It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Another birthday come and gone…

and I marvel at the fact that the good Lord saw fit to let me have another birthday.  It was a lovely day too, in the 80s with sunshine.  Lunch at the Red Lobster was great.  I had the never ending shrimp special.  I had the parmesan shrimp and breaded shrimp with salad and baked potato and of course the cheddar bay biscuits.  So good!

It has been 3 weeks now since I had the surgery. On the day I was having surgery I sat in the waiting area with a young father.  He had cancer in the throat, tonsils, on the tongue and the lymph nodes in his neck.  He was having the same surgeon as I, Dr. Parrish.  We had a conversation and he told me that he had just recovered from an illness that he had been told would be terminal.  He didn’t tell me what it was and I didn’t ask.  I remember thinking at the time what a courageous guy he was and I told him that I would pray that he would be OK. 

When I first went in to my assigned room the patient there was getting ready to leave.  She and her husband/boyfriend? were causing quite a disturbance and flounced out of the room in a huff.  After they were gone I watched the cleaning lady go through the drawers in the stand next to the bed.  She filled a garbage sack with bags of chips and other snacks. The windowsill also was loaded with cans of pop, etc.  The nurse later told me that this couple had almost cleaned their kitchen out.  Then the next morning I had a woman roommate who kept the bright lights on and the TV on 24/7.  I could hear her talking to her mother and she was sobbing.  By the 3rd day I told the doctor that I was ready to go home. 

I see the oncologist on Monday and I will find out about the radiation.  That comes next and I will be glad when that is done.

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My birthday flowers.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Stay safe and be happy!

Beth

33 comments:

  1. Good Saturday Morn, Your birthday flowers are gorgeous. Remembering you in prayer, dear friend. God bless your day.

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  2. You are so positive and a great blog friend! Glad your birthday was a good one. We have a birthday here today. My hub's 69th! You do realize you guys are "New Years" babies? That makes you special! Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  3. glad you enjoyed your lunch! i love those cheddar-bay biscuits! beautiful flowers, too.

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  4. I'm happy to know you had such a nice birthday, Beth. Mrs. Shady and I love to dine at Red Lobster. I will continue to pray for your speedy and complete recovery, dear friend.

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  5. I will continue to believe for miracles for you my friend. God bless and keep you.

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  6. Beth, I am glad you had a wonderful birthday lunch with your daughter. Those are special times when we get time with our grown children. Your flowers are pretty too. Sad about all the cancers and stories of how people handle illnesses. We have to be as strong as we can be...not much else we can do to help ourselves, maybe eat right, exercise when we can. You are in my prayers dear Beth and I know there are many others praying for you. xoxo,Susie

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  7. I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday too. Your flowers were beautiful!!! Lucky gal. And I love Red Lobster.

    That is so sweet you praying for that man. I will say a prayer for him too.

    And thanks for explaining more - at least for me - I think your experience will give us all courage - I know it does me.

    I agree - I hate hospitals. There is no place like home.

    I hope the radiation will go well.

    Where WAS the cancer on your neck - the front of back?

    I will be praying.
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    Love,sandie

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  8. I'm so happy to hear you had such a nice birthday Beth. You deserve it. I'm still gasping at that couple and their rudeness in the room that had to be cleared out before you. You are in my thoughts and prayers Beth.

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  9. OH.MY... cheddar bay biscuits! Haven't had any in forever.

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  10. Oooo I love your birthday flowers! So happy you had a nice lunch and are looking forward to more birthdays.

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  11. Beth, unfortunately some people don't know how to behave in any circumstances. I'd be happy to be leaving there as well. Your flowers are lovely, and so glad you enjoyed your birthday. Chin up! Good luck at the Dr.'s office this week...sending prayers.

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  12. Joe is right there will be miracles and many prayers from all of us to keep you through this illness. I send you strength and know that God's angels will be with you every step of the way. Hugs to you Prayers always XOXO

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  13. Never ending shrimp dinner I like. The flowers are so pretty. Stay strong!

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  14. Happy Birthday Love. I was walking with hubby in morning for over an hour.
    Between the two of us. We have nice fall pictures I put up. Like a summer day.

    I like Red lobster when I lived in the city. Oh Beth your flowers are so beautiful. Yes you are home to enjoy your day. Oh my that was so sweet of you to tell that man you will pray for him. I would do that. So I will continue to pray for you. It is so lovely your on again. You are so loved.

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  15. Beth ~ Happy Belated Birthday~ I have been out of blogland for a while but hope to be coming back again soon! Glad that you are making progress in your battle. Prayers still coming from Arizona. God is good. Blessings to you.

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  16. I love all the beautiful flowers and I'm so glad to hear that your birthday turned out great. I hope the rest of your weekend goes well and I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

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  17. You certainly deserved a special day for your birthday and I'm glad you had such a nice time. What beautiful flowers.

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  18. pretty flowers. I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday.

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  19. Oh Beth! Happy Birthday! Beautiful flowers! I'll send you some pictures from Martha's Vineyard. Hopefully sunrise and some sunset pictures from a couple of different locations. I'll be in touch.

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  20. Happy Birthday! Beautiful flowers for a beautiful lady. I'm so glad that our paths have crossed. You continue to inspire me with your positive attitude. Believing for your future and good results.

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  21. It is so nice that your birthday was so special. I hope you have many more in good health and happiness. I too will pray for that young father. I hope it will turn out to be a wrong diagnosis for the sake of his wife and children as well as for him. And I continue to pray for you too. May the time pass fast and you heal quickly and completely, so the cancer can never return. Goodnight, Beth. Hugs.

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  22. I am glad that you celebrated life...and yourself. Hugs.

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  23. Your birthday flowers are lovely. Was good you had a nice one.

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  24. Your birthday flowers are beautiful. Love those cheddar biscuits at Red Lobster. Keeping you in my prayers.

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  25. A trip to Red Lobster on your birthday sounds wonderful! Thats where I always pick! lol...Happy Birthday weekend!!!

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  26. Hospitals and Clinics are interesting places. I am so glad you had a wonderful birthday dinner and your flowers are gorgeous! Love the tree in the header, too! :)

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  27. Happy Birthday. God Bless you and keep you in good health.
    Good luck on Monday. Best wishes.
    We all look up to you.
    Hugs !

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  28. Oh such lovely flowers I like them and I hope the birthday was truly everything it should be.......I love my birthday and I love flowers

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  29. Blessings.
    happy belated birthday
    you are blessed.
    love the flowers.
    Keep your head, heart and spirits up.

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  30. Happy belated Birthday Wishes Beth , the flowers are beautiful.
    Stay well and strong
    Hugs Sheila x

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  31. A belated happy birthday to you, Beth!!! Beautiful flowers. Sending you much love and many hugs.

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  32. Oh so happy to learn you got the Shrimp! - Wow your birthday flowers are beautiful. - I'd be wanting to get home too with people like that around.

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  33. Wishing you a late Happy Birthday! Lovely flowers and your lunch sounds yummy.

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