Friday, November 17, 2006

Hanging upside down


Hanging in there by my toe nails, gravity taking control - gives upside down, right ? ;-)
This has been one of the most stressful weeks in a long time, health wise.
Why is that ?
Besides from not doing very well health wise, I was told last week that if the surgeon in charge of me did not call and make arrangements this week, another very skilled surgeon, whom I trust, is willing to take me in.
Did surgeon #1 call ? Nope - as in nope for 2 months.....
Surgeon #2 is receiving a letter from me on Monday morning. More waiting ahead, but not as stressful. This surgeon can be trusted.
Is the hospital system in Norway good ? Not in my case - that is for sure !

Yesterday I had a private retreat, with the phone next to me, my Watermelon quilt, hoop, spool, thimble and needle.
I turned off all but the VHS and watched several VHSs, taped from TV - Inspector Morse, A touch of Frost - several - both English crimes - and The Pianist - a film about a Jewish pianist during WW2.
I never watch TV during day, but this was good, to keep the mind of the waiting for the phone to call, or rather not. Today I did the same, with book on CD and hand quilting, instead of VHS.

I had the intention of doing 1 hour hand quilting a day on the Watermelon quilt through November, but life can interfere with the best laid plans.
I have decided 1 finished Baptist Fan a day is good, and it takes me about 45 minutes.
I told you I am a slow hand quilter before, didn't I ? ;-)
Anyway - it is November 17., and I have 17 fans quilted now, which is good. I have caught up through these last 2 days.
If my math is right this quilt will take me 84 days to finish, doing one fan a day, which with a bit of slack will be end of January, beginning of February.
Maybe longer if I get my long needed surgery before that - and by the looks of it I will.

15 comments:

Nancy said...

Good luck with the new surgeon. 2 months is WAY to long to wait for necessary surgery! (((HUGS)))

Elaine Adair said...

I am thinking of you - wishing you peace of mind, unstressful days, and goodoutcome.

Anonymous said...

The waiting is the worst part. Hang in there. I've got you in my prayers.

Melzie said...

Prayers for you Hanne I hope the waiting goes quickly for you. xoxo melzie

Laurie Ann said...

Sending prayers your way that you can get into surgery soon and stop waiting and start recovering!

Nadine said...

Dear Hanne,

I'm so sorry you had such a bad week ! You are right to choose the second surgeon. It's time to get things done, the sooner the better. Moreover, you are confident in him and that's so important ! I'll think a lot about you, send positive vibes to you and I'll make a special prayer too. I'm sure your family is of great comfort and you know you have blogger friends all over the world, with you.

The amazing thing is that, no matter this big stress, you're still making such beautiful things ! Your quilting is fantastic !

Biiiiig hugs and smiles,
NADINE.

Nadine said...

Dear Hanne,

I'm so sorry you had such a bad week ! You are right to choose the second surgeon. It's time to get things done, the sooner the better. Moreover, you are confident in him and that's so important ! I'll think a lot about you, send positive vibes to you and I'll make a special prayer too. I'm sure your family is of great comfort and you know you have blogger friends all over the world, with you.

The amazing thing is that, no matter this big stress, you're still making such beautiful things ! Your quilting is fantastic !

Biiiiig hugs and smiles,
NADINE.

Cynthia said...

hope all will work out well for you Hanne.

By the way, i love the little heart stitchery you made. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh Hanne, I'm so sorry this week has been such a stressful one for you. Your health is so important, it's so unfair that you have to wait so long for surgery.
I'm sending big hugs and good wishes your way.
*huge hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Sweet P said...

I'm sorry to hear the surgeon has kept you waiting. I hope surgeon #2 can help you quickly. Spending an hour a day quilting is such a good idea. I'm glad Judy introduced that concept. DS and I were just talking about The Pianist the other day. It is a good movie. I'll have to rent it again soon.

Gail said...

Prayers for your health problems. Keep on hand quilting- itmay be slow, but it will get done.

JudyL said...

I'm so sorry about the delays and doctor problems. I hope all goes better for you. I was wondering the other day if you had your surgery yet . . now I know! Good luck!

The quilt is going to be sooo pretty!! I didn't know you were going to hand quilt it.

Judy L.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for the stress you've had and health problems. May things imporove and the stress lessen...The hand quilting is looking great! Blessings...

Sølvi said...

Leit å høre om helsetrøbbelet, men vannmelonquilten med buer på blir i hvert fall kjempeflott!
Sølvi

Dawn said...

I just absolutely ove your watermelon quilt! And the fans look wonderful on it. I'm a super slow hand quilter too, so your not the only one!