Lying Low…

If you’ve been thinking that I’ve been a bit quieter than usual lately, you’d be right…

I’ve been dealing with some health issues, and for the last month, I’ve been referred from doctor to doctor and undergone lots of tests.  It’s been a long and stressful process, but I am relieved to finally be coming to the end of all of it. To make a long story short, I will be having surgery this Wednesday.  I am expecting to be in the hospital for a few days, and then I will have a 6 – 8 week recovery at home.

While I don’t plan to disappear completely, things may be a bit quieter around here than usual… My surgery was originally scheduled for the end of June, but it got bumped up after I was referred to a new doctor.  So, with only 5 days to get things done, I haven’t had nearly as much time as I would have liked to develop some new recipes and work ahead on blog posts.

I do have a few new recipes that I will share over the next few weeks, and I know there will be some special guests making appearances on the site, as well.  I have a lot of amazing friends who have agreed to help me with some guest posts! And, both my hubby and Yellowdog will most likely make an appearance, as well… After all, they’ll be doing all of the cooking around here for a while, and I’m sure they’ll love to share some of their experiences.

So, while I would much rather be cooking and baking, I’ll be laying low for a while… I promise that I will be reading your comments and emails when I have the chance, and I’ll do my best to respond.

37 Responses to Lying Low…

  1. Jen, I’m so sorry to hear that your health is not 100% right now and that you are having to undergo surgery. Knowing how you worry as you do, I can only imagine how stressful this past month has been for you. I’m sure you will soon find yourself recuperating very quickly and back to normal in no time. Will be thinking of you on Wednesday and offering a prayer for full recovery. Take good care of yourself and lay low as long as necessary. Your readers will be here. Sincere best wishes ~ Paula

  2. Good luck with your surgery Jen! I hope you’re feeling better soon :) Sending lots of positive thoughts and hugs your way!

  3. Good luck with the surgery! I will miss reading your posts, but will of course be here when you’re back. In the meantime I will enjoy hearing from your guest posters. I hope you feel better quickly and that your blog is a place of encouragement for you while you’re laying low :)

  4. Jen, so sorry to hear. I was so happy to hear of Yellow Dog and your arm surgery going well, I’m saddened to hear that you’re dealing with other issues.

    If I can help; please let me know. But in any event; you will be in my thoughts and yes, my prayers and please…take good care.

  5. Jen….we’ll be right here when you feel up to posting again. Let your hubby….and Yellowdog….take good care of you. I’ll be thinking of you and sending my prayers for your speedy recovery. {{hug}} from Texas.

  6. Dear Jen –

    I’ll be holding you in a gentle place of healing, comfort and recovery. May you take each day as it comes and know that small steps equal BIG ones at the end of each week. Take good care of yourself. I will miss your posts and recipes. Keep smiling!
    Hugs and smiles,
    Vicki ♥

  7. Sorry to hear… sending you major hugs and prayers and good thoughts. You need to know that lots of people will be thinking about you. Come back online when you’re good and ready and feeling great! XO

  8. Thinking of you, my friend! Please take time and care for yourself. If you need anything from the rest of us in the meantime, don’t be afraid to holler! Hugs!

  9. Will be thinking of you all week and beyond as you recover. Hope it all goes well and that we see you back here soon :)

  10. I know I’ve already told you a million times, but I’m thinking of and praying for you!! Sending lots of love and positive thoughts your way for a quick recovery. xoxo :-)

  11. Jen,
    I’m happy to hear that you were referred to a new doctor and that your date was moved up for surgery. Always put your health first. You can’t be you when your not feeling well. Your readers will be sending good wishes your way and looking forward to your return when you are ready. No rush! All the best to you!