Friday, July 17, 2009


There was no time for a note. I just suddenly became very ill with a high fever, nausea etc. I have a massive colon infection BUT there is no cancer or tumors! Antibiotics and good doctors and I am back home. It isn't over of course, and I may have to have part of my colon removed, but for the time being..I am trying to have a positive attitude.
I have a very supportive family and good friends, not to mention wonderful doctors that got me back on track to being well again. I really have not felt well for a very long time...and now I know why. I am doing good. Wish me luck!
I prayed for God to get me through this...and now it's up to me to do my part.
So..BRING ON THE MEDS AND PEDEALYTE! (the latter being for hydration!) :)

The one good thing about my hospital stay was this view from my window. It was like being in a large tree house! I was on the fifth floor! When the wind blew I nearly got motion sickness! Not really! :)

This may not seem like much, but when you are waiting to see if you have means a lot!

It's good to be back! Pray for me...ok?

Love and smiles,


A Stitch In Thyme said...

My prayers for your speedy recovering and the doctors to be blessed with healing hands.

I'm so glad your okay. At least as well as can be expected I suppose.

I too have to do the pedialite when needed during flares. It does help.

Hugs and love my friend.

Blondie's Journal said...

Mona Sweetheart, I am so sorry that you are going through this. It must be very painful and you know I am saying prayers and was even before I started to comment. But if your doctor said you did not have tumors or cancer, then you don't. Let's see if the antibiotics work. If your colon isn't damaged, there will be no need for surgery.

I think you are in good hands, my friend, both with your doctor and God.

With all my prayers and love,

Twokiddos said...

I am so glad you are back home. I was so worried about you. I love you!

Nancy said...

PTL for the doctors, family and friends! You will get through this fine, I have faith you will. I'll pray for your quick and complete recovery. Take care and God Bless!


Rebecca said...

Dear M....I've been wondering just where you've been!

Be well in Jesus name, my friend. I'm thinking of you and here if you need a single thing.

Love, Rebecca

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Best wishes and good luck Mona, we'll all remember you in our prayers...

Jo said...

You are in my thoughts! I wish you a speedy recovery! Take care of yourself............Jo

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Oh Mona.....I am sure you are going to be just fine! You are home now and that is a positive thing. Have faith and all our prayers are with you for a speedy recovery!
~Hugs, Patti

blushing rose said...

Mona ~ I know what you are going thru. I have Crohn's disease. I did have 3' of my colon removed.

I am sorry you are going thru this & very grateful there are no tumors or cancer involved.

Please know that if you need to chat about this, I am here, my special friend. Prayers are being lifted for you, God bless & keep us posted.

Hugs, TTFN ~Marydon

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Sweet Mona,

Bless your heart, that must have been terribly frightening. I was starting to worry when I didn't see posts...I am so glad that you are okay and I will be praying for you. Rest and be well my friend.


Not the Good Scissors! said...

Oh my. How frightening. I am so sorry that you are going through this. Praise the Lord though that you don't have cancer. We will be thinking about you.

Hugs, blessings and prayers to you, Susan


Sweet Mona! Intestinal stuff: Yuck! I know you are not having fun . . . (how unlike you!) I am glad for the good news so far, and will continue to pray and wait for MORE good news -- complete healing!

Let us blogging sistas know if there is anything else we can do . . . much love, prayers, and clutches to my ample bosom!


The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Oh Mona... thank you for letting us all know. When I didn't see you post for days and days I was hoping that it was because you were spending quality summer time with your family.

Things will turn out wonderful... I know they will. We will ALL... and I mean ALL of us here in blog land be wishing you nothing but the best. We all love you very much.

Big hug to you...
The Blue Ridge Gal

Cathy said...

Oh my...I am definitely praying for you!!! I am so sorry that you are having to go through this!!!

Keep us updated!!!

Take care...sweet Mona!!!

Laura said...

I pray you have a speedy recovery. I think it is time that all of us follow doctor's instructions.

Hang in there,


D said...

I'm so glad you got good news about no cancer. I will be praying for you to get well and strong again.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Mona my dear friend...I just knew something was wrong when you didn't post my friend...Prayers coming your way...If I can help you please let me know...I am only an 1 1/2 away by plane you know...Love ya sis...Please take care...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I's so glad that your news was good news -- and now let's get you well soon! So you can come out and play -- we knew something was up when we hadn't heard from you for awhile. Praying for a full and speedy recovery.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Mona, I am so sorry to hear this....I wondered where you were.

Please know that I will keep you in much prayer. Sending my good thoughts and love to you.


Rachel said...

OH, Mona!!

I missed you and hoped you were off on one of your wonderful adventures!

Please take care of you---hydrate and rest and we'll be right here when you feel like letting us know how you are.

Cindy said...

Oh Mona,
I am so sorry. I have been thinking about you and hoping you were just on a blogging break! I am so glad it's not cancerous and I am wishing you a speedy recovery my dear. My prayers are with you, Hugs, Cindy


I will pray for your recovery. God has blessed you.


ksarra said...

Mona, I am so HAPPY that all turned out well for you! Keep that positive attitude, we'll be praying for your full and speedy recovery.

gypsylulu said...

prayers are coming your way, mona...for a speedy recovery...
that must have been scary..the not knowing. God bless you and keep you...

Domestic Designer said...

I am so sorry that you have been ill. You will certainly be in my prayers. Please take good care of yourself. Hope everyday brings a little more improvement. Have a great weekend and rest.

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my Mona I'm so sorry you are ill dear friend.
Many, many prayers are coming your way. Blogland is a powerful place for prayer. It heals.

Feel better soon. ~Melissa ;)

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Mona! I was missing you! I'm so sorry you're having to go through this, but praise the Lord you're cancer free! You take care of yourself and know you're in my prayers and praying you don't have to have surgery!
Shelia :)

dos gatos said...

I will pray for a successful outcome for you Mona, and that you will be on the path to improvement very soon.


Shirley said...

Thank You God, no cancer. I will pray for your very fast recovery. Bless you.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh Mona! I feel so bad for you. I sure hope you are up and back to your old self soon. Please, if you NEED anything give me a call. I'll be there in no time flat!

I have not been around much. Gone on the cruise and then busy with this remodeling stuff so I was shocked to come by and find out my buddy is not feeling well.

You have my prayers but really, if you need anything else please let me know.

Big hugs.

midlifeslices said...

Oh praise the Lord!! These sudden things can be so scary but thankfully you have great support and the peace of God. My prayers are with you. HUGS

Tracy said...

Mona, I am so sorry you are ill. I will pray for a speedy recovery and no surgery!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Sound really bad, but I´m glad You´re back home again!
You are in my prayers.

Wunderwoman said...

Sending good wishes and prayers your way. Hope you're better soon!

Happy@Home said...

I am sorry to hear about what you have been going through, Mona. I'm sure it is a great relief that there was no cancer involved. I will include you in my prayers for a complete recovery. Take care of yourself.


Sue said...

Dear Mona, I truly wish you well and hope that your doctor can get you healthy once again. Believe in the powers above and remember you are in His hands. Sending you many good thoughts and prayers, Sue

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Dear Mona,I will be praying for you.Thank goodness it isn't cancer ! I just had a cancer scare last week,and my mom also.What a week.We are all so blessed aren't we !

Dawn said...

Oh Mona, I so glad you're home and starting to get better. I was missing you and our late night meetings! Take care my friend, I will keep you in my prayers.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

MONA! I knew there was something wrong when I didn't hear from you. I am so glad that you are back home and mending. I will keep you in my prayers. I sent you an email yesterday....when you are up to it, let me know if your mosaic lamp arrived safely.

Balisha said...

HI Mona,
Look how many comments are have so many friends who are praying that you will soom be on the mend and writing those wonderful posts that keep us coming for more. Let's all have a group hug for our dear Mona.

Karen said...

Dearest Mona. What a trying few days. I am so sorry you had to experience that. It's just a horrible feeling. But from reading your post it sounds like it's good news! It might be "a little inconvenient" which is the way I like to look at things sometimes, but it's better than the alternative.
I'm not that far away - if you ever need ANYTHING - you just let me know Girl.
Praying for you and your family, and trust that all will be will. God is GREAT!
Big hugs my friend. Karen

marty39 said...

Mona, I am so glad you are feeling better. You are in my prayers, and I will continue. I do know the Lord is in control. So glad there are no tumors. I do hope you don't have to have surgery. I know the Lord heals today and everyday. Keep believing. I also want to let you know that the next "Cloche Party" is scheduled for Sept. 11th for the Fall season. Grab the button on my sidebar to remind you and to tell all your friends. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

bj said...

I knew something was up when you didn't do your regular posting.
So so sorry you've been sick but so thankful you are better now.
God is always good and all the glory of you not having cancer goes to HIM.
Take good care and know I am thinking of and praying for you.
xo bj

Allidink said...

OMGSH Mona! I am sooo sorry to hear that you were so sick! :( I'm glad you're getting better! I hope they don't have to do any surgery. You're in my prayers I can't wait for you to get better!

All the best!!

Mimi said...

Mona, so sorry to hear you have been under the weather. You were definitely missed; glad to hear you are on the road to recovery.

Star said...

I did miss you Mona and I'm glad you're back on here again. The view from your hospital window is stunning and must have been very therapeutic for you while you were waiting. So glad your results were favourable and here's hoping the antibiotics work well for you.
Take care.
Blessings Star

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I'm so behind in my reading and just found this. You are in my thoughts and prayers, dear friend.

Debbie said...

Oh Mona I am so sorry you have to go through this but thank God it is NOT cancer! And here I was thinking you were on your way to Maine??? Are you still coming or did you already come and go back or?? You will be in my daily prayers my friend...I promise. I have a long list of friends and family members and dogs and cats I pray for every day and you are tagged onto my list. I am hoping for a fast recovery. Keep the faith.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Mona, you are now at the top of my prayer list. I am so remorseful that I am just finding out about your illness, but grateful it is not cancer or tumors.
God's speed to complete wellness!

Stacey said...

Mona, I'm sorry I missed this post Friday. I so hope that you get better quickly! I will pray for you.

Zoey and Me said...

Mona, I went through colon surgery a year ago and recommend if they talk to you about surgery, talk to them about the recovery time. I still have serious problems and my surgeon said I could feel this way for three to four years. It's worst than my recovery from bypass surgery. 10 times worse. Get the facts and go from there. Good luck!

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