Monday, November 10, 2008

Note to Friends

Dear Friends,

If you've been wondering where I am....I've been in the hospital again!! A minor surgery on my colon again. After a little over a week, I'm home to heal for 3-4 weeks so I can go back in for a resection surgery. I'm so discouraged...and crying about this one! The timing is that surgery will be in 2 weeks.

My orthopedic surgeon has found after an MRI 3 wks ago, that I have a torn rotator cuff...shoulder of right side....that was killing me and affecting my arm, fingers and shoulder and neck. This cannot be operated on, however, until the other surgeries are healed.

All in all, I expect I'll be through with surgeries at the end of Dec., or first part of Jan. Then, I can start physical therapy for my right arm, etc.

My capacity for stitching is low, but I am doing some slow stuff!! LOL I'm reading alot and just resting as I just feel weak and not very energetic!

Latest book I'm really loving is, "The Seamstress." I just am captured by it. It's a new book, and doesn't sound wonderful on the jacket review, but it is. It's the story of two sisters who take very different paths in life, but still maintain a strong bond to eachother...it takes place in the 1930s in Brazil. Just a fascinating book, and a wonderful story.

Sending love and hugs to all. I think of you often. My stitching and friends keep me going....
Hugs,
Deb

36 comments:

Deb said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've been ill and back in the hospital again. I'm sending big sloppy hugs your way along with wishes for a speedy recovery.

You're in my thoughts and prayers,
Deb

suequeblue said...

Deb-
I have been wondering where you were off to-sorry to hear of your run of bad health.

I'll be thinking of you during the next few weeks!

Barbara said...

Thinking of you with lots of love, Deb!!!!

Simone said...

So sorry to hear you had surgery again, and more surgery to come...
I'm thinking of you and sending you lots of cyberhugs! {{{{{{Deb}}}}}}

Margit said...

My prayers will be with you and I wish for you that everything will be good!
Hugs, Margit

cathymk said...

Oh Deb, sending you lots of hugs and will be thinking of you. Best Wishes, Cathy

Sally said...

Deb I am so sorry to hear you've been in hospital again and that you're facing more surgery. Sending healing thoughts and gentle hugs your way.

Dianne said...

Hope that you're healing now and that you continue to recover from all upcoming surgeries

Wendy said...

Sorry to hear about your upcoming surgeries, Deb! I've had a bowel resection also, so I know what you are facing. I will keep you in my thoughts for a smooth recovery. {{{hugs}}}

Sandra said...

Deb, I am so sorry to hear you've been through so much. Surgery is not fun. Hope you recover quickly and start to feel better soon! Lots of good thoughts and prayers for you. {{{{hugs}}}}

Cheryl said...

Have been wondering where you were, so sorry to hear this. Thinking of you {{hugs}}

Mel in Dubai said...

So sorry to hear you've had such a rough time lately, Deb. I hope all goes well in the coming weeks.

Nicole said...

Hi Deb, I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well and that you will have more surgery. Hopefully you'll be all done with it after this and then you can get back to the hobby you love! :) Talk to you soon!

Nicole

Meari said...

Speedy recovery to you, Deb!

ausxser said...

I do hope you begin to feel better soon and can get back to doing all those things that bring you joy.

I'm glad that you can at least warp yourself up in a good book!

Warmest blessings
Tannia
xxx

just-missy- said...

I pray for quick and painless recovery for you. You have been missed!!

Kim said...

Here's to a speedy recovery for you, Deb! I'll be waiting for a multitude of book reviews while you rest! :o)

Juls said...

(((((((dearest Deb)))))))) I have been wondering where you were..... and kept meaning to call but somehow life got in the way. I am thinking of you and will call soon if that's okay. I miss you and hope to chat soon. Rest and conserve your energy for the coming weeks! All my love!

Annemarie said...

My goodness, Deb, when will all this misery end? I'm thinking of you, my dear friend, and sendingyou lots of positive, healing thoughts!

xstitch.nl said...

There's a little something in the mail to cheer you up. Hope it gets there soon! Hang in there, Deb!! Hugs!!!

Michelle said...

Deb, I am so sorry to hear you are back in the hospital and going through surgeries. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I'm sending you some healing energy, my sweet friend! Get well soon!!

Lynn said...

Aw Deb, I'm so sorry to hear you are having more surgery. I'll keep you in my prayers and hope you have a speedy recovery.
Keep your chin up, you have lots of friends sending healing vibes your way.

lena-lou said...

Hi there Deb, so sorry to read things are not good for you just now ! I am sending good vibes from England that things will pick up again real soon for you :)

I know a little of what you are feeling as I trapped a nerve about 2 years ago in the cervical part of my spine which affects my left arm and it still plays me up even after loads of sessions with an osteopath.
Take care lovely lady big (((hugs))) xx

Jeanne said...

Poor Deb - sorry to hear this. Keep positive thoughts as we send good wishes your way. I had shoulder surgery this year but luckily my rotator cuff was damaged but not torn so my surgery could be done arthroscopically and was not too bad. Will be checking in to see your progress! Take care.

mymarkdesigns said...

Well, goodness! I sure hope your surgery/recovery goes well! Rest up, and heal :)

Margaret said...

A hug across the miles. You have a lot on your plate at the moment. Sending good thoughts your way and wishing you well as you go into your operation.

I owe you a huuuuuge email - so much has happened. Will get that off to you next week.

love,

Anonymous said...

My dear, I am so busy that I have no time for blogs and computer. This morning I was almost shocked when I read your message. I wish you a prompt recovery and I hope you will be fine again soon. I want to send you a small token of love and luck from Italy but I cannot find your address. Can you send it to me?
Your friend
Giulia
info@puntiantichi.com

Joke said...

I have been missing you, came to visit once and a while, but nobody there! I hope this surgery will bring some comfort, and wish you all the best!

tintocktap said...

Oh, poor you Deb! You are having a rough time. Although I'm badly behind on my blog reading, I've been thinking of you and wondering how you are. Focus on how wonderful you'll hopefully be feeling by the end of January! And look at all the extra reading time you must have just now!

LODY said...

Hi Deb,
So terribly sorry about your health issues...:( I hope everything will be back to normal soon.
Thoughts and prayers are on their way for your speedy recovery!
Hugs,
Lody

Andrea said...

Sending lots of good wishes for a full recovery. Take care.

Juls said...

Hope you are doing well dear friend!
I tagged you....so sorry...

Susimac said...

I was wondering where you had gone and I am so behind on my blog reading - ((hugs)) to you and I really hope that you start to feel better again soon x

Bliss said...

I'm sending good thoughts your way along with everyone else's. I know what a torn rotator cuff is like. I lost the use of my arm for almost 2 years! I hope you feel well soon.

Patti said...

Deb, I'm so sorry you have been through all this and that I hadn't checked on your blog, or anybody elses, for ages. I send you all my love and loads of {{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}

Patti xxx

Celaina said...

Pop in for a sec and let us know how you are. Merry Christmas. Wishing you excellent health in 2009.