Saturday, November 11, 2006

On the Schedule

I'm having the thyroidectomy on 21 November. That's two days before Thanksgiving. I'm not worried tho - I can go and have a nice turkey dinner before the surgery and we weren't planning to get together with friends or family anyway. I'll be eating lots of ice cream and jello since I'll be on a liquid and soft food diet after the surgery. I'm happy to have a date on the calendar for the surgery.

Yesterday was an excellent day. My friend M came over and we worked on her quilt that has been in progress for 15 years. That's how many years ago I taught her to applique and she first started working on the blocks. When I was in town 3 years ago we started basting it and yesterday we finished basting it. She did get about 10 inches of quilting stitched into it tho. I just hope she'll keep working on it this time since she's actually at the fun part.

She also showed me a very cool part of Bethesda that's full of restaurants and a big Barnes and Noble bookstore. Even better, it's only a few blocks away. I kind of feel like an idiot for not getting over there myself, but at least now I know where it is.

It's improved my mood immensely to have had glorious sunshine yesterday and again today. Hope you all have had some lovely fall (or spring for you down-under types) weather too.

I watched the Sci-Fi channel miniseries The Triangle. I knew going in it would be stupid fun, and it didn't disappoint. Gotta say the air turbulence and high seas were too realistic. I had to keep quilting and NOT look up during those scenes. That's so much easier to do when my sweetie is here to harass - What's going on now? What did I miss?

I hate using the computer in the common room. Not very conducive to staying for long and getting creative in my posts. I'll do much better once my husband gets back with the laptop. Not that it will be the same laptop as before, since he managed to spill coffee all over that one. Glad that was him, not me. Anyway, I am totally behind in reading blogs - sorry about that.

Do check out the first issue of the Bent Needle - textile goodness now on blogstands near you. I haven't gotten a chance to check out all the links, but it looks like loads of fun. Go on, go look.

34 comments:

joyce said...

I'm glad to hear that you have a surgery date and will be able to put the whole thing behind you soon. I'll definitely be thinking of you. When are you supposed to leave for France? Hopefully you will be recovered in time.
That big Barnes and Noble sounds like a good place to spend a lot of time (aka money).

Judy said...

I think it's an excellent decision to remove the whole thing. If something came back and they had to go in again you'd kick yourself. I am sure it will be just fine. Do you like wendy's frosty's? They were my fav when I had mine done. Jello also feels good and not so fattening. Good luck and I'll mark my calendar and think about you that day!!

Jan said...

I'm so happy to hear you were able to find a doctor and get the surgery scheduled...though I'm not so thrilled about the date. ;-)
Hopefully it will be routine and with a quick recovery, you'll be Ooh-la-la-ing all over gay Paree before you know it!

Dianne said...

Great that you have a date scheduled, Tonya. I'll hold a good thought that it's smooth sailing...and there's all that ice cream afterwards, a VERY good thing.

Can relate about the computer: just before we moved to the condo in Oakland I managed to overturn the dregs of a bottle of beer on my laptop. I immediately turned the 'puter over and left it to drain all night. Still, the keyboard has a sticky key or two, to this day!

Thanks for the reminder about The Bent Needle...a really wonderful concept. I need to spend a lot more time there...

Finn said...

Hey Ton, good to hear you've got a firm date with the dr for the removal. Gotta be a load way off your mind!!!
I love seeing that you've got just a bit of your "edge" back...blogstands indeed!! Hugs, Finn

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, had missed your blog and was eagerly awaiting news, great to have a date and know it's organized. I know it will be fun-good luck with that shopping.

Tazzie said...

I'm so pleased your surgery is all booked, hopefully it'll leave your mind at ease for a bit.
Thinking of you ...
*big hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

candyschultz said...

Glad you are on the calendar. Sending best wishes as always. Enjoy your early Thanksgiving dinner.

Hanne said...

I am glad you have got a date. It makes the waiting so much easier !
Enjoy your neighbourhood - it sounds nice.
I wonder why I can not comment on your blog with IE browser.... hmmmm.... Opera browser is ok though.

anne bebbington said...

Now you've got a date for the surgery you can prepare yourself and it'll soon be all over and done with - thank goodness they found all this out in the States instead of in France - the thought of dealing with it with most of your carers speaking a foreign language is too much to even contemplate even if the French healthcare is excellent

YankeeQuilter said...

I'm glad you have a schedule now. It takes some of the worry away. Tell your DH he needs to stay home and take care of you!
Sio

jpquilter said...

Good to have that date on the calendar. I had my surgery the friday before Easter and was able to go to church and brunch at my mom's even though I didn't eat very much. I will be thinking of you.
juliann

Susan said...

I'm glad you have everything scheduled. Will DH be going on ahead, or will you be ready, or exactly how will that work?

Good thing you got your friend to the good part of the quilt! Maybe when you come back from Paris, you can show her how to bind it. =)

Thanks for the textile magazine link.

cher said...

oh, good luck with your surgery and glad you have a firm date for it...how fun to help your friend get to the quilting part of her quilt...

The Calico Cat said...

Bethesda Row? (really neat movie theater there...)

Hanne said...

I hope you are doing as well as you can while waiting.
Now you can see how the XO top turned out. Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration Tonya !
I will start the machine quilting this week.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Keep busy while you wait for your surgery. You are in my prayers.

Holly said...

As you said, at least there is a date on the calendar and icecream dinners to look forward to. And you'll be able to put this behind you in time for Paris!

Sweet P said...

You'll be in my prayers on November 21 and before and after that. I hope everything goes well for you. Remember we're here if you need anything.

Lily said...

I'll be thinking of you Tonya on Thursday and hope all goes exceedingly smoothly with the surgery.

Dawn said...

I"m glad the date is set and you can ease your mind a bit. Boy M is sure lucky you are helping her - 15 years, that is a long time!

Wait till you see my letters I've been working on this week. Last night I had to make 18 e's/a's! I'm still not done with all of them! That letter isn't too fun to make!

Bonnie said...

Just checking in with you! I'm glad you have the surgery date, and that you will have this ALL DONE!

I'm happy to hear the kitties have gotten lots of love and attention from you even if Tom is gone....

i'm fondly remembering the time spent with you in Bethesda!

Bonnie

Sassenach said...

Dang, my last comment didn't post!

Was thinking of you this morning and realized the surgery date is coming up very soon. Hope all is still on track and that your recovery is swift.

I'll be pulling for ya!

Hugs from Illinois.

Ann said...

Tonya, I've missed reading your blogs(and everyone else's, too). Sorry to hear about all you've been going thru, but sounds like the end is in sight. I'll be thinking of you on Tuesday. Let us know how things go. (((hugs)))

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, by my estimation it's nearly surgery time. Good Luck and God Bless. T

Katie said...

Gosh, I just managed to find your blog again after all my computer problems. (I have a new one and lost all my favorites.) And what a shock to hear about your surgery. But just in time to wish you my encouragement too. Get well, quick. Holding kitties always makes it easier.

Lily said...

Thinking of you today Tonya, hope it all goes splendidly well and that jello tastes as good as you remember!

Linda C. said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers today. I'm sure everything will got smoothly, and this evening, I'll toast to your good health with a scoop of my current favorite, raspberry swirl with chocolate chunks! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

cher said...

It's the 21st- many well wishes and healing thoughts your way Ton as you deal with surgery today.

Dianne said...

Sending you all good thoughts and warm wishes today, Tonya. You know we are all thinking of you...

Hugs...

Carol said...

It's the 22nd here, just barely. Hope the surgery went well and you'll be able to enjoy some delicious jello and ice for Thanksgiving, with a smile on your face, knowing the worst is over.

Susan said...

I have been thinking of you all day, the last two days, and hoping that you are doing well, having something soothing on your throat to eat. Hope you get back on the blog soon to tell us you are fine!

Lucy said...

I am happy to ready at bonnie's that you are doing fine !!

Holly said...

Hey there Ton, it's Friday the 24th. We just got back from WA State and I wanted to check up on you. Read over at Bonnie's that you came through the surgery just great. Thought about you.