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Divine Daisy
August 13th, 2012, 08:00 PM
Today Mr D went into hospital to have his Hickman Line re sited. He now has a double line ready for the Mega Beam. Tomorrow we go for a look around and to meet his consultant at the specialist unit where he will spend his month of isolation.

It will take me around two hours to get there to see him, so I will only be able to go once a day unlike the local hospital when I could spend most of the afternoon with him, come home and then go back in the evening. We are expecting him to be admitted within the next two weeks, will probably know the date tomorrow.

I heard today that a dear old collegue of mine died at the weekend and his funeral is next tuesday, I really would like to get there but I won't be able to if Mr D is in hospital, so I am hoping for the following week for his admission. The funeral is 4 hours in the other direction. Sighs.

Ok I am rambling here. Trying to get the Bronte Country Quilt to embellishing point so that I can sit and bead while I visit him in hospital.

On the up side............ I have a cunning plan for a new quilt which I am veryyyyyyyyyy excited about. Will be such fun to do and quick (famous last words lol). What I am most looking forward to is giving it to the recipient. She will either love it or try to smother me with it lol. Either way it will be fun.............don't worry, I am fairly sure I can take her!!!!!!!

Winniesfriend
August 13th, 2012, 08:10 PM
My gosh you are certainly going to have to do a lot of travelling to see Mr D., I so hope all goes well with his treatment. Looking forward to seeing your Bronte Country Quilt once it is finished I am sure it will be stunning. You do have me curious about the next quilt :icon_happy:.

K. McEuen
August 13th, 2012, 08:23 PM
Sometimes I think the traveling back and forth everyday might be the worst part of the situation. Just remember to take care of yourself through all this. If you get sick they won't let you in.

Meli
August 13th, 2012, 08:27 PM
On the up side............ I have a cunning plan for a new quilt which I am veryyyyyyyyyy excited about. Will be such fun to do and quick (famous last words lol). What I am most looking forward to is giving it to the recipient. She will either love it or try to smother me with it lol. Either way it will be fun.............don't worry, I am fairly sure I can take her!!!!!!! Is it as cunning as a fox who's been appointed Dean of Oxford University? (sorry, couldn't resist).

Glad Mr. D is continuing to get the treatment he needs but wish he were going to be closer. That's a lot of driving. My love and prayers to you both. SO SORRY to hear about the passing of your friend. Again, my love and prayers.

Meli

janluna
August 13th, 2012, 08:53 PM
So sorry for your loss of your friend. It seems we are getting to that age where we spend a lot of time at funerals. Not fun.
Prayers are being said everyday for you and Stewart. I'm glad you will be able to visit but so sorry it is so far to travel. Love, Hugs, and Prayers, Jan L.

Divine Daisy
August 13th, 2012, 08:54 PM
Is it as cunning as a fox who's been appointed Dean of Oxford University? (sorry, couldn't resist).

Glad Mr. D is continuing to get the treatment he needs but wish he were going to be closer. That's a lot of driving. My love and prayers to you both. SO SORRY to hear about the passing of your friend. Again, my love and prayers.

Meli

nope its so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel.

Jean Sewing Machine
August 13th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Will be praying for Mr.D as he enters this new phase of treatment. I don't know, maybe all that driving gives you time to think about what to do next in the quilting world. I know for years I drove a lot between my job and other places, about 30,000 miles a year, that time gave me time to think, pray, create and problem solve. So, if you can stand the cost of petrol (see, I learned something by watching the Olympics), it will be tiring, but it could be inspirational.

So sorry to hear about your friend's passing. Keep us posted about the events that are happening in your life. We get scared when we don't hear from you. Usually it's because you are happy busy, nevertheless, we continue to wonder.

Sandy Navas
August 13th, 2012, 09:06 PM
Oh, two hours each way - I do believe I'd try to find a B&B close by and book at least every other night . . . I don't like to drive in the dark though . . . feeling for both of you and keeping good thoughts for both of you. The power of groups incites good healing!

Condolences for the loss of your friend.

auntiemern
August 13th, 2012, 10:02 PM
Dear Ms. Daisy, Do be careful on your travels back and forth. So very happy he is getting the treatment he needs, just wish it was closer to home. Take care of yourself, he will have plenty of people taking care of him. So sorry for the loss of your friend. Can't wait to see what your next adventure in quilt creating is going to be. Hugs and prayers for you and Mr. D.

Poppytree
August 13th, 2012, 10:29 PM
Safe driving Ms Daisy! - Hope the treatment goes well for Mr D. It sounds like a long exhausting time for you both - take care of yourself too. Hopefully the beading will give you some relaxation time in that heavy schedule. Sorry to hear about your friend. Love and prayer heading in your direction - Jane xxxx

Meli
August 13th, 2012, 10:41 PM
nope its so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel. I'm beginning to think it's as cunning as a fox what used to be Professor of Cunning at Oxford University but has moved on and is now working for the U.N. at the High Commission of International Cunning Planning.

lilmouse
August 14th, 2012, 12:16 AM
Will be thinking of you Ms Daisy as I heal and will keep you both in prayer...sorry to hear about the loss of your colleague...that's rough....good luck to both you and Mr. D and will be waiting to find out what you are up to in this next quilt but am excited to see the finished Bronte quilt as well...you are keeping us on pins and needles...keep us informed on what's going on in your life...we kind of worry about both of you...safe driving!

csarina
August 14th, 2012, 05:12 AM
I hope all goes well with Mr Daisy's treatment. I was in a similar situation when OH had C. Diff the hospital was an hours drive away. was instructed to only go every other day, which was what I ended up doing. Would not have gone for evening visiting anyway as it was October and I hate driving in the dark. OH knows this and forbad me to drive at night.

I was glad to get him home........

Musical_Starling
August 14th, 2012, 05:39 AM
I'm very sorry to hear about your friend, and I'm also sad that Mr. D has to be so far away from you for a month :( But, the month will pass quickly, and then he'll be home bugging you again I'm sure :) Take care of you both Mrs. Daisy! And make sure you keep us up to date on this new project of yours! :D

rebeccas-sewing
August 14th, 2012, 06:29 AM
I'm with Sandy! Would it be possible for you to stay over somewhere for some nights? That's an awful lot of driving. Let Mr. D. know we'll be thinking about him and hoping his treatment goes well. So sorry for the loss of your colleague.

quilter.martha
August 14th, 2012, 07:34 AM
Have any good books on CD? Now would be a good time, during all that driving, to get some good "reading" in. That's what I'd do anyway.

So sorry on the loss of your friend. Life never seems to let up, does it? Hang in there, we're all pulling for you.

Monique
August 14th, 2012, 09:05 AM
Well now, if I lived in the same country as you, I could be DRIVING MS. DAISY!!! I sure wish I could help you. Lots of prayers going your way for both of you. You drive safe now, you hear?

Sympathies on the loss of your friend.

Sandy Navas
August 14th, 2012, 10:56 AM
What a great idea, Monique. How about we all take a day to be "DRIVING MS. DAISY" . . .

Divine Daisy
August 14th, 2012, 04:14 PM
We got the date, next wednesday 22nd August.

This means I won't be going to the funeral but I feel my old friend saying 'the living need you more, I know you loved me' so I am not going to fret about it.

The day was going to be ............tries to think of the right word............ er.............. interesting? Micheal was a born again Christian and very into Viking re enactment. The funeral is to be a joint effort by the vikings and his church. Firstly this is typical of the man, and secondly.......... frankly the mind boggles. He will have a good crowd to wish him farewell, I would have liked to have been part of that crowd.

Jean Sewing Machine
August 14th, 2012, 04:19 PM
We got the date, next wednesday 22nd August.

This means I won't be going to the funeral but I feel my old friend saying 'the living need you more, I know you loved me' so I am not going to fret about it.

The day was going to be ............tries to think of the right word............ er.............. interesting? Micheal was a born again Christian and very into Viking re enactment. The funeral is to be a joint effort by the vikings and his church. Firstly this is typical of the man, and secondly.......... frankly the mind boggles. He will have a good crowd to wish him farewell, I would have liked to have been part of that crowd.
It would be an interesting "sending off" for sure. I will be thinking of you next Wednesday. It is my second born's birthday. Yikes, that boy is going to be 45!

sewmuchjan
August 14th, 2012, 05:07 PM
Prayers for you and Mr. D in this next step in his healing. Take care of yourself and becareful Driving Ms. Daisy. Sorry for the loss of your friend and his send off sounds interesting!

Hugs, Love, and Blessings for you and Mr. D.,
Jan G.

Meli
August 14th, 2012, 07:13 PM
We got the date, next wednesday 22nd August.

This means I won't be going to the funeral but I feel my old friend saying 'the living need you more, I know you loved me' so I am not going to fret about it.

The day was going to be ............tries to think of the right word............ er.............. interesting? Micheal was a born again Christian and very into Viking re enactment. The funeral is to be a joint effort by the vikings and his church. Firstly this is typical of the man, and secondly.......... frankly the mind boggles. He will have a good crowd to wish him farewell, I would have liked to have been part of that crowd.
Born-again Christian and Viking? I'm trying to visualize that, but all that comes to mind is a minister officiating as they launch a viking ship out into the bay. I'm so glad you're blessed with interesting friends, Daisy. I know that every time you think of Michael you'll smile, and maybe laugh. We all need friends like that in our lives, friends that can keep us smiling even when they're gone.

K. McEuen
August 14th, 2012, 07:16 PM
We got the date, next wednesday 22nd August.

This means I won't be going to the funeral but I feel my old friend saying 'the living need you more, I know you loved me' so I am not going to fret about it.

The day was going to be ............tries to think of the right word............ er.............. interesting? Micheal was a born again Christian and very into Viking re enactment. The funeral is to be a joint effort by the vikings and his church. Firstly this is typical of the man, and secondly.......... frankly the mind boggles. He will have a good crowd to wish him farewell, I would have liked to have been part of that crowd.


Mmmm, maybe Mr. D would have loaned you his hat ...

K. McEuen
August 14th, 2012, 07:22 PM
Yes, I know, I'm a smarta$$.

Micheal.

You know, that is the way my husband's name is spelled, not Michael, like almost every other American spells it. Funny story, his mom just doesn't know how to spell, spelled it "eal" on the birth certificate. He spent his entire life correcting people on the spelling. Turns out that Micheal is the way the name is spelled most of the time in Ireland, and with the last name of McEuen, it fits. Of course, his mom had no clue about this at the time. (and you know me Daisy, I'm not going to be the one to tell her that she didn't make a mistake)

Sorry for the loss of your friend, but he'll live on in your memories.

Divine Daisy
August 14th, 2012, 07:48 PM
Mmmm, maybe Mr. D would have loaned you his hat ...

this had been suggested but my other friend said Micheal would have got up and pinched it off me, which, it was decided that it might shock some and appaul the chap who got his parking place at work

madampolo
August 15th, 2012, 06:33 AM
Will you be able to be with him when he is in isolation? I would think not, but I don't know. It's going to be a long month, but just think. It really won't be long until he is home and cured!

meemeecyn
August 15th, 2012, 08:27 AM
Daisy, you are an amazing woman! How you manage to juggle it all, keeping your sense of humor and staying upbeat is such an inspiration to all of us. So sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. We'll be thinking of you and Mr D.....safe driving, too, my friend.
Cynthia

CrazyMtnLady
August 15th, 2012, 11:22 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mr. Daisy each day. Please drive safely.