Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Surprise Surgery and Nimble Thimbles

  If you are on my facebook you know by now I have had emergency surgery to get my gallbladder out.  I had an attack last Tuesday night and then had pain for several days that I thought was unrelated because it was so much less than the attack.  Then after sewing all day on Saturday I started feeling it again and by midnight Saturday night I was in more pain than I can ever recall.  Kathy took me to the ER and I was quickly admitted and just after noon on Sunday I had my gallbladder and gumball size stone removed.  They said it was gangrenous and though I was terrified to be put to sleep because I had never been (and my mom and grandfather have trouble coming out of it) it all went fine and at least the HORRENDOUS pain stopped.  I am now sore and in pain but much more manageable!
I don't do well with pain meds (or any meds) so they make me sick and that makes things worse, but every day I am feeling some better.  My mom came down to be with me and Coleman and Kathy have been great too.  I really feel blessed by my friends and family and am so thankful that  I love so many folks and they love me back!
Tonight I really wanted to go to Nimble Thimbles to turn in my block but the pain meds made me really sick about the time I was to leave and so Kathy ran the block over.  Turns out I WON this month so Becky was sweet enough to pick out the blocks for me and to drop them off on her way home.  Here are the eleven I won.  Now to figure out how to put them into a top.  Love this modern Tula Pink block called Stacks.  Really fun.

Here are all the blocks everyone brought in for the block party--with the red background.  Two of us won and so we split the blocks!
I am thinking there will be more pinwheels with these but not sure just what to do with them...so feel free to give me suggestions!  I am such a pattern follower.  Winning these blocks were just what I needed though since I was really having a pity party and bawling my eyes out about not feeling well and not going to the meeting!
Tomorrow WILL be a better day!

9 comments:

Shannon said...

Oh I am so sorry!! I had my gallbladder removed back in 1999. I know you will be glad it is gone. With it being gangrenous that could have turned out worse. I'm glad you are ok now. The blocks are great! They look like fun.

Julierose said...

Oh I am so sorry you had to go through this! but at least it is over--I guess the good thing is you are going to feel a bit better every day now. Be sure to rest up and don't push at all...I will say a few prayers for your speedy recovery...hugs, Julierose P.S. Cutest blocks--yes more pinsheels would be great...

Angie said...

Hope you're up and kicking soon!

Deb A said...

Oh no! Glad it is out and you are on the road to recovery. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Have fun with the blocks and let your imagination run wild! Hugs.

Vireya said...

Sorry to hear about this! But happy to hear that you are on the mend. Hope the pain is gone before you know it.

Congratulations on your block win. It should be fun working out what to do with them.

Scrappy quilter said...

Sorry to hear about this however good to hear you are feeling better. Have fun with the blocks.

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear about your emergency surgery, and hope you are feeling better by now! Congratulations on your win! :)

Sheila said...

Oh no! Bless your heart. Sounds like a close call. I hope you are well soon.
Congratulations on win!

SandyPA said...

I'm so sorry to hear you went through all that pain. Glad to know you are on the mend. Hang in there, Andee. At least it only gets better from here.