Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The best made plans...

Thank you all again for your comments on my last entry. I really feel wonderful support from the blogging community. I had made the best of plans but these are laid aside for right now. I was told this morning that I will have to be admitted into the hospital to start the isolation. I wish I could just run away back to home and let my mommy tuck me in. Don't you get those moments? Oh to be a little girl again. Of course, my mother just had her cataract removed in one eye today so we could just lay in bed together and be sick. *grins* I have talked to my mother who is home already and doing great. This procedure had to be done to an eye where she had an earlier emergency procedure done so I was hoping all would go smoothly for her which it has.


Now I am not worried about being alone although the room is going to be like a prison for a short while. I cannot go out and no one can come in. I am not worried about taking the radioactive therapy. What am I worried about? How as an addicted needleworker, I will get through a minimum oftwo days of not being able to stitch or quilt! I am not allowed to take along my needlework as they would have to dispose of it afterwards. I had so hoped I would not even have to be admitted. I had the idea of sitting in our spare bedroom here with my needle and thread, a pot of tea and the DVDs on my laptop.


The doctor says she thinks I should be able to go home sometime in the late morning or early afternoon on Thursday. Please keep your fingers crossed for me that it will be so and not longer? I have to wait until they register a legal amount of radioactive level to be allowed to leave the hospital and the first day it will be too high a dose. I kind of find it amusing that I don't use a microwave as I find the idea of nuking food unappealing. Now I am going to 'be nuked' myself but I know it is for my own good. I have found these first two days of testing easy as I know they are doing their best to make me healthy again.

I will be back again very soon and sharing more of the season and warm thoughts from my home...

27 comments:

Nancy said...

Okkkkkkkkk, but not really. I HATE THIS. I wish I could just come over there and make it all go away, or do it for you. It is never easy for a Mom to watch her children do something difficult. You have tons of prayers winging your way. Just get over it very fast and back home again.
I love you sooooooo much.
Hugs and Kisses, Mom

Tam said...

Sending you hugs and prayers for comfort and strength Heidi...hope you are home soon

Rhonda in OK said...

I'm also praying for you, mostly for your recovery and a little that you don't go crazy not being able to stitch :)

Robin C said...

Heidi,
I've been reading your blog for a while, enjoying a bit of your life far from my home in Virginia USA and want you to know that I will pray for you and that you will find the peace to just relax and rest while in the hospital. You need to rest for your body to heal and a couple of days won't be so bad. Besides if it is like hospitals here there is some much going on you can't sleep much at night.

Robin

Joanne said...

Heidi, you're in my prayers and I'm hoping that all goes well and that you're home soon!! I don't think they have any kind of recovery program for addicted needlework people who are forced to go without for a few days, so I'd hate to think what would happen if it lasts too long :)
Sending you comforting hugs,
Joanne

faerieeva said...

Heidi, I just wanted to leave a hug, as well as my thoughts and prayers. Two days without stitching would be very hard for a veteran stitcher like you! I hope you can take lots of books!

Letty said...

Wishing you strength and hope it all goes well. Hoping to read from you soon!

Carolien said...

I keep my fingers crossed that they will 'fire' you on Thursday and also send a lot of prayers up ...
I am glad your mom is ok after her operation.

Take care & hugs, Carolien

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Heidi. Microwaves don't brown the meat. You will still look like casper; not Obama! Ha! Ha!
Love,
Bull

Susan in SC said...

Heidi - how about taking a paperback books/magazines with you that you could throw away at the end of the time? Like you, I would not mind the isolation but I would have to have something in my hands! Lots of love and prayers headed your way!

Hugs,
Susan in SC

online quilting community said...

Sending you hugs and prayers for comfort and strength Heidi

hazel said...

Hi Heidi, It is good to read you are being so cheerful about your treatment. Keep smiling and the few days will soon pass. I will do some extra stitching here to make up for what you are unable to do. Prayers and thoughts are with you, Jos and Nancy.
Love Hazel (UK)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Sending prayers and comforting thoughts for you.

Amy Marie said...

Good luck Big Cousin! I'll be thinking about you!

Caroline said...

Oh Heidi, that is a bit of drudge, but who knows, there could be a silver lining and you might at least get a bit of a rest. Can you take some of your books?
My thoughts are with you and I hope that they will "release" you on Thursday.
Loved the magnetron reference, I so agree with you on that one.

Elizabethd said...

So very sorry Heidi, what a shame.
Praying for you over the next few days.

The Dutchess said...

Dear Heidi..sending you a very big hug for strenght...and a smile:) for comfort...hoop dat je snel weer thuis bent!

Tracy said...

Hoping the isolation will go well, that you wont' go too stir-crazy...sounds like you have lots of little comforts at least for in the meantime. I know you will be itching to stitch though. So glad your mom is doing well. :o) Praying all will be well for you...sending uplifting, health-drenched thoughts your way ((HUGS))

Ragged Roses said...

Hello Heidi. I have just spent time reading your posts and catching up on all your news, I must have missed a post in the middle and have just read about your situation. I am so sorry to hear this my friend. I wish your mother could be there for you. Take care, thinking of you, big hugs
Kimx

Anonymous said...

Best wishes, prayers and hugs to you. May all go well.

Andrea in Calif.

Mary said...

I hear you're home again today - great news! Hope there is no pain and that you are feeling up to needlework, reading, and DVD watching. Sit back and be spoiled and know we are thinking of you and sending best wishes and hugs.
Love, Mary & Bob.

Melanie said...

Heidi, you have been in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you are home soon and stitching and blogging!

Janneke said...

Hi Heidie,
Wish you've been released from hospital yesterday !!!! You have to let uw know how you are feeling ... enjoy all the things you planned at home now !! It's for a good course...imagine: spring is coming and you feeling better :)
Greetings from the three of us.
Janneke.

Rhondi said...

Hi Heidi
I am so sorry to hear you had to go into isolation. I didn't even know you might have to go into the hospital but I'm glad the ordeal is over for you and you survivied not having a needle in your hand for a couple of days! LOL
I hope that this treatment will have been beneficial for you.
Take care of yourself.
Hugs, Rhondi

Regina said...

Hello Heidi

I hope you feel better!!!

I wish you a nice weekend with a lot
of sunshine!!
Hugs,Regina

Happy @ Home said...

Hi Heidi,
I am so glad to hear that you are back home from the hospital and how nice of that little daffodil to greet you. I hope everything at the hospital went well and you are feeling good.

Hugs,
Kim

shirley said...

Heidi, hope by now you are home and enjoying the comforts that one can only get at home. God tends to us one at a time and it's your turn. Be well and prayers sent for you.
Shirley
p.s. glad your mom is doing well too!