Wednesday, November 25, 2020


 I want to thank everyone that took the time to comment or write me after my last post. It's so uplifting to have so much encouragement and good wishes.

 Thank you!

This is the extent of my work in the sewing room. I finally remembered that I needed to print out the October and November Afternoon Delight BOM patterns. I was so happy to see that the December patterns were already available too, as my membership ends this month. Soooo--these are final twelve blocks! It has taken me weeks to just choose the fabrics--my brain doesn't seem to be functioning on all cylinders--lol! It's going to be slow going getting the edges prepped and sewn as I have a bit of tremor in my hands. Hopefully that will clear up soon. 

Thanksgiving is going to be different for us all, but I hope you will be safe! I know I have a lot to be thankful for!

Friday, November 6, 2020

A Little Update

 On September 28th, Mr. Moosebay insisted on taking me to the ER. A week later, I woke to find that my entire colon had been removed, I had lost 20 pounds, was now diabetic, and had an ileostomy . They told me I had been in an induced coma as I "coded" and intubated during the first part of the surgery that was done to remove necrotic tissue. The rest of the surgery was finished the following day. I also had a dangerous C. Diff infection. Thankfully, I don't remember anything that happened before, during and for quite a while afterwards. The surgeon told me that he had done my particular surgery only five times before and he had only two survivors. I was one of them. I had been feeling a little angry that he had taken my whole colon, but realized what a miracle it was that I was even alive and so grateful for all of the efforts taken to make that happen.  I developed hospital-acquired and aspirational pneumonia. I became malnourished and had a feeding tube put in causing me to lose my voice and ability to swallow. 

Finally, after three weeks flat on my back, I was sent to a nursing/rehab center. I worked very hard to get back on my feet and had an awesome team working with me. I was told I would probably be there for up to six weeks, but I am home now after only two weeks. I have nursing care coming in to help with my ileostomy, but I can dress  and shower myself.   

The only time I cried during this ordeal was when I was gathering my things to go home.... 

I was so overwhelmed by how many wonderful cards, email, texts and messages I got with words of encouragement. You will never know how much they all meant to me--that you took the time to think of me. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

I'm not sure when I will be up to working in my sewing  room again--hopefully soon. 
In the meantime I will be working on getting  stronger with some help from my new wheels!