Monday, January 23, 2017

A Bump In The Road To Recovery

Dear Friends,

I was recently admitted into the hospital for emergency surgery.  Third surgery in 15 weeks.  Ugh!  Despite state-of-the-art conditions to guard against staff infection, I was the one in a thousand, rare case who developed a deep and serious infection in my just-replaced hip.   One week in the hospital and I'm now home for recovery......again!  Is this Groundhog Day?

While this event and surgery has really knocked me for a loop, I am grateful it wasn't worse,  that my surgeon and his wonderful nursing staff caught it so quickly, that we have such great hospitals here in Chicagoland, that all my doctors came together with a plan, and I received extraordinary care from the hospital nurses, who are the un-sung angels in health care.

So...here we go again, but a little different this time.  It's gonna take a little longer to snap back from this one, but I'm already doing fairly well.  My husband, son and daughter are taking very good care of me....my biggest blessing of all.

I didn't want you to think I forgot about you!  So...the reason for the short update.

As the old saying goes....this, too, shall pass.  


48 comments:

  1. Pam, so sorry to hear of your set back, but it sounds like you had excellent care and now you're really ready to mend! Los of great TV shows and quilt shows to keep you company! Be well!

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  2. You have my deepest sympathy. What I hate now is that my sewing is way on hold for don't know how long.

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  3. Please be very careful and report anything suspicious immediately to your surgeon. You're the second person I know who had this happen, so apparently it isn't an uncommon occurrence. Wishing you a complete recovery with no additional complications.

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    1. I love your online name - my grandbabies call me Babcia and Baba. Wonderful tradition!

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  4. Please take time for a full recovery. I am glad that you have a wonderful family to look after you. Blessings to you.

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  5. Prayers are with you, Pam. I'm glad you have loved ones around you that are taking good care of your needs!

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  6. I am so sorry to hear this Pam. It is so good that you have family to help you. I wish you a swift recovery and pray that everything goes well for you.

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  7. Hope you recover soon. We know you will be back in full swing doing your fun sewing ideas and fabric designs! Hug's, Carolyn

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  8. Oh Pam, so sorry that happened to you. Praying for you every day. So glad that your family is helpful and caring.

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  9. So sorry to hear hope your recovery goes fast ! Best wishes 🙏

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  10. Sorry to hear about your infection. Yes, the Chicagoland doctors have been good to me too. Hope you have a better recovery and take it easy.

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  11. Praying for you for a speedy recovery!

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  12. So sorry to hear about your setback. Hope all goes well and you will be back soon. Take it easy and rest. Prayers for you and family.

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  13. Prayers for a speedy recovery Pam - sounds like you are so blessed with a loving family.

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  14. So sorry about your set back and I hope your recovery goes without a hitch. Looking forward to updates occasionally!

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  15. Bless your heart, I will be praying for an uneventful recovery from this point.

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  16. Glad to hear your on the road to recovery!!!A little hand stitching may help!

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  17. Pam, so sorry to hear about this. Take care of yourself.

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  18. Pam,

    Sorry to hear about this setback. Take the needed time to recuperate. We will all be here when you get back to blogging.

    Meanwhile, take advantage to do some of those Panama Pyramids or other hand sewing projects you are working on.

    Charlotte

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  19. Pam - prayers for a full recovery asap.

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  20. I hope the road to recovery is short, without any more obstacles!

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  21. Pam, so sorry to hear that you had to have another surgery. Staff infection can be so dangerous. Praying for your complete healing.

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  22. Tell that nursing staff not to give you any more infections lol And quilt going for surgery from a silly reader who enjoys your blog Speedy recovery

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  23. So sorry to hear about your setback, Pam. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  24. Staff or Staph, two very different things. In either case I am glad they caught it early and you are on the road to recovery. Just take all those antibiotics as prescribed and don't hesitate to call the doctor if something seems wrong.

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  25. So sorry to hear of this and thankful you are near family and great medical facilities. Take good care of yourself. You are in my thoughts and prayers for a full recovery.

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  26. I am so sorry about your health problems, hope you start feeling better soon and back to your crafting/sewing soon. Sending you big hugs across the ocean from France.

    Joanne xxx

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  27. Sending hugs and hope you get well soon.

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  28. So sorry to hear about your infection. May God be with you and wrap His arms around you as you fight this. God Bless

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  29. Pam, I'm so sorry you had this happen, surgery's are hard enough to bounce back from, but you had a double whammy thrown your way. Try to keep a positive attitude and get a lot of handwork done. And know all your fans are wishing you the speedy recovery you deserve!!

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  30. Prayers for your recovery Pam. I've had 2 knee replacements so I can appreciate your situation a little. Sounds like you have had wonderful support and that makes such a difference. One day at a time.

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  31. Pam, you take care of yourself. I know from a family member that an infection in a joint replacement is very serious. We will all be waiting to hear from you that it is cleared up and you are healed and feeling great again. Carol

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  32. Oh Pam, I was so sorry for you when I read this. I'm so glad you have a good medical staff and family to take good care of you. Hope you heal quickly. Love & hugs, Lyn

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  33. All your friends here in Brigham City are wishing you a speedy recovery.
    The Village Girls

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  34. I hope that your recovery is uneventful and that your body heals quickly. It's tough on the body having that many surgeries in a short amount of time ~ especially if one knocks you for a loop. Take care of yourself.

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  35. Prayers that your recovery is as good as my husbands. We live in Oswego, and he just had the same thing happen with his hip replacement. With home health care and antibiotic infusions all is great. You are right, this too shall pass.

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  36. Pam, that is sure a hecka-of a way to start out the New Year! Healing prayers going your way.
    Nettie from Spanish Fork, Ut

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  37. Sorry to hear this news.....I know those things do happen. My hubster is a circulating nurse in surgery here and works mostly ortho type cases and I know they are so committed to sterile everything, it does happen. Praying for a good recovery for you and that maybe you are able to do some hand stitching to help you through this time. Hugs to you!

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  38. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Laura V. ninepatch@hotmail.com

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  39. I just barely found your blog and I have been checking back to see if you posted something. Sorry to hear about your surgery. I hope you feel better soon and get back to quilting!

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  40. So sorry, Pam. Hope this is the last surgery and you continue to improve. All of us in bogland are praying for you to get better soon. I guess you'll be in bed for a while. Maybe you can do some hand stitching.

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  41. Continue to rest and recover, at your own pace. We will be here when you get back!

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  42. So sorry to hear this! I'll be sending "quick recovery" vibes. Take it easy and just dream of the quilts to come.

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  43. Oh Pam, so sorry to hear that this happened to you! Take care, and keep your hand sewing and the remote close by. Sending you my Prayers, Kind thoughts, and a big cyber hug!

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  44. So sorry! Prayers being sent from southern Illinois!

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  45. Pam, Feel better. We can wait - your health is the priority! Prayers coming your way. Julianna

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  46. Oh my goodness Pam. Only steps forward for the rest of the year! No steps backwards! You're such a trooper! Recover well!!!

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