Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Surgery?? Are you kidding me??

Right now it seems like a broken camera is the least of my worries. It has been a horrible day today. My husband has been having shoulder pain, so the doctor has scheduled him for a shoulder manipulation. No surgery, but he does have to be put under. No big deal, I can take care of that. However, I also went to the Dr., as a follow up to my recent problems with my darned ovaries. They have been keeping track of a nasty little cyst that has been giving me a lot of pain. Today the ultra sound showed that it has grown from the size of a walnut to a plum in the last month. The doctor is afraid that it will rupture, or that it may be more than just a silly little cyst. So, I am now scheduled for surgery on Friday, December 18th. He said I will need to stay in bed for 4 days, and then no activities, or heavy lifting for 2 weeks. Are you kidding Me??? The week before Christmas?? I have spent the morning crying, and now I am putting on my big girl panties, and getting my shopping done. GAH!! What a downright horrible day!!!
xxoo Valarie


LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Valarie...what a mess! You poor thing. I will be right there with you though...I go in the hospital next Wednesday and will then have a 6 week recovery after that. Right at the holidays is NOT the time to be going in the hospital, is it?

I am glad you have your family there to help you! I hope all goes well and will be thinking of you!


Angela said...

Oh dear! It does seem like a terrible time, but God's timing is perfect. We just may not be able to see that at first...praying for you and your husband.

Deborah said...

Valarie can you send me your email addy please? I can't find it on your blog. I need to add Apt 410 to the address Cerri sent you.

Mrs A. said...

Oh poor you. Hope you are feeling a little cheered up now. I have seen your boxes being opened on other peoples blogs and they are gorgeous creations. Guess what I have your no 24 so know I'm in for a treat. I spell my name differently to you but sounds just the same.
Valery W. (UK)

Lydia said...

Hang tough Valarie, and follow doctors orders so you can be up and running for Christmas!

I am so sorry , but everything for a reason, and you will get rid of the pain, right? Prayers that it is all simple and that you will heal well ,completely, and quickly- and for your hubby as well.

xo Lydia

Pixie said...

best wishes for your upcoming surgery!

huntedtreasures said...

I just recently found your blog and have been looking at it. Then today I find my self with you stories. My friend don't you cry it's all going to be ok, ok surgery no so bad- at least they can fix you up. Cheer up you have a lovely husband that needs mending also but he needs you also, so cheer up. Our prayer and thoughts are with you. A Day at a time, baby steps. Think next Christmas will be better.


Maria & Ruth

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...


I am so sorry to hear this but it is so much better to have it taken care of BEFORE it ruptures!!!
This is Debbie ,the nurse, talking and not Debbie-dabble.
I know it is not a good time but so many very serious complications could occur if you wait and it would rupture!
You will be in my prayers!!

Love to you,

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh darlin' ! Will keep you and your family in our prayers for speedy recoveries ... now look at it as a blessing because you do not have to work yourself into a frenzie you HAVE to rest !!!

Angela said...

Valarie so sorry to hear! :(
I will say a prayer for you and that everything will go well.
Hope you have some of Santa's little helpers to come by and take care of you while you keep your feet up sipping hot cocoa by the tree at Christmas. I also hope Santa will bring you a nice camera,too!

Linda said...

Valarie, Bless your heart. Just try to take deep breaths, and trust that everything will eventually be all right. God's timing, right? There's a reason. Francie is right, you are meant to have a restful Christmas. Let go of what is not ABSOLUTELY necessary and be kind to yourself. You will be in my prayers!

JoAnn S. said...

Valarie, dont wait, dont let it burst. I had a cyst ten years ago that I let go and am lucky everything turned out for the best. take care of yourself, Christmas or not...sending you healing vibes for hubby and you..hugs JoAnn

justagirl said...

Oh my goodness! This is not the post I wanted to see when I popped over! I can not believe that, Valarie! Hoping for a speedy recovery!

Creative Breathing said...

From one big girl panty girl to another, take care of yourself!!! Mine came in time for my son's high school graduation party!
Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my bluebird. A much sweeter version and easier, I think, can be found on my sidebar under Things You Looking For, Valentine's Day Crafts. You will want to make dozens! Be well! Elizabeth

Shawnee H said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your rotten luck right now ... camera, hubby and now your own surgery. Just take care of yourself.

I opened up my box #11 from you today. THANK YOU for the sweet Santa box and angel ornament!!

Something Special said...

I am so sorry to hear about your upcoming procedure right before Christmas. Maybe if you try to look at differently. People will wait on you and you can catch up on your blogging. Nope, I guess that won't do! It is a bummer! Love ya and take care hope it all goes really well I will be thinking of you!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

What lousy news for the holiday!

Of course, the good news is that everybody in the hospital will be cheery and be nice!

I hope everything turns out just as right as it can be.

Let somebody else lift all those huge gifts up the front stairs! LOL

vivian said...

aww valarie, that is too bad. I will send up a prayer that that silly little cyst is nothing more then a silly little cyst. it is a shame about the timing. but do try to relax and let others do the work for you!
You and lulu will be in the same boat pretty much! If I could I'd make you a nice dinner and bring it to you. My thoughts will be with you though!
hugs and be well!