Monday, May 21, 2012

Most of you who read my blog know that my son has had an osteocondroma (benine bone tumour) on his upper and underside of his left arm. We discovered his bone tumour when he was only 7 (now 15) and had 6 monthly checks with MRI's, Xrays and CT's over the years to keep check on the growth. It was decided last month that it needed to be removed as it was stretching a major artery and putting pressure on nerves. All was booked for surgery on the 18th (last Friday) I feel I have aged 10 years the last few weeks with stress and worrying...and the feeling when the doctors finally tell you after 3 1/2 hours that the surgery went well really is undescribable! Master 15 has quite a few staples in his arm, which we have to go back to have removed in a couple of weeks. So now it's time for the recovery, no knocks or bumps, which for an active 15 year old is going to be difficult!


I had good intentions of doing lots of SKofW stitching whilst I was in hospital, but I think I unpicked more than I stitched. But after arriving home and having a good night sleep I managed to get some quilting done on one of Nal Lymer's stitcheries, which will eventually become a cover for a notebook.

So I hope to be back soon with some finished stitching to share!

Lisa



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24 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Hugs for you and your young man. May his recovery be a speedy one with no speed bumps. Hugs xx

loulee said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Keeping 15 year old boys safe is not easy!!

barb's creations said...

I'm glad your sons surgery went well,hope he has a trouble free recovery :) Barb.

Susan said...

That is good news. I hope his recovery goes well too. Hugs for you all.

shez said...

what a relief for you all now that surgery is over,get well soon,and your stitching is lovely Lisa,i have another one of your vase covers on a post i think for Friday Lisa.xx

Anonymous said...

Glad the surgery went well, hope he recovers well. Louise

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh Lisa, what a worrying time for you. So pleased everything went well and you have now had a good night sleep to start the next week :) Great stitching you've been doing xxx

Teresa said...

I'm so glad to hear the surgery went well. I can't imagine what you are all going through... but I'm wishing you all the best and sending lots of love.

Cindy said...

What relief you must be feeling! So glad to hear it went well. Take care.

Jo in TAS said...

So pleased it all went well for your son, hope he makes a quick recovery and you all lead stress free lives for ever after!

Larissa said...

Glad to hear his surgery went well!! You must be feeling relieved! Hoping and praying he has a smooth and safe recovery!! ... Your stitchery looks gorgeous! Have a great week ahead!!

Too many eggs said...

i hope your son's recovery is rapid and problem free. love your Natalie Lymer block...i love her work

Too many eggs said...

i hope your son's recovery is rapid and problem free. love your Natalie Lymer block...i love her work

Darlene said...

Wishing your son a speedy recovery and worry free days and nights for you.

RETAZOS DEL ALMA said...

Will your child fully recover his health soon and you regain your peace of mind. Thank you to share your projects with us, even in difficult times like this.
Hugs
CARELI

Helen said...

Here's hoping for a quick recovery for your son AND you :-)

Fiona said...

So glad the surgery went well... I hope you can both get some rest and recovery.....
Hugz

Leanne said...

Wishing your boy a speedy recovery. Hope it all goes well for both of you.
Beautiful stitching as always Lisa.

quilterliz said...

G'day Lisa. Best wishes to your young man. I have a feeling that he is in very loving and capable hands with you as his mum. Your stitching looks lovely. Take care. Liz...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Very good news Lisa....thinking of you...

Charlie and Wendy said...

What a difficult time for you all, I can understand your relief about the result. I hope you son has a speedy recovery. Your stitching is lovely.

Chookyblue...... said...

wonderful that everything went well......Mothers worry no matter what so it was only normal and now just need the time for healing..........

DAWNIE said...

Hi Lisa. I was just reading your blog. Oh wow this must have been a most traumatic time for you. I hope your son is recovering well. Am glad unhave your stitching cos this is certainly a great area for stress relief. Gorgeous work you do

Clara said...

All the best for your son, Lisa. And congratulations for this lovely work, me too, I love the hand quilting around the stitchery!