Friday, October 11, 2019

Autumn Colors......

  The corn across the road is a golden brown now. The farmers are harvesting corn and soybeans. Combines are running up and downs the roads. Wagons pulled by tractors and trucks, even semis hauling the grain to Cargills, the co-op and storage silos.
  Mums  and asters  are bloomed and showing pretty colors.
  Still some flying things around the sedum. This is a hardy plant.
 Catching some wonderful sunsets. Since I still need help with my computer ,plus some schooling for me would surely help, I am posting some old photos....but year after year some of the flowers and the crops never change. :)
  This is an up date on Ted. We left at 8 on Tuesday and got back home at 3:45 , drove directly to CVS.  When we arrived at the hospital,Ted had a pulmonary test in the heart clinic part of Franciscan Hosp. , then we drove to the bone marrow corner of the hospital, Franciscan is a huge medical complex.  Then Ted was checked out by the N.P. , the nurses and  Dr. Akard.  He had vitals taken, lab work, and then had the breathing treatment.
 The doctor ordered new meds and we go back to the clinic next week. The newer meds seem to be helping Ted . He seems to have more pep. ...alertness, I guess. He has no energy to do more than walk or drive.  But then what can he do till he is finished with a few more months of  breathing treatments and chemo maintenance.  It's exhausting, all of it. Thank you all once again for your kind prayers and words. We both appreciate you so much. XO

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  1. Prayers continue for you and Ted! Our Fall colors aren't that pretty yet, so I will enjoy your pictures:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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    1. Thank you Theresa, for your prayers and sweet words. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Fall is beautiful where you are, you both are such an inspiration, such a hard time you’ve had. I’m so glad Ted is recovering and Ihope you’re looking after you too! Take care,,

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    1. Thank you Laurie. I am grateful for each prayer and good thought. Ted does seem to be responding to the newer meds. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. I love seeing the fields at harvest time. I hope Ted can get back some of his energy. I know it's hard for him to rest so much. Sweet hugs to you both!

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    1. Diane, Since Ted was sick most of Sept..it seems fall really kicked in when I wasn't looking The crops have matured and are being harvested. Our trees do not have much bright colors just yet. I am so happy Ted is feeling better...it's less stress. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  4. One of my friends finished all treatment a little over a week ago. He was told that he would need about three months of recovery time to “feel normal” whatever that means. I thought it gave time frames some perspective. Looking forward to being dOnE with my treatments in a little over a week’s time, then the recovery. Just pulling out of recovery time from the last one. But we chemo people are tough birds! 😉 Ongoing prayers for Ted and his amazing wife.

    How wonderful that you have fields across the street from your house. It reminds me of Judy and Mr. C at Cranberry Morning. So pretty and creates some wonderful privacy.

    Keep looking up! Things are heading in the right direction.

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    1. Thank you Vee, I think of you often and pray you are doing well thru your chemo. It does seem as Ted recovers from one treatment it is time for another. Not sure when his next one will be as he is fighting the pneumonia.It was not a severe case, thank God. But any pneumonia during this fight is tough. I kind of like time frame...it's give us a date to count too. :) Ted is at day 164 from the transplant day. Soon it will be six months and time for his baby shots. Stay strong young lady. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. I'm glad the new meds are working for Ted. Yes, exhausting. Be extra careful to take care of yourself, Susie. You need gentle care too!

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    1. Jeanie, Thank you for your kind words. I will have a busy week coming up. Ted has his bone marrow appt. and then his heart dr will be seeing him also. Plus and this is a good part....my grandson's baby will be delivered, the dr says 3 weeks early. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  6. Hi Susie, Thank you for the update on Ted. I pray the new meds will help him to feel better. I know these days at the hospital/lab or long and stressful. God bless you both. You have such lovely views of nature across from your home. xoxo

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    1. Mildred, I like when the corn has been harvested, so I can see all around again. :) Thank you for the prayers, I truly am grateful. I hold you and your husband in mine . Blessings to you both, xoxo, Susie

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  7. It's a very long haul after a transplant but glad Ted is making good progress on his raod to recovery. God bless you both.

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    1. Thank you Winifred. I so appreciate you. Ted is at day 164 this Saturday morning. In 18 it will be 6 months since the transplant...time to be getting his baby shots. The newer meds are giving him some energy. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. Love seeing Fall in your part of the world. Glad to hear he's doing good and you also. Still sending prayers up for both of you. xo

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    1. Thank you my sweet friend. We are grateful for each prayer sent up for us. Ted has some improvement this week. He actually did a 1/2 mile on the exercise bike. God is good. Blessings to you and many prayers too. love, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Beautiful photos Susie. Blessings to you and Ted!

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    1. Thank you Pilar. You must know I pray for you and your mom too. Take care honey. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  10. New meds can be a blessing . Hope these work got Ted. Going back and forth to doctors can be exhausting. It's so pretty where you live. No fall for us yet. Our trees don't change until mid November.

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    1. Kathy, There's not much color in the trees yet, but the crops are turning golden and being taken in. Gee Sept slipped by while I was not looking...running to and from drs. and hospitals eats up our time . The new meds do seem to be working. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  11. Prayers continue for you and Ted. Happy to hear he has a bit more energy. I found it was more the radiation for me, it just wiped me out. We have had some pretty cool nights so the trees are really putting on a show of color.

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    1. Nonie, Ted did have a total body radiation the day before his bone marrow transplant. He was to have maintenance chemo once a month ...they put off this Oct chemo, till Ted is better. The newer meds are helping him. This morning is about 40 here. Not ready for the cold yet. I really dread winter...so I won't think of it now. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  12. Glad the new meds are helping a bit. Hang in there!

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    1. Thank you Debra. Ted is a true trooper. There's times he has to cheer me up. LOL He is showing improvement with this new med. So thankful. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  13. I remember Fall at our Farm....all the busyness with harvesting. I miss that. Being the support person for the patient is as exhausting as it is for the patient sometimes, dear Susie. You and Ted are in my prayers. Love to you, sweet friend. Debbie xo

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    1. Debbie, I think of you so often. You will forever be in my prayers. I thank you so much for yours. Some times I get so caught up in Ted's needs that I forget to take my own meds. Thankfully it is only an aspirin and a cholesterol tablet.
      We had rain and it helped knock down the dust from harvesting. But I am sure the farmers will e back in the fields today or tomorrow. They have had a tough year.
      Thank you for your prayers and good wishes for us. Bless your sweet heart. Love you, xoxo, Susie

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  14. Lovely fall photos. I see little changes here and there. Thank you for your visit Susie and your kind comments. Do take care of yourself along the way. Prayers for ted and yourself. Glad the new meds are helping. Xoxo

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    1. Thank you Linda. We are grateful for every prayer. They do help our spirits and Ted is getting better a day at a time. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thank you . Hope all is well and you are enjoying some good days. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  16. Glad to read that Ted is responding well to the new meds. Hope he continues to feel better. Hope you are doing well, too.

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    1. Thank you so much. Each day is a small sign of improvement, that I am so grateful to see. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  17. I remember the harvesting time when we lived in the country...it happened all around us! Wow, that hospital must be big. I pray for continued strength to complete this healing journey. I'm sure you both are exhausted!! God bless you both.

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    1. Thank you Doris. We are so appreciative of all prayers. I know they help us thru this tough journey. Each one is special. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  18. Came by to say hi and to see if Ted's feeling any better? Hope so! Your flowers are so pretty and I hope you're having a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Debbi. Ted is a better a little each day. He even says he feels great, but I see when he hasn't the energy he had in August. Sept. was tough month , we are trying to get him back to where he was then. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  19. Hey Susie, Tell Ted that all your blogging buddies are praying for him, will you? That includes me! Take care, both of you. If you have had rain, please send some to Georgia, we need it badly!

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    1. Hi Kay, we had a small amount for one day. It was so needed here. It did help the dust settle some too. I wish everyone who needed rain could have some and those having fires could get lots of rain to put the fires out.
      I read my blog to Ted and I see him smiling from hearing that so many people we may never meet truly care about him. It helps us both. Thank you so much for all those good wishes and prayers. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  20. Your fall pictures are so lovely. I pray for both you and Ted. xo Laura

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    1. Thank you Laura. I am so thankful for my blog family. less you, xoxo, Susie

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  21. Count me for some prayers for Ted, as well. And for you, too. Hang in there.

    Your photos are beautiful. I can't wait to travel the US after my husband retires. So many beautiful states I encounter on these blogs.

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    1. Thank you Debby. I hope you do get to travel. We have enough awesome sights right in the U.S.A. to see . I love seeing it all. One yaer Ted and I were in a travel club...the best. We saw the Pacific when we went to L.A. and Hollywood, then we went to NYC and saw the Atlantic all in one year.

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  22. Your sunset photos always make me smile, Susie. You have such wonderful colors in them, even purples. Are those daisies? - they remind me of my mom. I'm glad the new medication is helping Ted, and he is more alert. Oh Susie, Yes, all of it is exhausting, and I pray often for both of you for strength and comfort during this difficult time in your lives.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you so much Sheri. I am so grateful for friends such as you. People who give willing of their time to pray for others. Ted has been doing a bits better each new day. This week he has two appts Hoping for the best. I call those flowers daisy...because that is what they make me think of, but just not sure if they aren't asters. I love to put them with some of Kathy's roses. Blessings to you my sweet friend. Love, xoxo, Susie

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  23. Your photos are lovely, Susie, and I know some days all we can look forward to are sunrises and sunsets as we put another day behind us.

    I pray for you and Ted and know that he is still at the mercy of the treatments and how exhausting they are. I also know the caretaker's side of it and how exhausting that can be and how sometimes you just feel helpless and hopeless.

    You will get through this because you have to--you don't have a choice. Much love to you- xo Diana

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    1. Diana, I know you are so understanding because you have been thru this so many times. There are days I cry, days I feel such panic. Even getting Ted's meds right just about makes me nuts(It doesn't take much these days). I got a script, it said take as directed on the bottle, the acompaning paper and the sheet from the dr visit...but no where were there any directions...so I had to call the dr's office...why, why, why? Thank God for Maggie the receptionist, an awesome woman. This week Ted has two appts. Plus Diana, my grandson Jake is going to be a dad, they are taking Abbys' baby early...I would so love to be with them at that time. Thank you always for your kinds words and prayers. Love you so much my friend, xoxo, Blessing, Susie

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  24. YOUR FLOWERS ARE STILL SO PRETTY! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT. PRAYING FOR YOU AND TED. I KNOW YOU TWO ARE A BLESSING TO SO MANY PEOPLE.

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH KAREN. I HOPE YOU ARE DOING BETTER. I KNOW YOU PROBABLY LIKE THE COOLER DAYS , ALTHOUGH IT MAYBE TOO COOL IN THE WEE HOURS. BLESSINGS, YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. XOXO,LOVE SUSIE

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  25. What beautiful pictures, Susie! God bless both you and Ted. My own dear beloved went through 25 months of chemo. Keep the faith!

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    1. Thank you Kitty. When someone has been thru what we are experiencing they know first hand of the stress. I have been blessed with wonderful blog friends and family...so many prayers and good words of encouragement. Each one is helpful and appreciated. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  26. Absolutely have you guys on my prayer list...I'm happy to have something (as in my faith) to share with you.

    I hate thinking that summer is ending, but your photos remind me that every season offers gifts.

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    1. Jan, We thank you for your prayers. I love that you share your faith with us.:) Oh I did not want summer to end, just the high heats. As I age, it seems harder to enjoy fall because I know old man winter is getting closer and closer. I am no longer a fan of winter weather. Its for enjoying when you need to stay indoors. LOL Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  27. The pictures are lovely Susie and please know you and Ted are in my prayers. I cannot imagine how exhausted you both must be. Oh I pray the Lord gives you both an extra dose of His strength. Hugs and blessings dear lady.
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy. We truly are thankful for all your prayers and good thoughts for us. We all need our Lord beside us to lean on. He has been good to us , even though it seems we are beaten down, without him we would be done. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  28. Praying for you and Ted...that he strengthens each day! That pneumonia takes a toll on a person...it will be good when he starts to get his strength back!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. We are grateful. We see his heart dr,. soon. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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  29. Good that the new meds are working. I suppose by one year he should be doing a lot better! The sounds about the fields being processed and the traffic delivering to the siloed sounds so nice. I have tractors and trucks that go by and I love how it makes me feel. I imagine the old days when it was horses with trailers! Take care and keep the faith!

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    1. Thank you Liz. We are so happy to have a good blog family praying for us.
      Oh farming has become a lot easier. I know our neighbor man is thrilled about that. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  30. I wanted to let you know that your kind comments are appreciated. I love your fall photos. I can imagine that you are glad to have the corn cut and see the open space once more. I live in town, but would love to have a home in the country. I think we see the changes of the seasons more in the country than any other place. It does sound like things are I'm proving and lookin up there. I'm a new follower so don't know exactly all you've been going through. Will add you to my prayer list.

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    1. Thank you for the prayers. I am so glad to follow you also. Oh yes, I love when the crops are done...I can see the train going down the tracks about 2 miles away. We live in a pretty flat area. LOL. Since the ash trees of Indiana are about all dead there's a big orange section of the back woods missing this year. I love the colors of maple trees the best. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  31. Hi Susie: I am so glad Ted is improving, even though it is slow but sure. Glad the new meds are helping but what a schedule you have to keep. Just that alone must be so hard and tiring on you both. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, so you have to do it. Thanks for your visit, I appreciate hearing from you so much. Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, but I never forget you and your friendship. Those red leaves are Virginia Creeper. They were here in the garden when we bought the place and they just keep on thriving. They line part of our front fence and the red you see way up in the tree is the vine too. They are not shy about where they grow, but the color is really pretty and is really the only fall color we have in the garden outside of the out of control grape vines that turn yellow.
    Take care and glad to hear from you..xxoJudy

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    1. Thank you Judy. I like that you let me know about the red vine. Once a friend of ours grew a trump vine up a telephone pole near his alley and it grew to the top. LOL Blessings to you and the Captain. xoxo, Susie

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  32. Thanks for stopping by !!! Nice Photos !! Prayers lifted for Comfort and Healing for your Family !

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    1. Thank you so much Woody, for your prayers. We seem to be running the tires off our vehicles here. So many appts. So very thankful for decent insurance. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  33. Oh yes, Susie. Continued prayers for Ted. You both are so resilient. God bless you. xo

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    1. Thank you honey. We are grateful for your prayers and good wishes. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  34. Oh Susie—your pictures are beautiful. As you say they stay the same year to year, but are still lovely. My prayers are with you both and hope the meds help.
    Blessings
    Gert

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