Monday, February 05, 2007

Happy to be back

After a major "redecoration" of my innards I am happy to be home again as from this afternoon.
My body has gone through big changes, but already now I can say I am very happy and very ready for the rest of my life!
The colostomy has been a big turn to the better for me already, and I have already invited the love of my life to go to the movies with me next week to see Blood Diamond, with Leonardo di Caprio.
I haven't been to the movies for several years now......
I will treat him to the tickets and he has to buy and carry the sweets :-)
I am not allowed to carry more than 1 kg (2 lbs) for 6 weeks, so no handbag or anything but the necessities in my pockets or a very small purse for now. That will be a challenge as I do not have much pain - which is great BTW!! I had more pain before surgery.

I am very grateful for all the well wishes and uplifting comments and mails I have got from all my friends around the world, and you are all worth your weight in gold :-)

I am looking forward to start working on my blocks again tomorrow morning !!
I have prepped my sewing corner so I do not have to lift more than what I am allowed to, ready for both NI blocks and applique blocks :-)

Not a stitch has been taken since Sunday evening last week. I have read some the last couple of days in the book Father's Quilt by Ed West. A cute story from the Civil War period. I have borrowed the copy I am reading from a friend.

I have a gazillion blog entries to catch up with and I am looking forward to see what you all have been up to while I have been away :-)

56 comments:

Belém said...

It is so good to see you again here. I am waiting for your next blocks but be careful with you. I'm glad you are going to the movies again and hope you'll enjoy it very much.

Beth said...

So glad you are home and feeling better! You have been missed. After I had surgery, I asked the doctor to write me a note stating I could not vacuum for a YEAR! It didn't work! DRAT! I HATE vacuuming. :::grin::::

Samantha said...

Hooray! I am so glad to hear it has gone so well for you. Enjoy your movie date!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Welcome back and I am so glad you are feeling better. Take it easy and have fun. Enjoy the movie with your love.

Diana said...

Hi Hanne, Welcome back. Glad to see that you are feeling better.

Mary said...

Glad you're home. Make sure you don't over do it - take some time to heal.

Patti said...

Hanne, it's SO good to hear from you! I'm so glad everything went well and that you are happy with the surgery and in less pain. I'm sure you will embrace your new "life" with a passion. Enjoy the movies, and enjoy catching up on everyone's blog.

Screen Door said...

Hanne, It's good hearing from you.. I can already tell the lifted spirits. Just don't overdue it--- absorb all the TLC you can....take care---

Norma said...

Welcome back! Just like your little graphic today, you are our little ray of sunshine and we missed you!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Glad to see you up and posting again and that everything went well. Take good care of yourself and don't overdo... and definately, enjoy your outing to the movies!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Tazzie said...

Ohhh Hanne, I'm soooo pleased you're feeling better. I have wondered how you've been doing, so it was wonderful to hear from May Britt that you're okay, and now here you are! I've definitely missed you - we all have!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh Hanne - it is absolutely wonderful to see that you are recovering so well. You have been missed. I am so very happy to see that already your quality of life has done a huge turn around. (((HUGS)))

Gail

Pam said...

HIP HIP HOORAY!! you are feeling better already..how wonderful is that!!!

Angie said...

It's wonderful that you have this surgery behind you and that you are feeling so well! Enjoy getting on with you life! :P

Gail said...

I was beginning to be concerned that we hadn't heard from you yet. I'm so glad that things went so well for you and you are raring to go. Please obey your doctor's instructions so that you don't have any set backs.

Sweet P said...

Hanne, I'm so happy you are already feeling better. I've been thinking about you all week. Enjoy the movies, enjoy the sweets and enjoy spending time with the love of your life!

Bonnie said...

How great to hear that the operation was a success and that you are feeling better!

dot said...

Welcome home Hanne. I am happy to hear things went well. Enjoy the movie and let us know how it was. Rest and recover.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Hanne, welcome home!!! It's so nice to "hear" that you are on a good road to recovery. Pay attention to the doctors about lifting anything heavy - it's very important. Prop your feet up and stitch away the hours!

May Britt said...

It is so good to have you back home again. Take a look at all the greatings you got on my blog when I reported your sms from you.

A big hug

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back home and feeling better. My grandmother lived many years with a colostomy and it didn't slow her down a bit and made her life better than it was before the surgery ...so I hope the same for you!!! Peg in Southern Missouri

Nadine said...

I'm sooo happy for you, Hanne ! Take care of yourself, and enjoy this new beginning !

Biiiig hugs & smiles,
NADINE.

The Calico Cat said...

Welcome back, so glad to hear that you are on the mend!

Elisabeth Augusta said...

Welcome back Hanne. I'm so happy for you.

Nemo said...

Welcome back - og god bedring! :D

Helen in the UK said...

Hanne - wonderful to see you back in blogland. Amazing that after major surgery you are in less pain now than before. Hope you continue to progress well and will soon be able to carry your own sweets to the movies!!!

Suze said...

Oh what joy....... You are home.

Laurie Ann said...

Welcome back! We missed you!

Pam said...

Good to hear you are home and well. Enjoy your movie night out!!

Jane Weston said...

I'm really pleased to hear you were able to have your surgery...it was touch and go at one moment. :0) Hope you have a speedy recovery...and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your lovely work.

Carol said...

Welcome back...it is wonderful to hear from you. You sound like you are just doing great..don't overdo..Takecare...Carol

Bingo~Bonnie said...

Glad you are home and feeling well enough to get back on the computer when time allows. Be sure and get lots of rest and I am happy to hear that you do not have much pain.

Good thing a pair of sissors, fabric blocks or pins do not weigh over 2 lbs. :) I hope you have a light iron so you can sew during your recovery!

Judith said...

Gald you are back, I missed your posts.

Nancy said...

I'm so glad to see you posting so soon. It's wonderful to hear that the surgery was a success and that you're feeling so much better. Have a wonderful time at the movies. :-)

Veronica said...

Good to see your post and that you are feeling better. Take care of yourself.

Ms. Jan said...

Welcome Back!! Glad to hear that you are on the mend!

Meredith said...

welcome back! Please take it easy and do not over do it.

Judy said...

Hanne: So glad to see you're home and doing well. Even though you feel fine, please do not do more than your doctor has allowed! In time, you'll be able to lift and carry on with your normal activities.

Take care of yourself!

anna said...

It's wondeful to feel your smile and joy in between the lines, Hanne. Enjoy your new life!

Dawn said...

Glad to here things are getting better for you! And how lovely it is to hear you having plans to do some things you have not been able to do!

Karen said...

Hi, Hanne, so glad that you are recuperating so beautifully. Be sure to take it easy for a while even though you feel great.

ruth said...

Glad to see you back, and I'm so pleased that the surgery went well! I hope you enjoy Blood Diamond. I really liked it.

Lois R. said...

I am so glad to hear that you are happy with the results of the surgery. Enjoy your movie date!

cher said...

welcome home Hanne- so glad all went well and you will be back at your stitching!

Marcie said...

So happy for you Hanne, and glad you are recovering. Sending love and good wishes your way!

Caroline Van Maele said...

Hello Hanne ,
I hope I will be able to talk to you on the skype page somewhere this WE
All my love ...
PS ....Good you enjoy the FAther's quilt
Love
Caroline

Yvonne said...

So happy to hear that you are doing so well Hanne. Take care!

Shelina said...

Welcome back Hanne. So glad you are feeling better. Take care of yourself.

Vicky said...

Prayers answered, Hanne! You take it easy now and rest up.

(Hugs)

Jeanne said...

Welcome back, Hanne! I'm so pleased to hear that you're having such a great recovery!
Jeanne :)

Cynthia said...

hope you are taking it easy Hanne. Enjoy your night out at the movies.

Deb Sews Quilts said...

Welcome back. I am so glad you are so much better. Just take it easy and don't do too much too fast. Have a great movie date!!!

Marita BK said...

Fantastisk god nyhet! Velkommen tilbake og lykke til med ditt videre liv. Jeg skjønner godt at du har mye å ta igjen også utenfor husets fire vegger.

Lucy said...

Welcome Home Hanne!! It is good to hear that you are feeling much better after such a difficult operation

Susan said...

Glad to see you back and feeling so happy. Enjoy that movie.

Simonetta said...

Welcome back!!!!!I am happy for you:))))Take care!