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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Merry Christmas

Well, I finally got most of my test results back, and it looks like surgery for me this week, more than likely on Thursday. My gallbladder is only functioning at 19%, so that explains all the pain that I have had for almost 5 months. The original ultrasound said I didn't have gallstones, so they didn't think it was my gallbladder. I have to admit, I have been very scared, as my Grandmother died of pancreatic cancer, and with them looking over everything, and not finding anything, I was worried. I am so thankful that it is JUST my gallbladder. But, here comes the baby in me, I have never had surgery, and every time I go into the hospital, they end up messing something else up. So, I would really appreciate prayer.

Well, they also found out that I am diabetic. To be honest, that is freaking me out worse than the surgery. I have always been healthy and active, and this just really bites. This is one of those times, that I could kick myself for not taking better of myself. Anyhow, this will probably be my last post till Christmas, so I want to say how very grateful I am, for my friendships here in blogland, and that I wish EVERY good treasure for each of you and your families. I truly am Blessed and grateful. Hugs,
Rhea

18 comments:

Dolly said...

Praise God Miss Rhea,
now that you know what the problem is you can take the bull by the horns!
You are a very strong lady and your faith in our lord will see you thru this too!
Just another hurdle to jump over sweetpea.... you can do it!

You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Please know that I love you and care about you my sweet, dear friend!

Do let us know when you are home from surgury!
Hugz,
XOXO, Dolly

She'sSewPretty said...

Rhea, I'm sorry you have to have surgery but I know you will feel so much better when it is done. As for the diabetes, my best advice is to find a good dietitian and stick to whatever they tell you to do. You can live a happy, healthy life with diabetes as long as you follow the "rules". Bless you Rhea and have a wonderful Christmas.

vickie said...

Hi sweet Rhea, prayers are with you.
Vickie

Mary said...

Dear Rhea ,I am so glad they found out what was wrong. If you will let us know what time, we will be Praying for a successful surgery and for Gods hand to guide the Doctors and Nurses... I know you will do great:) My Hubby is a diabetic, there are lots of great recipes.
May God watch over you and be with you during surgery,and for a fast recovery. Hugs, Mary :)

Hope said...

Rhea, I'm so sorry you're having all these problems. I am praying for you.
Take care of yourself.
Hugs,
Hope

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Rhea, I am so sorry. But I know within a weeks time, you will be feeling good as new again! AND you will be home for Christmas!!!! YAY for that! You are so strong Rhea, you will come out just fine! We love you and are here for you :)

Love,
Amy

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hi Rhea! I am praying for you and a qick recovery. I also had my gallbladder out a few years back. I remember feeling so nervous and scared about it. I hope you will feel better soon after and I am sure Hubby will be there holding your hand the whole time! Thinking of you, and hoping that you will be back to yourself soon...also will say a prayer for you about your Diabetes.
Hugs to you,xoxo Heather

Lori said...

Rhea, sending prayers for you for the surgery and wishing you a speedy recovery! so sorry to hear about the diabetes, i will pray about this too. be well soon...

Alison Gibbs said...

Good luck with your surgery. Once it is over and you have recovered you will feel wonderful. My 84 year old Aunt had her gallbladder out 4 weeks ago and is fighting fit and back doing everything for herself again. Diabetes is a managable condition so you'll be fine.
Take care.
Alison

Charmingdesigns said...

Rhea, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this trial.I know you have been so worried not knowing, you will fly through this with flying colors and then take the rest...one day at time!! Take care and give us your up date when you can, we all care for you sooo much!
Love ya, Laurie

linnea-maria said...

You don´t have to worry about the surgery. Today the surge is so well developed, and you will surely be better afterwards. Have a wonderful christmas, Bless you /linnea-maria

bee'nme said...

Well, I will certainly will pray Rhea - so sorry that you have to walk through this - especially at this time of year, but I am also grateful that it was not something more serious. I'm so glad to have met you through blogging - what a blessing you have been - I love your work and I know it is and you are a blessing to many, many people! God bless you and keep you - rest under the shelter of of His wing...

Blessings and Merry Christmas!
Becky S.

Sandy said...

Many Blessings to you. Will be thinking of you.

The Rose Room said...

Oh, I am so sorry but you will be fine:) Its a good lesson for all of us isn't it? so much we take for granted. I have just said a prayer for your safe healing. Merry Christmas
Rachael:)

celestina marie said...

Rhea, prayers for you and better days ahead. You will be back to yourself in no time, with wonderful friends to see you through! God Speed!
hugs and support, celestina

Sharon said...

Many prayers and hugs being sent your way.

Lori said...

Rhea, My goodness you poor sweetie. I am glad though that you have found out what is going on. I totally understand how you feel about surgery, yet I will bet with the gallbladder under control an dhte diabeties you'll feel like a million bucks. I wish you the happiest of holidays and good luck in surgery. Please enjoy your time resting and recovering, I know it'll be hard at first but time will pass and you'll be a new you! Love, Lori

Esther Sunday said...

I have also checked out for the holidays, but I am peeking in while at work during lunch - had to leave a note. I know you are scared, but I am so glad it is the gall bladder and not something more serious. Also, glad you know you have Diabeties so you can take care of yourself! Sending loving thoughts your way - everything will be fine! Happy Holidays! Love ya, Esther