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Summer is officially over, although we still have temperatures above 30 degrees C.  Our last trip was wonderful.  We went to Sparta on Friday.  On Saturday we went to Elafonissos snd from there to Monemvassia.  On Sunday we went to my husband’s village, Isioma, Karyon, Megalopolis, in Arcadia through a lovely route on Taygettus mountain.   (Hope to post some photos soon).

We returned late on Monday and early on Tuesday morning I went into hospital.   Instead of performing the surgery from the thigh, which is easiest for the doctors but much worse for the patients, as it takes more time and after the operation you stay in bed at least nine hours, after examining me, he decided to make the incision on the right hand.  The whole procedure lasted about half an hour.  He made an injection for local anaesthesia but still I could feel a little discomfort when the catheter was passing in.  There were no stitches but instead this bracelet had to stay on until the evening.  It is full of air, which has to be removed gradually until the evening before removing the bracelet.

I have great news.  All went well and thank God I do not have any arteries blocked.  However, I shall not do the same mistakes again.  I shall continue exercising, relaxing, cooking healthier but that does not mean I shall deprive the rest of the family, especially the children, from eating other less healthy food.  Besides, I have still many recipes I have not posted.

Finally, I wish to thank you all for your lovely comments on my previous post and all that positive energy you have sent me.

For at least 2 – 3 days I must not put any pressure on my hand as the artery may start bleeding.  I have typed this post using only my left hand, which is quite difficult and hope to start visiting you all soon.

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29 Responses

  1. O dear Ivy, I am wishing you all the best … and speedy recovery! Will keep praying for you and checking for updates! All my prayers and hugs, Heni from DZ

  2. Perastika sou Ivy! All the best…thinking of you all the way from Australia!

  3. Ivy !I’m so relieved you are ok !!Don’t worry about anything but being in shape !!! A super hug

  4. This is really good news, Ivy! I’m glad you don’t have to do any major surgeries or anything. Get some rest! I’ll be looking forward to your updates soon!

  5. I’m so glad to hear none of the arteries were blocked!!! Get rest and stay relaxed!!!!

  6. goood news!more ,more,relax!

  7. Oh, Ivy, I am glad that everything has turned out good.

    Wish you all the best!

    Angie’s Recipes

  8. Περαστικά σου Ήβη, εύχομαι σε λίγο να είναι όλα μόνο κακή ανάμνηση. Θα τα πούμε σύντομα από κοντά.

  9. Nice to know that everything went well, dear Ivy. But please do not ush yourself and rest. We are here :-)Sending you lots of love and hugs.

  10. Glad to hear the good news, Thank God! I was very much worried for you, since my daughter had a open heart surgery an her 4th day after birth last june:( She was hospitalised for 2 weeks, and it was too hard days for us. Check her out here http://thaswika.blogspot.com/. So from then on, I don’t want anyone to suffer:)

  11. That is great news Ivy, I’s so happy everything went well. I’m sure i’ll be seeing a lot of healthier recipes in ur blog now. Wish you the best of health and a big hug to you.

  12. I am ever so happy and relieved to hear that! What great news :-)))! Yesterday I prayed for everything to go well…

    Take good care of yourself and don’t stress!


    Rosa xoxo

  13. I’m so glad to hear you have no blocked arteries, Ivy! Take your time getting back on your feet and take good care of yourself.

  14. Perastika sou!

  15. Ivy

    Thanks so much to all of you. I wish I could communicate with each one of you personally and thank you. There are so many e-mails I want to reply to and I thought it would be easy using my left hand but it isn’t, especially using the mouse.

  16. Oh, Ivy, I’m so relieved that all went well! It’s a great idea to take forward all these healthy habits in any case. Like you, I really need them and have started. I’m trying to post mostly healthy (but delicious) recipes these days. My 16-year-old son, who is a picky eater and loves the things I can’t have, generally likes them, so they may work for everyone.


    We’ll be here when you can be.

    Again, I was so, so happy to read this post!

  17. Thats a wonderful news dear, do take care!

  18. I’m relieved for you Ivy. I’m glad it turned out well. Take care.

  19. So glad you’re best of health now. I told my family about your health and they wished you well and speedy recover soon. Please do take time to rest, ok.

    My father-in-law has the problem on one of his arteries as well even though his still under control with medication. If he’s in need of surgery like yours, he said it’s on the thigh/leg as the artery is larger. After I read your procedure, I think I will suggest to him if he’s suitable the same as yours. I think the process is shorter and less stress for the patient like you said 🙂

    We can adjust our life and family to healthy eating only from home. When children are outside, they will eat junk/unhealthy food because their friends did. We can tell our family but we can’t tell off to other kids’ parents. Nobody likes that 😛 I only hope when your children saw your condition, they will think before they eat.

    Have lots of rest and looking forward for your great recipes! Lots of hugs and love!

  20. Good to hear Ivy – keep well!!

  21. Dear Ivy, thanks for the update & so glad that you are doing ok. Just take rest, give yourself some time. thinking of u & sending you hugs from far away:-)

  22. Tweety

    Perastika sou Ivy. Eftichos apefiges tin enchirisi :-)- !!!
    Filakia, V.

  23. Great news! Relax and feel better and enjoy the lingering warm weather!

  24. Glad to hear the good news, Ivy!

  25. Dear Ivy, I was away and just read your last two posts. Thank God everything is okay but still take care and relax and this problem is not necessarily from what we eat, at least your cooking seems quite healthy, but from our lifestyle. We should eat everything in moderation but we need more exercise in our life instead of spending hours in front of the computer. Love, Lisa.

  26. Great news!
    Now get some rest, the recipes can wait a little bit more;))

  27. Good to hear this much. Do take care of yourself. You can get back to blogging whenever your health allows it.

  28. Ivy, what wonderful news! We’re so glad that the procedure went smoothly and things are looking up for you. It’s never too late to make a lifestyle change, and we wish you much luck in this new chapter! Here’s to a speedy recovery, lady. We miss you!!

  29. Take good care. Sending you positive thoughts!