Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pain & Suffering...Not My Cup of Tea

My regular readers may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging much lately.  I wish the reason for my absence was because I’d been away on a luxury vacation, but unfortunately I have been in the hospital.  On Monday I had surgery after two weeks of pain, misery, and mental anguish over what it might be.  Actually I have been having difficulties since the week before Christmas.

Without going into all the gory details, I will just say that I have had a very badly infected lymph node.  My ENT called it an abscess.  There were many symptoms of the “Big C” which scared me more than I can find words to express.  Thankfully, that did not turn out to be the case and we are so very grateful to God for His blessings. 

I am now on the mend, taking MANY meds and still in some pain.  I’m trying hard not to “whine” (at least not much) because I know how much more serious it could be.  We should be thankful every single day for good health, if we are fortunate enough to have it.  I know from now on I will praise God for each day I can live a healthy, normal life. 

I’ve missed writing and reading my favorite blogs.  I hope to have something fun to write about soon.  In the meantime, please visit my daughter-in-law’s new blog:

May all of you have days filled with good health and happiness....and be appreciative of all your blessings. 


  1. Oh Cheryl I wished I could of been praying for you!!Or even I wished I lived closer to come visit and hold your hand..or do some chores for you at home!

    Praise God not the big "C"!!Oh I know you were afraid!!Know that I care and will be lifting you up in prayer!!For quicik healing and for sunny days ahead!

    Hugs and lovin Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  2. Oh my friend, I am so sorry you have been in pain and YES I have missed you! I am thankful that you are on the mend and I'll be praying for you to have a quick and complete recovery! BIG HUGS and continued prayers!

  3. Oh Honey!!! I'm so, so sorry!!! I did assume you were just too busy having fun to blog. Can i just say I'm sooo sorry!! I hate that you've been ill but I'm glad your on the mend. Take care of yourself - stay warm and don't hesitate to let those around you take care of you.

    Hope it's warm where you are!

  4. Dear Cheri,
    I am so very SORRY, I did not know.
    I would have been praying for you. I will pray for your continued healing.
    I just give all praise and glory to Jesus, and thanks to Jesus that it was not that terrorist called cancer.
    One thing I found out, that Karen our creator for the Sister in the Bloggerette Sorority, has given over reigns to our new hostess, Debi,
    When you get to her blog, there is a new blog button for us to replace our old button on the new button on her blog and it will take you to the Bloggerette page...then there is a post that gives you instructions on finding out if your name was moved to the new list.
    The next two days will be hard to post so I will check on you Sunday.
    Rest well my friend and let your body heal.
    Have A Sugar Sweet Day.
    Simply Debbie

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your surgery...I'd have been in the surgery room if you lived near me and I would have held your hand and told you all would be Ok..and thankfully all was OK. I'm glad to hear your many friends and church members are taking care of you with meals and such. Get well soon! Missed you!

  6. I am so sorry you've been ill. I've had a bit of that...and it isn't fun. Lost 12 in. of my colon in 2009 and had that BIG C scare and I am still not over it.
    I am happy to know that all is well and that you are recovering!
    Being ill is not my cup of tea either.
    Take good care of yourself and I will see you again soon!

  7. Have missed you...OUCH I don't even want to know where it is. Yep, big swollen lymph node, It would scare the crap out of me too! I just recently had one of those dodged the bullet scares, OHHH it makes you so thankful...Thank you Lord! Of course now I am busy building a bunch of churches LOL!


  8. I WAS wondering what you were up to, Cheri! So sorry you have been sick! I'm sending good thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery! Thanks for your good wishes to me today, too...just a rotten cold... XO

  9. I have kept checking to see if you had a new post! So sorry about your health scare Cheri and I am so happy to hear your on the mend.
    Take good care of yourself and remember you have many friends here in bloggyland!
    Hugs friend,

  10. I am so sorry you are in pain!!! What a blessing to be just an infection. I am praying for you in your recovery, Aunt Cheryl! I love you!

  11. My heart goes out to you. Never los es fatih... While I seldom comment, I enjoy your posts so much. It's the people you may not know --- that are inspired by you the most.

  12. I can honestly say I did not realize your absence, because I have been too busy to check blogs regularly lately. So, I am glad you are back, and glad you are on the mend, but so sorry you had to go through all of that.
    Now, to go check out your daughter-in-laws blog... maybe a new one to add to my list.
    Continued well wishes being sent your way!

  13. Cheri, you were missed. I'm so sorry for what you have been through. I know you must be relieved, yet in pain. You are most definitely allowed to WHINE. I whine all the time and I don't even feel bad. When I feel bad, I scream and cry, so whining is good. I am happy to see you back and will head over and visit your dau-in-law's new blog.

  14. Cheryl!!!! I'm SOOOO sorry that I did not know you'd been sick. But I am ever MORE thankful that you are on the mend! I will continue to pray for you, sista! Know that you are loved!!!

  15. I'm so very sorry! At least it wasn't the big C. Every day of health is a blessing!

  16. I am so sorry you have not been well. It is good to know you are on the mend, Cheri.

  17. Sorry to hear about your "c" scare, and glad to hear it was a false alarm. Hope you are soon returned to full health. We pray you a speedy and complete recovery.

  18. Chereeeeeee, don't be sick! (I said that in my whiniest voice, hoping it will help) Here's hoping you are feeling better every day.

  19. sorry that you had to be hospitalized. i pray that your recovery is less painful and short. prayers for you. thanks for your comment on my post. take care rose

  20. Cheri-
    I am so glad you are on the mend and got a good report.

    Just rest.
    We are retired- we need to let work go!
    You inspired me with this post.

    White Spray Paint

  21. First if aii, Praise GOd the big C had passed you by. Sometimes as we get older and these illnesses are a nearly real possility, but passes over us, I feel like the Israelites who swabbed blood on their door posts. Wish it was that simple.

    Bit it sound like you are going to escape with painful cyst. Whine and get some room service; you deserve it.

    I am reading Max Lucado's The Great House of God, a great piece of inspirational reading as is all his books. His two greatest in my humble opinion are NO WONDER THEY CALL HIM THE SAVIOR, and SIX HOURS ONE FRIDAY, if I got the titles rignt from memory this late at night,

  22. Prayin' for ya girl! I hope ya feel bright and sparkly soon and very soon.

    Take care of yourself sweetie and have a beautifully blessed day!!! :o)

  23. Hi Cheri!
    I'm so glad you stop by my blog! It is nice to meet you. So sorry to hear you are not feeling well! I will keep you in my prayers for a quick recovery!
    I'm your newest follower!

  24. Hi Cheri,
    I sure hope your feeling all better by now.
    This winter has surely been a long one and I am so ready for Spring!

  25. Just stopping in to see how you are feeling, much better I hope! BIG HUGS and continued prayers:)

  26. I'm so sorry to hear of your hospitalization and sickness. Get well soon!

    I found your comment on my blog today and came over to check out YOUR place. You are just as cute as a bug in a rug!!! BTW, how do you pronounce your name? Sherry? Cherry? or Sue??? j/k about the Sue.

  27. Oh my goodness! I am so thankful that you are on the mend and putting this ordeal behind you. They say you can't keep a good woman down and that goes double for a Southern woman!

    I went over to see your DILs blog, she's off to a great start and with all those mom's out there, I just know she will be a huge success. I mean who doesn't love going all out for your child's birthday?

    Well my dear, you take care of yourself. I'm hoping to get out to your neck of the woods in late Spring to do some research on my daddy's hometown for a family book I'm working on.

    btw, I love your comment on my son's birthday, I'm going to start telling folk I had him when I was 12. Yep, that's my story ad I'm sticking to it!


  28. I am so sorry you have been sick, as you rest and heal, know that you are thought of warmly
    and wished a quick recovery.


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