Monday, August 1, 2011

Blue Monday - Team Blue



My favorite color is blue, so I thought, "Why not have a Blue Monday?"









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Happy Blue Monday!

Last Monday, I was transferred to the Long-term Acute Care Hospital at Connerton.
Here is a picture of the ambulance assigned to me.





The logo of the ambulance contains blue. I got as far as the parking lot of the hospital and we had to make a U-turn because the air conditioning broke—instant sauna!





The ambulance team unloaded me, and took me back into the ER until a working ambulance could be exchanged. It was about a half an hour wait, but the time passed easily because I was able to talk with these very nice men.





Notice that they both have blue uniforms. The shorter of the two is a real hero as he was previously stationed in Iraq. Both were solicitous.

I am working on gaining strength, doing therapy, and getting home as fast as I can. Thank you for your prayers, love, and support. I look forward to visiting your blogs and catching up.

My granddaughter, Lauren, helped me with this post.



66 comments:

Marice said...

Glad to hear that you are on your way to recovery :) We'll continue to pray so that you'll be home in no time :)

Cathy said...

Oh, bless your sweet heart, dear Sally. You are precious, taking those pictures. I'm glad you had good company. Praying for you and that you will be home soon. Hugs~

kat said...

Instant sauna lol. We used to that Sally. Im glad that you're okay now. Just relax, no problem if you can't visit us right away.

kat

LV said...

The best Blue Monday we have had in awhile. There are those days, when it seems nothing goes right. You have had your share of downs, now it is time for the ups. You are always in my thoughts. Take care.

Life Moto said...

hope to see you get better soon Sally!

classic • casual • home said...

YOU are my hero. You are an uncomplaining lovely woman.

Lesa said...

Glad you are on the mend! Go Team Blue!

January said...

Glad you're okay now sally.. praying for your fast recovery.

Tina said...

Gute Besserung liebe Sally! Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland! :)

Maggie said...

Dear Sally,
it looks like you are being well cared for, and recovering well.
Sending best wishes from Normandy, and a big thank you to Lauren, too.
Maggie

Jan said...

So pleased that you are making such good progress, and have such lovely grandaughters to help with your posts.
Love, Blessings and Prayers.
Jan xx

ester said...

Glad to hear that you're doing great Sally. Still praying for your quick recovery.

My Blue Monday is here.

Rinkly Rimes said...

So pleased to hear you're getting on so well. Obviously you have a caring family and that's half the battle.

Lina Gustina said...

Love hearing more good news :)

http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2011/07/weekend-in-surabaya.html

hip-chick said...

I'm glad to know that you made it to the next step of your recovery. I will keep you in my prayers.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Sally, I am praying forr your strength and healing as you work toward going home. Bless you, Debbie

Andy said...

Nice to hear that the ambulance team took great care of you. Make sure you follow the doctors orders and get well soon. I have never thought of taking my camera to the hospital with me. Next time I think I'll give it a try.

AnnA said...

Hi Sal!
Your on! Nice!
Happy Blue Monday!
Best wishes,
AnnA

Mildred said...

Hi Sally, Isn't it nice to meet folks like the ambulance EMT's? Praying that all goes smoothly and that you can return home soon. Thanks to your granddaughter for her help in posting.

Wishing you a nice Monday, Sally.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Sally, I have been missing you and are looking forward to your complete recovery! You have been in my thoughts and prayers.
♥, Susan

Eden said...

Hi, Sally!

I am so glad you are recovering well. You are always in my prayers.

mississippi artist said...

Sounds like you entertained yourself during the wait, and it never hurts to have some good looking men to talk to. Hope you are well today.

Beverly said...

Every week I can hardly wait until Monday so I can hear how you are doing. I am so happy you are on the recovery road.

Love and prayers to you, dear Sally.

Jennicillin said...

Prayers that you will be home soon!

hapzydeco said...

Glad to hear that you are on the mend. Trust you will be home before you know it.

Shelia said...

Oh, poor thing! Glad you're recovering. We miss you and know you'll lots more stories to tell us when you get home. Get well and know you're in my prayers.
Love you,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Well, I messed up and put the wrong link in on # 31! # 32 is the correct one! :)

bj said...

Bless your heart, Sally. This has been a long ordeal for you. I am so thankful you are getting better each day.
We are all looking forward to you getting home and feeling much better.
xo bj

Mary said...

Congrats on leaving the hospital, hopefully a brief rehab and then HOME...Great to know you're getting better.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I am wishing you a very speedy rehab, Sally! I have been praying for your complete recovery, and I am cheered to hear of your progress. Keep up the good work and know so many are pulling for you! {{Hugs}} Pat

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Out of the hospital. YEA! So happy to see your progress and praying for it to continue!

Knitty said...

Prayers for your health continue, loud and strong!

Annesphamily said...

Sally you are one sweet blue trooper! Love the story and photos here. God Bless You! Get home soon! Anne

anne said...

what a sweet grand daughter maybe she understand so much how much you love Blue Monday.

Dixie said...

Sally... it's always wonderful to see your words and photos... and I have to laugh that no matter where you are or what you're up to you're always looking for the "Blue" all around you... and the silver lining...

blessings. Dixie

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sally!

I am soooo happy to hear that you are on the mend and get a change of scenery. Praying for you and thinking of you lots and lots!

Kathy M.

barbarah said...

So glad you are doing better and gaining strength! I'm thankful for the "men in blue" who helped you and for your sweet granddaughters who help you keep in touch with us.

Emily said...

Wonderful news to hear your doing better. We don't think much about these services until needed. Their work is so important and we can't thank them enough. Take care and continue to recover.
Thanks to all for hossting......

~Emily
The French Hutch

Dimple said...

Prayers for your speedy recovery!

ellen b. said...

Glad your recovery is progressing Sally. I'll continue to pray for you to get home soon...

Joy said...

Hi Sally, hope you continue to get better and like your new room. Hugs and healing thoughts going out to you.

Loui♥ said...

hello dear sweet friend!
am so excited about your progress!
thanks to the grand daughters for their assistance in keeping all of us informed..
we love and miss you..
and keep you in our prayers..
always!
warm sandy hugs..
laughing smiles too!
Loui♥.

Healthier And Wealthier said...

Well, your Lauren is a dear! I do bet that "capsule" turned into a sauna real fast. One came to pick up a friend of mine when she was sick....and broke down in her driveway. I bet there are a lot of ambulance stories out there. I have a beautiful blue sky outside my window here in GA, USA. So beautiful...do wish it were water though. Keep inspiring and behave!

AshTreeCottage said...

So happy to hear that you are getting better day by day! You are in our thoughts and prayers!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Baba said...

I am just reading about your surgery news... I have not done a "Blue Monday" post in awhile.Praying you continue with good progress..you have many friends in Blog World who care and love you... hugs, Baba

momgen said...

I heard about your surgery hope your progress will be better and better. Just post my blue Monday entry since we just got back from doctor's appointment of my baby...See you.

Coloradolady said...

Sally, glad to hear you are on the mends....take care!

chubskulit said...

Glad to hear that you're a little better now Sally.

nannykim said...

Wow, hope you are ok! Can't believe you took those pictures, or was it someone else!

La said...

I'm glad you were able to stay in good humor. It sounds like you are well on your way to good health. Hugs, La

Sarah said...

Just stopping by to say, "Hello, Sally". Glad you are on the mend. ~ Sarah

Vintagesouthernlife said...

So glad to hear you are on the mend! Praying for a speedy recovery and getting home soon.

Carol said...

Hope to see you back on your blog
soon. And back home with your lovely family.

Rinkly Rimes said...

You're nearly there! Keep Smiling, Smiling Sally!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Sally. I tried to post earlier, but I don't think it went through. Anyway, I hope you feel better and that the lovely "blue ocean waters" on my post brings a smile to your face. ;) Sending my prayers for a speedy recovery!

God Bless,
Jessie

Donnie said...

It's so nice to see you out charming the fellows again Sally...lol....You know my prayers for you are being sent and I'm so glad you're getting stronger every day. Take care sweetie and many {{{Hugs}}}.

Jo said...

Sally,my thoughts and prayers!
~Jo

Dorincard said...

Hey, Sally! Good luck towards normalcy! :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Good to hear you are on the mend!

Kathryn Ross said...

Hi Sally! Good to have you back smiling and creative - finding the blue in all you do. Even ambulances and EMT's! I haven't been able to stay on top of all the blogging I want to do over the past couple of weeks - mid-summer madness - but looking forward to a few days in New England with my grand baby next week. I'll have to find some blue for you there for the following Monday! Hope to be back in the blue next week!
Joy!
Miss Kathy

Terry said...

Howdy Sally
God Bless you sweet lady for always keeping us in the positive zone filled with beautiful inspirational blues for good measure !
Talk about a hero you are one yourself to so many of us here in blogland.
Looking forward to your recovery and home coming .
Sending prayers,love and hugs your way :)
Until next time
Happy Trails
xoxo

Judi said...

Hi Sally *hugs*
Well you sure had an interesting time trying to get to the rehab place...but it was spent well with the men in blue. Nice that they were there to keep you company.

Its so good to hear that you are on the next stage of recovery and I hope you will get better real soon so you can go home! I can only imagine how wonderful that day will be for you.

You are in my thoughts Sally...get better quick!!! *tight hugs*
Judi

thestonerabbit said...

What a hoot....you are a real trooper taking the 30 min. wait in stride by taking pictures of "blue" and chatting with the fellows who transported you to the extended care facility. You're a real blogger, through and through!!!

I'm sending my prayers your way for a speedy recovery with lots of great response to the therapies you will be receiving!!

Dana

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I just arrived home from a week in Canada. My computer stayed home. Smile.

I am so glad you are in therapy and I hope you are improving each day. Your blue today is very appropriate for your ride. Smile.

Hurry and get well Sally. I miss you very much.
Love, Jeanne

Lola said...

Under the circumstances, you have about the best attitude that anyone could. Keep smiling. We'll be so happy to have you back!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

They must have gotten a kick out of the bloggin lady with a camera.
Keep Smiling Sally~