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Monday, December 29, 2014

It has been a long time. An explanation and a goodby

So where have I been for the last 3 months? Well it all started with surgery. I've had a hernia for the last 6 years. Everyone insisted it was an UMBILICAL hernia, but it turned out it wasn't. I had a major change in pain, called the doctor and was sent to a surgeon who immediately saw that it was an INCISIONAL hernia. You mostly don't fix umbilical hernias, but incisional ones are different. They get fixed.

Two weeks later on October 23rd, I was in surgery. They put me out for what was supposed to be minor surgery at 10:15 am. I woke up sometime after 5:00 pm. It wasn't minor surgery. The surgeon said I looked like swiss cheese. I was being worked on for at least 2 hours, and he had them keep me out for quite a few more hours.

Four days in the hospital, twelve in rehabilitation, two additional weeks homebound. That takes me to almost the end of November. I didn't really start feeling almost normal until mid-December and then I had to do what I could about Christmas.

It isn't fair to readers to have a blog and not write in it. So basically this is goodby. I've enjoyed doing this but it kept getting harder and harder to stop here and post. I am on Facebook, and I'm going to try to do more there. Thank you for reading my blog.


  1. So glad to hear that you are getting back on your feet again, but so sorry that you are closing up the blog. But we all have to do what works for us. Hope you continue to improve and can get back to all the fun and creative pursuits you love.

  2. Stella, I sincerely hope that you feel better soon. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and beautiful projects with us! May 2015 be a good and healthy year for you.

  3. Stella - I really like reading your blog and am going to miss it. I don't think that when we were younger any of us realized what a huge role our health issues would play in our retirement years. I hope you feel better soon and are able to get back to doing the things that you truly enjoy - ;))