04 October 2013

the torture of healing

Getting well following major surgery hurts . . . . sometimes more than the condition requiring surgery. But it is all part of the healing process.

Bill was sent home yesterday, only 3 days after his double bypass. Still finds it hard to move and a good night's sleep eludes him. But moving forward none the same.

This does not look like Bill at all --- I need more practice drawing people. Those we love seem to always be harder to capture. I refilled my Lamy Safari pen with Carbon Black ink (I normally use Noodler's Polar Black). The new ink flows faster, making it difficult to get a really fine line even when turning the nib upside-down. It might work better in my pen with a flexible nib.


  1. Vicki - just dropped in to visit. So sorry to hear about Bill and his heart attack and surgery. I will be looking up for the both of you. When we love someone it is like we are going through it as well. Looks like you are putting this waiting time to good use in your sketchbooks. Take care and God bless.

  2. Thank you, Debbie. God is taking care of both of us very well --- we are both worn out but trusting Him.

  3. Hi, Vicky.
    I'm happy your husband's bussiness (operation, etc.) are evolving so good. Although each person -and so each ill person- is different, my dad suffered the same operation four years ago... when he was 82!!! And he's still in great health! So I think your husband's circumstances are even better, and he'll recover even faster. God puts stones in our path that end helping us to walk besides the obstacles.
    I''ve been visiting this site for a while, but this is the first time I dare commenting here (please forgive my poor English, I even have my daughter for translating corrections); I like the way you draw and how you make the most of any circumstance so that you direct it into your works.
    Big hugs from Spain.

  4. Hello, Margarita ---so nice to meet you!

    I know God is taking care of us and Bill will come out of this stronger than ever. This very slow recovery is frustrating for him, especially the harsh coughing and pain. He has always been a hard worker and now has to rest for a time --- hard for him, but God has a reason and a plan.

    I'm so glad you took time to comment! Thank you for the encouragement.


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