Saturday, October 29, 2011

Home Recuperating

Hello everyone!  I just wanted to pop in and let you know that my surgery went well on Monday.  I am currently a 'prisoner' of my second floor, since the only bathroom is on that floor.  I'm not allowed to do steps yet, and not for another week.  No driving either, for two weeks.  I am seriously blessed with a wonderful husband.  He's got the housework under control, and is juggling his job, our kids and their schedules, and my care, too.  What a great guy! 

This was my first time for general anesthesia.  I had thought I'd be sore, of course, but that my mind would be sharp and I'd be doing all this reading in bed.  Nope!  I've been doing a lot of sleeping and 'zoning out.' Someone usually brings me the laptop once or twice a day, so I have limited computer access. 

Remember that 'Artful Frame' I had entered in a challenge, and asked for your votes?  Unfortunately, I did not place at all.  :(  HUGE disappointment.  Thanks to those of you who did vote for me.  I really appreciated it.

One happy piece of crafting news for me though -- 'Happy Birthday, Punkin' made it as a Spotlight Artist at City Crafter.  It was nice to find that waiting for me after coming home from the hospital.


It's going to be a little while longer until I can have crafting time again, and visit all of you at your blogs.  I miss you! 

Hugs to you,
Colleen   

33 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

I hope you're feeling better soon Colleen!!

Susie said...

Looking forward to seeing your creations again! Take good care of yourself :)

lynn said...

take care, colleen! hope you feel better soon:) congrats on the spotlight!

~Tammy~ said...

Glad you are doing well and allowing your body to rest. Been thinking about you all week.

Congrats on your well deserved win!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Sleep, zoning out and a good DH are the perfect remedies for getting back to stamping... when you are ready! Meanwhile, enjoy being waited on! :) Glad your surgery went well!!

Lisa said...

So happy to hear from you and glad you're home taking it easy! You're frame is THE winner in my book. Congrats on the punkin card win, well deserved, SO CUTE! Rest well my friend ~ HUGS :)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

So glad your surgery was a success! I am disappointed for you that your frame did not win. It really was the best! I did vote for you too! Hope you are feeling better soon so we can see more of your awesome craftiness!

Stephenie said...

Glad everything went well on your surgery! Enjoy the rest...it will not last long. :) Love seeing all of your creations, looking forward to your upcoming work!

Anonymous said...

Where did the week go? So glad to hear you are doing o.k. Sleeping and zoning, good idea. Just think of all the stuff you will be creating in no time! Heal fast.

Chris R. from Iowa

Marisa said...

So glad you are home recovering and surgery went well. Anesthetic and I do not get along at all - I puke for 24 hours afterwards.

Just make sure you get your laptop regularly so you can feel connected and koodoes to your hubby for holding the fort :) Huge (((hugs))) and hope you feel yourself sooner than later.

Ann Schach said...

I'm happy to hear that you are on the road to recovery! Thank goodness for dedicated husbands! Take care, Colleen!

Linda R. said...

Take card my friend. and get better..

Hugs, Linda

cbuswell said...

Feel better soon and take it easy!

Anonymous said...

'So glad you're on the mend, Colleen. I sincerely thought your frame was the best project among the group! There must have been some serious "ballot stuffing" going on for that not to have placed! I hope you'll soon be up and around and creating like crazy! XO Gail XO

Bev J. said...

Glad all went well and you are being well taken care of.

Congrats on the card honor!

Bonnie said...

I'm glad your surgery went well and you are able to rest and recuperate while someone else takes care of everything. I hope your recovery will be swift so you can get back to crafting. I thought your frame was the best of the lot and got my votes in. I agree with Gail, someone must have been stuffing ballots.

Amy said...

Hi Colleen! I'm so glad you are home and you have a wonderful hubby to help out around the house. You will be up and around in no time and I can't wait to see more of your work! I was so sad to see that your frame didn't place over at MSS. I voted for you every day! Don't be disappointed though, the frame was truly one piece of BEAUTIFUL artwork Colleen!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Col!! I am so glad you are doing well!! I am glad that you are getting LOTS of rest and recovering quickly!!! Don't worry about getting on the computer--just take your time and enjoy your family/resting!

So sorry that you didn't win--but the good news is that you were in the running! That's a great feature!!! And I am super proud of you!!! You are SO amazing!!!

Sending tons of hugs and love;)

Kay said...

Thanks for the update! So glad to know you are being well taken care of. Lucky gal! I sure voted for your frame -- it was gorgeous -- and am sorry you didn't place. Take care.

Janeen said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery Colleen. It's amazing how much sleep it takes for the body to heal. Just enjoy it. I slept the whole month of August and missed summertime here. but oh well, i wouldn't have been much use if i hadn't

Annie Rose said...

Hi Colleen :) I'm mentally sending you your own Get Well Soon band-aid card... because it's just the cutest.

Emily Keaton said...

I'm thinking of you, Colleen! Rest up, heal up, and get better soon. Hope to talk to you later this week!!

Shirley said...

Glad to hear your surgery went well. I think a doctor told me sleeping a lot meant you were healing well!!! Too bad about the contest, but you are so talented and it was based on votes. :-( Dumb excuse I know. LOLOL Great husband and kids and you'll be well in no time. Don't overdo!!

Benzi said...

Glad to get some news from you, Colleen. Recovery will be over before you know it but I'm sure you are getting a bit more rest than you cared for. No trick or treating for you tonight. Congrats on your spotlight card. Take care.

Andrea Ewen said...

I hope each day is getting better for you my friend! You are in my thoughts! ♥♥♥

Marlena M. said...

Take care of YOURSELF while you can. ;) rest rest rest

Ruby said...

Colleen, don't be disheartened about not being placed. It doesn't make your work any less beautiful! I'm sorry you're still suffering but it's lovely to see you for a fleeting moment on here. Been thinking about you a lot. LOVE your little PDCC card, what a great idea to do a plaster for the colours, love it!

Heather S. said...

Colleen - Hope your family is still taking good care of you and that you are on the mend. Thinking 'bout ya my Birthday Buddie. :)
Heather

Jinny Newlin said...

Thinking of you and hoping that all is well and that you're mending flawlessly! Get your rest, girl! Love ya!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Get well soon Colleen so you can come downstairs and play with us...lol Glad to hear the surgery went well. I have something to show you that I made that I think you will love. I have a couple tweeks and will post it this weekend. I am anxiously awaiting my design team package for Heartfelt Creations. I made the team and the other ladies who received theirs are ooooing and aaaaing so I am like a kid waiting on Christmas. Take care and will talk to you soon. I am slowly coming out of my "Steroid" fog.lol Today is my last day for 2 pills aday then I go to one for 5 days.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

chilli pip said...

Must have missed a post (although i have been a bit slack in the blogging department)Did not realise you were having an op. Hope you are up and feeling strong really soon.

Pauline said...

Hi Colleen, hope that you are feeling a bit better after your surgery, and getting about a bit more? Get well soon, xx

Shirley said...

I am so glad you are feeling better. No hysterectomy is easy from what I have heard. So glad you aren't pushing it.

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