Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hello From Me, To All Of You

Can you believe it, shortybear is alive, and kicking??? Yea, me!! I love you all so very much, and have missed you more than words can say. Thanks to those of you that continue to follow my blog, truly appreciate you. To those of you that sent me cards, books, prayers, and much love, I am forever thankful. It is so awesome to not be forgotten. My heart overflows because of all of you. Well, where do I begin?? I guess at the beginning. Thanksgiving night, I started getting really sick, and continued to worsen. I could not eat, was nauseaus, and very sick at my stomach. My blood sugars were running very high, and I was spilling ketones in my urine. For a diabetic, this is bad stuff.  So, early morning hours of Saturday, November 30th, Eddie took me to the emergency room. They immediately admitted me, said I was in diabetic ketoacidosis. They started me on strong medicines, and of course an IV drip bag. Also, I was experiencing another round of bad gastritis in my stomach, so they started me on medicine for my stomach. I was in the hospital for two weeks, during which they did all types of tests on me, including cat scans, and MRI'S. They did a MRI of my brain, then of my eyes. They saw something on the MRI of my brain, so they did the MRI of my eyes to be sure. In the mean time, they did a procedure on my stomach, it showed that my stomach continues to get worse. I have bad nerve damage in my stomach, and the lining of my stomach is practically gone.  I have an appointment with a specialist on Febuary 6th. They also did another procedure while I was there. They found a mass on my skull behind my eyes, they went in, and took it out. There was no cancer, praise God.  As you can see, it has been a very busy, crazy time recently. After I got home, there was healing time, and of course, Christmas. Busy, busy, busy. I pray that all of you had a wonderful holiday season with your families. I pray you were all sweetly blessed. I had over a thousand emails, woo hoo!! I wish I could have read, and answered all of them, and went back through all of your blogs, and caught up with comments. Unfortunately, I cannot do that. But, I am back. Starting tomorrow, I will be visiting your blogs, leaving comments, and sending emails. Oh yes, and writing on my blog, daily. Bye for now, love you always.......

22 comments:

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

SO very happy to see you post tonight!!! I am so sorry for all that you have been through. I pray that you are able to rest and relax and that recovery is going well. May God continue to give you the strength, courage and peace needed, Love you Lisa :O)

Melanie said...

So happy to read your post! I'll keep praying for you! Hugs♥

Cathy said...

Denise, even tonight you were on my heart and mind! I know I've left you several emails, and comments...and I am glad you are getting better. You will remain in my prayers for healing!!! Wow...what a past couple of months you've had!!!SO GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU!!! love and hugs~ Cathy

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Hi there, I was just thinking of you this afternoon and wondering where you have been! I'm SO glad you are back and doing better. I'm so sorry you have been so sick, I am glad you are healing and pray you continue to get stronger and better every day!
Take care, I will be reading your blog and keeping up with you!
Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

ஐღReneeஐ said...

So glad you are Back..

rcubes said...

I often think about you in prayers...Glad to see this post and despite what you have gone through, you are always remaining strong because of the good Lord. Take care sister and praying for healing...Love and blessings.

Terra said...

Oh sweetie, I am so glad you are back in action; I've been worried and checked your blog a lot. You had several medical emergencies going on at once and it sounds like you are in healing mode now. Do not wear yourself out, be gentle to yourself.

Deanna said...

So happy you are home! Your sweet concerns for others especially when you are in the middle of so very much yourself. God bless you Shorty Bear!!

Cathy said...

I'm sorry you have been so sick, dear Denise. I am very glad to see you back. Love and Hugs

Stephanie said...

Hello sweet Denise! I cannot tell you how many times I thought of you and lifted you up in prayer. Isn't it amazing how God places certain people on our hearts even when we don't know what is going on? I am so glad you're doing better and I look forward to catching up.

Hugs and love to you!

Never Forsaken said...

I am so happy!
Shortybear's back!
((Happy dance))
I have never stopped praying for you...I knew God was taking care of you.
As you may know, I have been diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and am undergoing chemo now...But God is taking good care of me too and you have always been such an inspiration of faith through tough times for me.
I am so glad you are doing better :D
Love you, sweet sister!
~Lisa~

The Queen of Brussels Sprouts said...

So great to hear from you.

LeAnn said...

I am so happy that you are back. Even though I didn't know what was happening to you I have been worried about you. You have been in my prayers and also on our temple prayer roll. I am so glad you are feeling better. You went through some really tough things. I kept thinking that it was probably your health as the reason you weren't blogging. I truly am just so happy you are back. You are such a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Blessings, love, hugs and prayers for you! Thankful prayers you are getting better.

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Denise, What a blessing you are doing so well and a huge answer to prayers. You have been through so much. So happy you are back home and going to post again. You have been missed.
Continued blessings and prayers come your way.
Sending a big hug.

Chatty Crone said...

I am glad you are back - hugs and prayers your way.

Joyful said...

Lovely to see you again sis. I too am sorry for all you've been through but so glad that God has been with you through it all. Look forward to seeing more of you. Hugs and God's blessings. xoxo

Sharon said...

What an ordeal you have been through! But, for one thing, praise God that the mass wasn't cancer! That is a good, good thing!

I have missed you in Blog Land, Denise. And I am so glad to see you back. May you feel the arms of welcome that I offer you.

Love, and GOD BLESS!

Dee said...

I have been checking your blog each day to see if you were back....and here you are \0/ My goodness friend...you have been through an ordeal....I am sorry for your sickness and pain...I am glad you are doing better and back in blog land among friends.

Gilligan Maryanne said...

so glad you are back, I love your blog and so happy that we can be reading again,

Hope you are feeling better.

love n hugs

Denise said...

Oh My !!!!!! I'm so glad Your alright now.You have been through so much in the last few years.You are a shinning example of faith and trust in Christ.I did wonder what had happened to You.Love and a big hug-Denise

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Oh Denise, I had no idea. I had been away from blogging for a long while after Google Reader was no more. I have a lot of catching up to do. So glad to hear you're doing better though. Will pray for you. (((HUGS)))

Julie Arduini said...

Welcome back! Shirley and I have been praying for you. We knew something was up, and am so glad you're back.