Saturday, January 06, 2007

Finally a date!


Finally I have got a date, by snail mail, today, for my scheduled colostomy - 29. January.
It is a final, irreversible surgery, to alter my life, to the better :-)
I have been sick for a long time, 18 months, and I have tried all possible treatments with no success or positive outcome.
I have been housebound since mid May 2006 and I am so much looking forward to a new start!
I am crossing my fingers that no flu or other viruses will skew my date!
I have so many things to look forward too - go outside my house without a lot of planning, short notice shopping, cinemas visits, meals and fun with friends and family, travelling, travelling and more travelling :-)
I am looking forward to blog more quilting, more quilting inspiration, nature photos, travel photos + + +
Thanks and more thanks to all of you who have brightened my days through this long time - I appreciate you all very much!
I must admit I am scared stiff too, but I will come through with a smile, sharp quilting needles and threads with no tangles in the end :-)

38 comments:

patti in florida said...

hanne, i am sooo happy for you. we will be with you before, during and after surgery. is okay to be scared. just think of all the things you'll be able to do. i am just so happy for you. patti in florida

Linda_J said...

Finally you will be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel regarding your protracted illness. You have been waiting for this word---a big step but apparently necessary if other treatments have failed to provide any relief for you.

You did great on meeting your recent goals. Now to line up some things that you can do during the recovery phase? Hope this will go as the verification thing is the dreaded red X---ah tricked it by typing any old thing

Pam said...

Hanne!! I am so excited that you now have a surgery date. I will write your name on my calendar and will remember you in prayer that day.

Stay healthy...only 24 days away!

Ms. Jan said...

Good luch on the surgery....you sound very upbeat and ready to go!

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a wonderful way to start the New Year! You certainly have the right attitude and I'll be praying that you stay 100% healthy until your surgery date. How very exciting for you to be able to look forward to leading a normal life again. (((HUGS)))

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

As others have said - you're attitude is great so you'll do great. I'm so happy to hear that this will be over soon for you and you can get back a normal type of life.

Pam said...

I'm happy that you have a date for surgery. It is some much better to have something known rather than unknown. I wish you the best of luck with the surgery and I will say a prayer that it all goes well.

Jodie said...

Wrap yourself up in cottonwool and stay well till the 29th. I hope all goes well and you are up and at 'em in no time.

Best Wishes, Jodie

May Britt said...

Finally a date for the surgery. I will cross my fingers and toes that you will stay flu free until you surgery. The best wishes fromme. And a big big hug.

Cynthia said...

best wishes to you for your surgery Hanne.

Judith said...

Good luck on the surgery.

Sweet P said...

Hooray for a surgery date. I will keep you in my prayers throughout the whole process.

EileenKNY said...

I am so happy to hear that you have a date. The anticipation is so much worse than the reality. You will stay in my prayers and thoughts.
Line up some QDs that you can stitch while you recover.
I looked at your Nearly Insane piece that became a table cloth. Awesome!

Diana said...

Congratulations on the date and finally getting some relief. I pray for the best.

Melinda said...

I am so glad to hear you have a date for surgery. It will be wonderful for you to have more freedom after it is all over.

Helen in the UK said...

So pleased to hear you finally have a date set. Now you can get planning on projects to take to do in hospital (in case you feel up to a little stitching) and stuff already prepared so you can do mindless stitching when you're in the early stages of recovery. Then the world will be your oyster :)

Jeanne said...

Hi Hanne! I know you've been waiting for that surgery date for a LONG time! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers ... just think, you'll be getting BETTER already this time next month!
Hugs ~ Jeanne

Pat said...

I enjoy looking at your stitcheries and wish you well with your op. My husband had an ileostomy about 17 years ago and it has made all the difference in his and our life.
Good luck

Nadine said...

You know how glad I am for you, Hanne... But I wished to tell you once more on your blog.... LOL
All the best, dear !

Biiig hugs & smiles,
NADINE.

Nancy said...

18 months is WAY too long to have have your life put on hold! I'm so happy you have a surgery date. (((HUGS))) and prayers going out to you each and every day until you're back to 100% again.

dot said...

Hanne, you certainly will be in my prayers. I don't know the all about your condition but you must be a real trooper. May the surgery go well and the recovery quickly. I look forward to future posts from you.

Patti said...

Thrilled to hear this good news from you! I'm sure you are scared - that is normal. We will all be sending positive thoughts and prayers your way to guide the surgeon's hands - I know you'll be just fine. What a wonderful new life is awaiting you!

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tami said...

I will be sending positive thougths and prayers your way for a good outcome. Hope the surgery accomplishes everything you want.

Susan said...

Good luck on your surgery. It is a life altering surgery, but in your care it seems the alterations will be positive ones, allowing your freedom and health you have missed for some time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you recover and learn to manage your new life.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

I agree with everyone, good lucky and you are in my prayers.

Mary said...

I'm sure it's a relief to finally have it scheduled - now just a few more weeks to wait.

That gives you time to plan some projects for your recovery. I made a quilt top before one of my surgeries and then hand quilted it while I was waiting to feel well enough to be back working at my machine.

mreteveian said...

Gratulerer med endelig en dato for et "lettere" liv :-)
Flagget er heist til topps her siden dette er hva du ønsker deg!

Samantha said...

So glad you got your date. Let me know if I can do anything for you!

Dawn said...

I"m so happy you finally got your date - and best wishes on the surgery! I hope it does help improve your life again! Your going to do just great!

Cheryl said...

I ditto all the above...praying that all goes wonderfully well for you!

Sigrun said...

Lykke til Hanne! Skal krysse fingrene for at dette går bra. Stor klem fra Sigrun:-))

Carol said...

Best of everything to you...you will be in all of our prayers.

Susan said...

Best wishes for the surgery - this is so commonplace today, you'll have no trouble, I'm sure, but I would be scared, too. It will be so fabulous to be able to go out with your friends again!

The Calico Cat said...

YAY, we'll keep you in our thoughts as the surgery day approaches!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

How great that you finally have a date - I know you have been anxiously waiting for this news! I will echo all the good wishes you have already received from everyone.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Laurie said...

Hanne,
WOW...I sure hope your surgery goes well. I know you will enjoy having your independence back...you deserve it!
Hugs
Laurie

Screen Door said...

Hanne, keep us posted. I pray nothing but the best for you. You can quilt while you are recouperating...

Clare said...

At long last an end to the waiting. Keeping you in my thoughts.