Hanging out at the Recovery room


Some of you will remember a little hole in the wall night club in Jackson where people hung out back in the 80s. I’ve been doing time for the last seven days at The Recovery Room again – wearing one of those lovely backless dressing gowns made of the same vintage fabric I recall from our Thanksgiving dinner table around 1952, “ugly” is too nice a word to use!

This whole surgical experience is beyond strange. Two little ladies I have nicknamed “the Keystone Cops” show up about midnight to unplug all my tubes so the next batch of nurses have to mop up and redo everything. Someone from the Romper Room set comes in three times a day and together we blow through whistles.

Alarms sound every time I move and people come running. I never had so much attention in my life – even if it’s unwanted. Thanks for all your notes of encouragement. The doctor has me on medication to help me rest, so if you want to check in on me please wait until I get home to Starkville later this week.

16 thoughts on “Hanging out at the Recovery room

  1. Praying for your complete recovery. You are such a blessing to all of us, with
    your positive spirit you will beat this in no time.

    Blessings Dear One,
    Susanne Allen Thomas

  2. Giving thanks for your coming home for Thanksgiving! May each day bring you renewed strength. We miss you Diva . . . Prayers and e-hugs!

  3. Praying, Emily. Know how you feel about the gowns. Never have liked this ‘one size fits all’ fashions.

    Debbie Hinshaw

  4. You just amaze me with your sense of humor. I have been thinking of you, I know you will be completly recovered soon.

  5. Emily, I have missed your writings, so I am happy to get this one today! Our Sunday School class at First Baptist has been praying for you and will continue to ask God to bless you with a quick recovery and restored health. God Bless!

  6. Emily, sending prayers and best wishes from Ponchatoula! Keep that positive attitude as you recover. Thanks for keeping us posted.

  7. Emily, only YOU would be writing from a hospital room….. what an amazing person you are. I am praying for your recovery and hope to visit you in Starkville soon!

  8. Emily, people far and wide (i.e. even from the KS hinterlands) are wishing you well! You have a zest for living that inspires us all. Probably just about everyone you have ever met is praying for you to conquer this vicious foe and recover. You are wished strength and stamina as you heal, and never forget you are loved by so many.

  9. Thinking of you as I write and praying for you without ceasing! Christ’s Peace. ♥pris

  10. I have read that a positive spirit and a sense of humor are key ingredients to recovery from a serious illness. Given that, your prognosis is excellent! Add to that all the prayers that are going up for you every minute and I know that you will recover.

  11. Does this mean that Thanksgiving dinner at your house is off. Come on light wieght, you can do this. I am glad to know that you are doing well.

  12. Emily you deserve the attention because you are special ! Keep those nurses on their toes as I know you will. Praying for you daily.

  13. You have so many people who love you and are praying for you that you hardly need my prayers, but I’m sending them anyway. Marie has been keeping me posted on you and I appreciate it so much. Just remember that I love you better than chocolate….and that’s saying a lot.

  14. Wow, this news knocked me for a loop. Got a message from Tinker. You are in my thoughts and prayers, wishing you a speedy recovery.

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