Out Having Surgery Today

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Some of you may recall in September, I had a visit to our local emergency room as I feared I was having a heart attack.  Thankfully – I wasn’t!  WHEW!!  However, I knew that waking up at 4 am thinking and feeling like I was having one was not normal – so something had to be going on.

So, my quest to figure out what was wrong began.  Of course, given family history and much research, I had a gut feeling (no pun intended) that it was my Gall Ballder  I found a doctor who was willing to listen to my concerns and worked with me to have me undergo the test necessary to rule it out.  Or, as it turned out, confirm that was what was going on. 

That has led me to today.  I am at the hospital (as you read this), preparing to have it removed. Luckily, it is done outpatient and I should be home this evening, resting comfortably in my very own bed. 

Don’t worry – there are STILL going to be lots of deals today.  That is the beauty of the internet and “connections” — being able to know information that I can pass along to you.  Since we are down to the last few shopping days before Christmas, we will see some more great deals coming your way. 

Not only did I share my “inside information” — I’ve also got “my elves” giving me a hand today as well.  If you are looking for other great sites to help you save money, you might want to check these ladies out:

  • She Saved
  • Passion with Savings
  • Frugal Coupon Living
  • Saving Cents with Sense

Now, make sure that if you visit these sites – you come back and see me again soon! LOL!!  I’ll be back posting on Tuesday and none of you will probably even know I was gone (or even have a chance to miss me). Take care – and if you pray, maybe say one for me this morning.  God Bless!


  1. Eric in OP, KS says

    Dang! Well, I have a friend who had hers out and she’s fine, though she has to avoid certain foods.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery and good health

  2. Laura says

    Don’t worry about work. Take care of yourself! Your family needs you healthy! Prrayers heading your way for a speedy recovery <3

  3. Susan says

    Wishing you a safe and successful surgery this morning, with wishes for a full and complete recovery! I am glad your “elves” will be working on your site this morning; I just called my sister-in-law about one of the deals you posted, and will be looking for more great deals throughout the day! I’ll be thinking of you and praying for you this morning! God bless-

  4. Melissa McKenna says

    Good luck to you!! I hope for a speedy recovery for you too. I have had this done and had one of the worst case scenarios and know that is a rare thing. Everything up until that point was easy and decent though. You should be ready to go in no time 😉 Enjoy your holiday!!

  5. Suzie says

    Praying for you and your surgery today. May God be with the surgeon as he operates and give peace to your family during your surgery. He is the mighty healer, may He heal you completely today and give you rest when you get home. Amen

  6. lauren says

    Saying a prayer for you, I hope your surgery goes well and that you are indeed resting in your own bed tonight! God bless you and your family

  7. Robyn says

    Good Luck! I had my gall bladder out exactly a year ago today. It was a fast procedure. Be sure to pay attention to avoid fats the first few days. I was able to bring them back in to my diet relatively quickly but try to avoid them for a couple of weeks or so.

  8. Monica S says

    Good luck! I had mine out in November of 2009 – recovery wasn’t too bad so hopefully the same goes for you!

  9. Shannon says

    I pray that God is with you, comforts you and heals you. You are in my prayers! Thanks for the awesome deals…I enjoy looking for great deals on you blog!

  10. Mandilee says

    I will be praying for a speedy recovery I had mine out a few months ago and the week after surgery was realy hard for me . You get better and we will miss you !

  11. Ashley H says

    You are in our prayers. I pray for a swift recovery as well. And don’t you worry too much about us, you have taught us well. Thank you for your hard work!

  12. Jennifer K. says

    Hope everything goes well for you today and the days to follow! Sending good thoughts and prayers.

  13. Tracy Simons says

    GOOD LUCK and speedy healing!! No worries on finding us the deals, take care of you first 😀 IF I wind up needing to look for anything I will be sure to check out the other sites but you are the first stop always:D

  14. Jess says

    I’m so sorry to hear about your gallbladder! I feel your pain, as I’ve experienced that myself. Good luck with your surgery!

  15. Jenna says

    You are shuch a trooper! Hope all goes well with the surgery glad it’s not as serious as it could have been. Take care!

  16. Debbie says

    Had the same surgery a year ago. Was home by noon, back to work in 3 days. I remember my dad having his gall bladder out over 20 years ago and it was a huge operation and several weeks of recovery. So glad medical science has come this far.

    Hope your recovery is just as quick….

  17. maggie moore says

    Tracie we are with you!!! I just had surgery myself last Tuesday and it went beautifully and recovery was a breeze. I am praying the same for you. 🙂 Thanks so much for all you do for us. I hope you and your family have a very blessed Christmas and new year.

  18. Christina Anderson says

    Good luck with your surgery. I will be thinking about you. My mom had it taken out last year. She was just sore for a few days! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  19. Kelly says

    Sorry to hear that you have to have surgery, but at least you know what it is and it can be fixed! Get lots of rest! Let hubby and kids take care of you – that does not happen often enough – so enjoy it!

  20. Lindsay says

    I hope you recover quickly! I had mine out about a year and a half ago and it was no biggie. All better within a week for sure, probably less. Hope you are good as new in no time! Take your time and take care of yourself!

  21. ali says

    Definitely thinking happy thoughts and praying for you. You have changed our lives dramatically and put us on the right financial path–we are so grateful!

  22. Krista Boutilier says

    I had my gall bladder out about 7 yrs ago and also had 2 c/s. Make sure you take it easy and get lots of rest! Take any extra help you may get and don’t over do it! If someone volunteers to help, let them because if you say no, they may not ask again! 😉 Hope your surgery went well and praying for a speedy recovery! (I wasn’t so fortunate for a few day recovery. I wasn’t back to work for 2-3 weeks so if you take a little longer getting back into the swing of things, don’t worry. Everyone heals at their own pace. I didn’t have any complications or anything either. Just didn’t want you to get a sugar-coated picture, but just the truth that I wish people would’ve told me.) God bless!

  23. Alicia says

    Blessings and prayers to you and your family. May you have a restful and relaxing holiday! Recover soon and we would never abandon our fav deal maven!!

  24. Victoria W. says

    My sincere prayers are with you Penny Pinchin’ Mom!!! :)))

    My Dad will find out on Wed. whether he will be having the same surgery!!

  25. Tanya says

    Wishing you a quick recovery. We’ll be here when you are ready to return. Take care of yourself at this time and focus on getting well.
    Happy Holidays to you and your family. 🙂

  26. Kimberli says

    I hope your surgery went well and you’re home recovering in your own bed! I’ll say a prayer for a quick, painless recovery!!