Friday, July 6, 2012

It's all about me :O)

Hello Sweet friends.... I hope all of you had a great and safe 4th of July Holiday :O) Me I stayed at home and didn't do much. Mostly dozed in my chair. I was not feeling to hot.
My neck has been giving me a lot of heck lately. No fun when you hurt!
I have news that both gives me elated feelings and scared feelings. After 5 years, I have finally found a doctor that thinks he can help me with all of this pain. I will be having surgery in the near future. My near future is in the next Month or so. I have found after visiting with Dr Henry that I have nerves in my neck that are trapped in over 4 places. Bulging discs, worn out cartilage between the discs and narrowing of the spinal canal where the nerve is rubbing on the bone. The Dr told me this will be a very extensive surgery and to expect to be off work for at least 4 weeks and then in a neck brace for 3-4 months depending how I am doing. Dr Henry is going to start at vertebra 2 and work down through vertebra 7. He will release the entrapped nerves, remove the worn out pads. Put in rods and screws and possibly some bone grafting. I will need to stay in the Hospital over nite. 
I know I have some swaps out there in progress... Please continue to work on your blocks and I will try my best to be on time. I have been having trouble with my hands again and its hard to sew when that is happening. 
I have to say I am truly bless with all my friends on the net... Thank you all... for all your notes and emails saying they wish they were closer to help. Speaking of help my dear friend Nadine C. :O) has offered once again to come to my rescue and come take care of me after my surgery... I don't know what I would do with out her.. she is so kind and giving. This will be the second time she has so graciously offered to come and be with me when I need the help!!! LOL Nadine is always telling me... I can't believe out of all the people in the world.. That my best friend here in Washington and you have the same types of illnesses. It's strange when that friend is not feeling well ... I am not feeling well either. Maybe I have a twin out there. I always laugh and say I have a twin.. I am the evil one ;O)
Anyway ladies that is what is up with me and why you don't see or hear much from me any more.. I hope after the surgery I will be antsy to do something and ready to Sew Sew Sew!!!
One final note......
I can never repay the kindness that Nadine gives to me in this Awesome friendship.
 Nadine you are the Best...


Here are some Ideas to get your Christmas Sewing Started:

Find Tutorial at: WhiMSY Love

Insulated Picnic Tote from: Sew Momma Sew

Child's Back Pack at: Fiskars

 Car Caddy Tutorial at: Sew Many Ways

 Blog is in French... Un Petit Bout De Fil
Click on the word ICI to get the PDF
Also can translate with Babble Fish :O)
There are a lot of other great patterns on this Blog

Easy Hanging Towel at: Hot Flash'n Craft'n
Close to bottom of post PDF

CD Pocket Tutorial at: Mushroom Villagers

** UP DATE**
I made one of these CD Holders yesterday...... I found I did not like the finished product. I don't know if it was me not understanding the directions... or how it was put together.  Most of you know that I try to change things to make them better if they seem wrong or hard to understand. The Second one turned out OK. Still not please with the design of this VERY CUTE IDEA. I laid in bed last nite... trying to think on how to make this even better... Yep you guessed it.. MR Sandman came along before I completed my thoughts!!

Soda Can Wrap at: CraftGossip

Presser Foot Organizer at: Husqvarna

IPad Cover Tutorial at: Amy's Creative Side

Clear Toy Storage Bags with Drawstring at: Make it and Love it

Cargo Scarf at: Indestructibles

Dish Rug Tutorial at: Quilting by the River

I hope these ideas get you ahead start on your Christmas gifts.


NadineC said...

LOL, I just do what I'm told...and you done told me I needed to come wait on ya "hand and feet" is how you put it ;-) So that's what I'll do! Thank goodness that Sonic Drive-in with the awesome ice is just a few blocks from your house! I'm thinking I'll be their best customer while I'm there!

Oh, and thanks for the great links, APP!

Jennifer said...

APP, I'll be praying for a quick recovery. I know it won't be easy, but when it's all said and done I hope it does the trick for you. You have lived with this pain long enough!

CJ said...

I know you are nervous about the decisions you are making, but you are so brave in saying no! to the pain and going forward with the surgery!! I will be praying for you. It's definitely time get your life back♥ Thanks for the list of gift making links! :) Thinking about Christmas sewing is a good way to get through this heatwave :)
Hugz, CJ♥♥

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

It's wonderful that you have such a good friend. I hope everything works out and they are able to fix you right up. A neck brace for 3-4 months doesn't sound like much fun but it is definitely better than being in pain and broken.