles. I can't imagine having to stay in that position so long. The edible arrangement looks amazing. My daughter was given one on her wedding day. I asked her right away if we could all eat it. Nobody wanted to be the first to ruin the beauty but you hate to see it sit and go to waste. It all got eaten and it was delicious. I like chocolate. ;)

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    1. I was surprised at the selection of their edible options. Before Mr Man could pluck off the first treat I had to take lots of photos for scrapping - it's what I do ...

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  5. I can't even imagine the discomfort of being unable to lift my head. Glad it's over and really hope it will prove to have been worth it.
    I've never seen a basket like that - great idea!

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    1. Keeping his head down played havoc with his back, so now he has to deal with stretches for it - one thing after another it seems ... still could be worse.

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  6. Firstly I'm so glad he's doing better ... and next! That's enough bad language from you! Go and stand in the corner .... "don't like dark chocolate"! Who says silly things like that lol

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    1. it is only dark chocolate I don't like, I like milk or white chocolate. If I stand in the corner, can I take my milk chocolate covered jube jubes with me?? (lol).

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  7. A friend of mine had surgery that required the same "keep your head down," so I know a little about how very difficult that is! She had to do it for nearly three weeks, and had a special chair she rented. Nonetheless, it was really hard to pass the time in that position. Hope Mr. Man gets good news about his recovery this week.

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    1. Three weeks! that is a long time. We looked to rent that specialty chair, but alas none to be found in our little community. I have to say, was surprised that Mr Man wasn't more cranky. Hope your friend is much better now.

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  8. Oh my! That surgery sounds absolutely BRUTAL!
    My heart goes out to the both of you!
    Wishing your Hubby a prompt recovery and no more bad surprises.
    Happy Halloween!

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    1. It is surprising how many of this type & similar surgeries they do a week, plus there were about 50 cataract patients that the other 3 doctors did that day. Amazing the technology that can be used these days. We have been quite blessed with the health care we have received.

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  9. I'm glad to hear the the surgery went ok mostly & pray that complete healing will be quick!

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    1. Thanks Melissa. Each time I had to drive to/from Toronto, I gave thanks for all the blessings I received in light traffic & spots to merge easily. Most grateful for a team of expert medical care along with all the prayers we received before, during & afterwards.

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