Friday, December 21, 2018

Holiday Visit....

 My Teddy got to come home for Christmas. He will be back at the hospital right after Christmas day. He will be starting his second round of chemo . He had to stop at CVS, for meds on the way home from the hospital. I had to go back the next day to get the potassium, as it had to be ordered.  Then it was up early and out to the drs. office one morning, then wait for the home nurse to come check him out . Then up early today for blood work to be faxed to all the doctors. Waited for the nurse again today. Thankfully I will be taking care of Ted now. No more waiting.

  Wednesday morning looked like this, so pretty  and mild.
  Same day's sunset. Love this sky.
 Here's our wee Christmas tree. My daughter and granddaughter bought this for Ted's hospital room and we brought it home. This is about the extent of my holiday décor this year. LOL
My daughter Kathy did even simpler ...she bought a rosemary plant and strung a tiny strand of lights on it.  She says it smell good too.  The holiday is so near now and I am feeling happy to have Ted home to enjoy it with me.  We won't be going to anyone's gatherings....just to be safe from germs. Have to have Ted ready for another round of chemo.
  I wanted to thank all you wonderful people who have prayed, sent cards, and well wishes Ted's way. Also for the prayers for me to have the strength I need to help Ted thru this. So many compassionate people in blogland. I am so thankful for each of you.  Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas. Love you !!!

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    1. Thank you Adam. I love this man so much, and am glad I get to hug him on Christmas. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    2. Wonderful news, to have Ted home for Christmas! He'll feel so much better being home, surrounded by family and his loving wife. I'm glad he's still in remission, another prayer answered. Have a great Christmas. God bless you all! Still praying.

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    3. Thank you Carol. It is such a nice feeling having Ted back home, especially during Christmas time. We are going to make the most of this time. We truly appreciate the prayers. Blessings for a Merry Christmas at your house. xoxo, Susie

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  2. Merry Cristmas to you and yours. Janice

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    1. Thank you Janice. This is my gift and I love it. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Here's sending healing wishes and thoughts, Ted looks happy despite his incredible journey through this.
    God Bless him and a Merry Christmas to you and your family, may his New Year be one of good health …
    Hugs,
    ~Jo
    x

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    1. Thank you Jo, I know that good health is the best thing we can all have .Having my sweetheart home for the holidays is the best ever. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  4. Have a merry Christmas, Susie!

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    1. Thank you so much Sandi. I hope everyone gets to feels this happy on Christmas day. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. So glad he is home for Christmas!God bless you both and Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Jan. I hope your Christmas brings some family time...it's nice to get hugs from those who love us and return them too. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  6. Merry Christmas, Susie! I pray your time is relaxing and happy!

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    1. Thank you so much honey. It will be good to just see Ted here with me. My daughter's trying to get him to visit for a brief time by him wearing a mask...just so all the children can tell him he is loved. We know we are loved by many. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. I check your blog daily! Prayers!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you sweet Brenda. All prayers are needed and appreciated. Wishing you and yours a beautiful Christmas. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. Praise God and thank you, Jesus!!! I am thrilled you get to have Ted at home with you! Continued prayers every single day and much love. Remember that photo you sent me of you and Ted? I think it was during a hard time for me and you let me know y'all were praying. It is still on my fridge door and I say a prayer every time I see it plus my regular prayers for you both! It will trule be a blessed Christmas for you both. Love you guys!! Louis Dean says to tell you he loves you, too!!

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    1. Thank you Linda. I surely could not ask for more this Christmas. To have Teddy close with me. We have enjoyed laughing together again. He danced his way to the bathroom and I told him he better settle down before the visiting nurse looked in the window. LOL I am so glad that you and LD are family. It means so much , all your good wishes, prayers and love. Blessings for a beautiful family filled Christmas. Blessings, Love you guys so much, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Praise God! I'm so happy to hear Ted will be home for Christmas! Susie I hope that you and your family have a wonderful holiday season! Merry Christmas and have a very Blessed and Happy New Year!

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    1. Sweet Pilar, You have always been in my corner to pray for me and mine, I am so thankful for your friendship. Your prayers and good wishes are so appreciated. Blessings to you and yours this wonderful Christmas season, xoxo,love, Susie

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    2. Thank you, and you're welcome my friend! I'm thankful for your friendship as well! Blessings!

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  10. Such good news that Ted is home! Still praying for you both.

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy. All the prayers mean something to us. It means people care. I know God hears all of them. I hope you and Joe has a joyous Christmas season. Take care of each other. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  11. I was praying for you and thinking of you yesterday. That is wonderful news that Ted is home for Christmas. I hope you two have a restful and peaceful time. God bless you.

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    1. Thank you Karen. It's nice to look over and see Ted smiling as he relaxes in his recliner. He even said he felt like his food was tasting better...that's a good sign. I love how he is trying to stay up beat ...he knows all the prayers are helping us. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  12. Thinking of you and yours this Christmas, Susie. I'm sure Ted is happy to be surrounded by familiarity, even if it is just for a short while. Hang in there, and take joy even in the small things. Merry Christmas. -Jenn

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    1. Thank you so much Jenn. I loved watching him smile yesterday. His heart is happy and I know that a positive outlook helps so much. It is nice to have him home , we are trying to do this a day at a time. But to know he has 4 days till time to return is wonderful. Blessings to you and your family this beautiful Christmas season. xoxo, Susie

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  13. I'm so glad he's coming home for Christmas...I know he'll be happy to look out the window of his own home. And I know you'll like taking care of him for a few days. Get as much rest as you can my friend. You are both in our prayers. Holiday hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane. This is one time family means more than anything. I am thrilled to have Ted here. He said sleeping in his own bed, sitting in his recliner is just so relaxing. His outlook is very good. He is having patience with me being his nurse. LOL Oh rest is much better at home too. Blessings to you and Ron. Wishing your family a beautiful Christmas. xoxo,love you, Susie

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  14. Merry Christmas Susie...hugs and blessings for a lovely day and I am sending continued prayers for your Teddy!

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    1. Betsy, Thank you for those wonderful prayers, everyone is a voice to God and it helps us both. Blessings to you and your beautiful family for a Merry Christmas. xoxo, Susie

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  15. This is wonderful news Susie. I am so happy Ted is able to spend Christmas at home and not in the hospital. That is such a gift. That going back and forth to the hospital and spending long days and nights can really wear on you. I am happy you get to be in your own bed and Ted gets to be home. Both of you enjoy each other in the comforts of your home. Love the little tree. That is all you need this Christmas. The most beautiful decoration is seeing Ted home and enjoying Christmas at home. Yeah for his strength to be able to come home. Prayers continue for both of you.
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    Kris

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    1. Thank you so much Kris. It is the best gift to have this time together. That's all we need. All the prayers being sent up for Ted has helped him to stay strong. I am so grateful. Blessings for a Mery Christmas for you and your family. xoxox,love, Susie

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  16. Sooo happy he’s home for Christmas. May the Merry be especially bright and joyful this season.
    Merry Christmas, Susie and family!

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    1. Thank you Doris. It's going to be a good Christmas with Ted home and all the loving prayers. Blessings to you and your sweet family, Merry Christmas, xoxo, Susie

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  17. Praise God. I'm so glad you all are home for Christmas and you're always in my thoughts and prayers. I've been checking back and forth to see if you posted anything and was so happy to read this. I pray that you both enjoy this time so much and you know I love you sweet friend and God's blessings upon you both. Big Hugs. xo

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    1. Thank you Susie. I know you are having health issues yourself, so our prayers are for you this holiday too. We all have to pray for one another. I think God likes that. It's good to have our loved ones near at this glorious Christmas season. Blessings to you dear friend and hugs to you too. Love you, Susie

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  18. Susie, you have the best Christmas gift you could have with your husband home to celebrate the holiday with you. I love the tree and the rosemary plant and I feel that it is all you truly need for décor this year. Simplicity can be just as grand as a house full of décor.

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    1. Thank you Carol, also thanks for the lovely card you sent to us. We have been enjoying our time here, talking and laughing. Granddaughter brought lots of soup and treats yesterday. Blessings for a wonderful Christmas, xoxo, Susie

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  19. It's wonderful that Ted got to go home for Christmas. You can be with your Ted now and spend the day together. I love your little trees, especially the one with the colored lights. Gotta have my colored lights every year. Yes, stay away from the germs. There's lots of them out there right now. I just went to get some more probiotics, and the nurse at the office had a cold.

    Merry Christmas to one of my dearest blog friends.

    love ya, Susie.
    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri. It's good to have Ted here in his recliner.:) He watched some woodworking tv shows yesterday. You are right about the germs, it's the dr. offices and hospitals...also the drugstores. Merry Christmas to you dear friend and your family. Blessings, xoxo,love you, Susie

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  20. I'm so glad he got to come home for awhile!! We've all sure been thinking of you and praying for y'all! Have a lovely Christmas!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbi. I love having Ted home. I think he is enjoying reading the cards and talking on the phone to friends and family. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  21. What a wonderful blessing that Ted got to come home for Christmas! I hope it will be a great time for all of you. Prayers continue as you go back to get more treatment. HUGS

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    1. Thank you Theresa. I am loving being able to be home and see my Ted in his chair . He watched his woodworking shows yesterday , it brought a smile to his face. We even took a drive to town , so to get errands done and he sat in the car, said he enjoyed that much more than a hospital room. :) Thanks for all the prayers they are helping us thru. Blessings to you and yours for a lovely Christmas. xoxo, Susie

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  22. I love that he gets to be home with you at Christmas. That tree is precious! Merry Christmas!!
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you Lisa. It is wonderful to have Ted here in the comforts of our own home. He seems happy and enjoying reading cards from family and friends. Blessings to you and your family for a beautiful Christmas. xoxo, Susie

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  23. Thankful that your Teddy bear is home for Christmas with you! And I adore your tree and your daughter's sweet smelling Rosemary tree. Both lovely! Merry Christmas to you! xx

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    1. Kay, it's so pleasing to have Ted home for the Holiday. He just keeps smiling. He has talked on the phone with friends and family . Watched some of his favorite woodworking shows, that makes him happy. Blessings to you and yours for a Merry Christmas together. xoxo, Susie

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  24. Home for Christmas is the best gift. Prayers for good health in 2019! Merry Christmas, dear Susie.

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    1. Thank you Carol. Although I have not had much time for blogging , that doesn't mean I do not think of All my blog family. I just thought of you yesterday as I looked at the towel you sent me. :) Blessings for a sweet holiday season. xoxo, Susie

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  25. I’ve been thinking of you and Ted, sweet Suzie - I’m so glad they sent him home for Christmas! I’m sure you are both glad to have a little ‘normal’ time in your cozy home....and no doubt Ted will benefit from that gorgeous view. Sending you both much love and many prayers....Merry Christmas xoxo

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    1. Thank you Debbie. It is so nice to look over and see Ted smiling seated in his recliner. I am so thankful for everyone good health wishes and prayers. We are humbled by everyone's kindnesses. Blessings to you, your sweetie and your daughters for a glorious Christmas. xoxo, Susie

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  26. Susie, my heart and prayers are with you both.
    God bless your time together this Christmas.
    Connie

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    1. Thank you Connie. I am so appreciative of all prayers and well wishes. Wishing you a joyous Christmas. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  27. I continue to pray for you and Ted, Susie. Sending love this Christmas day. Mildred

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    1. Mildred, I miss your posts. Thank you for your prayers. You have been in mine also. Blessings for a beautiful Christmas. xoxoxo, Susie

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  28. Oh Susie...bless you! How wonderful to have your Teddy Bear home. I can hardly imagine how wonderful this is for Ted. There is nothing more comforting than home!! Sounds like you’re headed back to the hospital tomorrow, my thoughts and prayers are with you both.

    God be with you my friend.
    Gert

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  29. Susie, I'm so glad to see this post as I have wondered about you and Ted and how you were doing. So glad you got to spend Christmas together at home. I'm sure it felt like no other Christmas you've experienced before, but I am sure it was sweet. Very important to keep Ted away from any germs. Continuing to pray for those chemo treatments. Your husband looks very good in the picture. And your sunrise and sunset photos are always pretty. Sweet little Christmas tree. Love, Connie

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  30. Oh Susie, I've been off the grid for about a week so this is news to me. I'm just thrilled Ted could be home for the holiday. Smart to stay away from others but really, I bet he only wanted to be with you and his close ones. I hope your Christmas Miracle comes to pass as he continues his treatment. All good wishes for the new year.

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  31. Susie, I am joining you and all your family and friends in praying for Ted. He is an amazing man, a real fighter. That smile speaks volumes. I am praying for relief for you with all the back pain. No time for that! God bless you as Ted is in round two. Soon he will have reached the halfway mark. Many blessings as you keep looking to Him.

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  32. Hi Susie, I'm so sorry to hear about everything your husband and you are going through. I'll be praying for Ted and you. I finally decided - after 6 full months of not posting - to come back, start a new blog and blog again. Please stop by when you get the chance. Alot has changed in my life in the past year. Happy New Year! ♥

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  33. Dear Susie, You and Ted have been in my prayers every day. Continuing prayers and lots of love and good wishes!

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  34. prayers for both of you susie!!!

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  35. Love that he was home for Christmas sorry he had to go back after. Great little Christmas tree. LOVE the idea of using rosemary. I will have to try that once I get my rosemary going. It really does smell wonderful.

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  36. Susie, I am so sorry that I did not know that you were going through this. I was off not blogging or reading. Know that you and your family are in my prayers.

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