Sunday, November 25, 2018

Teddy Bear Update......

  Here's Ted in his bed at St. Vincents.. Smiling trying to keep his chin up. My strong brave sweetheart.
 We have been laughing about the size of meals he has been ordering. The hospital handed him a menu and number to call for food. I told him, you do not eat like that, and he says, "it's so good"....I told him not to think he is putting a phone in our kitchen so he can call from his recliner. So we make jokes and laugh.  While inside I feel I am holding my breath. Praying all day long.
  Beautiful "Nana" Diana and her handsome hero husband John,  came to the hospital to visit with Ted and I. They gave Ted this wonderful book to read and receive courage and hope. I loved meeting John , he is a cancer survivor, (who has been in my prayers many, many times. ) He is also a hospital Chaplain, the perfect visitor . :) Ted said he felt as if he already knew Diana from me speaking of her so often. . hahaha, we do love our blog family, don't we? He thoroughly enjoyed John's talk of how to keep going and once you are thru, working to stay healthy.
 Does Diana ever go anywhere, that she isn't bearing gifts?  Such a generous hearted lady.  You know we all tease and laugh with her, she  has a great sense of humor, but she is gentle and loving.(shh, don't tell her I said that) She and John, brought this big bag of thoughtful gifts. Cheese ( they are from Wisconsin, you know), crackers, cookies, candy, puzzle books, pens, chapstick (so helpful) and a magazine to read. I can not even begin to thank these kind caring friends. I will remember that day.
 One evening Ted's long time friend and golf pal Steve, came to visit . Came back a day later and brought Ted a milk shake. Ted was going back to bed when he stood by Steve for a photo.  Now we have been told no hugging , no kisses, just hand sanitized fist bumps.  That goes for me also.
   Ted is doing well with his treatments, so far....we know it won't always be a day to smile. I told Ted when he gets low, to force himself to think ahead to his spring fishing trip with his son, brothers, and friends. That will cheer him.
 I want to thank my children who have stepped up to help me get to and from the hospital, plus feed me. LOL.  Thank you kind wonderful blog family and friends.  All the prayers and well wishes mean so much to Ted and I. He said he was touched to know so many cared. Silly boy, he is loved. XO

34 comments:

  1. Susie, thank you for this update. It couldn't have been easy writing this post amidst everything you are dealing with. Diana and her husband would have been the perfect visitors! I'm thinking of you and Ted and hope that you both find enough strength and humour in each day to keep pushing through. All my best - Jenn

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  2. I love you and Ted, Susie. You are such a special lady and what we have goes way beyond a 'blogging friendship". We are kindred spirits on many levels.

    Guess what? On my way home we popped into Hortons and I gave Tim 2 blocks of WI cheese. (as a thank you for the fudge he gave me when I visited there). He was just thrilled and the counter girl said it had made his day and he was grinning thinking about it.

    Just got your text and thinking about you. Love you lots- xo xo xo Diana

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  3. Thank for the update. You have been in my prayers! I have never met Diana but I just know she is a sweet heart. And funny too.
    You both are so blessed to have such a wonderful friendship.
    Lisa

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  4. This post warms my heart because I love when people come together and help one another! Thanks for sharing these updates Susie! I have been keeping you both in my prayers! I'm glad to hear Ted has been responding well to his treatments. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a wonderful week!

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  5. Precious Susie. My thoughts, hugs and prayers are with you and Ted. I've been away for a while and I've had to make a new blog, www.vintagegirl1960. I will be keeping up with you.

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  6. It's good he can keep a good attitude during the ordeal. Hopefully it all goes well.

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  7. Hello Susie,
    I have been praying. I learned from Diana what had happened after returning from Fort Jackson/Fort Gordon with our time with Sam.

    I am praying and sending hugs and fist bumps too. ;-)

    Lots of LOVE!! Carla

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  8. I'm so glad to see this great picture of your Ted, Susie. I've been praying for him since I read Diana's post and now have this handsome face with the big smile to put in my mind while praying. I can't imagine many people able to encourage you and understand what this time is to you than Diana and her Hero. But I know you are also surrounded with loving family and friends and by His love.

    And someday you and Ted will be the encourager of someone else who needs it!

    Sending a hand sanitized fist bump to both of you, Dewena.

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  9. Susie I have been praying for you and Ted as I can relate to what you are feeling and going through with what I went through with my other half. I kept my embroidery handy so that I had something to take my mind off things for a little bit. We have blizzard conditions and they have closed a major highway to the north of us because of it. It started as freezing rain. Diana and John are hero's for me as she was there when my John wasn't doing well with encouragement even when her John was suffering. Prayers are special. I am sending you hugs and prayers that he continues to improve and will continue to say prayers for you all. Hugs and prayers from your Missouri Friend Shirley.

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  10. I am glad you have had some visits to lift your spirits, Susie. Diana and John have been through it, and know better than most, just what helps. Love and prayers sent your way...xoxo

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  11. Thinking about you all and grateful you have those wonderful friends for support. Keep us all posted.

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  12. Praying for you-so glad you have good friends and family to be there for you!

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  13. Hello Susie and Ted ~
    I found your blog from Nana Diana; I just wanted to stop by and let you know I'm holding both of you in my heart and thoughts.
    Fight Strong!!
    Hugs ~ if I may.

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  14. What wonderful thoughtful friends! Sending prayers. Janice

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  15. Prayers coming your way, Susie!

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  16. The visit from Diana sounds like just what the doctor ordered! I love seeing Ted's smile and I know it was a big one when they arrived. Sending love, hugs and more your way with all good wishes for you both.

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  17. Thank you for taking the time to give us this update. That was so nice to have visitors and encouragement and snacks! I will keep you two in prayer. God bless you.

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  18. Sweet Susie, thank YOU for this update on your Teddy Bear! You know I am praying for him. So glad that Diana and her hero husband visited you! That is wonderful! Now, you take care and know that you remain in my prayers.

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  19. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers, and happy to know that your friends are close by.
    Healing wishes,
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  20. You are loved Susie....continuted prayers and hugs as you go through such a hard time....it will all be ok. I know how much Diana's visit met to her...her husband must have comforted you both. Stay positive and strong...take good care!

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  21. Thank you for the update, Susie. You and Ted have been in my prayers and will continue to be. How kind of Diana and John to stop by. And Ted's friend also. I know that must have encouraged both of you. Keep a positive attitude. When I was going through my cancer treatments, the nurses told me that being positive helped a lot.

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  22. I'm so glad you had a chance to give us an update. Teddy Bear IS loved and we are all praying for him. I'm so glad Nana Diana and her hero hubby got to come for a visit. And I know you have family and friends that are there for you. Take care of yourself precious Susie and give your hubby our love! Hugs...hugs...hugs, Diane

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  23. I am just now seeing this news Susie. I am PRAYING for your husband!! God is good and He is able. MORE than able!! So do not fear, trust Him. That Nana Diana is something isn't she? Seriously, she and I have never met in person, but I consider her a wonderful friend and a strong prayer warrior for me and my family. I'm so jealous (in a good way!) that you got to see her in person!!! Please now that my prayers continue, for your hubby and for you!! And remember that God is GOOD, even when we don't understand. I know He will make something good out of the trial. Sending a HUG to you sweet lady!!

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  24. So glad to read the update Susie. I prayed for your Ted and will still pray for a total healing. How precious of Diana and her husband to come and visit. I know that was had to make your heart melt. Hugs and blessings to you. Cindy

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  25. I am new. I saw your prayer request on NanaDiana, and I wanted to pray for you.
    Nonie

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  26. Dear Susie, thank you for letting us know how things are going. You and Ted are in my prayers . . . It's hard to know what to say at times like this, so praying is all that I have, but I do believe in the power of prayer. Ted has so many people sending up prayers . . . God is listening and feeling the love. You, Ted and your family are in good hands.
    God bless you all.
    Connie

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  27. Thank you for this update Susie. I know it's been hard on you and him but just know you all are still in my prayers and been thinking about you all a lot. It's so good to have family and good friends in times like this. Prayers for a complete healing and take care of yourself as well. Love you Susie.

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  28. Poor Ted, I feel so bad for what he is going through. I'm glad he is liking the meals they are serving him. What a nice gesture for Diana to bring all those goodies to you. And it's wonderful that your children have been so helpful bringing you to the hospital and preparing meals for you. I will continue to pray for Ted and you too, Susie. I have mentioned his name when I say the Rosary at night. Thinking of you, my dear friend, and may God give Ted and you and your family the strength you need during this difficult time.

    love, ~Sheri

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  29. I was so happy to hear that Diana was coming to visit you and Ted. What a wonderful friend she is (and so are you)! Ted looking good and that food in the hospital not too bad. May the Lord bless and be with both of you and give you the peace, strength and comfort that you need while you are at the hospital. I know that it is hard for you. So glad you and Ted are able to laugh and have wonderful visitors to cheer you up. God bless you, Susie! You've blessed so many others.

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  30. So good to hear from you, Susie. My prayers are with you both. How sweet your visit must have been from Diana and her husband! And bearing gifts too....so thoughtful! God bless you and your family.

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  31. Susie this is such good news. Ted looks great.
    So happy Diana and her sweet hubby were able to stop on their way to Mindy's to bless you and pray with you. Diana is the best. Susie please know we are all here for you in anyway we can help. We will continue to pray for Ted and you. The power of prayer is so wonderful. Hugs, hugs and more hugs.
    Love you,
    Kris

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  32. Dear Susie, I'm a new commenter on Nana Diana's blog and have come to visit you here.
    My prayers are with you at this time

    All the best Jan

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  33. Oh, my dear sweet Susie Q and her Teddy Bear.....my heart is squeezing tight for you both. Praying and praying some more. We love you both and are holding you close in our hearts and constant in prayer.

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