Wednesday, December 17, 2008

~ Elfin ~

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My niece stopped over Sunday and picked me up to take me to her Mom's (my sister's).   Yeap, still not allowed to drive :(   Eight weeks is next week so keep your fingers crossed.   They were making Christmas cookies and preparing to watch the Buffalo Bills blow yet another game.  Good gaawd maybe I jinxed them way back when they were 4-0.  Either way they've laid a huge egg and now are the laughing stock of the league... ok maybe not that bad but.......  Sunday was fun.  Both Gage and Bug were having fun being in the Christmas spirit.  Bug, once again had to check on me several times to make sure I was ok.   I do think once I pulled out the camera she let out a sigh of relief.  'Aunt Donna is back.'   LOL 
I went to bed last night as the snow fell.  They were calling for a rough drive this morning.  I was thrilled I didn't have to get up for work and my sister prayed for a snow day.  It's not just the kids that hope for schools to be closed because of the weather.   She wasn't that lucky.  There is snow out there and they are stating now that the temps went up we could get freezing rain.  We'll see.  Just need to make sure I get to the hospital as planned.
::sigh:: speaking of the hospital.  I am scared to death.  I know I've been through some tough things and this should be the easy part, but trust me I am still nervous and scared.   So many things go through your head.  I was feeling very confident that I'd be home tonight, but a visit to my primary doctor yesterday said otherwise.  I had to visit him to get clearance after all my tests.  He didn't want me thinking I'd be home and then be disappointed if I wasn't.  He didn't feel it would be the procedure itself.  He thinks that will be fine and will fix the issues with my foot.  He just feels that since I'm not having it done until 3 in the afternoon they may keep me overnight.  I guess going in thinking that is probably better.  Does make me feel better or make me happy, but I'm preparing for the stay.   If you don't hear from me later give me a day or so......  
I do hope this works.  I'm in some pain and it is extremely uncomfortable.  No position is good.  Laying, sitting, standing.  I can't do any for any length of time.  Sitting at the computer can be brutal.  I've tried to stay current with entries but it never seems to be possible to sit and read all... forgive me.  With any luck at all this will fix the issues and allow me to sleep an night without constantly waking up and having to get up to'walk it off.'  Hopefully I can walk without a limp and actually get some much needed exercise in.  Taking a few steps and then having a pain and tired feeling in my leg is frustrating as all get out.  I feel like I'm carrying a good 70 pounds of dead weight.  Sitting, feet up or feet down, not happening.  My foot and lower leg throb within minutes.  I pray this works. 
Well, off to get a shower and pack a bag.  I do hope I'm home this evening but if you don't hear from me expect an update tomorrow.  My sister has been blogging and she may update, not real sure but you could stop by anyway :::giggle:::
Hugs to you all and again thank your for your friendship, love and support.  The prayers and good vibes are also so appreciated. 
~d

43 comments:

MariesImages said...

Well...here is some HUGS & KISSES..
& lots of PRAYERS being sent your way. Hang in there & think warm & cozy thoughts...;)
Marie

Indigo said...

I was thinking the same thing when I saw the pictures of Bug..ahh there you are. As for the hospital this afternoon sweet friend, try not to worry. You've come throught the worst of it. I will keep you in my prayers on the smoke, that all goes well. When your able let us know how you are so we don't worry too much k. Your in my thoughts always dearest one. (Hugs)Indigo

Bridgett said...

It had slipped my mind that today is the big day!

I'm excited for you, D.

This might just be the answer to your prayers. This might stop the pain and allow you to feel more like 'Donna.'

It's going to work out. And what's one night in the hospital if you're feeling so much better?

:)

I'm thinking of you and sending TONS of good vibes your way.

You're loved. Never forget it.

XOXO

Linda Brown said...

Praying for you my friend.
Love and Prayers
Linda
llbrown247@aol.com

Cathy said...

You're probably on your way, and it sounds like you'll need an overnight which actually, is good Aunt Donna lol all that great hospital chow! We'll be here when you hobble on back, so take the time you need. Much love.

Lisa said...

Awwwwww Donna, you are in my thoughts, sending up healing prayers for you, Love and Hugs Lisa

Beth said...

I hope all goes well! And yes, it's probably best that you stay overnight with your surgery in the late afternoon. Good luck, hon, we'll be waiting for you!

Oh, and the Bills the laughingstock of the league? I've got one word for you: Detroit. (No offense meant to any Lions fans out there!)

Hugs, Beth

Julie said...

You know my prayers are with you. If you have to stay just enjoy it and get pampered and take the pain meds, lol. It will pass quickly. Good luck.

Linda said...

Sending prayers your way, Donna .. that your procedure will be quick & SUCCESSFUL ... and that you won't have to spend very much time in the hospital! Hugs & God Bless!

Linda

FLORIDALADY4U said...

Bug is a doll!!! She is just precious.

You are in my thoughts and prayers Donna

Hugs Mari

Joan said...

I hope all goes well for you today by the time your read this you will either be just about to go or be back. Either way you hae my best wishes and prayers. Love Joan

Sugar said...

sending up prayers today & lighting a candle this afternoon at surgery time.
God bless...

Jeanie said...

Smashing photos of Bug. She is a little cutie!
Don't you worry about us. Just see to yourself for now. All the best for the operation. Good luck my dear friend. You will be fine and home before you know it.
You are always in my prayers.
Much love and a gentle hug.

God bless you!
Jeanie xx

Astaryth said...

Bug is adorable as always! Glad to see you back up to your picture taking!!

Good thoughts winging your way. Keeping my fingers all crossed that it goes smoothly and you get to come right back home.

natalie said...

Dear Donna, hugs
how are you?
hey I will be praying for you.
I will put up an entry and send people over to comment.
Lots of Love Donna!
natalie

Traci said...

Honestly, I could just eat Bug. She is so cute! What a ham.
More prayers for success this afternoon. I'm sure you are there by now.
BTW, I love Jackson Browne.

Jan said...

I dont know what time you did this entry but I hope the procedure is over now and you are all better ,I have been thinking of you ,thankyou for your card it came today ,I really enjoyed the pictures of your delightful little elf ,My prayers for you continue ...love Ya Jan xx

Robyn said...

She is such a cutie! All things aside you seem to be in good spirits. Try not to worry to much about the hospital today and you have lots of happy thoughts and prayers coming your way from myself and my family! Take care of yourself hun and hopefully you will be home this evening!
Hugs to you, Robyn

P.S You have already proven you are one tough chica! ;)

Xenia said...

Such a cute girl! Lots of prayers have been sent your way D. Stay safe.

Lisa said...

You will be in my thoughts & Prayers, hopefully by this time the procedure is over and you are resting, comfortably. I was surprised to see an entry today.

Jeannette said...

Bug is just too cute! I'm glad you got to spend some time with her and Gage, I'm sure they lifted your spirits. Good luck with the procedure, you're five hours behind me so should just about be there now, saying prayers that this will be successful. It's natural to be worried now, you have all day to think of it whereas when you had the heart attack it was so sudden that you didn't have time to worry. Hope to see an update when you're up to it. I'll check in on Nancy too. Jeannette xx

Leslie said...

Hey hun, *BIG HUGS* Many prayers, healing prayers & love sent your way. Update us when you can ok? Take your time. I know it will be ok i have all the faith in the world. You try your hardest to do so too. But hun what you feel is totally normal hun. It doesnt matter even with all you have went thru already. if i was in your place i would be scared too. I think it would prob be best if you stayed overnight especially since you go in later today. Im so sorry hun about the pain it just sounds unbearable. Fro you to still come on here & try to say hi to us best you can means so very much. I thank you for that :) U just pull thru this and heal ok? It sounded like u had a nice time with ur family the other day too. Im so glad u got to see them. I loved the pics of Bug as always. She so adorable. Anyhow take care hun. Agian lots of prayers ur way and love! ttys. love, Leslie

Big Mark 243 said...

I just want you to get to a place where you are doing well ... man, did the bills lay down or what? Not only did they have the good start, they were playing well!

Take care of yourself ..!

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Bug is adorable as always! Good luck tomorrow, you will do fine! Linda

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Of course, you're scared, D. Who wouldn't be after all you've been through. I think it's better if they keep you overnight. Actually, I think they do far too much outpatient stuff anyway. Sending you lots of prayers and good vibes. Love ya...(Bug is adorable. Children make Christmas just so darned fun.)

LYN said...

you have been through so much...will keep on praying for ya sista!!

P.S. love Van Morrison...;-)

Hollie said...

Donna,
I'm praying for you! Sending much love & support your way. Just take care of yourself....

Allison said...

I'm happy when I get to read your updates. Love the little elf pic! Sorry about those Bills but I'm much more worried about you than football. Glad you were well enough to post but also praying that everything will get better for you soon. Have a happy Thursday. Luv ya lots!

Martha said...

I know how afraid you were going in today - I have been thinking about you all day, and praying everything went well. Please send us an update as soon as you are able to. I sure hope this surgery brings you some relief.
Big hugs, Martha

lisa jo said...

one of my friends is a breast cancer survivor of 3 yrs...her right foot hurts her so bad and goes numb and she can barely move at work and it takes her awhile to stand up. They told her this foot thing is due to radiation she took.
I have you in prayer and in all my thoughts and i will be anxious to hear from you. I pray pray that this surgery helps you. I love you!

Nancy said...

I just know this will go well...
Keeping you in my thoughts my friend.

Love,
Nancy

Missie said...

Keeping you in my prayers!

gina said...

that bug is looking more grown up!! they do grow fast. i hate knowing you are so worried about the hospita...but i know it's normal. i hope you get some comfort knowing that many people are praying for you! :)
hugs and prayers!!

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Great pictures. I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs, Alvia

Gerry said...

I will be thinking of you as you undergo this procedure, hoping you will get relief. Gerry

MISSY said...

I am glad you enjoyed yourself with your sister and niece.

I hope this procedure makes you feel better Donna. I don't like hearing that you are in pain or scared. It's not the Donna that we know.

Of course I don't mind reading it. Please understand that I just want you better for your own sake. We love you! -Missy

P.S. I visit your sister all the time :)

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

All things positive coming your way. I'll be thinking of you in my prayers. Take care of you my friend,
Katie

P.S. What an adorable tag you made featuring Bug! Too cute!

Amanda said...

((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))I am praying you will heal fast without any pain.My thoughtd are with you.I love the pics of Bug.

Darlene said...

Praying for and thinking of you today and everyday dear D!!
Keep the faith hon, God is good and is watching over you!
We love you, praying that this will be the last hospital stay for a long time for you!!!
((((hugs)))
~Darlene~

Darlene said...

ps.. can bug get any cuter?, I think not!

Terri said...

Bug is adorable...

Judy always wore those different kinda hats at Christmas..she had that exact one...we have pics of her in it...good memories :)

I would be scared too Donna...you have been through alot and will make it through this as well..hopefully feeling tons better....keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...sending good vibes that this will make you feel 100% better soon!

Hugs
Terri

Joyce said...

I'm going backwards a bit. I already read your latest entry before this one but did want to say how cute the photo's are.
Hugs, Joyce

Jayne said...

Love the pictures. Thank you for sharing them.
Take care
hugs Jayne