Monday, January 5, 2015

Blue Monday - Latest News!

Hello! Welcome to Blue Monday! For complete instructions, just click here.

Since I'm to keep my feet up, I'm writing this on my new laptop! 

Please leave a comment for me; I guarantee that I'll visit and leave one for you. Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links and leaving comments. If it's too much for one day, come back later in the week.

Make someone's day when you wish them a Happy Blue Monday!

Today, I'm showing you a Blue plastic cover over a local newspaper--in other words, Blue News!

So many of you sent me love last week. Several mentioned my "recovery." Sad to say, there is no recovery. CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) is a condition that will not get better without open-heart surgery, and my kidneys will not tolerate surgery. (I've known that I had CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) for some time, but I had no clue about the heart condition! Therefore, we will go the conservative method of medication and diet.

Not to worry. When it's time for me to go, I'm all packed! (Of course, I'm showing Blue

While in the hospital, one of my doctors, leaned against the wall, smiled and said, "I wish that all of my patients had your faith and your attitude."

I told him that it was straight from the Bible--that I trusted in Jesus. One day I'll be dancing on those streets of gold!

This is why I'm still smiling.

This week will be filled with doctor visits--I have three appointments. I should have much more information next week.

Happy Blue Monday!


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Annesphamily said...

You have such a wonderful attitude and of course, first and foremost your faith. That is so cool what your doctor told you! It is true, being positive works wonders. I am always in prayer for you and wish you the very best. Love and Hugs in 2015!

Catherine said...

Dear Sally, With a strong spirit and your bright outlook and most of all your faith you are so much further along the road to recovery than most.
Your have touched my heart and given me strength through your journey.

I will keep you in my prayers that you will feel much better soon.

xo Catherine

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Welcome home Sally. Thank you for Blue Monday. I have a double rainbow to share this week. Keeping you in my prayers.

Alexa said...

Your attitude is so inspiring, Sally. I will keep you in my prayers and hope that you keep taking good care of yourself too. God bless.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sally CHF is successfully treated with medications, so I hope and pray that, your condition will stabilize for a long long time!

Jim said...

Best wishes, Sally.

Anne Seltmann said...

Hi Sally!
Oh, I just read from your heart problem.
I hope for you that you get it under control!
Happy continue



Anonymous said...

Very curious - are you still in the hospital? Keep up your spirits - you'll have change your daily routines:)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A very speedy recovery to you!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Wonderful that you are still smiling having those 2 big conditions but when one has Faith in our Lord, that it how it should be, even through at times it can be difficult. Continue on in Hope and Joy and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Well, Sally, I missed the last two "blue" postings and so am shocked to read that you have been in hospital. Your faith, your sense of humor, your loving family and friends, good doctors.. clearly there are a lot of things that are keeping your smiles bright, in spite of such a serious condition. I am convinced that the right diet and medications, added to all of the other positives in your life, will give you more quality time with us before you need to make use of that luggage.. even if it is blue :) We will be thinking about you and hoping for the best possible outcome. In the mean time, happy blue Monday!

Unknown said...

Wishing all the best for you <3

Debbie at Travel with Intent said...

Hi Sally I'm glad you are feeling stronger. Your brilliant attitude must be helping :) Debbie

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Sally. I hope you will recover little by little. I felt very sorry that I thought you recovered by looking at your photo. Thanks for sharing.

Becky K. said...

Just saw that you've been sorry to hear that. However, your Faith is such a blessing to read about first thing this morning. God knows exactly what is in your future. It is all in His perfect timing and it is all good. I do hope you get relief in your breathing and that you can manage this condition for a good long while. You are very loved.

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

I am sure you are glad to be home, Sally. As you say, with a good attitude, faith and good medical regimen, you still have many, many more Blue Mondays up your sleeve. All the best!

bj said...

We're so blessed that Jesus loves us, and to live in a time when techs, meds and really good doctors help us thru these hard times. What do people that have no faith in God do when THEY have hard times?
Glad you're home and feeling well enuf to post. If you are like me, you will fall so in love with the laptop, you'll give up the desktop.

DougPhoto2009 said...

Sally, good to hear that you are home. Marvel over your attitude of gratitude. Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing.

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Glad to hear your home and so positive.
I hope your week go's well.

LV said...

It is said that time takes care of everything. I am sure if it is true,with the help of the good Lord, you will still be Blue Monday a long time. Trust they find the right medication that you need to make this easier. They do have it.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

My FIL is in the hospital with CHF and the flu. Went in New Year's Day and came home and back in......
I am a firm believer in what will be , will be especially when it comes to my health. Your attitude is great! Sending prayers your way, dear lady!!


Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Sally,
Hope you had a wonderful New Year and wishing you all the best of 2015.

I am crossing my fingers and praying that you are in the best of health.

We will go for the awesome Blue Mondays, gril...


joyh82 said...

Sally sorry to hear about your latest diagnosis. My Dad has had CHF for about 10 years now. He is 86. He was doing really good but really has to watch his diet and fluids etc. God Bless you and Happy New Years!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally,

I can empathise to an extent. I'm in and out of hospital for appointments and procedures all the time for my Crohn's and associated disorders! Today was physio and acupuncture. It's at a hospital in London right opposite Westminster and the Houses of Parliament which is always great to see and photograph :-) I admire your attitude and wish you success with dietary changes and medication. I have so many pills I rattle when shaken ;-)

Stay strong,

Anonymous said...

Dear sweet Sally, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I must tell you this makes me the "sad blue", but I see you are up in spirits and seem to have no worries, I just wanted to tell you I care for you and hope and pray for God to Bless you.

miss-red-fox said...

Hello Sally and a happy New Year to you!

I hope you can recover as much as it's possible and wish you all the best!

Linda Kay said...

Sally, love your attitude, but certainly hope you can get some answers and some solution to your heart issues. I'll be thinking of you!

Leovi said...

Thank you very much, pretty blue, Have a new year full of creativity and good health!

Salmagundi said...

Praying for good news and a course of treatment for you this week. Keep up that good attitude. Sally

Jeanne said...

Hello Sally, This comment is so late. I'm sorry dear. Truthfully, your post really struck home as to how serious your health condition is and I had a hard time commenting. Your faith is inspiring and your strength in your faith is comforting. I just had to come to terms with it because I am so sad that you have to suffer so much. I wish I could help you but I know that is not practical. Just know my prayers are constant for you to be comfortable as possible.

After reading your comments I was amazed that many of the people just do not get the extent of your health problems. Almost denial. Sigh!

Know that I love you dear,

lina@happy family said...

I admire your spirit, Sally. Keep strong!