Surgery Update

Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for your well-wishes and prayers. I read some of the comments while waiting in pre-op, and the rest when I got home. The surgery went much easier this time. My tongue isn’t numb at all (yay!) and the pain is (so far) controllable with Tylenol. I’m doing what I’m supposed to do, which is rest and recover. Friends are dropping off food for the week, Steve is taking care of the animals (and me) and I’m sitting quietly on the couch (with Scooter, who is curled up, plastered to my side.) I can look out the window and see the goats – who, though off in their paddock do keep an eye on the window and perk up when they see me. That will have to do for awhile, as I’m not allowed out to the barns for about a week until the incision heals. I have my MacBook Air in my lap, but I’m not working! (Well, not much.) In fact, I think I’ll take a nap, and then do the daily crossword puzzle.

Again, thank you for your positive energy! Here is a photo of Florence, looking quite positive herself.


  1. Have been thinking of you Terry and wishing for you a happy and speedy recovery. Having such a wonderful view from your windows for the next week or so can do nothing but help that process! Be well.

    • Wishing you the best for your recovery all the way from Australia terry, love your hen cam site. Keep smiling :-)

  2. Wow, you don’t waste any time! I thought this was sometime “soon”. Glad to hear you are doing well and doing what you are supposed to….it’s so hard to sit still. Enjoy it while you can.

  3. Wow, good for you, you’re home already. I was expecting you to have a 2-3 day hospital stay. Take care of yourself and follow doctor’s orders. I can’t wait to see you out & about wrestling the goats!

  4. Love the pic of Florence! Hope the rest & recovery continues to go well. Best wishes from Australia

  5. So happy Terry! Very good news! Wishing you a speedy recovery! Enjoy “doing nothing” for as long as you can!

  6. Hello Terry, Glad to hear you are home and resting. I know rest and recovery is sometimes hard for someone who is active, but take your time… as the birdies are waiting to sing for you !! Bless Steve for taking such good care of you and the critters.

  7. Thankful you’re doing so well! My mom is completely deaf in one ear (with normal hearing in the other) due to a childhood fever, and I know the trouble she’s had with only hearing half of a conversation and not knowing where sounds are coming from. As kids, we’d have to not only yell “hey, Mom!” but also our location if we wanted her to come. :) Hope this fixes that for you and that you have a quick and easy recovery and are back to enjoying spring in no time!

  8. Oh, Florence, you do look stunningly positive!

    Terry, so glad the surgery’s over, and am eager to hear about your recovery, and your future stereophonic experience! xo

  9. Great news Terry. Home and on the sofa with little Scooter sounds like a happy place to be.

    Best wishes to you and to Steve

    Celia & Cliff


  10. Oh do take care and rest. I know how hard that can be. But seriously, the week you spend doing nothing will help you heal SOOOOO much faster in the long run.

  11. God bless you with great health! Perhaps you can research a new venture…making soap with goat’s milk. Erm…do you milk your goats?

  12. go on, have some codeine – I did so enjoy your narcotic-fueled emails last time… Have you got some dreadful TV lined up to watch? I do think recovering from anything is a great excuse to watch awful daytime!

  13. And now you have snow to look out on while you recover! I am so glad you are doing well. Prayers and best wishes for a completely successful result!

  14. Terry, really happy to hear all went well and you are resting comfortably. Being a animal person sitting still isn’t easy, all of us on here know that.

    Can’t wait to hear you tell the stories of the progress of your restored hearing in that ear.

    I have to tell you the other night after reading your blog about your surgery I was walking back in the evening from locking up the hens and heard the neighborhood Great Horned Owl hoot and hoot. I thought of you and just stood on the patio a few minutes and enjoyed his or her call for a mate.

  15. So glad you are home with Scooter at your side. Such a loyal dog:)

    Take care. More positive thoughts coming your way.

  16. It is good to read that you are doing well and have plenty of help and love from your family and friends. I wish you a speedy recovery and that you will be hearing all that’s around you soon.

  17. Great that your surgery is over and went so well! Look forward to reading about your new hearing in stereo. Have a wonderful recovery. Love the happy pix!

  18. I missed checking your site yesterday and checked in today to your news about your operation. So glad you had it done Terrie….you’ll love all the new sounds you are going to hear. Once I got my hearing aids I was amazed at the different sounds I heard and I know this will be so amazing for you.

    I see you are getting snow…keep it out your way please. I want spring as I’m sure a lot of other people do also.


  19. Best of luck and a speedy recovery. There are quite a few Librarians out there, who I am sure, feel the same way.


  20. Hope you have a speedy recovery and a more hearing future. Looking forward to your implant updates.


  21. Here’s wishing for a speedy recovery. Just think of all the song birds you’ll hear in stereo this summer!

  22. Pleased to hear you’re home. As always, I enjoy your photos. Praying for your recovery and healing.

  23. I so enjoy your animals and wish the best healing for you! Enjoy the snow, so pretty to see, especially if it’s only once or twice a winter, we relish it then! And from inside the cozy house with a wonderful dog at your side, a beautiful blessing.

  24. What, more snow!!!!

    Glad you are recovering well. Snow always looks much better from a nice warm sofa with a dog curled up next to you – Sorry Steve!!!!

  25. I’m happy that your surgery is over and went very well!

    I love your animals especially the Gems! I watch the hencam every evening before going bed: it relax me and make me think when I was a child. When I was young I have 4 hens and I passed all my afternoons sitting in the coop watching.them and talking with my hens.

    I appreciate so much your work in the schools! It’s very important for children have a direct contact with animals!

    I appreciate your cooking recipes too!!!

    Well done Terry!

    Best wishes from Trieste, Italy. Francesca (excuse me for my bad english..)