Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Luck of the Irish!

Yep! That is what I have today...the luck of the Irish! I just got off the phone with the doctor at the hospital. The biospy is okay although she is not happy with the amount of cells removed and wants to repeat it in 4 to 6 months to be sure but says I can go ahead with my treatments starting on Monday. I will not know until Tuesday whether I am able to go into my isolation here at home or start it with a hospital stay. I also have no idea yet how long the isolation will be but it is a maximum of three weeks. Thank goodness for blogging as it will keep me in touch with the world. I am used to seeing my stitching and quilting friends here and while I am allowed to have visitors it is with restrictions. I will leave them the choice as to whether they want to come or not.

Sorry for this repeat if you visit both of my blogs but I thought my shamrocks I finished yesterday were very appropriate for this post. I sewed seven of these and each has a different word or saying.

This was a fun way to give my entrance a real St. Patrick's Day feeling. And now I know that this day is special with thoughts of Tracy's wedding anniversary and Jo's sweet daughter's birthday. I will be thinking of both of them that day. And then when I thought I had all the luck, I find out I won Marie's blog giveaway. What was the prize to include but a set of shamrock linen napkins from Ireland. Thanks Marie!

I leave you today with another Irish blessing as so many mentioned that they loved them in my last post. This was holds very true for me today and I thank you all for your thoughts and prayers and supportive words.

"May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer."

And my ornery and evil twin (*wink*) sends this blessing...

"May those who love us, love us
And those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts
And if he can't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles
So we will know them by their limping!"

Now if that did not make you smile today, nothing will.


Nancy said...

Hey, I like that poem. That is very funny. That is such WONDERFUL NEWS. I hope you told Barbara, she was so worried also.
I am so happy you got this news. I would not be happy if you had to have surgery, not that this is a walk in the park, but better than you being cut open. I love your cute little shamrocks. I was talking to you while you were making some of them.
I love you, Mom

Tam said...

What AWESOME news! I will still continue to send happy health thoughts your way though.
The shamrocks are very cute, just love them :D

Rhonda in OK said...

that is wonderful news! you should see me smiling for you.

surely you can do your isolation at home, your home has to be more germ-free than a hospital full of sick people.

the shamrocks are adorable too.

Sonja said...

Ja, het is een lucky day, met deze uitslag!

Elizabethd said...

Lovely that you won the Irish napkins, how nice.
Praying for your health.

Lori from British Columbia, Canada said...

Luck of the Irish? NO, more like God's hand upon you. So glad for your good news. Love your Irish collections.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh I am so happy to read your good news!!!!!!!

And while you're in isolation, I hope you can fill us in on the 'Why' of it. It would seem that radiation is involved in the treatment. But maybe not... You can tell us, if you wish to.

Again, I am sooooooooooooooo happy for you. And now I hope for some good news tomorrow too. :-)

Aunt Amelia

Andylynne said...

Dear Heidi,
Wonderful news, exhaling a sigh of relief for you. I'm wishing you well on your treatment . Such a tiny gland but with so much claim on our lives. praying you sail through the isolation with good spirits. I agree with Rhonda about the hospital stay. If you can avoid the hospital that is always more comfortable.
I loved the shamrocks what good idea. And your dinner waref from the last post is wonderful. I have a real weakness for dishes, and those make me green with envy :)

Linda said...

Congrats on winning the napkins they will be fun to add to your pretty tea things....I am smiling, that's a cute blessing...your shamrocks are darling I like the different fbarics they all work well with each other..hugs, Linda

Hi, I'm Barbara from Missouri and.... said...

Heidi, this is answer to many prayers. Hang in there dear friends, life is looking up.

I love the shamrocks you made.

Many, many hugs,

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful news Heidi! I know you liked that bowl with the olives on it, and it's a pretty common theme to find on dishes here. We have some like it at the store where I work too.

Tracy said...

Such FANTASTIC new, Heidi! Oh, I so happy...I do hope this will be the start on the road to recovery and better health for you! Praying all goes well! Love the blessing today...And all those shamrocks are so charming! Take one with you to the hospital soon! ;o) Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

Anonymous said...

Great news, Heidi!

Cute shamrocks too.


Tone said...

...dont you worry...we will keep you online the next weeks!!!
Just passing by to say good night...tone

Tone said...

Forgot to say GOOD LUCK for the coming treatment....but I am sure you know we`re thinking of you ....
By the way .- can I have your adress?....
And by the way 2: Hannes lille blogg

hugs and smile and all that!! Tone

Wild Rose said...

Such good news Heidi. May the Luck of the Irish be with you in the coming weeks.

Marie x

Regina said...

Hello Heidi
I am very happy to read your good news.The irish napkins are very wonderful.
I wish you a wonderful weekend!!!
Hugs and love,

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Thank you for your sweet words on my blog, Dear One.

Aunt Amelia
"If not now, when?"
~~Rabbi Hillel

Melanie said...

Your shamrocks are SO cute! I would definitely buy those if I saw them at a craft show or little boutique (since I can't make them myself). Love how you have them in a bowl in your entryway. I will keep you in my prayers that you do not have to have a hospital stay.

Thanks for sharing the Irish blessings, too. :-)

le ciel flamand said...

Ik hoop echt dat je niet in het ziekenhuis moet verblijven, je slaapt er toch niet zoals in je eigen bed... De shamrocks zijn heel mooi!
Groetjes, Annelies

Anonymous said...

Dear Heidie,
Finally i can leave a comment again :) I love you last post about Irish luck !!!
I want to wish you all the best for tomorrow and i hope you keep us posted about all the things that are going to happen !!
Could you maybe sent me your adress ?
Greetings from Janneke.