Tuesday, December 9, 2008

~ 'Tis the Season ~

My sister is a 'Saint', she spent some time this past weekend getting the decorations and tree up. Mind you it's not as festive as it has been in years past but at least the decorations are up.

I'm a bit bummed about the holiday this year. I've done nothing. I've purchased not one gift. Not one! I know I will get out and get a few but this Dr appointment today threw a monkey wrench into things.

Besides being scared to death about what the next step is, it has more then likely taken my recovery time and pushed it out even further. I thought maybe the numbness would get better, but to be honest I think it's getting worse. The past several nights I've woken up to soreness in my ankle and my thigh. I couldn't lay there so I'd have to get up and walk around. I have no idea what is in store, but based on my primary doctor it appears more surgery. Another stay in the hospital. Trust me I want to get better, but I have a fear of being under and this time it is no different.

My appointment is at 5 pm, and no doubt I was pushed in for today. That in itself is a bit scary. Good vibes sent my way would be appreciated. I know I've asked for a ton, but ....... thanks :) I'll definitely stop by later and give an update... 'les of course they force me to the hospital right away.

Hugs
~d

52 comments:

MariesImages said...

Well Donna, we all have the same fears of going under, but know this....God has already gotten you this far....have faith.
You have so many people praying for you.....keep us posted~
Prayers & Hugs being sent your way~
Marie

Darlene said...

Your tree is beautiful and what a wonderful loving family you have, your sis did a great job! As for prayers, don't be silly thinking you've asked for too many..get real D, we love you and want the Lord to bless you with good health that you so deserve hon :)
plz keep us posted!
Love and Prayers and warm Florida sunshine being sent your way..
~Darlene~

Lisa said...

Donna, sending up prayers for you , Love and Hugs Lisa

Lisa said...

Donna, sending up prayers for you , Love and Hugs Lisa

Linda said...

Donna ~ Hugs & lots of prayers are being sent your way. There's no shame in fearing the unknown, but my prayers are that you won't have to deal with the unknown much longer. How wonderful your sister was able to get your tree up and decorated! Bless her heart! ... and Bless your heart! Hang in there ... things will get better.

Peace,
Linda (ILBELLE)

ADB said...

You'll do just fine, Donna. Keep us posted!

Lois B said...

I can certainly understand your fears, concerns, and uncertainty these days, you have been on quite a journey. But you have done SO WELL, and you are in good hands, and you will continue to do well. Keeping you in my prayers dear lady ... hang in there. Once you turn that corner, the sun will shine brighter! But remember ... you've come a long, long way and have done so well!

BIG hugs ~ Lois B

JCWillow99@gmail.com..( Cassie) said...

Pretty tree..my bil had something wrong with his legs after having triple bypass, but he is fine now. that was several years ago.
I think medication helped him.
Try not to worry, sometimes things are not as bad as they seem.
And have a way of working out.
Be kind to yourself and try not to stress. I know your family will understand. I hope you have a good dr. visit and get some time to enjoy the holiday season.
Love, Cassie

Julie said...

Ask away Donna, early treatment is good so I am glad they are getting you in quickly. I think everyone will understand you lack of doing shopping and you have already given them the best gift by just being here. Take care.

FLORIDALADY4U said...

What a nice sister to have ...thought and prayers coming your way Donna

Keep us updated when you have the chance.

Hugs

Mari

Rose said...

Light, Hugs, Prayers, and Thoughts of Inner Peace coming your way.
Inhale peace and exhale fear.

Brittany said...

I'm keeping you in my thoughts!
I'm sure everything will be ok!

If you did end up back in the hospital you could always ask your sabres to come visit hehehe!

That would be awesome! Can you imagine? LOL!

HUGS!

Linda said...

Good Vibes I am sending your way! I will go Christmas shopping for you if you want! Linda

Jan said...

Your gonna come through this ,as our prayers will prove love ya Donna, good luck sweetheart ..love Jan xx

Big Mark 243 said...

My thoughts are with you. Be well, sweetie.

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

You have been through some tough times as of late and your body is taking the time it needs to heal. My positive thoughts and prayers will always go up for you my friend. Keep your positive thoughts flowing. Take care,
Katie
P.S. Were heading to Toronto Thursday morning.....early!

Hollie said...

Oh Donna,
You know you are in my thoughts & prayers. Please let us know..... Hugs being sent your way!!!!

Heli gunner Tom said...

Donna,
I know that i am just another fuddy duddy -Disabled Veteran, but someday you will realize that we all have priorities as the Bible says. Christmas and the goofy traditions that mankind has dreamed up are not even scriptural, so why get upset at outwards appearances?? We won't even have a tree this year and ALL I want is a clean house with love in it.
I hope you take this comment the right way.

Tom S
tschuckman@aol.com

Sugar said...

the tree is beautiful. :)
hate to hear you're still having health concerns, but happy it's getting taken care of quickly. the earlier something is done the better.
please email me anytime.
huggies...

madcobug said...

The tree is beautiful. Sending up prayers that you will be ok and that you will not have to have more surgery. Hugs, Helen

Dannelle said...

By the time I read this you should be at the doctors, probably right now- so I am praying the news will be good. Love you, have a warm and lovekly evening with your family. Dannelle

Dutch said...

I am keeping you in my prayers. Hugs

Bridgett said...

Thinking of you always, my friend!

Keep us updated.

XOXO

purplehazebarn said...

Donna, always good to read your updates. So sorry that it seems to be one thing right after another--but you know you are in my prayers. (((hugs))), LaVern

purplehazebarn said...

Donna, always good to read your updates. So sorry that it seems to be one thing right after another--but you know you are in my prayers. (((hugs))), LaVern

Jeanie said...

Dear Donna
It goes without saying that I will keep you in my prayers. I know all will go well because you are a fighter.
I wouldn't worry about presents as your good health is more important than those this year.
Your tree is beautiful.
Thinking of you and waiting to hear how you get on.
Hugs
Jeanie

Beth said...

I've been sending you good vibes all along, but I just sent you an extra-large dose. ;)

Hugs!

Jeannette said...

Donna, I'm so sorry to hear you're still suffering. I'm sending good vibes and prayers that the doctor can do something to help the pains in your leg and foot go. I hope the appointment goes well. Your tree looks pretty and I'm sure the family will understand that you can't rush out buying presents this year. Just take it easy till you're mended, that'll be the best present for your family and us. Jeannette xx

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Always, always sending good thoughts, vibes and prayers your way, my friend. Love you....

Astaryth said...

This is a tough time of year to be down. It's hard enough getting ready for the holidays when you are hale and hearty, let alone recovering from major surgery! I'm glad your sister helped you out with the decorations...

I still have my fingers crossed that you don't have to do another surgery. I'm like you.. the going under always scares the snot out of me. Still, it sounds like you have good docs and they are on top of things.

Always good to see an update from you.

Terri said...

Sending good thoughts, vibes...and always keeping you in my prayers...

I just love your tree..so pretty...mine is still in the attic..LOL!

Hugs
Terri

lisa jo said...

call me if you need to....you are in all my prayers...i am so sorry for this set back. I love you!

Martha said...

I'm getting here late - but still praying. I'll be watching for an update! Love and hugs!

Melissa said...

I havent done anything either :( but I will sometime next week. I already know what I need to get, just need to go get it.

MISSY said...

That was very sweet of your sister. Keeping you in my prayers.. *M*

Bethe said...

Hi-I'm fooolowing up on our conversation earlier today just to see how things went with the Cardiologist. Yes, thinking of you and sending blessings.

hugsss...

Maria said...

I am so sorry that you have more health problems and that you feel like being set back. I am sending good vibes your way. Hugs,
Maria

Maria said...

Oops....forgot to say what a great sister you have. You have an awesome family. Hugs, Maria

Debbie said...

Your tree looks great! We all need a few "Saints" in our lives to help us along, don't we? Always sending good vibes your way but I sent along prayers and talked to a few "Angels" too, hope you don't mind. Sending love and hugs your way.
Debbie

Chrissie said...

Well darnit here I thought you were doing so good. Now you need more work. Man you're just trouble aren't you. Well I hope that things work out well and you have all my prayers always. I want you better.
That was sweet of your sister to come put that up for you. I wouldn't worry about presents I think your family will look at your still being around with them as their best gift that they can get.
We all forget what Christmas is REALLY about.
Lots of luck and Hugs, Chrissie

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Sending lots of prayers for you your way. Great looking tree thats wonderful your sis put it up for you

Malagutigrrl said...

The house is ablaze with candles...
xo
MJ

Valerie said...

I hope you don't have to go through another surgery but if you do I will say a special prayer for you. Stay safe and healthy mi amiga!

LYN said...

I'm late getting to this..i was a bit occupied..wink wink..but i am worried about ya girl!! let me know what they said okay??
hugs and prayers for you as always...

Leslie said...

The tree looks beautiful hun. I need to finally post pics of our tree and decor, haa, lol. I have been in lazy blog mode, lmao. Just havent wanted to post really. But hopefully i will soon :) Hun about you being bummed about the holiday season. Sweety you have been thru tough times this yr its totally understandable babe truly. Whats so sad about the holiday season is that all though its supposed to be a happy, wonderful time. Many ppl
are sad this time of yr. Agian as i said perfectly norm. Oh hunny im so sorry about the numbmess ;( Im sorry its been so tough for you. I just feel for you that u may have to have surgery agian. I cant imagine u must be so scared. I am praying or u daily i truly am. Agian as i have said before, lol. im here for you anytime. I know this is tough but keep your faith hun, keeping praying to God. Know theres so many ppl that love you, here and in the heavens above who are looking out for u. Yes please do give a update and soon. take care hun, xoxo, Leslie

Joyce said...

I love the tree, the decorations...your sister did a great job. Hope you got the answers as to the numbness...waiting to hear what the doctor said and said many prayers for you...hugs and love!!
Joyce

Kathy said...

Hug, hug, hug. HUG.

Good vibes and prayers for you as you maneuver through all of this D.

Yasmin said...

Sending loads of good thoughts prayers good wishes your way.

Hugs

Yasmin
xx

gina said...

{{{donna}}} the tree is beautiful and it was wonderful of your sis to help out...but you have a very supportive family. :) and i'm sure they all feel having you with them is the best Christmas gift you can give them. i will be praying for your health and peace of mind!!! hugs

Linda :) said...

Always Special Thoughts.... :)

k2shine said...

My dear friend, I've been praying for you and your recovery. There is so much pain and sorrow this holiday season its almost unbearable. Gifts mean nothing without person you love. So take care of yourself theres alot of people that love you. Waiting for word. Thanks to your Sister for being so kind to jazz up your place for Christmas.

Joyce said...

I'll bet that the only thing your family wants for Christmas from you is recovery. Take care of yourself Donna and please let us know what's going on. BTW your tree is pretty.
{{{{{Hugs}}}}} Joyce