Sunday, August 3, 2008

I am HOME!

I am home and I must say, it feels really good to be here. I had open heart surgery on July 21st to bypass a blocked artery. I guess things didn't go exactly as planned, and they had to put in a a pump to help the heart. 4 days later, it was back to the operating room to have the pump removed. Since I am here to write this, I guess it did the job and I am very grateful to the doctor and his team that worked so hard to make this so. And also very thankful that I have this amazing family that have given me love and support every step of the way!

It will be a little while yet before I am able to get back into the studio, but I have been doing a lot of thinking and reading and planning on what I want to do first when I can get back to the glass. I also have the seed beads and just ordered some fine silver wire, so I can play with some other ideas that have been bouncing around inside my head. I'm needing less and less of the pain killers all the time, so I will feel more comfortable being out in the studio with my tools.
I came home from the hospital to find all these packages and envelopes and cards. I was truly humbled by all the love that was here waiting for me...from all over the place, from people that I have never "seen" but definitely count as dear friends....



  1. I'm so glad you're home! Rest up so you can start torching again ... soon.

  2. I'm so glad you're home, too, Deronda!

  3. Deronda, I admire your strength and positive outlook!