Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Feeling Better!

Thank you ALL so much for your kind thoughts after my surgery! I've heard from old and new friends alike, and it has really cheered me. I so appreciate that you took the time to let me know you were thinking of me!

So! I am coping well with one less body organ, all things considered! I have a fridge stocked with totally NON-fat food, so I can follow dr's orders and give my liver a time to adjust to the lack of gallbladder assistance. I have discovered an amazing dark chocolate gelato (the brand is Massimo) -- totally NONfat, only 70 calories for a half cup, even, and just a few spoonfuls totally satisfy the chocolate urge.

Tomorrow, I venture into normal jeans and actual driving and seatbelt wearing. (I have been protecting my tender abdomen, as you might guess.)

But I did enjoy the drugged fog, I must admit. I did a fair amount of reading -- the best of the lot was The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller. I've been watching (via Netflix) "The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard," a BBC/Masterpiece Theatre Series about an ordinary grocery store manager who decides that anyone else -- even SHE -- could do a better job in government than the sorry candidates who end up in a fistfight in front of her store... and she launches a campaign to make government accessible to ordinary people and becomes Prime Minister just 8 weeks later. It's very charming and rather resonant, with current political events here at home. I've also started over with Season #1 of The Gilmore Girls... if that's not cheerful, fun, recuperative tv, I don't know what is.

A gorgeous bouquet of spring flowers arrived from my aunt and uncle, and I took the time to shoot a few flowers.

There is something about gerbera daisies that is so cheery, don't you think?

And then there is the always calming pink tulip...


  1. Glad to hear you are resting and recuperating. Regardless of how minor/major, surgery is stressful and scary. Your photos of the flowers are just gorgeous, especially the pink gerbera. Take care, Terri

  2. That new camera takes some gorgeous photos -with your help. I am on the hunt for that fat free gelato. Keep on keeping on!!

  3. glad you're doing well--aren't gallbladders kind of (shhhhh) unattracative organs, as organs go? maybe that's why they're so cranky.

  4. hey! the more I read the more I comment! I just had my gallbladder taken out Tuesday, two days ago,,, guess we are in the same club!
    yep, sore tummy, I feel big as a boat!!
    we will get well together!