Thursday, October 13, 2011

From the horses mouth......

Poor Barb has been left to keep you all updated.  I'm back, well sort of, just a short post!  The discomfort doesn't really allow me to sit for long periods and the past week has been spent doing a lot of lying down and a lot of sleeping.....that can't be bad!

Today was a milestone for me.....I've been downstairs twice, took my first REAL shower and even had my first outing this evening.  A short trek with Rich to the store to pick up a couple of items!  Scared Mary and the ladies at the Art Quilt Club but it was great to see all of them too!  Lisa, Fiona and Carolyn and Mary welcomed me with open arms and I felt the love!

Thank you all for all of your good wishes and prayers, trust me I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for those!  It has kept my spirits high through this whole ordeal and hopefully it will only be uphill from here....the staples come out tomorrow so I am well on my way to a speedy recovery!

I will try to be more diligent with my blogging just to keep you all apprised of my progress if for no other reason.....Last night I even tried doing so hand piecing but the neuropathy (a side effect of the Chemo) is really affecting my fingers so it's very hard to manage too much at a time....again, will keep you posted.

I miss you all and I send all my love to everyone!

Happy Quilting!


Jo-Ann

6 comments:

Debbie Tanovich said...

Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. May this be the start of better times and better health. Hope to see you soon

Laura said...

That is wonderful news, Jo-Ann!

Mary-Kay said...

Glad to hear you are up and about. I hope and pray your recovery is quick and relatively painless. I bet you were really happy to take a shower. That's probably the best healing in the world.

naturalgrrl said...

Thanks for the update, Jo-Ann! Your positive attitude is infectious (no pun intended) and we all want to see you back in action, but only one step at a time. Take your time and pace yourself:)

Virginia said...

Very happy to hear you are doing so well and hope to return to the shop shortly. Will see you at Quilts of Valour, hopefully.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jo-Ann,

Very happy to hear that you are doing well- typing the blogs and visiting the store. That is amazing and takes a lot of spirit. :)Wishing you a super speedy recovery.

Radhika