Friday, September 14, 2012

Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me.....

Hubs and I are products of the 60's and the Beatles were "hot" when we were growing up.  One of their song lyrics went like this:  "Will you still need me, will you still feed me...when I'm 64?"

When we were young and listening to the music of that day, being 64 never entered our minds.  Why, that was ancient!  But, lo, the days have passed and  today, my sweet Steve is 64!!

And, yes, I still NEED him and I certainly will still FEED him, even though he is 64!

Happy Birthday to my long-time best friend! You are the best husband and loving Papa! I love you more each day!!

Speaking of me feeding him:  Lately, our tables have been turned.  I had foot surgery ten days ago and I am still looking like this:

Lovely, isn't it?  I had bunion surgery with a few pins put in my big toe to straighten it up.  It is still swollen and painful.  Yes, I have pain pills but they wear off and the pain is back.  I have this big black boot but my foot is just so swollen that I can't stand to wear it.

Here is my new best friend:

Well, it gets me everywhere I need to go at the moment! (That just means the bathroom!!)

If any of you have had this surgery and have any advice for me for being down the next few weeks or so, I would welcome it.

A good reminder to me this morning was in my devotions strangely about patience.  Imagine that! (God's timing is always right!)

Proverbs 16:9 says, " In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps."

God is so good!  Thanks to many of our church family who have so graciously brought food to us so Steve wouldn't have to cook!!

So being 64 has it's set-backs, but I am so thankful for my mostly good health, my family, my wonderful 64-yr-old husband(finally caught up to me in age) and a wonderful Saviour who watches over me daily!


Carol said...

I'm sending positive thoughts & prayers your way as you recover. The best thing to do after surgery is to not rush getting back to normal activities. Let your body heal. Pain pills help you relax so you can heal. Comfort foods also help!


Megan said...

Hope you get better soon! My Mom just turned 64 in July and that same song came up. She is far from needing to be fed though :) I can relate to being off your feet too- I sprained my ankle pretty badly about 2 weeks ago. I work at a desk job, so I could still work, but it was so hard to walk anywhere- the bathroom, to and from the house to the car, up stairs, etc. I am just now getting my ankle back to normal, but I definitely feel your pain. Hope you are up and back to normal quickly!

Ashley said...

I love the new blog design and your new grandbaby is adorable. :)

My best friend (from college) and I used to sing that song to each other when we lived together. :)

I hope you feel better soon!

Rambling Momma said...

Happy Birthday Steve

Feel better soon, it has to be a pain ( no pun inteneded) to be laid back like that. hope you can get around soon.

Nonna's loves......... said...

Been there......done that! This is by far the worse surgery I ever had. Had pins and then they put a cast on while in surgery. The foot swelled but had no wear to go......Finally ( days later) they cut the cast off. No one knows the pain unless they've been there. Feel bad for you but jut keep taking those pills and something for sleep.
I would never recommend this surgery to anyone.
You're in my prayers.

Love Being A Nonny said...

Happy Birthday to your hubs!!

Glad to see you are mending. I think sometimes the Lord speaks to us best when we HAVE to be still and listen for His voice. Praying for you.

Love The other Nonny

Sarah said...

I hope you're well soon!! I had forgotten about that song and I'm so glad you reminded me. It's so sweet maybe I'll sing it to my husband when he gets home! ;)

Nancy said...

I can imagine how painful that is! Bless you & your foot! Praying for a grand weekend for you with lots of good recovery!
Happy Birthday to your Hubby!

Kimberley said...

happy birthday to your hubs!! you two make a lovely couple :) pray your foot is better soon!!!

Johanne said...

Happy Birthday Papa :) Hope you had a great day.

Hope your foot heals up fast and you are back up on your feet, unasisted :)

Kelley said...

I have had some friends who have had this surgery and it was awful! The pain is so severe. Both friends were glad they did the surgery. It took awhile for them to say that. :-)I think it just takes time to heal.
I think it was hard for them to sit and let people help them. They are used to doing the helping. Hoping and praying the pain will go away.

Happy Birthday to your Hubby!

Erin said...

I hope you feel better soon. I have had two knee surgeries the only thing that helped me was icing on and off all day and don't do what I did and return to your normal activities too quickly, I really regret that. Happy Birthday to your hubby! I love the new pics at the top of your blog.

Kelly said...

My grandma just had this exact surgery a little over two weeks ago and we have been taking care of her ever since she had this procedure done and her foot looks exactly like yours does and she even has that same exact walker, lol! I first thought that her surgery would be SO simple, it seemed simple anyhow, but goodness, my grandmother says that the pain was and still is pretty bad. Her post op appointment was Friday and I could barely stand to look at the pins sticking out of her big toe, it made me shriek, I couldn't even imagine...and I am VERY used to undergoing surgery even though I haven't even hit 30 yet. I have severe Crohn's disease and have lost count of how many surgeries I have had within the past three years...crazy, huh? I just want you to know that I have already said a few prayers for you and I will continue praying for your pain to subside. I know that this surgery isn't for the weaklings. Also, my grandmother has already gotten reprimanded by her surgeon for trying to "out-do" herself...she needs to stay off her feet more or her surgeon said that if she doesn't and her pin bends, then it will hurt like mess coming out! Ouch! Anyhow, I didn't mean to venture this far off, but i want to pray for your hubby to have a happy birthday and I will sincerely be praying for y'all to be able to celebrate many, many more birthdays together :)

Lisa said...

My mom just had this surgery too (and I am a physical therapist). Try to keep off of it the most/best you can for a while. Our feet absorb all our body weight and take a lot of compression so its best not to make them take that stress while they are trying to heal in to the right spot! When you get that pin out and get the okay...stretch...stretch...stretch...stretch...stretch!! Your toes will not want to bend a lot but you need to start pushing them to so it doesn't lead to more problems down the road! Goodluck!

Mama2Kayden said...

Arnica. Get it from health food store or whole foods market. Can use the cream topically or the the tablets which dissolve under your tongue. It helps with decreasing the inflammation and bruising and helps you heal much faster! Many plastic surgeons even recommend it. And it really works !!! Google it or ask your doc. It has done wonders for my family and I hope you can try it. Feel better soon!!

Sara said...

Praying you have a speedy recovery! I know you want to get back driving so you can go see and chase those grand daughters!!

Congrats on miss C!!! What a blessing!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh my goodness!! I'm feeling your pain Mrs. Judy. I think my right foot is in need of that same surgery but I'm holding off. I didn't want to say anything but now that you have asked.. My MIL had the surgery on one foot and she will neverhave the other one touched. She was in so much pain. I feel for you and I will keep you lifted in prayer. As far as that song, it made me giggle. My Mom would sign it all the time to me when I was little and your post had me singing..LOL. Hang in there Mrs. Judy!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday to Pastor Steve!! Here's to many many more. Judy, bless your heart. I know your foot is killing you. I have heard how painful bunion surgery is. Rest rest rest. Does anyone have one of those motorized scooters you could borrow? Wish we could have used one when my Dad had knee replacement, but the house isn't configured to use one. Take your pain pills on time! They are to prevent pain. Don't wait until you are hurting to take them. It takes longer for them to work if you are already hurting. (This advice from my oncologist). Also, the ice will help, 20 min. on, 20 min. off. (Advice from my Chiropractor).All in all, read, watch movies, skype with Harper, Hollis and Kelly, and be waited on like the sweet lady you are. Wish i was there. I'd teach you to knit!
Keeping you in my heart in Ga.

Julie said...

I pray your recovery goes quickly. I had both of my feet done back to back and have one screw in each of my big toes and they shaved a bit off the bone. I had it done on a Friday and was back to work on Monday BUT I had to wear first the ugly blue surgical looking "shoe" and then the walking boot. Once your stitches are out I highly recommend buying some Mederma brand scar helpers. They look like big bandaids but are some what flesh color (I bought them at Target) and you can no longer see my scar. I liked that they helped with sensitivity during healing since it covered the area. They can be used several times prior to changing out. I promise it does get easier and you will get flexiblity back - that takes the longest. Just keep working at it after you get the all clear. Good Luck!!! Julie