2009 has been a tough year for me, for regular followers I don't have to go into details. For new followers, You'll just have to take my word for it. But with 2009 almost over, it's time to start looking up, and thinking about all the good things that next year will hold. To start with there is Jamie Oliver - well, 20 hours of Jamie courtesy of Mr Sew Funky who brought me his box set for Christmas!
Then there are the new friends I've made since moving to Pukekohe. Friends like Helena who gave me some lovely flowers, just to brighten my day!
Then there's the vegetables. Mr Sew Funky seems to have found his green fingers, and the tomato plants are showing promising signs of fruit!
More immediate is the broccoli - this beauty will probably be on our dinner plates this week!
Last but definitely not least, there is Henry. Henry is one of the surviving kittens and he's become quite attached to me, as I have to him...
Mrs Sew Funky is recovering well in hospital. The operation went well, despite some hospital politics causing a very emotional start to the day yesterday
Understaffing and an emergency in another ward today, combined with dodgy hospital equipment meant that Mrs Sew Funky was with out pain meds for three hours this morning (before I arrived) which set her recovery back a bit.
A very tiring day for everyone, but hopefully tomorrow Mrs Sew Funky will be able to stretch her legs and go for a little walk.
So, tomorrow morning I'm going to be getting my surgery done. I'm feeling a lot better about it all. There were a few hard days, namely yesterday and Tuesday, when it actually hit me that I am going through with it all. I am feeling upheld by the prayers of everyone around me and much more ready to do this thing! :)
Thank you everyone for all your kind thoughts thus far, I know there will be more, and I so appreciate it more than you all could ever realise it. God has blessed me big time with great friends and family and I sense that He is really in control of this thing. I certainly don't feel able to do it alone.
My father in law arrives tonight so that we have someone to watch the girls, I'm needing to leave super early tomorrow morning (need to get to the surgical centre by 7.30am). So it's good to know that someone will be home making sure they all get breakfast and go to school etc. He will be staying until Wednesday, which should be the day I come out of hospital, and then he is taking the girls back to start their Christmas/Summer holidays early. Thank God for good families! :)
This is one of the scariest things I've ever had to decide on and it helps to know that it's the right thing for me to do. It has been a funny thing to decide on, mainly because I do have the choice. If I had cancer, that choice would have been taken from me. So it is a very powerful thing. Taking back my life from the fear of cancer is very empowering.
So, yeah, I do appreciate ALL of your prayers and well wishes. They're what is carrying me through at the moment, until I see you at the other side! :)