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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

WOYWW #276

Hi folks, back again. This is whats on my desk today, and probably for the rest of the week. A 12x12 Really Useful Box filled with assorted tubs of beads and findings.Didn't realise what a mess it was till I went to put something away last week.
 Went off to Staples and bought some of the insert trays that fit the A4 boxes, and I shall be sorting them all out over the next few days.

Hopefully by next weeks desk, they'll all be tidily housed in here. That's the sort of gentle stuff my bodyguard, aka Beloved Hubby has said I am allowed to do, lol.
 Right now, I need to tell all of you that left messages via Jan that I hope you know you had me in tears on Sunday! I phoned Jan on Saturday evening to tell her they had let me home for the weekend, and she said loads of you had sent good wishes, and were thinking of me on Wednesday. So, Sunday afternoon I popped over to read them. Halfway down the comments, I had to get up from the computer, and went into Hubbys room, where he was playing on Rocksmith, in tears. He instantly thought I was in pain, until I explained I'd been reading all your comments, and started crying. I am so touched and moved by all of you, and all your thoughts, prayers and good wishes clearly made wonderful things happen,as you can see from the picture. I went down for my surgery at 11.00am, was back on the ward by 1.15, and by 4.00 I was sat up and had had a cup of coffee!. I feel perfectly fine, and have done since Wednesday evening. I keep getting medical staff tell me that I am not supposed to be this well!

Monday evening a friend from work came around, as they'd had a collection for me. Brought me a huge bunch of flowers, and some lovely gifts.

The small box holds a lovely necklace with a wolf and celtic knot moon.
 I also came home to these beauties on Saturday, from Debs Willis a brilliant Goth Fairy- no idea why she thought of me with that image, rofl.
And from Debbie Rock this lovely Get Well tag.
Thank you both so much, made my homecoming even more special.

If you have read the other page, you will recall that I commented about the passing of wind! No warning and absolutely no way of stopping it,its been a real conversation stopper at times since Wednesday. All we can do is laugh about it. Doug said I'd been fitted with my own personal whoopee cushion. It has calmed down a bit over the last few days, does not happen so often now. However, this arrived in todays post. When Hubby got home last Wednesday, he was browsing the net, and came across this vest top, with the Biohazard symbol on it, and thought it fitted the situation perfectly.The back is quite cool too.

 This was me on Thursday afternoon, with my well earned Costas Mocha!The bag on the floor Hubby brought in, containing amongst other stuff, my bar of Bourneville chocolate, as dark chocolate is recommended for helping things to be regular. You have no idea how hard it was to force myself to eat it. NOT!

And yesterday afternoon, no make up and hair looking a bit dishevelled, but as you can see, looking like there's nothing wrong with me (again).


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay, you're looking good! Enjoy the sorting out of the bits and pieces, I'd quite like to join you there. I love sorting out! That Goth fairy card is fab and your new Bioshock top made me laugh!!! Good old Doug :-)
I'm not joining in today cos we're taking Owen back to Cardiff and then I'm down at my Dad's for a couple of days.
Sending mahoosive hugs,
LLJ xxxx

Helen said...

I am thrilled that you are feeling so well after the surgery, and long may it continue! Have a restful time sorting out those boxes...I'm sure I'd end up throwing them across the room. but that's me!! lots of love, Helen 11

glitterandglue said...

How lovely to see you, dear Shaz, here on WOYWW this morning. Do sincerely trust you made the link sitting up in bed with that gorgeous man of yours dancing attendance with coffee, breakfast, the odd choc (yes, even this early in the day!). Take care dear friend - and listen to all that dear man is telling you.
Amazing tidying going to be going on there - great, gentle pursuit for the time being. Lovely gifts and cards received. Enjoy them all - and don't worry about the tears - tears of gratitude, heartfelt love and thanks are just SO precious!!
Take care of yourself. God bless.
Margaret #2

Diana Taylor said...

So glad it went well for you last week, and it's brilliant that you were up and about so quickly. Enjoy your gentle sorting and hope you have a good week,
Diana #32

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz....happy WOYWW, I've just been reading up your cancer diary...so glad to hear you've got the positives going and keep feeling well, I know I was determined to keep feeling ok with my breast cancer radiation therapy (realize your's is differnt), I kept busy and didn't dwell on it (because I was actually 3000 kms away from my hubby and kids too, for 7 1/2 weeks - longest time ever. I got to visit my folks on the weekends via a 1 1/2 train trip)...enough of my waffling, just know you are not alone (got your hubby too) we're all sending get well quick vibes. A little crafting can help, cheers and hugs RobynO#27...thanks for visiting

Hazel said...

I am so pleased to hear that the surgery went well and hope and pray that your recovery continues until you are really healthy and strong. Thanks for sharing today. Hope you have a great day and a lovely week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #47 x

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I'm so glad to see you doing so well. You have done so well. Thanks for sharing today. Thinking of you...Glenda #44

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Shaz.. well your pages on health are certainly interesting reading. I have had brain MRI and yes have claustrophobia so understand your thoughts there, and yes it is noisy thought it was funny they give you music, and ear plugs for the noisy machine and somehow that did not make sense... but think yo are being a champion in your attitude.
I am just praying it all continues to go as smoothly for the rest of the journey... prayer and hugs.

.. love the tee shirt from Doug ... and also found by accident your post on mirri card and alcohol ink. I had done that last week and not known you had post thought I thought of it all by myself :D who knows .. it was just that was the snippet I happened to pull out actually. happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz,x #15

Kim said...

So glad your feeling better, and such wonderful gifts from your coworkers and hubby! Have fun re-sorting; I can send you mine to do if it will help you feel better...

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

How lovely to pop over and see you looking so well Shaz. Keeping you in my thoughts while you heal xx Thanks for taking the time to stop by today.
PS Cool t-shirt!

Fiona #3

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Me again! I was driving out of Cardiff, having dropped Owen off and there was a van in front of me with a Biohazard logo on...I thought of you and laughed like a loon!! Still love that t shirt :-)
Jan xx

Cazzy said...

Oh WOW, it is truly a Happy WOYWW to find you feeling so well after your surgery! It is great you are able and willing to do anything at all.

I just read back a couple of posts too, have I said that all the time I studied in Winchester and stayed there I never visited the catherdral? Too busy studying I guess!
It was nice to read about Maggie and Chris too, and to see photos of your wedding day.

Cazzy x #66

Carole said...

Looking good...and pleased to hear you are recovering so quickly...keep it up.Sorting all those baubles will keep you busy. Be well Carole #59

Robyn said...

So happy to seed you typing gat us all!
You are held continually in my front prayer pocket- right next to my chocolate!!!!!
Enjoy what you can -especially a nice sorting into boxes!
Thanks for visiting and your kind words!
Robyn 7

Super Stamp Girl said...

I'm sorry to hear that you have been facing some health challenges. Kudos to you for actually being up and online posting and sharing with everyone. It takes time, strength and a real positive attitude for all that, so bless you. Wishing you much love, good spirits and healthier days ahead. Crystal

Paul Browning said...

Wow what a fabulous blog. I am totally in love with your creative & personal style. Reminds me of my edgier days, before I became Mr Beige lol. Having only just read your blog, I've only just learnt of what you have been dealing with recently. It looks like you are being well looked after and I wish you all the best in your recovery. Sending hugs from your newest blog fan. Paul xx

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that you have to go through all that. But you sure are looking good! I have cancer too and found you are growing with the requirements. You learn to take one step after another and be happy being alive. And you are happy for every positive a day brings. I learned to enjoy my life in every little bit and I am grateful for my art. Wishing you all the best!
Gabriele 16

Sue said...

Hi Shaz, So glad the op went well and you are doing good. What lovely flowers, gifts and cards.

Hope you continue to do well.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Sue 34

Tertia said...

Oh my, I leave you guys for two weeks and I miss all the excitement. So glad to hear you are doing better, sending healing prayers to you.
Happy WOYWW !
Tertia #38

Monica said...

Just catching up as we were travelling then recovering from travelling. I do hope your progress continues. you have a great ttitude and with cancer it is attitude that over comes the horrors of are creative minds. It is the price we pay for life. I beat death twice with breast cancer and know you will over come yours. Lots of love and positive vibes coming your way.
Monica ( not got back to WOYWW yet just reading my favorites).

Eliza said...

Oh I am so pleased for you and your recovery so far, do take it easy and enjoy everything people say to you, it comes from their heart letting you know how much you are cared for. Glad to hear they were happy tears, you stay strong and keep wearing that T-Shirt it looks great and what fantastic cards too.

Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan

Eliza said...

Oh I forgot thanks for visiting me already.

Hugs Eliza

Regina Hamilton said...

I glad to hear that the surgery went well. I will keep you in my prayers.Thanks for stopping by. #17

Shoshi said...

So lovely to see you up and about, Shaz, and looking so wonderfully well, and hearing you being so positive. You and your hubbby are being totally brilliant about all this. I love it that he is being so protective of you and only allowing you to do a bit of gentle tidying lol! Mine was the same when I came out of hospital recently. Aren't we blessed to have such lovely hubbies?

Keep up the good work, and I shall try to do better regarding keeping up to date with your news!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #37

Shoshi said...

Ooops - got so carried away that I forgot to say thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! With all you are dealing with at the moment, I really appreciate your good wishes, too. I am feeling a lot better today and hope that I am on the road to feeling more myself again.

Shoshi #37

Anne said...

Hello Shaz and how wonderful to see you looking so well! I am so pleased. Was very touched when I saw your comment on my blog. Loving all the gifts you have received. Keep taking care of yourself. Hugs Anne x #32

Debs Willis said...

You look great! Glad The Bodyguard (cue Whitney) is keeping a close eye on you :-)
Glad you liked the goth fairy, & you got some fab pressies - enjoy them.
Big hugs
Debs xx

Sandy Leigh said...

So happy to see your pictures and how beautiful and healthy you are looking! And just the fact that you are organizing beads is a great sign that all is good and well! Your coffee looks delish, and of course, I never turn down dark chocolate. Oh my. Hugs and have a good week. Sandy Leigh #54

Chrysalis said...

So glad to see you up and about, and on the mend. What lovely stuff you've been given! Shows how much you're loved! Hugs, Chris # 29

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, pleased to see you looking so good, just take it easy and let other people do stuff for you. A little bit of stash sorting should be okay.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 35

pearshapedcrafting said...

You certainly earned that Costa Mocha! Glad to hear that you are recovering well! Enjoy the sorting - and do as the bodyguard says!!! Hugs, Chrisx

I'm a Little Teapot said...

It is good to see that you are up and around! How sweet your friends were to give you such thoughtful gifts. It warms the heart seeing the love of friendship!

Take care! Kathy Jo #41

Annie said...

Hi. Thanks for visiting me yesterday. I'm afraid to say that up til Christmas my WOYWW visiting has to be done on the Thursday because I have taken on an extra day with my twinnies but I promise I will still be visiting :-)
It's so good to see you looking well Shaz but promise me you will listen to your body and allow it time to heal well. It's good to hear your bodyguard is looking after you so well too :-) Trust in the positive vibes that we are all sending you....we are all rooting for you.
Annie x # 30

Neet said...

You have no idea how happy I feel inside to see you up and looking so well. You are a real tonic.
Love your new t-shirt, gorgeous colours for the symbol and what a great idea to do them down the back like that.
Good luck with the little jobs that have probably been waiting around (we never have time for things like that do we) - just think, your stash will be all tidy and new looking when you return to crafting.
Take it easy, a day at a time, and don't overdo things, please.
Blessings, Neet 24 xx

Anonymous said...

So glad you are through the surgery and being tended to by Beloved Hubby at home. I've been thinking of you and when I saw you had a WOYWW post I had to pop over to see you. Gentle hugs from across the Atlantic! ~ Laura

Mrs.D said...

Shaz, I am so pleased that you are up and about and feeling up to sharing with us on WOYWW.
Keep taking the 'sense of humour' tablets
and we will continue to pray that everything goes well with teh rest of your treatment.
Bless you
Chris #4

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh, so happy to see up and about. I am playing catch up and peeped about a bit. I haven't been on my blog for a long time. But it is good to be back. The sorting and arranging will make it all so enjoyable. Maybe you can come and start me in the right direction. Wishing you "Best Wishes" and hoping those little angels keep watching over you. #59