I hope your surgery goes smoothly and you are pain free soon. After my c-section I learned an important lesson for after surgery or illness – if anyone offers to clean or cook, let them. Take care. Margaret
My heart goes out to you — the gall bladder thing is rather horrible to go through. DH’s daughter just had to have her out, laproscopic surgery so she was up and around in 2 days, no real scar; but DH had his out years ago and has the most godawful 6″ scar. Gee, that didn’t sound too cheerful, did it?! Maybe I’ll get a needlework thought of this… (VBG) best wishes for a quick recovery from your Favorite Texan!!
Hi Sharon, I’m so sorry to hear you’re having problems:( First and foremost is take care of you. The rest of us can all wait, but you can’t. You take care and know my prayers are with you.
Sharon – I am so sorry to hear that you are feeling so bad – and with a class about to start. I am looking forward to the class and hope you are back on your feet soon so you can enjoy it as I am sure your students will.
There are a lot of people thinking of you, and this can maybe help you just a little bit! I see you as a very strong person, but sometimes it is goed to know you have a lot of friends, even if they are from a “virtual” world.
Dear Sharon, I’m sorry you are poorly and I hope you will have something done about it soon, I understand it is very, very painful. Take care of yourself and forget about the rest of us until you are on top form once more.
Sorry to hear your not well and I hope you’ll be back on your feet soon.
Two tips: Don’t eat anything with any fat in it til after surgery. It gets that pain going again. I also have a tip that will ease your recovery. I had laproscopic GB removal [quite] a few years back and found that placing one of those pillows with the arms [that r rather old fashioned but still being sold for tv viewing comfort] under your upper torso takes the pressure off the sutures and makes one ALOT more comfortable.
You really will feel back to your old self within a couple days of surgery. So hang in there.
Is there such a thing as a “virtual group hug”??
Seriously though, be a little “selfish”, look after yourself and let everything else wait till you feel better. Isn’t it lovely that everyone is sending such positive thoughts to you? All together, on three, Get… Well… Soon…. Sharon. Hugs from Sydney, Christine.
Two more GB tips. When they do the surgery they inflate you. The gas settles in the highest point of your body, usually resulting in real sore shoulders. I stayed lying down and didn’t have the problem. Also if you have gastric problems, go to the doctor, it is a side effect, neither my sister nor I were told about.
Good luck, just think you can make a crazy quilt with your gallstones on it.
Wishing you a safe surgery and a quick recovery!
I’ve done a small, basic fly stitch sample. http://jayderose.blogspot.com/
But the part you can really oogle is the embroidery piece my mom liberated from my grandmother’s house.
I’m so sorry you’re not feeling well Sharon and will be sending you healing thoughts, for sure.
I do have my ‘homework’ up on my site for the fly stitch for anyone wishing to look. http://magpiesmumblings.blogspot.com
Hello Sharon and all – I have completed my small TAST samplers for weeks 6 – 8. You can see them http://www.flickr.com/photos/leinaneima/396488551/
But now I have to take absolute vacation (my doctors strict order!)…it means – no stitching, no sewing, and (almost) no computer at all. Well, I hope it really helps my poor hand (I seem to have Cubital tunnel syndrome)…
But how to survive without crafting, that is a question. I hope to continue this wonderful challenge as soon as I can!!!
Take care! And Sharon, I really hope you will feel better soon!
I’ve been experimenting with fly stitch variations on a piece of monprinted calico.
I’ve also been catching up with buttonhole – stitching eucalyptus leaves onto monoprinted calico.
See them at my flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/luci_f/
Thanks Sharon, I am having great fun with all the stitches. Hope you are feeling better soon. There are some photos of what I’ve done so far with all the stitches on http://www.flickr.com/photos/stitch1peta/
I hope you are feeling somewhat better Sharon.
I have blogged the TAST for the Cross Stitch. I am finding that stitches are not always ‘true’ , depending on the width, angle etc., Cross stitch and herringbone are identical sometimes.
I finally got my fly stitch and feather stitch samples posted (on the same piece). I’m posting about it here because although there is more feather stitch, the fly stitch is, in my opinion, more interesting.
I did this stitching within a few days after it was posted as the TAST stitch for that week, but I was kind of busy and didn’t get around to posting about it until now … http://aykayem.blogspot.com/2007/03/time-flies.html
(hmmmm I hope that comes up as a link when this comment goes up … if not, then I guess I will have to do the html thingy with it next time … LOL)
btw, I have done all the other TAST stitches the week, or even the day, that they were posted here … except this week – but, unless something weird happens, some stitching will be done within the next few days …