Saturday, August 23, 2008

One fine day....

leads to another, or so it seems this time of year. Our cool spell continues, and more often than not, the wind is from the north. This morning I had the bedroom window wide open as I made the bed, and off in the distance I heard the call of Canadian geese....wow! I don't think they were mirgrating, but are a local flock that fly in circles but spend their nights in our mill pond.
I had gotten a really nice note from Lilly, of Lilly's Stuff saying she was a bit worried as I hadn't been posting as much lately. I decided I probably should explain my absence, as I know many of you worry about me. I am doing well, my vision is still challenging, but I'm feeling quite good and at peace in my valley.
What has been happening is that my dear friend Jean had bone graft surgery recently. They took a piece of her hip bone and rebuilt her jaws. It was a very long surgery, 5.5 hours, and she had it done at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. The hopital stay was only a few days and then she was back at home up here in WI. The jaws are doing well, but the hip bone incision continues to be a problem. Her walk is quite unsteady, and she's not suppose to lift ANYTHING for this first month. Fluid had puddled behind the incision, and a second small surgery was done to drain that and put in a drain tube. So I've been helping as much as I can with laundry, food prep etc. And trying to keep her morale up, as she will be off work the whole month of August. Luckily she has that much sick time accumulated and isn't out any pay.
The time for my mo-jo to return wasn't the best, LOL, but I make a few blocks before I go in the morning, or in the evening when I'm back home. She's getting around better now, but still not back to herself conpletely. I'll be back in full force once I can take a deep breath and relax again. I'm as bad as a wet hen when someone I care about is hurting...I fuss alot *VBS*
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12 comments:

dot said...

Good to see a post, I was wondering what was up. Sounds like you have been very very busy. Take care, winter is coming along with lots of time for sewing.

Quilting Journey said...

A lot of us can relate to that kind of busy, dear Finn. It never fails for me, either. When I really WANT to sew, something always comes up. Today, 'corpse pose' with Yoga Mistress Ebony sounds really good. I just may put my paws up in the air, let my wrists and sit-down-upon rest from too much sewing and computing and ...ooooohhhhhmmmmmmm. That's just me purring ;)

Amelia said...

Jean is so lucky to have such a dear friend as you...just pray she will be getting much better...that way your life can return to normal.

Quilt Memories said...

Jean and Finn, you two are both very lucky ladies....Friends, Real Friends are hard to come by, but seems to me, you both have a dear friend...God Bless YOU BOTH...

Katie said...

Jean is lucky to have you for a good friend and you are lucky to have Lilly concerned about you. It just keeps going around, huh? Hugs all around.

meggie said...

What a great friend you are Finn!
I have just enjoyed catching up with all your posts.

Granny Lyn said...

How great for Jean that you are there for her!! And that she is there for you, too!! Give a get well hug from all of us, and take the sewing as it comes, just like life,,, One block at a time, right??

Lyn said...

Hello Finn, you are a good friend to Jean and I am sure she appreciates you being there for her. Take care of yourself and Jean.Regards Lyn

KCQuilter said...

Just as you are a great friend to all of us quilty bloggers so are you also to Jean. I hope your friend's recovery goes well. Aren't these late summer cool spells just the most welcome!?!

Magpie Sue said...

Jean is lucky to have you around to help out! Good on you! Did you show her your fungly blocks? I bet *that* would cheer her up! (What was it about the colors/prints in the 60's anyway?!)

I did get to see Project Runway :- ) SO much fun!!!

Libby said...

Oh Finn - you are the sweetest friend to take such good care of Jean . . . we've missed your posts, but I just knew that you were off doing something kind and wonderful *s* Take care - looking forward to when you are back with us regularly (with your mojo in tact) again.

Patti said...

Very glad to read that Jean is doing better.