August 23, 2010

Until we meet again

Sweet dears, this post is to inform you that things are going to become quieter on the Chronically Vintage home front for the next little while. The reason behind this is because I’ll be going in for surgery on Wednesday (25th), for reasons pertaining to the (unexpected) hospital stay I encountered last May.

{Unlike the chipper young lad on the cover of this delightful 1950s children’s book (which can be found in etsy seller Ficklefrog’s shop), this week’s surgery won’t be my first hospital visit, but what he and I do share in common is that both of our mothers were/are going to be there to help make things more bearable. My wonderful mom is flying out from B.C. to help look after me while I recoup, which I know is going to make this experience infinitely easier to get through.}

I truly do not know at this stage how long my recovery period is going to be (my body is often ridiculously slow to heal, even for the most commonplace of things like minor cuts and bruises, and in the past I’ve recouped rather unhurriedly from other surgical procedures I’ve had), but I’ve been told (by my doctors) to expect at least three to six weeks.

It’s likely that I won’t be blogging again for at least a couple of weeks, and should the unexpected arise (i.e., I end up having to go back into the hospital after I’ve been discharged post-surgery), my darling husband will most likely write an update post informing everyone of what’s going on. In my absence (from blogging), he will also be approving all comments and fielding any incoming CV related emails.

I’m going to miss you all very much, and want you to know how much I truly appreciate your support and understanding regarding this situation.

Be well, precious friends, and know that you’re in my thoughts, as I send out oodles of wishes for a positively glorious, entirely enchanting last month of summer to each of you!


  1. Dear Jessica,

    Know that many, many thoughts and prayers are with you as you have your surgery! And standing in agreement that you have a quick recovery and healing.

    What a blessing to have your mom with you during this time. And we look forward to good reports and updates from your husband.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I have had limited blog reading time, so have not been by in a bit! You are so sweet! And I truly appreciate and am thankful to have you as a blogger friend in this world of blogging!

  2. aww Jessica, I hope all goes well and you are looked after really well in hospital. A shame you arent here in Adelaide, or you might have found me nursing you ;)
    Take your time to recover, we will be looking forward to hearing from you on your return.

    Wishing you all the best


  3. Here's some get well hugs from Mississippi, Jessica! You'll do fine and you're so lucky and blessed to have your hubby AND your mom at your side!!

  4. You're in my thoughts Jessica! I pray for a speedy recovery :-)

  5. Oh, honey.. my heart goes out to you! I'll be hoping and praying that all goes well, and that you recovery goes smoothly and quickly! (:
    You are such an angel.. I wish bad things wouldn't ever happen to wonderful people like you ):
    I will miss you, of course! But don't stress over being away.. take the time to rest and recuperate, and indulge in some relaxation time..
    All my love and hugs for you! XOXO, Em <3

  6. I wish you the speediest recovery ever and while it is happening 'Let us entertain YOU'!!
    Love and healing vibes from a soon to be Spring Melbourne, Australia :)
    Irene x

  7. Jessica

    I hope everything goes well for you and that you are soon back home and in good health.

    Look forward to updates from your dear hubby.

    Great that your mom is coming to look after you too.

    Take care.

  8. I hope your hospital stay passes uneventfully (boring is better than things going wrong!) and that you recover soon! Looks like that kid got his tonsils out - I know when I was little I was jealous of any of my friends who had theirs removed because I was convinced the experience would be exactly like that cover!

  9. Take care, and best wishes for a quick recovery!

  10. Take care of yourself, and I hope everything goes well!

    Andrea xx

  11. I hope everythings goes welll. I'll be praying for your speedy recovery.

    Best Wishes,

  12. I hope everything goes well, Jessica. I will send positive thoughts your way!

  13. Take care darling, getting well xx

  14. GOOD LUCK! Hope you heal soon and everything goes well!
    Can't wait to see you back on again!

  15. Jessica,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I am praying for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery!

    God Bless,

  16. {{{Hugs and well wishes for a speedy recovery coming your way!}}}

  17. Wishing for a very speedy recovery. Sending all the positive energy and strength I can muster your way.

  18. I hope you recover quickly and everything goes well, I will miss you lots and lots. Take care lovely.

  19. My prayers are with you Jessica! Many wishes for a speedy recovery!

  20. Hang in there and take care of yourself. Give yourself time to mend and, hopefully, it goes by quickly and smoothly.


  21. Please take care, and get well soon!

  22. Dear Jessica, I've sent you my wishes and thoughts in a separate email, as you know, but will be sending super strong positive thoughts now and through your surgery and hopefully fast recovery. xo – g

  23. Thinking of you dear Jessica. Get well soon! xoxo

  24. I've just discovered your blog and I adore it! I hope that both your surgery and recovery go smoothly and speedily! God Bless!

  25. I hope by this time you are well on your way to recovery.
    I just had to tell you that I am sure that my mother had that book around when I was little. I was never in the hospital as a child, but both of my older brothers had their tonsils out so maybe that is why she had it. I remember being fascinated by that book. It really did make going to the hospital seem exciting, which is kind of a cruel joke.

  26. Just want to say hello again dear...I'm sure that you'll be just fine and come through this well. I'm sending healing prayers and thoughts your way, and many virtual hugs!

  27. Jessica,

    I'm sorry to hear you're going back in the hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband.

    It's been a strange summer for me as well. I've discovered I have a chronic illness and I can definitely sympathize with the unexpected (and unwanted) times away from things you truly love.

    Sending get well wishes and hugs your way,

  28. Jessica I send you all the positive energy from Italy!Take care my sweet girl! Everything will go well, I 'll think about you very hard.
    Lots of love,

  29. I adore your blog! I love vintage. I'm sorry to hear that you are very sick. I pray for you that you have a speedy recovery & that you are all better soon. May God be with you at a time like this.


  30. I just found your blog and I really like it so was sorry to see this latest post :(

    take care of yourself ... all your followers will be waiting when you come back, you have a wonderful way with words.

    Get well soon wishes from Ireland!

  31. Oh, Jessica, it seems that I always come to such news terribly late! I do hope you're doing well and that recovery is going smoothly. Take your time recovering and we'll look forward to seeing you come back when you are ready.

  32. Hope that all goes well dear girl. Take it easy, be kind to yourself, it'll all pass. Love to you...

  33. this is my first time here but i hope that theres all sorts of healing going on in your neck of the woods right now!!