“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so,I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” John 14:1-4

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

😊STITCHING!😊

Hi friends! I saw the neurosurgeon today. My neck is all better. I am cleared to stitch once again! HOORAY HOORAY!

Now for the bad news. My shoulder is still horrid. My left shoulder and arm are in such pain! He is sending me to physical therapy as he claims my shoulder is frozen in place. Yes! I know!! Then I will have to have another EGM test!! Oh dear God. I have had this done. See this post HERE  I cannot believe I have to live through that kind of torture again in my life. Heaven help me! On both arms!! This nerve testing is to figure out where the nerve problem is at in my arm/shoulder I guess? Or are these doctors just really into torture?!😱

My Brian has been watching Priscilla and Chelsea on Flosstube from the sidelines while I have been recovering here and binge watching it. He saw the giveaway that they were having and went on his laptop and ordered the pattern for me from 123Stitch. What a sweet surprise! I did not realize he was truly paying attention.
Our friend Julie sent me this sweet card to encourage me.
Are any of you familiar with Rick Bragg? I read his short stories in Southern Living magazine. Love them! So I read his book, My Southern Journey:  True Stories from the Heart of the South, this is a mixture of short stories, many of them having appeared in Southern Living, but many others too. I enjoyed this book.
From the celebrated bestselling author of All Over but the Shoutin' and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rick Bragg, comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the south. 

Keenly observed and written with his insightful and deadpan sense of humor, he explores enduring Southern truths about home, place, spirit, table, and the regions' varied geographies, including his native Alabama, Cajun country, and the Gulf Coast. Everything is explored, from regional obsessions from college football and fishing, to mayonnaise and spoonbread, to the simple beauty of a fish on the hook.

Collected from over a decade of his writing, with many never-before-published essays written specifically for this edition, My Southern Journey is an entertaining and engaging read, especially for Southerners (or feel Southern at heart) and anyone who appreciates great writing.
I will be taking part in the Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop tomorrow. Come  back tomorrow!😘

I appreciate you! When I see this freebie I think of my many treasured friendships I have made through this blog. ❤️CLICK HERE for a TREASURED FRIEND FREEBIE.❤️

I thank God for YOU!

STITCHING! and praying,
Vickie



32 comments:

Halland House Gifts said...

I’m so glad your neck is feeling better. Praying you through your EGM. This too will pass—promise 🙂. We are thankful for you too, Vickie. I think I remember something on our local PBS station about Rick Bragg, and I loved the way he got to know the southern people by immersing himself in the culture. Might have to pick this one up from the library. Judy

Carol said...

Well, that is wonderful news that your neck is better and you can stitch again, Vickie! I feel so bad that you have to go through another EGM test again--it sounds horrid. I do hope it can help figure out the root of your shoulder / arm pain, though. If it does--it will be worth it! Hang in there...

So sweet that Brian ordered that chart for you--very cute and I know your finish of it will be lovely :)

Looking forward to your Easter Treasure Hunt tomorrow!

marly said...

YAY! Has the neck improvement also helped the headaches? Frozen shoulder can take a very long time to improve. And it hurts like heck.

Stasi said...

Vickie, Glad your neck is doing better and hope the shoulder improves. If it's a frozen shoulder..been there....done that and NOT fun!
Try not to overdo, but enjoy getting back to some stitching time.

Margaret said...

Brian is definitely a sweetheart. A real keeper! I do hope the surgery has helped with some of the pain at least. Frozen shoulder -- yikes! Prayers for you as always.

diamondc said...

Vickie: I am so sad you are still having problems, I hope they can fix it without surgery.
Your Brian is a sweetheart, what a sweet thing to do for you, that design is adorable.
I hope you have a great week of stitching, I bet you are excited to get back to the needle and thread.

Blessings
Catherine

Pam in IL said...

So glad your neck is healed. I've had the dreaded EGM on both arms several times. Definitely not something I want to do again. I really enjoy watching Priscilla and Chelsea too. How nice of Brian to surprise you with the Hands On Design. Take care!

rosey175 said...

Yay for the all clear for stitching! But o no, not another EGM test! My mother had one of those to determine the extent of her muscular dystrophy. They recommended (not required) more and she told them never again. I don't think they realize how horrible it is! Be sure to scream loudly at them so they know.

Beth said...

Oh Vickie - I had so hoping this surgery would be the end of your pain.

Shirley said...

Oh Vickie, I have been saying prayers for you and I know you aren't looking forward to physical therapy, but neither was I. I know you can do it and I know it will hurt. I will pray that you get the answers that you have been wanting. It is hard to have the patience that we need in the long run, but you can do it. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend Shirley

Lillie said...

Take it easy Vickie .

MartinaM said...

Hi Vickie,
I am very happy for you that you are feeling better, but that you still have such pain, is not nice. Oh, Brian really surprised you, how nice.
I wish you a happy Easter.
Big Hugs, Martina

butterfly said...

Good news Vickie, but I am sorry that you still have some pain .
Your still in my prayers dear friend , big hugs.

Barbara said...

I am so sorry you have to go thru those tests again. Sometimes I really do think doctors should have to take the tests just so they see how much they hurt. That is a very sweet design Brian purchased for you. You take care and don't over do.
Blessings

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,
they are good news for your neck, but I am sorry you still have pain in your shoulder.
A lovely little suprise from Brain.
Have fun to stitch.
Best wishes Manuela

LaNelle said...

Wow Vickie fabulous news on neck...now we say extra prayers for answers on the shoulder..many blessings to you this Easter 🌷🌷

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, I am glad your neck is healing and you are able to stitch again. I know you will enjoy stitching the Hands On Design that Brian bought you. It was a fun stitch. I will be lifting you up in prayer for the PT on your shoulder and arm. Thinking of you!

Lesley said...

Vickie,hello :) great to see you and brilliant news about your neck.
I hope the investigations into your shoulders are done and in good time too.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

So thankful your neck is better...and that you get to stitch. :) I am sorry that you are still in pain, I send prayers your way that the therapy will work and that they will figure out where all that pain is coming from. That was so sweet of your husband. I just love watching floss tube, so many awesome stitchers out there, I am always blown away but all their talent. Wishing you a day filled with many blessings sweet friend. ((hugs))

Vicki said...

Praise! I am so glad to hear that you're recovered from your surgery and feeling better. I don't know what it is about shoulders, but a lot of women I know have problems with them. I get bursitis in my shoulders from time to time, I empathize with your pain. Happy Easter!!

Andrea said...

Sometimes it seems one step forward and two step back. Good news on your neck, at least that is OK. You'll just have to believe everything else will go the same way.
A lovely gift from your DH.
Happy Easter.

Penny said...

That is wonderful news about your neck, Vickie! I'm so sorry to hear that you will need to endure that horrible EGM test again! Hoping that it gives the doctors the answers they need to decide what to do about your shoulder and looking forward to the day when you are pain-free. That is a sweet design your husband ordered for you. : ) Hugs!

Bethan said...

I am so glad your neck is better and you are free to stitch again. So sorry about your shoulder - I hope the end of your pain is near. Lovely surprise from your husband too x

Lili said...

Wonderful news about your neck! So sorry for your shoulder!
What a lovely gift, Vickie!

Julie said...

A {gentle hug} for you Vickie.
A sweet chart your husband bought for you, its lovely
xx

Astrids dragon said...

Well YAY for your neck (and stitching), but boo for your shoulder! Let's hope this can be figured out quickly.
What a sweet thing for Brian to do, good for both of you!
Continued prayers and long distance hugs...

Sweet Sue said...

good news and back to stitchin will be good for your soul, wishing you wellness with your shoulder. happy easter...

Brigitte said...

So glad to read that your neck has healed fine so far. So that disc shouldn't cause you any more pain and headaches. But so sorry that you have to undergo that painful test for your shoulder. But let's hope that it leads to something so that they will know how to treat your shoulder.
What a relief that you can stitch again. So great for you :))))))

Mary said...

Vickie, I buy Rick Bragg's books whenever they are at the library used book store and give them away. I LOVE him!!! You have got to read All over but the shoutin and Ava's Man, they are both wonderful.

Gosh, you have been through the mill, I was truly hoping the surgery would have ended all your pain, and now to go through those tests again!! I pray the shoulder is better soon. I'm glad you were cleared to stitch again.

moreofhim said...

Vickie! How wonderful that you can stitch when you want now! Hallelujah! What a beautiful gift from your hubby and absolutely perfect for you. Praising God for all He is doing for you and praying your shoulder pain will stop and that you can get relief!

Blessings - Julie

laceystitcher said...

Love it that your husband surprised you with the HOD Stitching is my Hearts Desire. I have to tell you about that chart. Several years ago Cathy Haberman was scheduled to be the teaching designer at our yearly stitching camp. The camp is organized and sponsored by our LNS Heart's Desire (can you see where this is going?). This project was designed by Cathy for a special design that we could purchase for our camp. It was designed to commemorate our camp that year. It has now been made available to purchase. Don't you just love it? So fun, and it is a darling piece. Happy stitching.

Justine said...

What a lovely chart from your husband and a sweet card from Julie. I'm sorry to read you are still having problems with your shoulder. I hope it is resolved soon.