Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Little Note.....




Hi Everyone!

Thanks for all the well wishes, they have meant a lot. I'm doing okay, trying to make the best of the situation for now


I have a health issue that is not for talking about in journals, at least for me anyhow.....LOL! I'll try to describe it in a short way that I'm comfortable with though. I've had this growth/sac thing that my Doctor has been watching for a few years. It's basically located on the top of my vaginal area, and has been pretty harmless....except it always would swell when I did an extreme amount of sitting directly on it, one example being; 10 days of Disney World in a wheelchair. When I would return home and stay off my feet for a week or two, the swelling would go down to where my life could return to normal. This time....it did not, and I am pretty miserable.

It is hugely swollen, in the way, and interfering with everything. Sitting or laying in a position where I can use the computer is very painful and for awhile I kept doing it anyhow even though I was hurting so badly. I did it because you all mean so much to me and I don't want to lose my friends here because I can't read journals or write very often in mine. But it was making things much worse for me physically than they already were.....so, I finally had to stop. I usually just recline way back in the chair or off to the side, either in this apartment or at my Mom's....but, I just can't do the computer right now, it hurts so badly to sit for as long as it takes me to make the rounds. I'm trying to work on helping my parents, doing my Christmas cards & wrapping my family's gifts a few at a time when I'm up......it's all I can do before I give up and assume a comfortable position again.

I will be having some sort of surgery to remove it after the holidays, although it is going to be a quite complicated situation because of my weight. A lot to pray about. I will do what I can to stay in touch.....Marv is trying to rig something up for me, we just haven't figured out what yet. You never know, he might just come up with something! Until he does though.....please know I think of you all often and miss you very much. I'll be sending good thoughts your way.

Love & Pooh Hugs,
Linda


44 comments:

Traci said...

Blessings to you! What an uncomfortable thing to go through! I haven't been around much either. Life has been busy for us. I hope you can have some relief soon.

Robyn said...

Oh hunny I am so sorry! What a terrible time of year to be in rough shape. I will definately be praying for you for comfort, and for you when you have the surgery to remove it!!!! Thank you so much for updating and letting us know what is going on. You are in my thoughts and will continue to be. Do whatever it is you need to do to be comfortable!
Love & Hugs being sent your way,
Robyn

Nancy said...

Hugs and Prayers!
Nancy

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You are in my prayers and I hope you will feel more comfortable soon. Take care of yourself. Our journals will still be here and this friend won't go away.
'On Ya'-ma

Phyllis said...

bless your heart! I know you are worried about all of us but we are just so worried about you! This year SUCKS! next year is going to be so great! LOL. I'm praying for you sweetie and you are in my thoughts!

Janis said...

So sorry to hear you are going through yet another trial. I sure hope that all goes well with the surgery and you will be back to yourself in no time.

We aren't going anywhere and we we will be here when you get back and praying for you when you aren't here!

Rebekah LOVES her toy you got her! Thanks so much for thinking of her!

God Bless
Janis

Estela said...

You have been on my mind constantly! Thank you for checking in. I hope things are more comfortable soon. Do you have a wireless keyboard and mouse? That might allow you to find a position that would be more comfortable... although the monitor would still have to be placed where you can see it. hmmm... Hugs!

Ericanbiloxi said...

Oh Linda, I will be praying for you and for the upcoming surgery.
I have a feeling that Marv will come up with something for ya....you know how men are about engineering something lol
Until next time hon, big hugs from me.

Dutch said...

My prayers are with you that you will feel better soon. Hugs, Detje Bea

Sugar said...

getting this surgery is probably for the best, as it has to be very uncomfortable. plus it could turn into ca at some point, so be gone yukky thing!
the surg will go well, put your trust in God, turn your worries over to Him in prayer, then worry no longer. He is the man!!!
will keep you in prayer here dear friend.
email me anytime.
huggies & love...

Meg said...

Ole Marv is just going to have to learn to take dictation and do all your entries for you while you lie back and speak your thoughts aloud. Sounds like a plan to me!
Seriously~get well soon, and take care of you! Post when you can, and we'll all still be here when you are better.

Arlene (AJ) said...

Linda so glad you were able to get on and let us know what's going on with you, we've all been concerned dear. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers dear. Have a blessed holiday. Take care, take it easy. Hugs....watching your McDreamy tonight, should be of comfort to you, will think of you when I'm watching my McSteamy.

Kat said...

I hope things get more comfortable for you soon. I have been checking your journal for new entries and am sorry to hear you are so uncomfortable.

Julie said...

Linda, how absolutely miserable for you. I hope you can have the surgery sooner then later to get yourself fixed up. Don't worry about us, you couldn't shake us if you tried. Hugs my friend.

Tracy said...

take care of you! hugs

a corgi said...

((((Linda)))) I'm so sorry!!! it does sound so painful!!!! just take care of yourself; we could never forget you and we will not stop being your friend just because you can't journal right now; your health comes first!! I said it before and I'll say it again, journals can always wait, but we need to make sure our priorities are in order and your #1priority is getting better and getting through that surgery; praying for you pretty much every day; hugs to you and Marv!!!

betty

Christy said...

Oh Linda, I'm praying for you and so sorry you're going through such pain. I pray that the surgery goes smoothly and is easier than is predicted right now.

Take care of yourself...we'll be here when you can come back.


God Bless

Michelle said...

Hi Linda,

You are in my thoughts and prayers- don't worry about journaling - just stay comfortable as posible til you get the surgery over with.

Love you,

Michelle

Missie said...

Linda!

You are in my thoughts and prayers! I can't imagine how uncomfortable that must be for you!

Sending you hugs.

D said...

awwwwwwww hon I'm so sorry.. I imagine you are so uncomfy. Sending good vibes your way.. and maybe a few ideas
love ya

Kathy said...

I'm so sorry you are in pain! No fun at all especially when you can't get to blogs and see what's going on!

Take it easy and know I'm thinking of you!

Kathy

gina said...

i've really been concerned and it's so good to see a post from you. i know you hate having to have surgery...but i believe you'll be glad after it's over...and at least you can get through the holidays first. still praying for you!

Nancy said...

Bless your heart! I hope you figure out a way to feel better till your surgery. Hm, sounds like a lymph drainage problem actually. I wonder if compression therapy or manual lymph drainage could help until the surgery.
((((huggles))))))
I hope you feel better soon!

Maire said...

Oh Linda, I'm so sorry for your discomfort! I hope they can alleviate it soon, soon soon...my thoughts are with you, take care! *hugs* Maire

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

No worries, take care of yourself and your family at this time of year, and we will be here when you can return. Hugs :o)

Wendy in Oz said...

Oh Linda! How brave are you??? One, for putting up with the pain for so long so you could still hang out with us and two, for being so honest about it! All my hopes and prayers are coming your way for a speedy recovery and if you have to have surgery then my prayers are that it all goes smoothly and you recover quickly. Take care of yourself and your precious family first. We will be here waiting for you when you get back - healthy and ready to roll!!! Hugs,
Wendy in Oz...xxx

Joyce said...

I'm sorry to hear of your health issues. Hopefully after the holidays you can get rid of it for good. I will keep thinking good thoughts for you.
Hugs, Joyce

Melissa said...

Linda,

Oh Sweetie, I'm so sorry to hear that you're dealing with such an uncomfortable thing and to know that it takes you away from something you love so much is just not fair!

Silly you, though, don't think for one minute that you're going to lose friends because you are away from journaling. Friends, the ones that matter anyway, don't go away. We are here and we will be praying for you. I wish you lived next door to me so that I could check in on you and help you out.

Take care of you!!!

Love,
Melissa

LYN said...

oh you poor thing..how awful for you to have to deal with..especially at this time of year....
you have my healing prayers..wish i lived closer i would help you!!

Linda :) said...

Take care of you!
We aren't going anywhere... :)
Have a Blessed Sunday!

Heavenlybama said...

Bless your heart! I haven't been journaling or reading journals. I've been going to counseling to cope with life without my Dad. I have caught up on yours. Marv will come up with something. I am so sorry to hear you're in so much pain. Don't worry about us. We'll still be here. Hope the surgery goes well. Let us know when you having it. Thinking about ya all the time.
Love, Hugs, & Prayers....

~Ann~ said...

Hi Linda
I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. Please know that I am praying for you.

Being in pain is not fun :(

Julie said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are in pain. What a miserable experience. I will keep you in my prayers. Julie

Joann said...

(((LINDA))) That sounds AWFUL!! I'm so sorry you are in such pain! I do hope that you can find some relief before the surgery, that's a long time to be in that kind of pain! Miss you much!!

Linda said...

I have been away for a few days and just read your entry. I am so sorry that you are going though this. I hope that you get something rigged up so you can post if you want to but if not we will be here waiting for you when you are able to return. I will pray that your surgery goes well and that you heal quickly. Linda

Robin said...

Aw you poor thing! I have been so worried about you and wondering like crazy what was going on...I didn't want to ask in case it was something private. Just know you are in my thoughts constantly and I am praying for you... now get off your ass! Heehee I mean that in the nicest way of course.

Diana said...

Linda, I'm so sorry that I missed your entry!! You know I would have commented right away. I've been thinking about you and hoping things were okay.

I'm sorry to hear about your current situation. I know Marv will come up with something to give you relief. I pray that the surgery goes well and you can enjoy the upcoming holidays. I sure hope that 2009 will be a much better one for you!!!! You both have been through so much. Will Mandy be coming home at all? I hope she is cause I know how much you miss her and enjoy being with her.

Take care of yourself! Don't ever, EVER, think you'd lose your j-land friends because you can't keep up with journals right now. Your health is more important. We understand. We love ya!!!!

Big Pooh Hugs to You!!

Diana

Rose said...

Thinking of you and hoping your woman parts are feeling better.

Melissa said...

LInda,

Just stopping by to give you a hug and let you know we miss you. I hope things are getting better. God bless you real good!!!

Love,
Melissa

Pat said...

I just read your post, and I'm so sorry you're in so much pain. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please take care of yourself, and have a Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Pat

Monica said...

((((((((((Linda)))))))))

I'm so sorry to hear you are having health issues. I'll be keeping you in my prayers.

Monica

June said...

Hi Linda,
I was just thinking about you and wondering how you are doing. I hope things are ok. Have a great holiday season.
Hugs,
June

Melissa said...

I just wanted to stop by again and let you know you're still in my thoughts and prayers. I soo hope you're feeling better.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Love,
Melissa

Linda's World said...

Hi Linda, you haven't posted for awhile~hope everything is ok! Linda in Washington state