To Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

How is your mom after her surgery today? I’ll bet I’m not the only one thinking of you!

23 thoughts on “To Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

  1. Jan VanDeWalle

    Well I clicked off 7 ads, Seems like a lot of people are having surgery lately, hope all is well with everyone.
    Jan in Orego

    1. Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

      All is well! My mom will need a walker and bathroom assists for a while but if there are no complications, she’ll be back at the senior center soon, waving her bingo card!

  2. Kathy in western NY

    Yes Carol, I too have been thinking of you through your mom’s health issues as I have had a difficult year with elderly parents. And when you wrote in comments we might have crossed paths visiting quilt shops after Mary posted my picture with my dogs, I feel we probably did sometime. Prayers for you and your family. Thank you Mary for reaching out to her. She’s been on my mind too.

    1. Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

      Thank you, Kathy. It’s hard to watch parents age, especially, as in my mom’s case, when their spouses are gone ahead of them. When my mother woke up, she said,” Darn, I have to find another way to die!” And then she groaned from pain because she laughed at herself!

  3. Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

    Hi Mary,
    It was a long day… and I cannot believe that my mother, at age 89, sailed through her surgery. Her doctor is wonderful, the OR nurse called the family waiting room twice to explain where they were in the procedure, and she had no complications during surgery, although the work they did was more extensive than the surgical plan that was set.

    Basically her abdominal wall split along the line of incision from her colon cancer surgery from 37 years ago and the colon squeezed through the opening. Leaving it in place was an option, but doing so could have resulted in serious complications later. My mother optioned for the surgery.

    She was prepared to die on the table, totally prepared, she was going to heaven to be with Dad. And she thought it was a great way to go! No pain, just slip away! So I had tried to be prepared to let her go. She said she was pretty surprised to be here when we saw her in her (private) room.

    Today there will be pain, but each day will be a little better. Now we work on getting her sea legs back, maybe some time in rehab.

    Thanks for your prayers, and I hope this wasn’t too long a response.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Carol – so happy to hear your mom sailed through her surgery which sounds very complicated. 89 years old! Oh my goodness! I’ll bet she was not only surprised to wake up to see you but a bit disappointed she wasn’t reunited with your dad. We are all pulling for you and your mom – what a struggle to come but know you’re up for the challenge. Please keep us posted.

    2. Diane, Squeak's Mom

      That is great news, Carol. I think you’re in the Buffalo area which has good hospitals. Glad to hear she is recovering.

      1. Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

        She’s at Sisters of Charity Hospital in the city and its very nice. She has a private room, which is great, and the food is pretty good. Although she’s on a soft diet.. so you can’t ruin that! She’s like a cat, nine lives! Colon cancer at age 52, and here we are 37 years later! A survivor!

  4. Deb Harrison

    Carol, have been where you are.🙏🙏🙏🙏 for s good recovery for your mother and for comfort and peace for your family.

    1. Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

      Thank you for your prayers. How else would an 89 year old woman survive major surgery???

  5. Kathy in western NY

    Amazing at that age and all the strength she had to go ahead with the surgery. She sounds like a fighter so as much as she was prepared to see your dad, I bet she has a speedy recovery. Cancer didn’t take her that many years ago so a testimony to her will to get thru this too.

    1. Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

      Very true!
      I bet she speeds up her recovery with the goal of going to bingo her greatest motivator!!!

    1. Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

      Thank you! Hoping for no infection or falls. She really seemed too frail for the procedure, but she fooled us. And prayers helped for sure.

  6. Judy

    Sending prayers and HUGs from Texas.

    Sounds like your Mom is ready-for-whatever! Such a GOOD example of how we are to live!

    Judy in Texas

    1. Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

      I think she may have finally learned to stop saving clothes, chocolates, lotions and potions “for good”. This is as good as it gets, right here, right now. Take the tags off and wear the new clothes!

      Of course, in our world it’s called, cut up the pretty fabric already!

  7. Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

    Thanks so much for all your prayers and good wishes. Went to the hospital today and my Mom was in very good spirits. She does have pain, but she actually got out of bed today and took a few short walks to the nurses’ station. Baby steps.
    I might be more tired than she is today!

  8. Jessica in Florida

    Sending love and prayers for your Mom’s recovery. So very happy she came through with flying colors, although I can also imagine her being somewhat disappointed in not being with your Dad in Heaven. I hope I have her fortitude when I’m her age! ❤️

    For Mary: I’m getting all the areas the ads should be (they are large yellow rectangles) but nothing is showing up. I’ve done my old tricks of hitting ‘see all comments’ and then just refreshing the page itself, and nothing. Just don’t want you to think I’m not doing my part.

    1. Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

      Thank you for the love and prayers. You can never have too many. Everyone has been so sweet to think of my mom Monday.
      She was a bit disturbed initially when she became aware of the fact that she was still on the planet! “Darn, now I have to find another way to die.” But then she laughed!

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