Friday, September 6, 2013

Update

At the outset, please allow me to humbly thank you for your thoughts, cares and best wishes.  They mean the world to me and provide much peace.

This past Tuesday I was transferred to an RCU (Restorative Care Unit) about ten miles from home which makes it much easier for Mr. Painted Quilt to come and visit.  This particular unit is one of the best in Nova Scotia and I know that I am in very capable hands to assist me with my recovery.

I am somewhat mobile with the aid of a walker and am getting stronger every day.  If everything stays on track and I continue to make progress, I'm hoping to be able to return home in about two weeks.  I'm working hard to that end. Hospitals have never been my favorite place, especially as a patient.

I can now access my email through "webmail" thanks to a gal at Apple who walked me through the process.  For whatever reason the hospitals have blocked the "ports" that my email uses so I wasn't able to either read or send until two days ago.  I could access the internet but not my mail.  Frustrating to say the least!



Today is the first Friday of September, the day I would have been releasing my September First Friday Freebie.  The project is over half way done and is waiting for me to complete upon my return home.  It is an Autumn themed design that I'm sure you will all like as much as I do.  It is 'close' to the top of my ever growing list of things to do once I'm back home and promise to release it as soon as I get it done.

Once again, thank you all for your caring and support.

Giant hugs and as always,


Happy stitching!

 

102 comments:

barcord said...

So good to hear from you Kaaren. You and Mr PQ have been in my thoughts and prayers a lot lately. I have been working on Scrappy Happy Spring, and enjoying it so much. Thank you again for my copy of your Safe Harbor pattern. It is something I am looking forward to making. Rest, and recover. We miss you in Blogland. Love Bx

KaHolly said...

Have been anxiously waiting for an update, Kaaren. Very glad to hear good news. I was so looking forward to meeting you next week. My thoughts are with you.

Terry said...

I'm so glad you're on the road to recover now. And how wonderful you can finally email again! Life is good! :0)

Lesley said...

Wonderful to hear that you are full speed ahead to recovery! Lots of prayers and positive thoughts going your way. Be well...

Frances Campbell said...

Glad you are healing and are closer to home. Wishing you a fast recovery.

Jacqueline said...

I am so glad to hear that you are on the mend. I will keep you and the Mr. in my prayers.

Karen said...

Very thankful to hear from you Kaaren! Sending positive energy and healing thoughts each day. You're a strong and generous person... With love, Karen on Keuka

Noela said...

Have been absent from blogging for a while and just read about you being in hospital. Hope you recover quickly and are able to get back to your sewing machine very soon. Hugs......

Ali said...

I have just been catching up with you and was so sorry to hear about your fracture. I hope you get home soon but lovely to hear that your being well looked after. Sending prayers and positive thoughts across the sea.
Ali x

gracie said...

I just know you will be home soon. I so admire you and your ability to always be cheerful with your posts. I think of you often and keep you in my thoughts ....Ollie and Frankie must miss you!and Mr Painted Quilt of course!

shawkl said...

No worries Miss Kaaren, we'll be her when you get back in the groove! Glad to hear you are doing so well, and hope you get home even sooner than you think.
Hugs,
Kathy

Elaine said...

Praying that you continue to improve. Stay strong!

Darlene said...

I'm glad to hear you're on a serious road to recovery. I'm especially glad to hear that you'll be home soon. How's that for positive thinking. :-)

Sending lots and lots of healing thoughts and prayers, Kaaren.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

I'm so sorry for your troubles. Hopefully the recovery will be quicker than you imagined and you'll be back to yourself very soon! I have not had much time to catch up on blog posts recently or I'd have sent well wishes sooner! Thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Nice to hear from you Kaaren. Hoping for a fast recovery and lots of quilting in the upcoming days.
Janet

Barbb said...

Oh, happy dance, you are almost home! So glad that you are making such great progress.
Praying for your continued recovery and for Mr. P.Q., Ollie and Frankie.

Mary said...

I am so glad that you are one step closer to getting home, Kaaren. PT is very tiring, but worth all the effort you put into it. Try to not worry about what needs to be finished at home. We all want you just to improve and get there soon. I continue to keep both of you in my prayers.

Yeah for e-mails!!! I hope they don't keep you too busy to check them ;-)

WoolenSails said...

I am happy to hear that your recovery is going well and that you could move closer to home. Prayers that all goes well and you can go home soon.

I use macs and I have mail that comes to me. The good thing is, I can open up my mailbox and it comes right to my computer so I can read offline. The bad thing is, any attachments or photos won't open if you are not online but I can read mail and keep ones I might want to look at better when I am online.

Debbie

carla said...

Hi!!! So glad you are getting better... sending hugs and prayers!!!

Michele Bilyeu said...

You are always in our thoughts and prayers, Kaaren. Even if you don't recognize any of our names, just recognize the love and best wishes that are constantly being set your way. We wish you the very best that each challenging day can bring in hopes that the challenges will decrease and the joys speed up once more ahead.

B J Elder said...

Such encouraging news! I'm so happy for you as you are on the road to recovery. It has to feel great to be up and walking, those aids (walkers) can be wonderful tools! Blessings to you.

Denise said...

Glad to read You with good news!!
A big hug,
Denise

Material Girl said...

So sorry for your troubles! It is wonderful to see your post and your encouraging news. You seem to have more than your fair share of medical issues. Take one step at a time, pamper yourself. I have always enjoyed your lovely projects and your generosity in sharing them. We appreciate all your hard work . Many good wishes and prayers to you. Susan

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

So nice to hear from you again Kaaren And very happy to know you are on the road to recovery!Hugs Marg

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Good to hear from you, Kaaren! Hopefully you will be "home" again, and soon.

My thoughts are with you.

Hugs, Carolyn

Connie said...

Prayers for your speedy recovery so you can be home.

Bonnie said...

So happy to hear things are moving in the right direction now. Keeping you and your in my thoughts and prayers.

Janet O. said...

Just take care, Kaaren! So glad to hear that you are coming along and receiving excellent care.
You are in my prayers daily and I wish you a quick recovery so that you can be back at the home you love very soon. That will be the best medicine.

paulette said...

Wonderful that you are on the mends!! Think of the FFF as First Friday Feel-better! :o)))
You take care and stop fretting!! We can wait...:o))
Big hug!
P

Louise said...

Prayers continuing for the both of you, remember Kaaren baby steps! Good thoughts and hugs.

Heartsdesire said...

Thanks for the update, Kaaren. I'm sure being closer to home, and Mr. Painted Quilt, will be good motivation to keep your spirits up and help you enjoy a fast recovery. I miss those sweet photos of Frankie and Ollie.

Beverley said...

Lovely to hear from you, and I hope you continue to make a good recovery.

Jackie said...

Thinking of you and Mr PQ. I'm glad you found a way to get connected to your email! Know that we're thinking o you and cheering you on!

Gloria said...

Kaaren, you are an inspiration to me! Such grace and positivity always come through your posts. I know you'll continue with your road to recovery so that your road finally leads you back to your own home. Hugs to you and Mr. PQ.

Sherill said...

I am so glad to hear positive news! Remember all gotta do lists can wait! Your health is more important! take care.

Sandi said...

Hi Kaaren, I'm glad to hear you are making good progress with your recovery and starting to be mobile again.

Take it slow and easy and heal well. Don't worry about the First Friday Freebie, your well being is more important to us all.

Take care and be happy.

Linda Crosby said...

Rome was not built in a day Kaaren; so please take your time with the healing process. Prayers and hugs for you and Mr PQ.

Bonniedoo said...

Full speed ahead!!!!! (whatever speed it happens to be--LOL)

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh Happy Day!

Heather said...

Happy to hear you are on the mend. I know how hard you must be working. Sending many quilts hugs!

Kris said...

Oh, Kaaren - You are in my prayers as always!! And I am so glad you are closer to Mr. Painted Quilt so that he can keep you company and help keep your spirits up!! You are truly an inspiration to me!!

Karin på Ösäter said...

Glad to see a update and that you feel better.

Hugs

Karin på Ösäter

http://karinpaosater.blogg.se/

Donna~~ said...

Hope your recovery time will fly by and you'll be home (and strong)soon!

suz said...

just caught up on my blogs. Oh heavens Kaaren! Well, I'll certainly keep you and your husband in my prayers. Hope you are home soon. Just take care of yourself.

Kathleen said...

so glad to hear from you and glad that you are making progress...hoping you are home soon where you will feel more comfortable....just concentrate on getting better....my best to you and God Bless you and may He bestow on you a speedy recovery...

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I am happy to hear such good news! Take care and soon you will be home again!!

Charo said...

Glad to know you are getting better, Karen!!!
You and your hubby will be in my prayers from today. I didn't know about this surgery.

A big and healing hug for you!

Kathy MacKie said...

Thanks for keeping us informed as we care so much and may you and Mr.Painted Quilt know you are in our thoughts and nightly prayers.

Susannah said...

Best Wishes, Sweet Lady, I have had you in my prayers often since your post about what is happening to you! I will continue praying. I know you will be determined to get better and return home soon. I am so glad that you updated us. Now....you be good and do like they say and I will be waiting to hear from you soon.

God bless you and Mr. PQ,
Susannah

Candace said...

Wonderful news, Kaaren! Maybe even Ollie can come for a short visit - I'm sure he and Frankie miss you. Take care and we're sending loads of healing thoughts your way.
Cheers!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Glad to hear you are improving!
Take care and remember one day at a time.

Pam in IL said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers. So glad to hear that you are recovering!

Barbara in TN said...

Thank you for the update - have been anxiouxly waiting to 'hear' from you. SO glad you are progressing along - know it must seem slow, but you can do it! You have such a strong personality and fortitude Kaaren! Mr. Painted Quilt must be missing you so as we all are!
Keep up the good work -
Barbara in TN

Jeanna said...

Great to hear from you Kaaren! I keep praying for you to have a speedy recovery and quick return home to Mr. PQ!

So glad that you are at least closer to your home and it is more convenient for Mr. PQ to visit.

Keep up the good work!

quiltgrammy said...

So glad to hear you are improving, take care and God bless.

quiltgrammy said...

So glad to hear you are improving, take care and God bless.

desertskyquilts said...

Good to know things are improving. I pray for that two weeks - or sooner! Home is the best healing place.

Sue Bennett said...

So glad to hear things are improving. Keep getting stronger. We Love you Kaaren.

celkalee said...

Dearest Kaaren, you are such a kind and strong person. All the best to you and Mr. Painted Quilt. May you be home soon, return to your lovely
home and pets and enjoy your creative blessings. Prayers and best thoughts to you.

Judy B. said...

Glad to hear you are making good progress and hope you will be home soon and back to your sewing room.

Darlene said...

So happy to hear you are doing better and have a timeframe to be home again. There is no place like home to feel better! You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Blessings to you and Mr. PQ,
Darlene

Merilyn said...

I am pleased to hear you are up and mobile, albeit with a walker, but hey, mobile is mobile....and each step closer to full recovery!!! You really are in inspiration, when I think I've had a bad/busy day at the hospital where I nurse, it's nothing compared to what you have had to deal with over the past months. I really do wish you a safe recovery, and I just know you'll be itching to get back home to have needle and cloth in hand once again! Sincerest best wishes, and continued positive thoughts and prayers your way Kaaren, you're a special girl......

Maureen said...

I am glad to hear that you are making good progress. Keep working toward returning home. That is where we want to have you.
Don't worry about the pattern, we can all wait, however long it takes. I know we all have many things to work on.
Take care, prayers and thoughts are still here.

Sherry said...

It is good to hear that you are recovering. We will look forward to seeing you back to full strength soon.

sandi s said...

It's good to hear from you and that you are moving right along in your recovery! The pattern can wait, I'd rather know you are happily settled at home. Take care, you are in my prayers. Hugs, Sandi

Sandy said...

Hugs and healing prayers from Ohio. You are a determined gal and you will make that goal of two weeks! Carry on. ;-)

barbara woods said...

Hope every thing goes great

ANudge said...

Wonderful to hear from you, Kaaren. Prayers continue to be said for you and Mr. P, too.
Gentle hugs,

grandmarockton said...

Take care of yourself and Mr. P the rest will be ok! Prayers

Lori said...

Geez, I'm gone for a week and see what I miss!! You poor girl. Prayers are heading your way!!

Judymc said...

So glad you are on the mend. I will continue to remember you in my prayers. I'm anxiously awaiting your beautiful Autumn design! I always enjoy your blogs and designs.

Saskia Smit said...

Best wishes and "Beterschap".

margaret said...

good to read you are on the rad to recovery, do as you are told and enjoy the pampering.

Mariana Nortje said...

Hi Kaaren, glad to hear you are on the rd to recovery. Missing your happy blogs with Ollie and the gang. Take good care of yourself and don't hurry too much. In our thoughts, Love Mariana

The Prairie Stitcher said...

Glad to hear from you. Patience is what God is teaching you and it's a hard lesson to learn for some of us. Will keep you and Mr. PQ in my prayers. Your swap partner.

The Prairie Stitcher said...

Glad to hear from you. Patience is what God is teaching you and it's a hard lesson to learn for some of us. Will keep you and Mr. PQ in my prayers. Your swap partner.

Jane said...

Happy to hear you are progressing in your recovery Kaaren. Keep up the great work and soon you will be home!!!! {{{{HUGS}}}}

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you Kaaren. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.

Lindah said...

So glad to hear of your good progress! Your FFF will be all the more precious, knowing that you are home and all better by then.
Until then, you are in my prayers.

ShirleyC said...

I'm so sorry I somehow missed your previous post. I sure an glad you are doing better, and I will keep you in my prayers for continued improvement.

Karen said...

Very happy you are improving. Having you closer to home, so much the better. Hope Mr PQ is doing well too.
Better day are a coming...KCG

Karen said...

Very happy you are improving. Having you closer to home, so much the better. Hope Mr PQ is doing well too.
Better day are a coming...KCG

Lori said...

Karen, so happy to hear you are doing so well. I know about hospitals. Not my favorite place either. Will pray for continued healing.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

I'm so sorry to read about your recent surgery, Kaaren.. you are one tough cookie!! Get well real soon and back to sewing & doing what you love best!! sunny hugs :))) Marian x

Wendy B said...

Oh Kaaren, thoughts and prayers are always with you......so glad youre on the mend and closer to home with wonderful carers...that will definitely make healing easier, I'm sure! FFF can wait this month....you have some important healing to do!!! take care sweet friend! xox sugary hugs

manos de chicureo said...

Realmente me alegra tu recuperación. Que tengas un buen regreso a casa.
Saludos,
Yasmin

Muddling Through said...

Oh, it is SO good to hear from you. Glad, too, that you are making good progress in your recovery. Keep the faith. You will return to your life!

GerryART said...

We know you are working hard to be home asap

We're right by your side
Every step of the way, Kaaren.

Love ya
Hugs
Gerry

Cathy said...

Wishing and praying for your speedy recovery. Take care.

Tammy said...

I am new to your blog. I wih you a very fast recovery. I know you want to go home where you can be surrounded by your things and the ones you love. I am gonna be a new follower via Bloglovin. Happy to have found your blog via the pin cushion hop today. You nnew follower Tammy from South Carolina, USA

Stephanie said...

Happy Healing! I know it's comforting for Mr. P to have you closer and for you as well. Take good care.

Lesauri said...

Lots of prayers coming your way and hope you are home soon. Been following your blog for several years now. Love the quilt you have in the middle of your last posting. Do you know the name of the pattern offhand, would love to make it.

suz said...

continue to take care of yourself and fully recover - keeping you in my prayers

Kindred Quilts said...

Thinking of you Kaaren, and wishing you a speedy recovery.

InGa said...

I'm so glad to see you are on the recovery. Hospitals are depressing, but so wonderful that they are there as well. Don't you agree? I'm sure that you will have a lot of sewing to do when you are back home.
See in Blogland.
hugs and regards from Skåne, Sweden. :-)

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Hello Kaaren...I miss your blog and am hoping all is going well for you. Blessings..Marg

Carin said...

Ohhh my sweet sweet Kaaren ... I have been for awhile reading no blogs so I missed your post from august 28.
I'm so glad that you are recovering and I hope everything goes well. I will keep you in my thoughts dear.
I hope my big hug will fly overseas to your bed (((BIG HUG)))

Janet said...

Kaaren, I'm sure each one of us feels like we know you personally and would love to be your neighbor. I'm glad you have been moved and Mr. PQ can visit and take care of the home front responsibilities. Please rest and get your strength back; my thoughts and prayers are hoping for a quick recovery. Take care.

mayme said...

Kaaren,So glad you are closer to home as I'm sure Mr. PQ is too. I'm sure your fur babies miss you too. Prayers and hugs to you. Mayme

Rustic Heart said...

You and MR PQ are both in my thoughts and prayers!

JessicaSews said...

Sending love to you, Kaaren!

Nanci said...

Hi Kaaren, it's been a long time since I've been checking on blogs and just stopped by to see how you have been doing. I am sorry to see you've had another setback but know you'll pull through and be back to sewing in no time. It was good to read your past posts and catch up and I'm glad to see that no matter what happens you are still finding time to sew and enjoy life and friends. Take care and good luck, hope to see up and around again soon. Prayers to your and Mr. Painted Quilt.