Just What the Doctor Ordered….

When I returned from surgery, Maddie had taken over my bed.  She wasn’t happy to see me. And, on top of that, we both had nose issues. My surgery was sinus surgery…the blockage had been described as “severe” and had begun to deteriorate bones in my eye socket… it took right at three hours to remove it.  I feel ignorant for not responding to sinus issues earlier (I have had them most of my life), but glad that it is over and recovery is going well.  Lesson for us all…pay attention to your health!

Since this surgery made my face feel dry and old, I was so glad to find in the mail a sample of this new Strivection Multi-Action Restorative Cream.  I need restoring!  And I really love their products.  I will let you know what I think, but you can find it for the same price at MACYSULTANORDSTROMDILLARDSSAKS FIFTH AVENUE

When I read the 12 Signs of Aging, I thought, WOW, all of this applies!

The STRIVECTIN NECK TIGHTENING CREAM is awesome, so I am expecting good results here.

Also, waiting for me was this book…LET FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE by Don Colbert, MD.

Again, appropriate timing.  Since I have been sick for several weeks which lead to the surgery, I have gained weight from lack of exercise and unhealthy eating…(more about that later).  So, I am ripe for teaching from Dr. Colbert and see what the book has to say.

I am so ready to feel good again.  And get back to where I was before sickness took over.  This book might have some food ideas and recovery time is a good time to read.  So you might also want to check it out HERE.

Then again, recovery time is a good time to find great deals.  I saw many midlife women in over-the-knee-boots this year and they looked fabulous…I like SAM EDELMANVINCE CAMUTOFRANCO SARTO…all look beautiful! 

Back to health, Pamela…oh yes, and there is a cat in my bed!

Happy Thursday, all!



  1. Pam, I hope you are feeling better today. It seems the person we often neglect is ourselves, and somehow that needs to change. I love how you have changed your life and attitude through clothing, now you need to apply that same enthusiasm to keeping healthy. I wrote today about the Mediterranean Diet on my blog today. It is wonderful. Check it out.

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words. I turned my health life around at age 60…late I know, but at least I finally got on the right path. I lost right at 30 pounds with Jenny Craig and began strength training…the illness was a setback, but hopefully I will be back at it soon. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I just have to say, Maddie is precious! What an adorable little thing! Glad you are recovering. I gained weight over the holidays and am currently beating myself up for it. (For all the good that does. ..none!)

    1. Thanks Barbara…I was on those things three days after surgery. Sleep was difficult at first because I had to be elevated, but all is well now. Fortunately, I did learn the power of all three you mentioned in the past two years! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing.

  3. Glad you are making yourself a priority! I hope your recovery goes well and you can get back to feeling your best.
    I was thinking of purchasing the neck cream mentioned but was hesitant to make that big an investment without knowing if it was helpful. So, you do endorse it?
    Thanks for all you share with us. I look forward to your postings.

    1. I do endorse it Patricia. I have been through two jars and really like it. I use it twice a day from the jawline down to the chest area. It is my favorite for the neck! Thanks for asking.

    1. Hi Catherine! Our family joke is that she never really leaves the bed…my husband is always saying to her, "You need to get more sleep," because he thinks that is what she is doing all the time! My recovery is going very well and I am encouraged. Thank you

  4. I hope you recover quickly. That's a cute picture of Maddie under the covers. We've had cats all our married life, and some have been empathetic and some have not, but they all love being in our bed!
    Mary Lou

  5. Hi Pam, that sounds so serious, I am glad you had the surgery to remove the blockage! I had terrible (horrible!) allergies when I lived in Austin. I knew people who had to leave the area because of severe allergies to live oak! I could not breathe well for the 3 years I lived there either. Was it an allergy thing? Or made worse by allergies?

    Also, your cat is so cute! Have you had a cat this whole time I did not know? And a sooty kitty to boot, I have a thing for gray cats, yours is a beauty! xx

    1. HI Jill, I guess since I am born and raised in Texas I have learned to live with the allergies…right now (mountain cedar) and early spring (oak budding out) are the two worst times. I just did not know I had a back up system happening! Hopefully I will feel better. Maddie has been on the blog often the last six years…I guess you did not catch those times. sometimes she is in the back of picture!! Always trying to be seen! Thanks for stopping by …have a great weekend.

  6. I am glad you are recovering. It sounded severe indeed.It isn't until something in your body stops working properly that you realize how important good health is. It hasn't become such a cliché for nothing.

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