Sunday, May 04, 2008

Sharing good news

Hi everyone, It was 4years end April of 2004 since I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. and had major surgery and a large portion of the bowel removed.Thursday I entered hospital in preparation for colonoscopy Friday.After this was over and I was fully awake and aware, My specialist come and shook my hand and said I am pleased to say that you are in full recovery and at this point in time cancer free. YIPPEEEEE . I dont have to see her for 12months , when its time for another colonoscopy.. Next appointment: I have to have ongoing blood tests and I see my Oncologist on the 14th May.and looking for more good news .

I promise to get around and visit you all in the next few days.

Grandma's Apron

I don't think our kids know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

?It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was?even used for cleaning out dirty?ears?.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places f or shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her?arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, i t carried all sorts of vegetables.

After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen?from the trees.?When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.?

When?dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her

apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that "old-time apron" that served so many purposes.


Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool?Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs was on that apron.??
I don't think I ever caught anything from Grandma's Apron.



Aunt Mildred was a 93-year-old woman who was particularly despondent over the recent death of her husband.

She decided that she would just kill herself and join him in death.

Thinking that it would be best to get it over with quickly, she took out his old Army pistol and made the decision to shoot herself in the heart, since it was badly broken in the first place.

Not wanting to miss the vital organ and become a vegetable and a burden to someone, she called her doctor's office to inquire as to just exactly where the heart would be on a woman.

The doctor said, "Your heart would be just below your left breast".
Later that night...

Mildred was admitted to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her knee.



I'm the life of the party......even if it lasts until 8 p.m.

I'm very good at opening childproof caps...with a hammer.

I'm usually interested in going home before I get to where I am going.

I'm awake hours before my body allows me to get up.

I'm smiling all the time because I can't hear a thing you're saying.

I'm very good at telling stories - over and over and over and over..

... I'm aware that other people's grandchildren are not nearly as cute as mine. I'm so cared for ---

long-term care,

eye care,

private care,

dental care.

HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT the senior citizens who took:

The melody out of music,

The pride out of appearance,

The courtesy out of driving,

The romance out of love,

The commitment out of marriage,

The responsibility out of parenthood,

The togetherness out of the family,

The learning out of education,

The service out of patriotism,

The Golden Rule from rulers,

The nativity scene out of cities,

The civility out of behavior,

The refinement out of language,

The dedication out of employment,

The prudence out of spending,

The ambition out of achievement,

And we certainly are NOT the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships and interactions with others!!



Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

EXCELLENT news!!!!! Way to go. What a great way to start my morning. I love reading good stuff on people's blogs Jen, and this is one of the best!!!!

May 04, 2008 10:17 pm  
Blogger Drew's Desk said...

What great news!!!! The garden is looking fantantic you keep so healthly with thew water restrictions its a credit to you.
love Drew xxxxx

May 04, 2008 11:55 pm  
Blogger Peggy said...

congrats on the good news!!!! Hope you celebrated and drank lots of wine :)

May 05, 2008 12:48 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

Youpeee !! How wonderful Jeanette ! that's great news !! I am so happy for you !!! What a relieve ! I suggest you empty a bottle of white wine on my health (as excuse) !! I can imagine that you are sitting on a swing and swinging till the ceiling !

May 05, 2008 1:44 am  
Blogger Susie said...

What wonderful wonderful news! As you know cancer has taken so many of my loved ones. I am so delighted to read good news in the battle of this horrible disease!
Love all your jokes too.
Thanks for this post which gives such hope!!

May 05, 2008 1:55 am  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Jan, congratulations aboutn your good news! We have a friend who just a few months ago had a large section of colon removed. She is now on chemo for other areas of her body.

I just finished my fourth colonoscopy. No polyps, but I am not finished yet with some other items.

Our neighbors lights are turned out before nine most evenings. We are older than they are but since we have always been night people ours go off around 1 AM.

May 05, 2008 12:56 pm  
Blogger Alice said...

What wonderful news from your doctor! I hadn't known you'd been so ill. I'm sure your great sense of humor and optimism must have helped get you through.

May 06, 2008 12:05 am  
Blogger Sonia A. Mascaro said...

What a WONDERFUL and GREAT news, Jeanette! Congratulations! I am so happy for you!
Many hugs my dear!

May 06, 2008 1:05 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Dearest Jen,

Now that's the best news I've heard in a while...I'm so happy for you, I can't even imagine how it felt to be told that you were now cancer free! Yippeeeeeeeee!!!! I want to come over and dance a jig with you! lol Truly wonderful news, dear Jen. Now I have tears in my eyes, I'm just so happy for you.

Omigosh, you know that reading that story about Grandma's Apron brought back so many memories of my own Gran...I remember her doing all those things too with her apron! hehe

The jokes were hilarious...poor Mildred who shot her knee! LOL xoxo

May 06, 2008 6:18 am  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Gday and YIPPEEEEE!!! That news has made my day as well as yours Jeanette :)))))

May 06, 2008 9:57 am  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Dear Jan ~~ Sorry I didn't get here sooner. I am so thrilled with your great news- that is wonderful.

Thanks for your comments on my post and glad you wake and smile, which I believe. But I had no idea about the Graveside Observation hitting home so much. These things apparently do happen. I sure didn't mean to upset you. Nice to think Alan sent you all a message. Take care, Much Love, Merle.

May 06, 2008 5:22 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi again Jan ~~ Glad you got a chuckle from the blonde jokes. Thanks for wishing June a happy birthday.
Keep warm and happy. Love, Merle.

May 06, 2008 5:42 pm  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

I'm so happy for you Jen. It's a wonderful blessing from above. It must feel great to have this heavy burden unloaded from your heart. Thank you for sharing this happy news.

May 06, 2008 7:43 pm  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Jan ~ WOW!!! YIPPEEEEE is right! I am very happy for youe excellent results! How great that must feel? Thanks for sharing your joy! ~ jb//

May 06, 2008 8:16 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Congratulations, Jen! It makes you wonder if it is in the genes, the luck of the draw, or individuals' lifestyle. One of my aunts started off with breast cancer, but over the next 20 years it had spread all over her body. Her family had a history of the same. Another friend had breast cancer diagnosed, had a mastectomy, and 20 years later, she is fine. Just never know, but it's looking good for you!

May 07, 2008 12:11 am  
Blogger Peter said...

Hi Jan, so glad to hear the good news, its always good to hear that a good friend (after 50 years I think we are good friends) will be around for a long time to come.

May 07, 2008 12:22 am  
Blogger smilnsigh said...

Wonderful news!!!! I'm so happy for you!!!

My daughter got wonderful news too, from her surgeon and from her first mamogram, since being diagnosed with breast cancer in Feb. of 2007. -happy sigh-


May 07, 2008 1:17 am  
Blogger Duxbury Ramblers said...

Hi Jen, thanks for calling by our blog, we are all pleased for you - great news, love the fuchsias used to grow them for showing - they are a credit to you.
Take care
the ramblers

May 07, 2008 5:34 am  
Blogger judypatooote said...

Hi jeanette....that if fabulous news....just the word cancer is scarey, but thank God, not always are a very lucky lady, which I'm sure you know....and by looking at you, I feel that you laugh alot, and I feel laughter can heal alot.. laughter and maybe a good stiff drink.....LOL.....

I love your little aging stories... and I can see my grandma with her apron on, doing some of the things that you mentioned....Children today miss so much, but they never knew it, so maybe not.....

Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi.....I have been selling on ebay, which has been keeping me busy, so I will very quickly post a blog, but never seem to take time to visit my friends blogs... but right now I just came in from digging and planting, and I'm I thought I'd take the time for a visit.....I always enjoy your blog and again, congrats on such wonderful news.... judy

May 07, 2008 6:05 am  
Blogger Sorlil said...

congratulations, that's fantastic news and I love the gun shot to the knee joke!!

May 07, 2008 8:53 am  
Blogger Janice said...

Hi Jeanette,

Congradulations that means your cancer is in remision! Terriffic news!

I always hate hearing the C word--My dad died of colon cancer in 1982. I'm so glad that with early treatment that dosn't have to happen any more.


May 07, 2008 3:22 pm  
Blogger Peggy said...

Congratulations on the fantastic news! I'm so pleased!! Well done!

May 08, 2008 12:32 am  
Blogger bigbikerbob said...

Hi, We just got home today and am so very pleased to hear your great news,so carry on being yourself and continue enjoying life.

May 08, 2008 7:36 am  
Blogger Gwen said...

Hi Mate.
I was there when you got the great
news,and you know my feelings with-
out saying.
The celerbrations will start when
we hit Melb a double whamie!!
Love your jokes, just reading emails from Donna.
Stay well mate see you Friday.xoxo

May 08, 2008 12:08 pm  

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