Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I finally got all my trip pictures downloaded and saved on a CD. I embroidered my surprise.


Here's a sneek peek.











I did this Monday evening. I did not get to the suit I needed to work on. Tuesday morning I got up early to work on the suit while the gang slept in. I took apart the sleeve lining and had to take the buttons off the sleeve and move them since I was raising the hem 1 inch. It took a bit of time because of the sleeve vent and moving both the sleeve and lining. Then I had to sew the buttons back on. A little over an hour for the first sleeve. When I finished this my family was up and wanted breakfast. I went to make breakfast and felt chilled. I thought maybe the a/c was just on too low. By the time everyone had eaten I was covered and goose bumps and felt terribly sick. We were suppose to go to a cookout at a friends. The General took the children and went, I went to bed. I alternated being chilled and burning up all day. Today I feel a little better, just very weak. I have to take it easy, but I hope to finish the suit jacket's other sleeve today. Some who read here know of my continuing health issues. I have had 4 surgeries in three years. A year ago the surgery left me with an open wound and I had to have home health for 7 months. I went to the surgeon again last week and now I face another surgery. I have my 11th hernia. I told the surgeon I did not want to have surgery until late August or September. He was fine with that because he knows I am struggling with the fact of having it again. I have had a total of 9 surgeries on my stomach. My brother-in-law, who is a doctor, is not happy with me for putting it off. The year before last my intestines got strangulated and I lost some of them. He is afraid that will happen again. My GP is ok as long as I take it easy and don't put it off much longer than that. He is afraid the tears will get a lot bigger. That happened one time and I had surgery and then it didn't hold and the next week I was back and had to have the whole process repeated on an emergency basis. Sigh, I keep telling myself God does not give you more than you can handle. I have tried to keep an upbeat attitude through all this, sometimes though it just gets you down. Oh, well. If you feel led please pray that through all this God will be glorified.

Sew Long for Now!

7 comments:

deb said...

Cindi, your embroidery is beautiful esp on the purple fabric.

No, I hadn't read previously about your health problems. I will pray for the whole situation. I hope that you are feeling better.

lindiepindie said...

Wow - I didn't know - you always seem so upbeat when you write. Physical issues are especially hard for me to deal with. To trust in God in the middle of a migraine, for instance, is so difficult, even when there is obviously no where else to turn. You are in my prayers. I pray that God will give you wisdom for the choices you need to make and strength to lean on Him when you aren't feeling well.

Anonymous said...

{{{{Cindi}}}} sending love and prayers your way...
Your work is beautiful; you are very talented! Love Denise (CE group)

Lisa said...

Your embroidery work is really pretty! I wondered what you were going to do with the purple fabric. Neat surprise. :)

I'm sorry you've not felt well and for all you've gone through. I can't imagine all that surgery. Your attitude is a real testimony of your faith. :)

RANDI said...

Hi Cindi,

You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

(((HUGS))) for you!

Linda said...

Sorry to hear about your health. I have you in my thoughts and prayers.

JuliaR said...

lindiepindie is right - you can't tell from your writing that something bad is going on. Sorry about it. I have to say that posts like these make me even more conscious of how lucky lucky lucky I am with my own health. I just had my annual medical check-up and mammogram and wondered how many other 48 year old women would bike 12 km each way to these sorts of appointments! That's why I said to my doctor, "I'm as healthy as a goat". [I know how delicate horses can be so that's why I say "goat". I've never heard of an ailing goat.] Good luck to you.