Monday, November 1, 2010

Doctors, Doctors, everywhere

Back again after spending the better part of the day taking our daughter for out patient surgery on her right eye. It is not latix but surgery to try and decrease extreme dry eye that she has suffered for years. This will be the second surgery in the last couple of years but they have had great results with it and we hope it will work good for her.

While waiting for her in surgery I wandered into the hospital gift shop and they were putting out all their Christmas stuff. I found this little guy and I thought he would go good with my other bits in Florida. When I went to pay for him I found he was 40% off because he was last year's stock. Even better. You can't see it in the picture but his head bobs around. He has the cutest face. Love those gift shops. They usually have some neat stuff.

After we got her home and settled I had to leave and go to my oncologist to talk about my latest surgery. It was cancer, early 1st. stage and confined only to the polyp. They removed 17 lymph nodes and they were all clear. He determined no other treatment necessary except to keep a watch on me and see and another colonoscopy next summer. He did do a couple of blood tests today and I will get the results in a couple of days. Hopefully no surprises.

I am back to feeling almost normal with just a few twinges in that area. I go to the surgeon on Wed. and if all is well we will leave for Florida Sat. I am going to start packing tomorrow and deciding what I will take with me this year. Always my threads and beads but will cut way down on other stuff. Can always buy fabric down there. The flea market always has laces if I need any. I should catch up on my other embroideries.

I have not done anything the last couple of weeks. Just hard to put my mind to it. I am packing my knitting needles and may do a little of that. I can make hats for the cancer group or baby hats for the hospital newborns so will have something to do.

I probably will not be posting until I get settled in Florida then maybe I can get back to posting regularly and leaving comments.


Karen said...

Good luck with the trip south. Hope all is well with your lab work. Funny I am not stitching lately either, but knitting instead. Ever since hubby was in the hospital in August that is all I have done. Enjoy the warmer weather!!

Sharon said...

I am so happy to hear your surgery got everything. As much as we all hate a colonoscopy they are a good thing. Take care and have a safe trip.Sharon PS love the happy face on your sweet snowman!

Gina E. said...

Hi Freda, Sorry I haven't kept up to date with your news, but my old PC is getting slower and refusing to let me view some of my favorite blogs. So I've crossed the room and jumped on to Ken's laptop, and am finally able to catch up with the rest of my bloggy friends!
I'm so sorry to hear about your health scares; between you and Harv, you are a pair of battlers! But both of you have such positive attitudes, it will stand you in good stead no matter what happens.
Take care, enjoy Florida (it doesn't seem five minutes since you were blogging from there! How time flies)

Anonymous said...

Good news from your oncologist. Enjoy your trip.

Queen Bee's Musings said...

guess I was behind reading your blog. Did not know about your surgery. I got one other that said you were feeling better. So very glad all is well now. Take care and safe travels. :D

WW said...

Very cute. I am excited to start seeing the new designs of snowmen, so I can add to my collection.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm so glad to see that the news from the oncologist is good and that they got everything. Be sure to take care of you! And have a safe trip south!!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

You're an inspiration dear Freda!!
I'm over the moon that things have gone so well for you, and all things equal look forward to hearing from you in Florida sometime soon.
When you've got a lot going on like that it's hard to settle to handwork I find.
Take care
Big hugs from NZ
Shane xox

gocrazywithme said...

Hi Freda! I'm so glad you commented on my blog. I've been wondering about how you were recovering from surgery. Glad to hear that you don't have to have more poking and prodding; well, till next summer anyway!

Plays with Needles said...

Just stopped by to see pics of Florida *wink

We're heading to the Keys for Thanksgiving. Jim's mom rented a house in Marathon for a week so it should be quite the adventure!

Pat Winter said...

I have been spending lots of time in the hospital gift shops. I was so bored one day I bought a $25 pen just because it had a few beads dangling from it. Your find is much cuter.
I'm glad you are taking care of yourself and soon you will be soaking up the sun.

Debra said...

Stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, Freda!