Monday, 27 September 2010

Guard Dog




The top photo is of my neighbour's son Zak who was one last Thursday. I wish that I had taken a photo of him last week. Neo the dog will not let Zak go over the step and last week he stood over the top of Zak and crossed his paws in front of Zak to stop him leaning down onto the step. His Mum doesn't leave him like that she was at the bottom of the steps bringing her shopping from the car. Apparently right from the first moment they brought Zak home Neo has been his guard dog. He takes care of the baby in the house also.

The second photo is of a few more Loopy Roses including one that hasn't been stitched together. The rose at the bottom right is closer to how the roses are supposed to look. I think I am getting better at stitching them up now.

The long jacket by Drew Emborsky has now been shaped for the waist and I am ready to divide for the armholes. Work will stop on that now until I come back home from the hospital.

I have had 2 phone calls today from the hospital and both calls reassured me that the operation should be going ahead tomorrow. They have a new system for checking in now. I have to check in with just my slippers, dressing gown and a book to read and my family have to bring my bag with my nighties and toiletries in later as I start off in pre op, then go to post op and then go to the ward when I am fit enough. As they can't keep track of my belongings I have to leave them all at home. My niece says that she will put my bag in her car and then come back in the evening with my things. I usually crochet to pass the time but I don't want to lose my wool and hook so I will just put a little something in my main bag. A ball of wool and a hook just in case I feel up to any crochet after the operation.

I should be in hospital for up to 5 days. If I respond well I could be home in a couple of days. Apparently they don't have a set hospital stay as it varies from person to person.

Today I have been changing the bedlinen, washing, hoovering and washing the kitchen floor. I even did the ironing and that is a standing joke in my family. I don't think that I have ironed (apart from the odd skirt) since Christmas. I have re-discovered T shirts, shorts and skirts that I had forgotten that I had. As they are mostly summer clothes and we haven't had much of a summer is probably why I haven't really missed any of the clothes.

Tonight I have to pack my bag. I have left it until the last minute as I was convinced that I would get cancelled once again. They still can cancel it so don't be surprised if you hear from me tomorrow. I don't have a lap top or a phone with Internet so I can't blog again until I come back home.

Bye Bye for now.

12 comments:

Debi Y. said...

Take care now - "see" you when you come back home. :)

Anonymous said...

sending good wishes for the op Jan, will talk when you are back online
hugs
ambermoggie

Beverooni said...

HUGE HUGS, Jan. I'll say a prayer for you tonight that all will go well. Let us know when you can. In the meantime, we'll all be thinking of you (especially me) and sending healing thoughts.

KnitNurd said...

Oooh, I wish I had read this sooner Jan...Please let us know when you can how things are. I will be thinking of you and send positive vibes and hugs your way!!! Take care....

Mimi said...

I check in daily and will miss you dearly. Will hold you close as we say in prayer and thought. Mimi

pattas said...

Thinking of you and praying for a speedy recovery.. we'll be waiting for you :))
crochet hugs pat in tas :))

CajunBlu said...

My thoughts are with you as well.

I've had so many operations that I now absolutely hate hospitals so I most true-heartedly hope that you get out of there as quickly as your good health will let you.

I, along with everyone else, can't wait for your first typed words upon the return home.

GodSpeed  :-)

marg41 said...

Best of luck Jan. I hope everything falls into place. I will miss not reading your blog - yours is the only one I read - along with the comments from your friends. Take care, your are in my prayers and in my thoughts.

crazymotheringchick said...

Best wishes for your surgery and a speedy recovery. Will say a prayer. Take care of you.

Ana Luisa said...

Take care, and I hope all goes well. Sending good wishes for the operation.

June said...

I keep looking in here to see if anything has changed and so far, it looks like you are staying in hospital this time. I really wish you a speedy recovery and hope that you are soon free from pain and back blogging again.

alajnabiya said...

I'm praying for your speedy recovery too!