Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What a week...



and it's only Wednesday! The sewing room project is...ummm...messy. The carpet, padding and tack strips are all up. My DH and I have an exciting evening planned for Friday when he returns from Alaska...we're going to Lowe's to purchase the flooring! Yes, it's our 22nd anniversary on Friday and that's what we'll be doing. :o) So you don't get the wrong idea, we do have reservations at Braddock's Tavern, on the upstairs porch, overlooking the knitting store, I mean, beautiful Main Street, for Saturday night to celebrate.


On Monday I found out that I need to have a hysterectomy. My surgery is scheduled for August 22nd, which means I won't be starting school this year until sometime in October. So, if any of you have any advice, suggestions, funny stories, etc...I'd love to hear from you! No horror stories please...I can imagine those well enough on my own. :o)

15 comments:

Mary said...

No hysterectomy horror stories here. I was glad to have mine done and was out of the hospital in a couple days. I did piece a quilt top before the surgery and hand quilted it while I was waiting to feel good enough to get back to the machine. Good luck with yours.

Sweet P said...

Happy anniversary a little early. I hope the view over the knitting, I mean Main Street, is great.

I have no horror stories about a hysterectomy. But I will send good thoughts and prayers your way.

Gail said...

Prayers coming your way for a quick, painfree recovery. No personal experience, but friends who have had that surgery recently have done very well.

Su Bee said...

I had a hysterectomy in my mid 30's, (20 years ago) and have always thought it was incredibly smart of me - LOL. Six weeks downtime was hard 'cos I don't sit still real well, but the only annoying/surprising problem was one heck of a backache for weeks. Other than that, it's been terrific! Good Luck!

Susan said...

No horror or funny stories for you. I'm the only one in my family to keep her parts through menopause, but I wasn't there when the others discarded theirs. =) Best of luck for a quick recovery, though!

Happy anniversary! I love the look of that main street. So appealing!

atet said...

No stories to share here either, just some good wishes for a quick and relatively pain free recovery!

Meredith said...

I do not have any experience with one but I will keep you in my prayers.

Libby said...

Happy Anniversary - looks like such a picturesque spot*s*

No stories to share . . . only best wishes for a speedy recovery.

homemakerkate said...

Happy aniversary to you both! I love your wonky log cabin, it looks like a fun project to do. I dont have any hystrectomy stories, can only say that I will be thinking of you!
kate

Elaine Adair said...

Hysterectomy? My own solution to unpleasantness is to have something pleasant to come home to ... hand quilting? or some redwork? That way you can langor (sp?) as you leisurely recover.

Enjoy the new floor and you'll be all better really quickly (I almost said 'quilty')

Darcie said...

Hope everything goes smoothly for you and your upcoming surgery, Carolyn.

I do hope that you kept your eyes and mind on your DH and not on that nearby knitting store! LOL Happy Anniversary to you both!!!

Love your pic below!!!

Yvonne said...

Both my sister and a very good friend had them this year. They both did very well and were so happy they had the surgery. Just take it easy after and rest a lot. Happy Anniversary...both place look wonderful.

Sharon said...

Hystecomy? Best thing I was ever talked into! My quilting buddies begged my doc to let me go to Paducah with them 1 week after surgery - and she let me go with an admonishment of getting out of the car and walking every hour. Maybe that's what helped my quick recovery? LOL! I just moved slowly, but no pains! Sounds like a good time to lay in some books and some handwork so you can take advantage of putting your the back of your forehead and saying (ever so wispily) I think I'm sort of tired now, and I need to just rest!

Sharon said...

meant to say.....put your hand on the back of your forehead and saying....

KnittySue said...

No horror stories, it was the best thing to happen to me...just do not overdo it. And the handquilting or any project that keeps your mind busy between naps was my best way to recover.
Good Luck, I'll be back to check on you.