Feeling Blessed. . .No Regrets!

Hello my dear friends,
I got to come home from the hospital yesterday and I wanted to check in and give you an update.
 
But first of all, I MUST thank you for your sweetest comments.  They really helped carry me through my surgery.
The Dr. told us that he didn't know if I would even be able to talk when I came to, and that I may have to relearn a lot of things.
 
NOT THE CASE!  Right now I am doing excellent and talking wonderful.  Well, as good as
I was before.  :)
 
I am so thankful that I decided to have brain tumor surgery.  Even after the Dr. at the University Hospital said he wouldn't recommend I do anything.  The Lord is in charge!!
 
  

I have always been a thankful person and truly do feel blessed.  Now, that doesn't mean that I haven't had problems in my life.  Still, I look for the good, not the bad!
 
Two years ago my family built my "Hilltop Cottage" she shed up on top of our back garden hill.
I have loved it and had a twang in my heart to see it featured in a magazine.  That didn't happen, but thankfully an Instagram site,
Urban Renewal featured it on their online magazine.
"feeling blessed".
 
Many of my blog friends have been featured in magazines.  Always a secret desire of my heart.  That didn't happen, but it was my fault that I missed that opportunity.  A sweet gal from Country Sampler wanted to feature my bottle brush Christmas porch a few years ago.  Because I took so many photos I had not saved the originals.  Live and learn from my own mistakes.  I save them now!
 
 
 
 
 
Gardening is another one of my loves.  I have been asked to be in a "Secret Garden Tour" this June.  Hopefully I will still be able to do that!
 
 
 
 
 
My face is quite swollen and black
 and blue right now.  I look like I am ready for Halloween. 
The kids are all coming on Thursday and we should have around 25 of us for Thanksgiving.  Hubby is smoking a turkey, but they are all doing the rest.  I have wonderful children and I love them dearly!
 
No Regrets!
 
Life is about the future, not dwelling on the past.
I will enjoy it to the fullest!!
 

 
hugs, and love you all!!

 

60 comments

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Oh my gosh Jann I had no idea, you poor sweet thing, what you must have been going through!!! I'm glad you are feeling positive, and pray for a quick and thorough recovery for you - blessings and prayers to you, and happy Thanksgiving surrounded by your family who love you! xo

Regina said...

Oh Jann, it's sooo good to hear from you! God is watching over you, His precious daughter. Have a very blessed Thanksgiving!

Jeanie said...

Best news ever! Black and blue will go away but your great blessings are here to stay. It sounds as though your holiday will be just wonderful, surrounded by those you love (and they're doing the heavy lifting too! How good is that?) And so many other blessings.

But most of all, a successful surgery and a good outcome. I'll join you happily in giving thanks for that one!

Big hugs!

Salmagundi said...

So good to hear from you --- a real blessing for this Thanksgiving week. You have been at the top of my cancer prayer list for a couple of weeks now (and will continue). I kept thinking about my daughter's recovery from glioblastoma surgery of a month in the hospital learning how to swallow, talk, even breathe again. Each day I would think that Jann should be coming out of the induced coma, and living life again or they should be taking the feeding tube out, etc. etc. And here you are at home already -- a real miracle. Enjoy Thanksgiving, and let that family of yours pamper you from now on. Sally

Susie said...

Jann, Praise God. You will have a wonderful Thanksgiving with all your loved ones. I am so glad my friend , so glad. You are loved, by many . Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,love, Susie

Kim said...

Oh, to read of your successful surgery and that you are at home again surrounded by your loved ones is truly the most wonderful news, dear Jann. AND....to know that you are talking and writing just as before is truly a miracle. Such a blessed lady you are. So, so happy to visit you here and be greeted by your sweet, positive and sunny self. I have a feeling that you and your beautiful family are going to enjoy the best and most thankful Thanksgiving celebration ever. So, so thankful that God has answered the heartfelt prayers of many all around the world in the most wonderful way. Take care beautiful Jann♥

Louca por porcelana said...

Jann...You are a blessing...Such Faith and Joy!I am glad you came back home.Happy Thanksgiving!Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Thank You for the update. Happy that you are doing fine. God Bless you.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Marion

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jann, I have been thinking about you every day. So happy to hear that the surgery went so well and you are up and doing everything as usual. Enjoy your celebration of Thanksgiving with all your family around you. It really is a blessed day..Happy Thanksgiving..xxoJudy

Anonymous said...

I an so happy for your good news. Take it easy and let the others handle Thanksgiving. Wishing you and yours a Blessed Thanksgiving.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Marilyn

Debby Ray said...

Jann, you have THE BEST attitude and that alone is half the battle! What great news that your surgery went well and that there were no impairments to your speech. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your loved ones and let the wait on you hand and foot! (you know they will) You are truly an inspiration. I will continue to pray for your complete recovery....God is GOOD!!

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

Jann,sweet Jann, I am happy you didn't have any complications from the surgery. I find myself a bit speechless.

Enjoy every second with your wonderful family.

Let them love you and take care of you. You are very strong woman.

Cindy

Sandi Magle said...

Dearest Jann, I wasnt' able to comment about your surgery post. I've had a glitch on my comments for over a month, and finally had to change browsers. I can't tell you how many times I have thought about you this last weeks.... Sending you all the healing vibes and powers in the universe...I'm so glad you are able to enjoy this blessed Thanksgiving season! Hugs, Sandi

Karen Reeves said...

Dear Jann, I am so glad to hear that you are doing so well after your surgery. God is truly wonderful. I remember when I first read about your condition & I thought “this is the same thing my nephew & my niece’s son had. They also both had surgery & are doing great. I can’t believe what a small world it is. Take care of yourself & have a great Thanksgiving with your family. That’s what’s important.

Linda W. said...

It's so good to hear from you! I'm glad your surgery had a better than expect outcome. Thank you for the update. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

Old Time Cindy said...

Oh, Jann! I am so happy for you! And I'm glad you are able to post and let us know that you are recovering. Ya know, I've been thinking of you. The Lord has been watching over you. Sending hugs!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Jann, I was so saddened to hear about your health situation. So glad your surgery went well. Life sometimes has challenges. You are a survivor. May healing thoughts and prayers help you along this journey. I admire your spirit and courage. Enjoy your loving family this Thanksgiving. xo

thel day said...

I'm happy to hear your update Jann. I've been thinking and praying for you this week. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family. God bless you.

Rita C. said...

Jann, I love you! I was telling my sister all about these loves of yours - your garden, your hilltop cottage, your grands and great grands and all of your family. I am rejoicing in your successful surgery and cant wait to tell my sister all about it. God is so good! Truly, a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

ellen b. said...

Jann, such good news here today. So happy for you and that your loved ones are gathering around you on Thursday! God bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you and give you peace! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

So happy to read of your great news and wishing you a nice
holiday with your precious family.
Phyllis

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I am so happy your surgery went well, Jann! Now I hope you will enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. I am keeping you in my prayers.

Jackiepacheco814 said...

Oh Jan Praise God for your blessing,When I saw your post on my email my heart jumped with joy.So nice to hear things are moving forward for you Thank you Sweet Jesus.I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family you all have so much to be thankful for,Take it easy my friend and I'm praying for a speedy recovery.🦃❤️

NanaDiana said...

Jann-being in and out of visiting blogs I didn't know you were having brain surgery. My husband had a non-malignant tumor removed many years ago. He lost hearing in one side and has some partial nerve damage on one side of his face...but blessed that it wasn't worth.
My dil's mother had the same thing about a year ago and she (age 70) recovered beautifully and you would never know today that she had the surgery at al. Luckily, hers was not malignant either.
God bless you- I know you are safe in His hands and did the right thing.
I pray you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. xo Diana

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh Jann, that is wonderful! Praise the Lord!! xoxo

Shiju Sugunan said...

Dear Jann, What a great news! Wishing you complete recovery and happier days ahead!

Debra said...

Jann, you are one amazing lady! I'm so happy your surgery was successful and you are feeling better. What a blessing you are to all of us. You have such a fabulous outlook and attitude, have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

kayhil said...

Glad your surgery is over and I continue to pray for your healing.

Zenda said...

I’m so glad your surgery went well! Wishing you a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving with your family!! Zenda

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Jann, I am so happy to read your post and to know that your surgery was a success. Yes, the Lord is in charge! You are such a dear, sweet, positive person, always looking for the good in life. May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by your loved ones. God bless you, dear lady!

Joanne Boulter said...

Dear Jann, I was so shocked at your news I thought NO WAY enough is enough this is an amazing women who is an example to all. Why? Well, we know why, right? Life! You have been in my prayers. Your faith is so strong what a true inspiration you are to me and the blogging community. Jann you have touched many lives and will continue to do so for a very long time. I'm so happy that you took the leap of faith and had the surgery you are strong and will recover quickly. I always love to hear about a beautiful miracle this is such a holiday gift. Happy Thanksgiving sweetie! Enjoy your dear family and let them pamper you through out your recovery.
xoxo Jo

Cherie K said...

Oh Jann love. I am so pleased to hear that the surgery has been successful. Be gentle with yourself and stay the strong, wonderful and inspiring lady that you are. xxx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jann I am thankful that your surgery went so well and you are home. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with family. We are blessed to have you still in our blogging lives. God Bless sweet friend.

Carrie Merth said...

So glad that you are recovering so well. Keep resting and let your family pamper you.

Benita Roberts said...

Jann, so happy that surgery went well. Praying for your continued healing! Love and hugs! Hope you and your family have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving!

Art and Sand said...

You are the sweetest person and along with your positive attitude, you're going to kick this. I have too many friends who were given a worst case diagnoses and kicked what the doctors told them was impossible to survive.

Have a lovely Thanksgiving with your family all there to love you.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Jann - So grateful that your surgery went so well and that you are home. You and your lovely family are going to be celebrating with such love this Thanksgiving.
Love and hugs.
Joy

Pat Cantwell said...

Jann,
Praising God for your renewed spirit!
As you feast around your table on this Thanksgiving Day
may your heart and soul be filled with abundant blessings.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving, dear one.
Pat

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

You are an inspiration to me and a blessing to those around you with your uplifting spirit. So glad to hear your surgery went well and to receive this update so soon after. Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving together!

Lisa Conforto said...

Hi Jann, wonderful news, you are blessed You are so right about looking to the future ! I wish you and your family a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving

happyone said...

That is good news. Yes, God is in charge.
Have a very happy Thanksgiving.

Rose L said...

It is often frightening to give all our trust in the Lord. I am so happy to hear you have been blessed!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

So happy to see you've posted Jann and hear that your surgery went well and you're home now! Sending love and wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving with all your dear ones. Sally xoxo

JoyceG said...

I am so happy to see you post, and more importantly to see that you're doing and feeling well. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family, and don't be afraid to put your feet up when you need to!

Kim said...

Jann, I am so happy to hear that your surgery went well and you are feeling well. That's wonderful. I wish a Happy Thanksgiving with your family and great grand babies and I'm sending your virtual hugs and prayers for continued healing. Thinking of you...xoxo

PC Scott said...

I am thankful all turned out well with the surgery - you never know. Enjoy the season and know we all love you!!

The Junque Seeker said...

Such wonderful news! Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving with your family.

Doodle Buddies said...

So relieved that your surgery went well and you have even surprised your docs with the results. You have alot of prayers to get you thru this ordeal, Jann.
Love and plenty of blessings.
Naush

Karie's Chic Creations said...

OMGosh! Jan, I am so sorry you have to go through this. My heart felt prayers are with you. You are an amazing woman. I just know the Lord will blessing you. Yes, He is in charge. and we must Trust Him. God be with you my dear friend. Karie

csuhpat1 said...

So very nice that the surgery went well. Still have the prayer meter on for you. Hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Loni said...

I'm so glad you're home and get to spend Thanksgiving at home! I'm doubly glad that your surgery did not harm you, hopefully the doctors got everything bad out and you can go back to living life as joyfully as before! Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Loni

MarEliz Evora Dabi said...

Hello Jann, I am so happy to hear the good news. We barely know each other but I am celebrating with you. God is so magnanimous. Take care and I will see you around.

handmade by amalia said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling better and that you got to go home in time for Thanksgiving. A big hug, dear Jann.
Amalia
xo

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Anonymous said...

Praying. Gail

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

God is good, Jann, and He will be there with you on this journey! Keeping you in my prayers.

Katie Mansfield said...

Good news. I'll keep praying for you, Dear Jann.

Marilyn Lesniak said...

Bless you Jann. I am so glad to hear all is going well and I know that will lift you up to be even stroner than you are right now. Take it easy and take care my friend.

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Jann I am so happy to hear that you are doing so much better. The Lord has taken care of you and you who are such a wonderful person. I too believe in being positive and not looking back but forward and with a happy attitude and it is this that has helped me tremendously in my health journey as well. Looking forward to more from you.

Heidi said...

I am sooooo relieved and happy that your surgery went well, Jann! You made the right decision.

Congrats on the Instagram feature too, well deserved. And you daughter did such a beautiful job on the fireplace mantle. It's so charming. She learned from the best. Hugs, Heidi

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