24 August 2012

While I Waited

I was a machinist while I waited.  I needed to keep myself occupied.  I needed to be able to focus on one particular thing while my thoughts were whirling and tumbling around in my head.  I needed a challenge for the day and I needed the repetitive motion of needle in fabric, foot down, pedal, stitch a seam.  Over and over again for as long as it took.


144 individual squares were sewn while I waited, and with each seam I sent out a positive, loving thought.  Five and a half hours of waiting for the phone to ring.  330 minutes which felt like six weeks.  The longest morning of my life.


And finally the call came, the operation a success and my husband, my best friend, my rock, my love, is well.  Quadruple bypass heart surgery.  Seventeen days since we were told he'd had a heart attack, straight into hospital almost 2 hours drive away, visiting every second day.  Today I heard the wonderful news and tears spluttered out of me and every part of me ached.  I had obviously held my body like a clenched fist for 17 days and this was the moment for releasing.


Hold those you love close to you.
Wishing you all a happy weekend.
I'm off to hold hands with my man ... all weekend.

Trudy

17 comments:

  1. Hello Trudy

    I am tremendously happy for you!
    Smother him in kisses my dear!

    Wonderful wonderful news.

    Amanda :-)

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  2. Wow Trudy, you have had a hard few weeks I bet! So glad he is well and the surgery was smooth sailing. Things like that really put life and love in perspective don't they, might go and give my guy a hug now too! I hope you two have a lovely weekend together, even if it is recovering from surgery and in hospital! Wishing you all the best, Julie :) PS. Lovely quilt too!

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  3. Sooooo glad everything went well, sending you a virtual hug! Take care, Ada :) x

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  4. oh Trudy, had no idea what you were all going through! Very happy to hear everything has gone ok. yes go and hold his hand!! all the best Heather x

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  5. So glad all went well. May he (and you) go from strength to strength.

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  6. Great quilt. Did you finish sewing enough squares.Is it now back to the sock knitting to while away the hours... I will give mine a hug too...

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  7. Goodness me Trudy , what a worrying and difficult time you and your husband are having and I'm so glad to hear that the operation went well.You go hold on to your man all weekend and I'm sending you a giant virtual hug from England !!I hope he's well enough to be home with you soon .
    with kind regards Tracy x

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  8. Oh Trudy, I had no idea you'd been going through this. How frightening. I am so glad he is ok and you are ok. Take care and I am sending warmest wishes and a bloggy hug all the way from England. (By the way the quilt is lovely.) xxx

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  9. Ah, Trudy, so glad the surgery went well. What you've been going through is so scary. Enjoy each moment of the weekend holding your man's hand. Love to you both.

    Sharon

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  10. Oh Trudy! That's huge! Oh my goodness - I'm so glad he's okay and that you are all on the onward and upward. Take care and have a lovely weekend. p.s. the quilt is lovely - and what a warm quilt it will be with all that love :-)

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  11. My goodness, I was sorry to hear that, and am so pleased that everything seems to be on the mend. Take care and and enjoy your weekend together. Jilly

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  12. Goodness Trudy, what a worrying 17 days for you and your husband..i am so glad everything is ok now, i am sending you both a big huge hug from across the pond.....so glad he is ok.
    Pixie xxxx 0000

    ps..These 0 are hugs x

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  13. Thank goodness he is OK and you've been so brave! I hope he has a very successful recovery and you can enjoy some wonderful time together. Take care. xx

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  14. Hi Trudy, I have just found your blog and this is the first post I've read, oh my goodness what a huge, terrifying thing to have been through. Well done for channelling all that worry into something so beautiful, I am so glad the surgery went well. I wish him a speedy recovery, and thanks for the reminder to value what is precious. Rachel x

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  15. Trudy so glad to hear that the op went well. What a frightening time for you all. The stress and tension sure effects the body, and I'm glad you have been able to turn to your creative life to help you through this time. Take care of yourself, and your family. And especially take care of yourself on those long drives to the city. Sending you lots of wishes for a quick recovery.

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  16. Thank you, dear bloggy friends, for all your wonderful words of comfort and well wishing. All is progressing exactly as it should and hopefully we'll have our husband/dad/daddy home this week. Chris will have to do exactly as he's told, because there will be 3 nursemaids to keep an eye on him!! xx

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  17. victoryoverthehill@bigpond.comAugust 31, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Glad to hear all is well. It is such a trying time when the love of our life is incapacitated. We need to sit by and wait. Your sewing frenzy was such a great way to help you through this trying time. hugs

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