Friday Fave Five #88

On Fridays I post FFF to intentionally recall blessings of the previous week. Suzanne sponsors this exercise at Living to Tell the Story and invites you to participate too!

1.Beautiful fields Yesterday my husband drove me to my post-surgical check up. We drove out of our small town, through the countryside, and into Edmonton. The fields outside our town are beautiful! Canola, wheat, and other crops undulated in the summer breeze. So lovely!

2.Improvement and doing ok At my appointment yesterday I had four dozen staples removed from my incision. During the hip replacement surgery, the surgeon followed the previous incision as closely as possible to prevent my hip and leg looking any more Frankenstein-ish than it already does. He was pleased with the healing of the incision and with my x-rays but reminded me that since this was a correction of a previous surgery, healing would take longer. He also wants me to continue featherweight weight bearing for at least another month when I next see him. I have been hopping around using my walker but decided today that I would also work on using my crutches. For a couple of weeks after surgery, I was so weak, dizzy, shaky, uncoordinated, and nauseous that using crutches was not advisable. I think working on using them a little each day will give me more choices in getting around.

3.Sweet kisses from grandchildren How wonderful to have my grandchildren here for these few weeks and to enjoy their sweet little kisses and enthusiastic take on life!

4.Helpful supportive family My family continues to be amazingly helpful and supportive as I recover and am still very limited in what I am able to do. Each one of them has helped, blessed, and encouraged me on this unexpected journey. My church family and the broader Christian community has also blessed me in amazing ways. I am so very grateful for every one of these blessings.

5.God’s promises At these times of illness and emergency I sometimes struggle with fear. I am deeply grateful for God’s words which are truth and for those who speak them to me in my times of doubt and struggle. I have been frequently quoting Psalm 94:19, a verse I recently learned. “When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” Amen!

I have not been out to take pictures since my emergency surgery so here are a few more photos from our June vacation in Holden Beach, North Carolina.


Marsh friend

Lovely lilies

Sunset reflections

Beauty all around

Sea oats on the waterway


5 thoughts on “Friday Fave Five #88

  1. I’m sorry to hear you had to have emergency surgery! YIKES! But God is with us every step of our days through the good and the not so good 🙂

    I’m glad you have supportive friends and important !!

    I found your post by clicking on the word “home” because your link via Susanne’s FFF linky didn’t work. It leads you to an empty page 🙂 Glad I found you!! Enjoy your weekend and hopefully you will be up and about soon.


  2. I remembered to bring home my computer from work. Last week I didn’t so I had to use my phone to leave comments. And for some reason, I wasn’t able to do so. I tried twice.

    I don’t remember everything I said, but I do remember the beautiful caprese salad and the berry pavlova.

    So GLAD that you are doing better and able to be a bit more mobile.

    Grand baby kisses, snuggles and take-on-life are certainly healing magic.

    I hope you find even more healing, mobility and cheer this week.


  3. I am glad to hear you’re improving. I can’t imagine dealing with not putting your full weight on your limbs for so long. I hope you can use the crutches without getting dizzy and all. I am so glad you’ve had such great support and have had grandkids visiting.


  4. Oh so sorry that you had to go through emergency surgery. Praying that your recovery is so much quicker than doctors expect. Praise God for such good support around you during this time. Alberta fields are lovely this time of year!


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