Saturday Special – I am back

Hello everyone.. yes, it is I.. Me, myself, and I. Most of you know that back in July, poor living with diabetes caught up with me and took my left leg. I now have a fake one and I spent the last 5 months in a rehab facility. I no longer have a dog as Lucy and Sally have become sisters. and are inseparable.I now have a fake leg and am still learning to use it. I think once the fit is correct all will be good. It just sucks that winter is upon us. I will write more later..

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24 Responses to Saturday Special – I am back

  1. Martha in Kansas says:

    So glad you’re back! Keep practicing on that leg and you’ll soon be running races!

  2. Good to hear from you, Jeff. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. <3. 🙂

  3. Adgirl says:

    HUGS to you Mel! I’m grateful to know you are recovering. My hero.

  4. Sarah Clarke says:

    Wishing you all the best Jeff!

    Glad to read you are finally HOME… sorry that Lucy cant be with you..but I am sure she will visit…
    hugs and peace

  6. Sha2000 says:

    Welcome back, and Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. zoekayla says:

    MEL!!!!!! My Thanksgiving is complete! I’m glad for Lucy, but I know you enjoyed her company. Do you visit her?
    I know the adjustment isn’t easy, but if anyone can deal…it’s you.

  8. BB says:

    So glad you are finally home, Mel! I have missed you.

  9. Skabootch says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Jeff!! Glad you are home. I’m sure you’ll have the new leg mastered in no time 🙂 Sorry about Lucy – I know she’s happy lol but you must find it very quiet. Hope she comes to visit now and again.

  10. cusi77 says:

    Missing you so much!

    Sending many hugs your way! <3333

  11. Barb (Just wondering in jersey) says:

    Welcome back and Happy Thanksgiving to you. I’m glad Lucy is happy with Sally but what about you? Will another dog be rescued sometime down the road? I know you hate cats but if you get the right one it will curl up on your lap like you wanted when you got Lucy. And they are less work. Just a thought. 🙂 no pressure.

    • MelTheHound says:

      Simple truth of the matter is I cannot put a dog through this.. It is lonesome but I have to consider all angles right now..

      • Barb (Just Wondering in Jersey) says:

        Of course you have to consider all angles for now. That’s why I said sometime down the road 🙂 I understand where you are coming from. I’ve been home for 4 months now and I’m still dealing with/adjusting to being on oxygen and all that entails. It takes time but it gets easier. Baby steps. Keep your chin up but watch where you’re walking. 😉

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  13. not THAT Jill says:

    Hey Jeff!! Nice to hear from you-I miss chatting with you.

  14. NJBev says:

    (((((((((((((((((my friend)))))))))))))))))))

    when I was a little person, lets say 8-10
    years old.(this is 40 yrs ago)
    The father of the the family across
    the street had suffered from Diabetes and
    never had the opportunity to take care
    of himself. Six children and a daily commute
    to the Empire State building left him with about
    8 hrs an evening to be a father and get some
    sleep.Something had to give, and it was of course,
    his health. He lost his toes, then his foot, then
    his leg. He had a family to support and never let
    himself heal.. He ended up retiring from that job in
    The “Empire State Building” about 20 yrs later-
    (I don’t even know what he did in that building,
    but his family was very proud of him)
    But after he lost his leg, he took care of himself-
    (much rest, took a long time off allowing himself to heal
    properly and no longer working hours that left
    him permanently exhausted) and took care of
    his Diabetes. After the amputation of his leg he sued and won
    the right to a car to take him from central NJ
    to NYC every single day-( a 1 1/2 hour commute
    in those days) for another 20 years.
    He was a good man, And he took very good
    care of those he loved

    But he was not half the person you are-
    You are 2x as intelligent, so much better
    a person, and there is something so deeply
    rooted into you that makes you not only
    empathetic,and kind towards others
    – but so highly relatable.
    I believe in you. You need much time to heal-
    When you are ready, you will know it.
    Don’t do anything until you feel like it-

    -always here to talk if you need it,
    just take care of yourself for now, and learn
    how to “just be happy” -just for yourself.
    I’m so proud to be your friend. 🙂

  15. Ladebra says:

    So glad to hear you are back at home. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving. Missed you around here and I’m sending love and light wishes for continued healing.

  16. california35 says:

    Glad you wrote and it is nice to know you are making progress. Hang in there…

  17. MelTheHound says:

    Thank you all so much!!!

  18. sparklemuffy says:

    Yay Jeff! Just saw this. So glad you are getting better 🙂 Many prayers>

  19. deco says:

    Mel! I’m so happy to ‘see’ you again. I’m glad you’re finally home and adjusting. Ive always enjoyed your thoughts but don’t think I realized how much until You were gone. Sorry about Lucy. I’m sure there will be another fortunate rescue pup when you’re ready and able to devote the time to caring for someone else. Its good to know you’re focusing on you. Be well, get stronger and stay warm.

  20. Buttercream says:

    Whippee! So happy to read your words! Congrats on your new leg, Real role models are in short supply these days, hope you can be one to others with your courageous journey.
    xo to you and your beloved Lucy… 🙂

  21. shamrockblonde says:

    JEFF!!!!! *hugs Jeff really hard* – I am so happy to “see” you!! – you have been and will continue to be in my prayers – you have such a good and courageous heart and I have no doubt at all that you will handle your new leg with nothing less than grace and determination – I know you will miss Lucy, but I’m not at all surprised that you put her welfare above your own wish for her company – this too shall pass – take the time for you – continue to get strong, and know that we are all right there with you, cheering you on, praying for you and making you laugh your tushie off, cuz that’s how we roll!! – *hugs Jeff really hard* – be well, my friend, be happy and stay in touch – mucho love – shamrock

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