Sunday, December 21, 2008

I Survived The Resection Surgery!!!

Ha!!! I'm 3 weeks out from the horrid resection surgery and am feeling stronger every day. I'm so thankful for all of your notes and prayers and good thoughts over the past months as I've fought through this awful, and truly exhausting situation. As I get my strength back, it's unbelievable to me just how truly drained of energy I've been with the constant infection in my body!

Now I feel so grateful to be getting better. I'm also so grateful to Giulia, Harmien, Barbara, Annemarie, Jenn, Wendy, Marie, and Jinger who stayed particularly close as friends and kept my spirits up. Thank God they understood and were there for me in one of the lowest times of my life.

I feel so blessed by those friends who took the time to write a note of love and support to me on my last blog. What would I have done without your encouragement and friendship? Thank you so much for caring and sharing your experiences to let me know I could do it and stitching would go on!!

Truly, this is such a blessed Christmas holiday which you all have made for me. I hope you each receive every blessing and joy back 100 times for all you've meant and done for me.

Love, hugs and a wonderful winter holiday!
Deb

26 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Dear Deb
Please forgive me for not staying in touch. Somehow, I just lost track. I am so sorry that you are going through such a rough time.I am glad to hear that you are finally on the mend. I am sure having your family with you over the holidays will make the days bright.
Have a blessed Christmas
Many hugs from me to you

karenv said...

I'm sorry you've been so poorly, but glad to hear that you're feeling better.

Merry Christmas - I hope 2009 is a better year for you, health-wise.

mainely stitching said...

Oh my heavens, has it already been three weeks?? I'm so very, very glad to hear that you're gaining strength and that your spirits are doing well. I hope that you'll enjoy a most wonderful Christmas, surrounded by love and family, and that the new year will bring you continued good health!!!

Nicole said...

Hi Deb,

I'm so glad to hear you are doing better! I'm going to be down in Bonita Springs on the 27th and would love to see you if possible! I hope you have a very merry Christmas! Take care!!!

Love,
Nicole

Katrina said...

Deb a resection sounds fairly serious to me. I didn't know you had so much going on. Lots of good thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery! Hope your energy level comes back quickly too. It's terrible not feeling well.

Barb said...

Glad you're back and recovering. I can't imagine going through what you've been going through...

Lynn said...

I haven't had a lot of time for blogging the past few months and was unaware of your recent illness. I know how incredibly tough it can be to go through this type of surgery and I'm so sorry you had to deal with it. I'm glad you had such good friends to help you through it. All my thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery. Have a very blessed Christmas and I'll check in on you again in the new year.

LODY said...

so glad to hear you're getting better! Hope everything is back to normal soon.

Sending you lots of hugs, thoughts and prayers this Holiday Season!

Cindy F. said...

So sorry you had to go through such a bad ordeal, but so happy to hear you're feeling much better!!
Welcome back to blogland!
Hope your holidays are healthy, safe and warm:)

Juls said...

What a bad friend I have been! I have thought of you everyday but by the time I go to pick up the phone poof it's too late...I am so very sorry! I am glad to read you are feeling better and am sending you hugs and kisses and warm thoughts!!!!!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Dear Precious Friends, What would I do without your good wishes. Thanks so much. This is my Christmas this year!! Love and hugs, Deb

Annemarie said...

Oh Deb, I can't tell you how relieved I was when I found your comment on my blog this morning! I'm so, so happy that you're feeling better and that you will be able to enjoy this Christmas with your precious family. My thoughts will continue to be with you. You may have sent Gertrude Vile-Emma Hollandwards (where she and Vinnie the Voodoo Boy have been trying to do some baby-making), but we will all do our best to ward off any future misery for you on her behalf. Hugs to you, my friend!

Anonymous said...

My dear, I truly enyoied our long phone call a few days ago, after the surgery. I hope you will recover completely very soon and I wish you a lovely Christmas time with your beloved ones. I missed your posts and I hope you will be able to go back to your pleasant routine with your hobbies and your friends. HUGS,
Giulia
www.puntiantichi.com

Meari said...

I'm glad you're feeling much better, Deb. Just in time for the holidays, too. :)

Marie-P said...

You sound so much better!!!! :) I am so glad that you are not in as much pain (hopefully no pain!)~ you were a "trooper"

Have a wonderful holiday and I thank you too for you words of comfort ;) You are a sweet friend!

Jeanne said...

So glad to hear from you Deb - I have been checking our blog looking for news. Glad you are starting to feel a bit better. We are sending good wishes flying your way - may you have a good Christmas with your family and better health in 2009! We miss you when you're not here!

Wendy said...

I am so happy to hear that you are starting to feel better, Deb! These surgeries take time to get over but well worth it, when you will feel so much better in the long run. Take care and have a Merry Christmas!! {{{hugs}}}

Sally said...

So glad you are doing much better, Deb, but I feel so bad for not getting in touch. I hope you continue to get stronger every day and are soon back to full health.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

samplerlover said...

Hi Deb,
I am so glad to hear that you have come through such a huge ordeal and that you are now starting to feel a lot better.
I haven't emailed while you were away as I thought you would have other things on your mind, but your were constantly in my thoughts.
Well Deb, I sincerely hope that this year you have the most wonderful Christmas that you could possibly have. I also hope that Santa will be very kind to such a special girl.
Merry Christmas - Sandra.

Hazel said...

Hi Deb. Glad you're feeling better. Please check my blog for more info on the basket of biscornu idea. My friend Tracy has set up a blog for it. They are very easy to make and she has links to instructions - oh so easy. Come join in the fun. xx

Von said...

Hey, Deb, it's great to see you out and about again, :D So glad you're doing better!

Sending you best wishes for a swift and total recovery, as well as a blessed holiday season!

Joke said...

So good to know you are back on your feet again, Deb, I hope this was a Merry,Christmas to you!

tintocktap said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear things are improving for you! I'm up in Scotland struggling with a really horrible cold and freezing myself in an effort to get some fresh air to try and relieve my cough. Thought I'd just pop by to see how you were doing.

Hope you felt good enough to have a wonderful Christmas!

KathyInStitches said...

I am so glad you are on the mend!
Continuing to send you all the best healing thoughts :)

Stitching Cat said...

Deb, so glad to hear that you are finally on the mend. I've been thinking of you every day and wondering how you were doing. Hopefully this will be the end of the surgeries for many years! Miss you and love you. Deb

Cheryl said...

It is lovely to hear from you and im sorry to hear you've been having such a rough time. Thinking of you {{hugs}}