Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Last Walk For Awhile, and New Friends

Well, the day is almost here. My surgery is tuesday. I have to be at the hospital at 5:00 am. Surgery is scheduled for 6:30 am. I am getting nervous, but its more about the "after". Its going to be very hard to be dependent on so many for so long. Everyone has been great about offering to help, but it will be about 3 months I think? Not being able to get in the car and run to the store or even go to the mailbox for so long seems like it will become frustrating. Even being slowed down by my bad hip, I still tend to be on the go all of the time. But I will be a good patient, do as I am told. I am highly motivated to get my life back and hurrying it along isnt the right way to do it. So, this is going to be a lesson in patience for me. To make matters worse, on thursday I woke up with the flu.  Today is Sunday and I am feeling much better, but not quite 100 percent. I have so much to do around the house, but have to take it easy. I can not bear to have this re-schedueled after all of this time and planning.

This morning I woke up very early. I have been sleeping alot and just fell wide awake. It gorgeous out and I decided to take a walk to one of my favorite places. Its going to be awhile before I can walk here.  I live in a community called The Lakes. This is the lake right behind my apartment complex. We almost moved into one of the houses on the water when I was in high school, but my parents decided on another home. I really wanted them to get that house! I have always wanted to live here, but I am about as close as I can be:) I live in the community at least and the lake is in my view.  I always notice in the early morning the water is so calm you can see the reflections perfectly. By the afternoon its always choppy. I always think some day I will do some water colors from these photos. Who knows, maybe thats something I can work on while I am recovering. I did meet these three feathery friends this morning. Cute little guys.  Well, I hope you all have a beautiful holiday weekend. I will be back when I get home from the hospital. Thank you all for the positive thoughts, warm wishes and prayers! :)            


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

God Bless. Hope the surgery goes well and you have a speedy recovery. Hugs, Marty

Susie said...

Hi Gail! What beautiful pictures! Sendng you all my best wishes for your surgery and soon you will be home and recouping. We will all be with you!
The Polka Dot Rose

Carolee Crafts said...

Beautiful Gail and thank you for taking me with you on your walk.

Good luck for Tuesday will be thinking of you. Will have to help from across the pond but I am here just a click away.

Hugs xox

Mary Patterson said...

Love those beautiful pics - especially the ducks! Sending love & prayers for complete healing and for peace & patience concerning your surgery & the recovery time. It seems you are going into it with the right attitude and that will really help. Glad to read the details of timing, etc.
Mary Patterson
Mary's Cottage Treasures

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

Best of luck to you. It is a good time here to stay in and enjoy the air-conditioning. It was a wise choice I think to do it in the summer.

ImagiMeri said...

Well girlfriend, I was hoping we'd get together before you go in, but it doesn't look like it. God Bless and all the best for healing quick and well. I hope to visit you while you're laid up, we'll see how it's going with my mom.

Big Hugs,

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I will be praying for you girl... hope all goes well... let us know when you can! Beautiful photos! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Patricia said...

Glad you took you walk and have that to aim for after you are back on your feet. Prayers are with you,

Georgia said...

Love the photos! It is a beautiful place to walk and make new friends!

You will be in my thoughts and prayers on Tuesday and all the days following! God will be with you through the surgery and each day as you recover, so no worries!

Love and hugs,
Grandma G's

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

thinking of you ... praying you are doing well and will heal quickly.