I’m Back!

Hi my friends! It’s been awhile…all is quiet right now and it’s early morning here at Chez Leeds. I’ve been through the proverbial wringer, but happy to report I’m still on this side of the daisies. Boy am I playing with metaphors today – and probably wrongly! LOL But I’m here…and for that, well, it says everything.

It wasn’t an easy ride having open heart surgery. Not by any means. In fact, it was a rough ride full of complications and I’m still not out of the weeds yet. A little setback here and there landed me back in the hospital which wasn’t fun especially when they can’t figure out what the hell is going on.

But I thought I’d write while I had the chance in case there was someone out there wondering if I am still here – and I am! The only good part of this whole thing is that my bother and I have become extremely close and my friend group has been absolutely amazing. I’ve even gotten closer to my SIL (bro’s wife) which has been a long time coming for which I’m grateful.

Kids seem to be doing ok and going with the flow. House is running ok even though it’s not perfect. Heck, I’m not perfect, so I’m not worried about it. I’m just so appreciative for all of the helpers in my life.

Oh the other part of this journey which is good is that I’m losing weight fast! It’s so fucking wonderful to see the pounds just fall off every morning when I weigh myself. You know I think I talked about (or maybe I didn’t) that I gained the Covid 19 (lbs) in the last two years. I didn’t talk about how I couldn’t lose it though, but now it all makes sense. Heart inflammation puts weight/inflammation wherever it can on the body to help the heart when it’s under siege. So the double chin, the pudgy feeling (and look) around my body is easing and I feel a little better! I can’t wait to see how I feel in a month’s time!

I know it’s not about looks, but I’m so scarred up on my chest that my ‘zipper’ will probably always be visible except under a turtleneck. Oh well, at 55 I wasn’t planning on modeling LOL

So if I get some energy this afternoon I’ll scroll through the reader so I can catch up on all of you. In the meantime, HELLO! I’ve missed you all!

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18 Responses to I’m Back!

  1. l am so happy for you! And many thanks to (you know who) for keeping us in the loop. Continued healing, my friend. Great news!


  2. LA says:

    So good to hear from you! Sending love!๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—


  3. scr4pl80 says:

    Glad to hear you are doing okay. I was thinking about you. Sending more healing thoughts to you!


  4. Beth W. says:

    Praise God! I’m so happy to hear that you made it through. ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ve been missed! โค I hope they get all the kinks worked out and that every day sees you feeling better and better. Maybe the weight loss is the reward for going through what you've been going through ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'm jealous, but not enough to want to go through that. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'm so happy that your brother and SIL and friend group have all been there to give you the support that you most definitely need right now. Prayers and hugs for continued healing! โค โค โค


  5. The V Pub says:

    Great to hear, Janie! I’m happy that you are on the mend !!


  6. Dwight Hyde says:

    So happy to hear from you, Janie๐Ÿค—. Glad youโ€™re recovering.


  7. E.A. Wickham says:

    Thank you for the update on your health! I am so relieved to know you are recovering.


  8. petespringerauthor says:

    I’d been wondering if you’d had your surgery. “I’m still on this side of the daisies,” made me smile. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard that expression beforeโ€”perhaps you invented it. It sounds better than, “At least I’m not six feet under.” We’re all works in progress.


    • janieleeds says:

      Thanks Pete! I think it was my dad who said it or one of his older relatives…I didn’t make it up. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, we are all works in progress….progress being the key word!


  9. Ainsobriety says:

    My moms scar faded dramatically. You will be amazed.
    Keep us up to date!
    Love to you


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