Sunday, October 18, 2009

Doing Well

Hello my friends, sorry it's been so long since I posted but so much has happened. Without going into the sordid details I have to tell you all that I have had my best day in several weeks. I am so happy just to be feeling well.

I had my cat scan, blood work and other test Friday morning, by 12:15 I was having my IV's and I was home at 6 full of antibiotics, gravol and demeral. Needless to say I slept all evening, on and off Saturday and had a wonderful day today.

They feel they found the reason for my infections and also feel I should be okay now that they have figured out the problem and have treated it.....for all my complaining about having taken antibiotics since the end of July it has worked out to be a good thing as it prevented poison from an abscess going into the blood stream.

Our weather has been great these past couple of days, and with the warm sunshine and slight wind almost all of our snow has melted. I have my deck furniture stored, the pot plants emptied and the pillow/cushions are packed away in the basement. The deck has been swept and hosed happy to have that done.

After Mass this morning I went for a walk. It was beautiful outside and I enjoyed the fresh air. Everyone was out cleaning and clearing their yards for winter. We were all caught unaware with the snow last week but I think everyone in Morinville is prepared for our long winter now. It was nice saying hello and chatting with everyone even those I didn't know. All the children were laughing and jumping into piles of was fun.

This afternoon, I spent sorting paper work and catching up with phone calls to family and friends. Just a beautiful day, and I am so thankful for it.

I hope everyone is continuing their prayers for Janine, I lit a candle for her this morning at Mass and also one for peace as Marcy requested. Congratulations to President Obama for wining the Nobel Peace Prize.....he is being so challenged right now and needs our prayers, yes even Canadian prayers. Prayers are needed for families carrying extra burdens due to the economy, estrangements and health problems....I sincerely believe prayer can and does work miracles so whatever one's faith is let us continue to pray for all those we love.

Good Night my friends and God Bless......many, many hugs......:-)


Tranquility Speaks said...

I am SO SO happy Bernie that the root cause has been diagnosed and dealt with. It might feel odd, but I actually feel related to each of you here and when I hear that each of you is doing well, there is genuine happiness. I so wish I could leave everything and come and spend quality time visiting each of you. Talking to all of you connects me to my inner self. Teaches me so much and essentially makes me a good human being. Since you believe in the power of prayers, could I ask you for a favor? Please include me in your prayers as well. Really need divine intervention now. Thanks Bernie. Loads of love to you :)

Bernie said...

Hi Sweetie, my prayers for you have been sent up and I will continue them.
I to am so happy to be feeling well, I almost feel like I lost a bunch of weight as my whole being feels lighter. Oh life is so good when one has their health.
Remember we are all connected my young friend and when one hurts in some fashion we all do. Know that you are loved and always in my heart.....:-) Hugs

Barb said...

So glad to hear you are well and feeling energetic, Bernie! I was thinking of you. Keep breathing that fresh air and enjoy fall.

Bernie said...

Thank you Barb, It feels so good to feel I plan on staying this way. Happy you were with the grandchildren this weekend, take care.....:-) Hugs

Alice said...

Bernie - I'm so pleased you are feeling well, happy and very positive about the future.....even looking forward to those pleasures that winter brings, and I know that you will find pleasure in that season too.

You are such a kind, caring person and it's a joy to read of your happiness. God bless you each and every day.

cinner said...

Hi Bernie, I am so glad you are feeling better, your weekend sound much like mine. We got most of our yardwork done! I am off to the weightwise program in the am so will let you know what happens. Prayers for all our loved ones. take care, c

GrandmaK said...

So very glad you are feeling better. It 's good to hear you are recovering so well. Continue to pray for Janine. Have a grand day!!! Cathy

Wanda said...

Good morning Bernie...
Isn't it great to feel refreshed and so appreciative of feeling well. Happy that is behind you, because I know you are anxious to get back to your hospice work. Still, go slow and don't over do.

Glad you got a little reprieve from winter snow and were able to enjoy the fall like atmosphere on your walk. Alivia and I took a walk in the woods yesterday, most of the leaves are still on the trees here, so no raking of them yet!

Luv and Smiles,

Blessings each day said...

So good to hear that you are better and most especially that the problem is taken care of...of course, you will be staying in my prayers as always.

Well, we got the cold front from Canada down here and there was frost everywhere this morning. Michael hurriedly picked green beans on Saturday because we knew what was coming. Brrr...and to think I was born and raised in Chicago but my body loves warmth!

Thanks for joining in the prayers for peace, Bernie and I hope we all continue these prayers in a conscious manner.

Don't ever have to tell you to stay sweet but I do pray that you stay well.

blessings and hugs,


Queenmothermamaw said...

Bernie,does my heart good to hear you are feeling relief from all the wondering. That is a terrible situation. I sent up a prayer for Tranquility also. Sounds like a great day for you too. We finally had a killing frost on this morning.
But the days are to be sunny this week. Blessings. Thanks for your faithful visits.

Diana said...

Oh Bernie I am thrilled that the antibiotics are finally working. Lets hope the infection takes a hike this time for good! God willing we will all start to feel better and have a warm and cozy winter!
I too have much yard cleaning to do. It may have to wait until Jake gets better as he usually helps. But most of it I can do. He just has to dig up all of those cannas. About 50!
We must all keep praying for everyones health!
Love Di

Choices said...

I am sooo happy for you, Bernie, that you are feeling well and energetic. Each day does seem to get better and better for you. I am sure you are grateful for that.
It was wonderful that you got out to get some fresh air and to enjoy the company of your neighbors.
Hoping you have another wonderful day.
Take care.

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

Thank God for an apparent accurate diagnosis. Thank God for medicine! Thank God for the sunny day and for the fact that you could walk in your neighborhood. Thank God that your deck and yard are readied for the winter. Thank God for YOU, Bernie.

Tamara said...

Bernie - so glad you are feeling better and the cause has been discovered!

Love you, my blog friend!


Gail said...


I am so glad they found the core problem and were able to treat it AND that the antibiotics you had been on previously had stopped the infection from going 'sepsis'....phew.

Il oved your view of your wonderful walk about your neighborhood - there is SO much joy around - we need only to open our hearts and our eyes. YOU remind me of this all the time simply by how you live your life. Thank you' for that gift Bernie.

Love to you

Margie said...

Oh, wonderful that you are feeling so much better, Bernie.
I'm thriled for you!

Sounds like you had a great walk too...wonderful!
When I'm out walking with jake I love meeting and talking with others.
And that is just what I am going to do now ...take a walk with Jake, it's a bit dreary here this morning but a walk is just what I need to make my day better!

I think it's great that Obama won the Nobel peace prize!
And you are so right about hin being challenged right now but I believe he will be able to overcome all of it.

Take good care Bernie and have a wonderful day of joy!

I send a hug to you, my freind!


Anvilcloud said...

It's great to feel good, eh?

Valerie said...

Ooo Bernie, an Abscess. No wonder you weren't feeling well. I'm delighted that the problem has finally been diagnosed and that you are now feeling so much better. Hugs for you.

Bernie said...

Oh Alice, you are so kind and I thank you for your caring words.
I am well and so thankful for it.
Take care.......:-) hugs

Bernie said...

cinner, am anxious to hear how you make out this morning, yes it is good to have the yard done and even better to feel well, thank you.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Thank you Cathy, Janine is always in my prayers and will be until her recovery, have a wonderful day.
Take care.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Good Morning Wanda, oh yes one does appreciate their health after a rough time. I am going back to my hospice work next Tuesday and am really looking forward too it.
I am so relieved to have the yard done as well. Everything has been looking up for the past couple of days and I love it.
Take care my friend, luv ya...Hugs to Alivia....:-)

Bernie said...

Ah thank you Marcy, you are so sweet. I am sorry you are getting our cold weather but please keep it for a while....we seriously need this break. Will continue my prayer regime for everyone and for very important.
So glad Michael is feeling better, take care....luv ya....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Peggy, I enjoy visiting your site, thank you for your prayers and encouragement through all of this....all has turned out well and I am so thankful....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Diana, oh yes it is a great feeling to be well again. I have many errands to do today and am looking forward to doing them more than ever.
Hope Jake is getting better, don't worry about your yard, somehow everything always gets done and always works out...Luv ya....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Anne, oh yes you are right, I am feeling stronger every day and wake up each morning with a smile, such a wonderful feeling.
Take care my friend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh Rebecca, how sweet you are. I am so thankful for everything in my life....I have so many blessings and you are one of them my friend.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Tamara, thank you and I think the most important thing is that they did find the cause....feeling wonderful....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Gail, oh the whole day was wonderful....loved every feel good second. Am mailing the book today to you, let me know when you get it okay. Hope you are improving and have a great day....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Margie, thank you for your kind words and lovely card. I so love your thoughtfulness. We are having another beautiful day today, hope you enjoyed your walk with Jake. Luv you my friend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh A/C it is wonderful to feel good, everything smells and taste so good now, am loving life....:-)

Bernie said...

Hi Val, yes they finally found that dreaded abscess....and I am so very thankful...Hugs right back at you......:-)

Teacher's Pet said...

My prayer is that you continue to feel well, my friend. I can't think of a better prayer (other than that of salvation) for a friend.... Continued health and happiness to you. Enjoy your day.
Much love,

The Retired One said...

Oh Bernie, thank goodness the reason for your infection has been found and treated. Yes, abscesses can turn into sepsis of the blood if not treated thank goodness they gave you strong IV antibiotics and you can already feel the results!! And glad that your friend Janine is doing well too.
Once they completely get rid of your infection, you will have new energy (that had been sapped from fighting a long term infection) that you forgot you had.
Be careful not to "over do"...and take things and projects one at a time.
Glad your weather is better too. We had a blessed day today up to 63 degrees F! Sun was shining too. I too have been snipping away at my garden to get it winterized when the weather is back to being so nice..but I get sore if I overdo it too!
Take care and I am so happy over your better health news!! {{hugs to you!}}!!

Bernie said...

Jackie, thank you so much for the photos, they are lovely and I received your card in the mail today, it was beautiful my friend and again I thank you.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Joan, I only realized today how lucky I was to survive that infection....I had no idea I had been so sick. Anyway I am feeling so much better and had another great day today. Thank you my friend, love your hugs.....:-)

Garnetrose said...

I am so glad they found the root cause and things could start looking up for you, Bernie. God bless you and I hope you continue to mend.

Garnetrose said...

I am so glad they found the root cause and things could start looking up for you, Bernie. God bless you and I hope you continue to mend.