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Friday, March 2, 2012

Marking Time With The Seasons

The doctor told me it would take a year.

I was getting ready for my second surgery and felt like I had not yet recovered from my first surgery...my get up and go had gotten up and gone...again he said... it would take a year and added...it will take a year from the surgery you have coming up...not what I wanted to hear

                                                 Initial diagnosis and surgery Fall 2010


Winter, the wait between surgeries
  

Spring 2011, second surgery


Summer, they begin testing again because of some pain issues and physical therapy starts


Fall 2011 is a season of testing, scanning and more testing, because appetite not good and stomach quite disagreeable


Winter, blood pressure starts to go a little crazy and have an infection that has required a couple of months worth of antibiotics


Spring 2012

Okay I know it's not spring yet...but we are close.

It has been a year....he was right

My husband noticed first but he didn't say anything right away...then I started to notice. It's been kind of a gradual thing...like the buds blooming on a tree...then one day you notice the tree is in full bloom. That is kind of how it has been with me...it seems like all of a sudden there is this strangely familiar person back in our house...I hope she stays awhile... if I remember correctly she used to like to cook...that will be a nice change...oh happy day

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze  Isaiah43:2

12 comments:

LDH said...

Such a beautiful way to show the progression of seasons past and the sweetness of a new spring! The photos and your words are so touching! Happy to hear a familiar person has returned :)

Creations By Cindy said...

Enjoyed this post. Love that verse in Isaiah. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

So, so glad to hear that you're slowly but surely getting back to feeling like yourself.

Sandy said...

This was a very sweet and inspirational post today, Maryann. I am grateful and praising the Lord with you that He is restoring you to health and happiness.
Love,
Sandy

Anita Johnson said...

What a year it has been...so glad you can feel the good changes coming in this beautiful season ahead. Welcome back. (o:
My mom is a 20 year breast cancer survivor,,,she is now 85 years old...so many years of joy she never thought she would have. Praising God for your recoveries...

Camille said...

What a lovely post and testimony of God's Goodness through this time of trial Maryann. Thank you for sharing your journey. And, I will pray for you that this *new/old* you stays! :)

Blessings,
Camille

Camille said...

What a lovely post and testimony of God's Goodness through this time of trial Maryann. Thank you for sharing your journey. And, I will pray for you that this *new/old* you stays! :)

Blessings,
Camille

Camille said...

oops...published twice. :(

Petra said...

The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come... Rejoicing with you!

Blessings!
Song of Solomon 2:12

Nancy said...

I think of the Scripture where He says He will return to you the years the locust ate.....I am so happy for you and your healing and return to good health....Praise God for His mercies are new every morning.....

Leslie said...

lovely photos... so very glad you are feeling more like yourself... may it continue steadily. love that verse, too...

NanaNor's said...

Hi Maryann, It is good to know that He never leaves us or forsakes us. So glad you are once again starting to feel like yourself. I remember, being a new mom, that it took about 6-9 mos to totally recover from a c-section and I was young. Looking forward to hearing about renewed bike rides, walks etc. Loved your photos-simply breath taking.
Hugs, Noreen