Praise !

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? I Corinthians 3:16
Psalm 31: 7, 8
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

3 weeks post surgery

Monday, I had a new swallow study/X-ray performed at Vanderbilt Hospital.  The specialist seemed to think that I was improving right on schedule, praise God .  She released me to start eating soft foods, but left the feeding tube in as I can't eat enough to get the nutrition I need from solid foods right now.

I've had potato soup for a couple of lunches this week, and overcooked some macaroni and cheese today (just the way I like it) and I ate a half cup of that.  It's actual work, with a lot of coughing and clearing my airway just to get through a little meal like that, so I have quite a ways to go.  As of this morning, I weigh 145 pounds, down from 158 on day of surgery.

I see my actual doctor on November 18th.  I hope he can explain the pain and modified movement I have in my left arm/shoulder.  Fun days !

Keep the faith !


  1. Bless your heart Dolly! I'm glad you are coming along well. It sounds like you are winning the battles, one by one. Praise God! I am trying to tat a bracelet and finish up knitting a sock or two. But....reading has me spending my time in a Charles Martin book. I have always loved to read, do you? The other day I found a hardbound copy of 'Miss Read's Christmas and The Christmas Mouse'. What a treat!!! Have you read any of the Miss REad books? About an English school teacher..very charming and a great take on various personalities and pleasures (& annoyances sometimes/dry humor) of everyday life. Hope you have a restful & good week-end in every way.

    1. Yes, I do love to read ! And I have followed your lead to some good books before ! I must remember to check out this latest author suggestion. The anesthesia or something seems to have affected my left eye so that I get a headache after a while of reading, but I WILL PERSEVERE, with my Lord's help, of course. Thank you for your words of encouragement, Maggie.......they bless me so ! Enjoy that knitting and tatting ! I have a second sock that I need to finish up now that the weather is turning cooler !


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