Friday, August 14, 2015

I'm back, Well Almost

 

This photo will not be used as a reference. I promise.  But I am so pleased to have this horror story behind me. I had to take the shot.  I'm sitting up in the chair waiting for breakfast. I think they are going to kick me out of ICU today, which is a great thing, but also sad. The people here at Beaumont Hospital's ICU have been fantastic. They don't leave you alone for a minute!  I will miss them bothering me--but then, it's my own fault, I was up all night peeing and peeing is a sign you don't need them anymore. So downstairs or upstairs I'll go,for another day or two?  I should be disconnected from my tangle of tubes by tomorrow or Sunday and home on the couch bitching to Ellis.  After that I see the doc in two weeks and by then I should be myself; doc's don't have the post op appointment till there's nothing to complain about.  I will have to finish those paintings in my studio after all. I am a very lucky me.  Thank you for your prayers and best wishes; they worked!

Post script: if any of you are still smoking, quit.  That's the first question all of the doctors I met here asked.  --And keep the cadmium colors out of your mouth.  They are on the list of carcinogens that cause lung cancer.  Bummer how colors so beautiful could be deadly.  

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting the photo. Great news!

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  2. Boy am I out of the loop.. I had no idea u were in the hospital... Glad u are ok...

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    1. Thanks gals, me too. That's why I flaunted the picture, the last you're going to hear about this travail. I'd rather share art, not woes.

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  3. Fabulous photo, a joy to see. Let Ellis pamper you til you are 100% and then I shall be looking out for more masterpieces!
    Hugs + more hugs

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  4. Oh, Linda, you look GREAT!!! Get out of the hospital, be home with Ellis, and paint and be happy and healthy!!!
    Lots of BIG HUGS
    Kathryn XX

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  5. I did not know you were in hospital either. I hope you can leave soon and paint again. Get well soon! xx Judy

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  6. Thank you. Thank you. And thank you. I am thrilled. Sharon, I almost Skyped you this morning. They got me up at five. I figured we were going to milk the cows, but no. There was an moor tante doctor expected and they wanted to show me off sitting in a chair. I performed well. :-))

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  7. Great fighting spirit - shows in your art too. LOVE the sort of satisfied expression on your face... beaten the odds!
    Thanks for keeping us up to date. Knowing whats up, helps.
    Kudos for knowing to keep the cads out of the studio. They have great replacement colors.
    Cheers, my friend. Hope your recovery goes smoothly.

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    1. Hi Linda - just got your meaning.
      All the major companies have their name on a primary which is cad free.
      I like Holbein Permanents, but Gamblin have used a formula for the cadmiums which make them so safe they do not need
      California Labels warnings. They also have the safest level for all hazardous paint - lead etc...Check them out.

      Glad you are getting back to feeling more yourself.

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  8. I turn my back for five minutes and look what you get up to! You're not to be trusted.
    Thanks for the update, Linda.
    Now stop swanning it in the ICU and get back to work.

    Meantime, take it steady, do what you are told and behave yourself.

    In my prayers, Dominus Vobiscum

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    1. It came about that fast: hacking cough cold; doctors visit chest X-ray, CAT scan; PET scan; Pulmonary function tests; lobe with tiny tumor removal and here I am! No unusual symptoms. Quit smoking years ago. Recovered completely from cold. Lucky cold; good doctors; plenty of God. I'm fine and anxious to get home. I have more painting to do.

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    2. PHeeeeeeeWWwwww! You acted straight away ....an example to everyone ... time is of the essence.Poor Ellis must be worried out of his skull.

      Get well soon, the kids on the block are waiting for you.

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  9. Your fighting spirit shines through! I can't help noticing how good your skin color is, how bright are your eyes and how animated your expression! O' happy day!

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    1. Now I'm just fighting to have a bowel movement. Then they let you go home! --I more likely to be able to draw them one. It's difficult to get back to your normal self after all the drugs. :-))

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  10. Happy to see you're back--and so's your sense of humor. Go ahead; draw a BM for for the staff.

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  11. Oh My Gosh!! so sorry to hear you've had to have surgery---but glad to see you looking well in this picture and ready to resume painting and drawing! goodness! Hoping you are feeling much better!

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  12. Oh Linda ! I don't visit for a while and look what you get up to!!! Best wishes and recover quickly my friend. You have SO much more painting to do for us to enjoy. Cheers, Helen X

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