Friday, August 16, 2013

Tough Week

I have a couple of things I need to post that got missed . 

First the winner of my HO HO HO giveaway is Connie over at Freemotion by the River. I will be whipping up a set of Christmas Bowl Buddies for her, hopefully this weekend. 


That sounds a bit lame, time wise, but I have had a rather tough week and I don't know how the weekend will play out yet.

I generally live a very calm life. I work, I quilt and live with a great guy. But every now and then life tosses you an obstacle. On Tuesday evening I thought I was having really bad indigestion, by 3 in the morning I thought it might be a heart attack and went to the emergency room.  At 9 in the morning after many tests to rule out the heart attack theory they gave me breakfast and low and behold I doubled over in pain from what turned out to be a gall bladder issue. 

They had me in the hospital for 3 days. I'm home now but will be having my gall bladder removed on Monday.

They tell me that the surgery is out patient and that I'll be out of work for about a week.  The real issue is that for a month I won't be able to pick up anything that weighs over 10 pounds.  That means I need to set up for several quilting projects before I go because lots of what's in my sewing area is not always easily accessible and I don't want to find that I can't sew because of where things are located.

Next topic,

This month I participated in a Triple-Zip Pouch Swap.  This was a blind swap.  I received my wonderful pouch and several gifts from Laurel in Illinois.  

                                                Thank you so much, I love all of the goodies.

I sent my pouch and gifts out before "the episode"  and it should be with it's new owner by now. We were invited to include small gifts only if they fit inside the pouch.
                                               my first gift was a coordinating tissue holder.

This is the inside of the largest pouch with pocket.

                                                           inside of the smallest pouch

                                            This is the tissue holder on the back of the pouch

                                                   These are all of the goodies I included

I'm always a little afraid of not meeting expectations when I participate in a swap.  I really hope she likes it.  I was really happy with the outcome.

                While I'm feeling tip top  I am  off to set up the sewing room for the next month or sew.


  1. I know many friends who have had that surgery. The pain when you have an attack is horrible. Take care and enjoy the rest.

  2. Not that I envy surgery, but glad there was a diagnosis and prognosis. Time for rest and relax - hand work my dear. Prayers and hugs.

  3. Hi!!! Hope you have a quick recovery!!! Sending hugs and prayers!!!

  4. Oh my! You poor thing! What a fright, and now you're facing surgery. It's not an easy time for you, is it? Maybe during recuperative time you'll be able to do handwork, and not have to worry about having the perfect set-up at the sewing machine. You know, ten pounds isn't much. Gosh, you couldn't even hold a baby! ... if you had one. Do take care of yourself. I hope the surgery goes smoothly and that recovery is fast.

  5. Thankfully no heart attack. May you feel good as new in record time. Healing Energy to you...

  6. Sorry to hear about your bout in hospital, best wishes for a safe and speedy recovery from the operation .. I will be thinking of you

  7. Oh I am so sorry you haven't been well. You will feel lots better after the GB surgery. A friend had the same thing happen to her and she feels lots better all the time now. The triple zip pouch looks cute. I am sure the recipient will love it and all the goodies.
    xo jan

  8. Life does indeed have a way of tossing obstacles in our path. I'm so sorry to hear you have had such pain and will be praying for your surgery Monday to go well... and for a smooth recovery for you!!!

  9. Sorry to read about your medical issues. I have had gall bladder surgery a few years back and its important to ,listen when they say not to pick up anything. Washing floors is not good either. Other than that, I hope that you have lots of time to rest and do some sewing, maybe some hand work for the first few days. I'll keep a good thought and say a prayer that all will be back to your nromal life soon.

  10. Praying that your surgery goes well, and recovery is easy!! Pretty pouch, by the way!!!

  11. I've been there before though it took the doc 6 months to finally diagnose my problem. It wasn't a fun time at all. You will feel so much better after the surgery. Take care of yourself and try to enjoy the recovery period. I would love to have a week to get bindings done and lots of reading.

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  13. Oh no! Having a GB attack is NOT fun. On my third, which lasted 6 hours, I finally went to the hospital. Some tips from my Cholycystectomy recovery...

    When you walk around, hold a pillow on your stomach. I don't know why, but it helps.

    If you're not going to have someone there with you 24/7 the first few days of your recovery, make sure they tuck the sheets in really tight before they leave. I wrapped my hands around them to pull myself up into a sitting position.

    Your stomach will hurt for a few days, then your back will because you haven't been using your stomach muscles!

    Look up "Post Cholycystectomy Syndrome", and plan accordingly in your early recovery food choices.

  14. I'm so very sorry to hear about your GB attack! Glad you are feeling well enough to get your sewing room in order before the procedure. I'll be sending all positive thoughts your way :)

    I love your pouch and all the goodies you gifted. I'm sure the receiver will be very happy and grateful.

  15. I'm so sorry to hear about your GB issues and I wish you a speedy recovery!

    The zipper pouches are so cute! I wish I had known about the swap. :(

  16. Hi Selina!
    I received my beautiful pouch and goodies today and love all you included! Thank you so much!

    I'm also wishing you a speedy recovery from your surgery!
    Big hugs!

  17. That is a beautiful pouch! Best wishes for a quick and easy recovery... hope you are able to get some quality rest and sewing time in.

  18. There is always a silver lining....they got a diagnosis and surgery is tomorrow...that is good news...NOW rest assure there will be many of us praying that you come back stronger and healthier than you have ever been...bestest xx


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