Since I joined T/A a little over a year ago, there was hardly a day when I wasn't actively enjoying participating on this site. Thanks to Jean Marie, most of you who know me were made aware that my sudden absence (for well over a month) was due to ill health. An emergency room visit landed me in the hospital for nearly 3 weeks, with the scary prospect of remaining there for much longer had my insurance not been willing to cover continued treatment at home. Happy to report that I'm 'Home-Sweet-Home,' with my daughter, my dear dog 'Baby' who had mourned my absence terribly, and my kitty-cat who seemed to get along just fine without me around - haha
I'm on intravenous nutrition for 12 hours a night, which means that for at least the next couple of months I am not allowed to eat a morsel of food! My small intestine had sprung a leak and rather than immediately attempt a delicate and difficult surgery that is not always successful, my doctors are hoping that this small rupture will heal on it's own given time.... So, I'm not recovered but I'm stable and hopeful that the outcome of this long ordeal will prove successful and well worth the deprivation of food-glorious-food! Amazingly I'm not really hungry, though I miss terribly the social aspects of sharing meals with friends and family. Since I am not eating it would have been a nice plus if during this process I could drop a few extra pounds, but the nutrition I receive is packed with calories (50% sucrose) which might in fact make me GAIN weight - Oh My!
I've missed my T/A friends and happy to be re-joining all of you again. I want to thank everyone for their well wishes and thoughtful comments. So happy to be back amongst you again.