Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I left last Thurs. for the CQI retreat in Estes Park, Colorado and returned home last night. I had a great time and it was fun meeting people who I have talked to and read their blogs but never met. Some I had met at Omaha but a lot were new. We ate, slept and tried new things that other people knew and taught small classes. The old saying "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" certainly did not apply to me. I learned quite a few new things that I will put to good use when I get back to stitching. They were a greeat group of gals to spend time with.

This will be a short post. I did not mention it previously to anyone but today I am doing the colonoscopy prep as tomorrow I go in for colon surgery. On my colonoscopy about a month or so ago they found a flat polyp that was labelled Hi Grade Displasia but I have been assured not cancer. The problem is if I did not have it surgically removed it could become cancer so at 6 am tomorrow morning we trot off to the hospital for surgery to remove a piece of my colon at 7.30.

The hospital stay should be about 3-5 days - hopefully 3.

I will post again as soon as possible. Hugs FredaB


Pat Winter said...

Freda, I will be thinking of you. My MIL had that same procedure for the same reason and she is just fine now. I know you will be too. Mom loved her brooch you sent and I adore my needle case. Hugs and well wishes for a speedy recovery.

Gerry Krueger said...

I will be thinking of you Freda and wishing you well... You can rethink all the fun you had at the retreat while you are recouping.. Gerry K.

Suztats said...

Best wishes are on their way for a speedy recovery.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Freda
Very best wishes, I'm so glad you have told us as now we are all sending you positive thoughts -can you feel the virtual hugs??!

So glad you enjoyed your crafting sojourn - I agree "old dogs can learn new tricks", look at me I'm just starting embroidery at 68!!!
Take care
look forward to hearing from you soon.
love from New Zealand
Shane xox

maggi said...

Glad that you had a good retreat to prepare you for your surgery. Hope that it all goes well. Take care.

Gina E. said...

The Retreat sounded fabulous! Glad you had such a good time prior to something less pleasant. Love and best wishes for a positive conclusion to your surgery.

Gerry said...

Freda, I so enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you at the retreat. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

josie said...

Freda.......I am sending you my prayers and good thoughts. It was so nice to meet you at the retreat and if you are as relaxed as I am after the retreat you should have no problem with the surgery. Just stay positive......we are all praying for you!

Sending you a BIG Texas hug,


Plays with Needles said...

Big love coming at you for a positive surgery and recovery Freda. I'll try to whip up something pretty for you to look at... *wink

Sending you good thoughts...xo Susan

Willa said...

Hey Freda! You will be back stitching in no time! Call me when you get back to Florida! We can have a stitch fest.

Lisa said...

Freda ~ prayers going out for a good surgery and quick and easy recovery! It was so delightful to meet you at the retreat!

Shari said...

Freda, So sorry to hear you have had this scare. I will be thinking of you and saying a prayer for a speedy recovery. It was a pleasure meeting you at the retreat, you are a worthy shopping companion!

Hugs, Shari

Jeanne said...

my prayers and positive thoughts will be with you. Hugs and well wishes for a speedy recovery,

gocrazywithme said...

Hi Freda,
Hope your surgery went well and you'll be back up and stitching again very quickly. It was a treat to meet you at the retreat and I hope we're able to meet again soon!

Diane said...

Hi Freda
So nice to meet you in Colorado. Wishing you a speedy hospital stay and a quick recovery. I wonder if you packed just a little bag with needle and threads!!?
Love from Diane

Jillayne said...

Best wishes Freda, for all good things and for a three day stay. I am glad to hear it isn't cancer and also glad it's found and being dealt with early! Take care and I look forward to catching up with you soon!

Maggie R said...

Dear Freda,
Wishing you well as you take this journey..
I think the prep for this is the worst part as I recall!!
Will be happy to visit again when you are up for it.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Freda I hope you are home and recovering quickly now, and that your family is spoiling you!
Sending lots of love to you my dear friend,