Please keep me in your prayers everyone.
I spent two days in the hospital before the doctors discovered that I have West Nile Virus.
I’m back at home now, but like “Long Covid,” the after effects of West Nile Virus can lead to long-term complications.
Right now I’m on strict bed rest, so I’ll be “out of the office” for a while, as far as this website and my YouTube channel goes.
It’s weird to be at home but not using my sewing room.
I have to look in there when I get up to use the bathroom, and my little sewing table and ironing board look like they were abandoned in the middle of some sort of apocalypse.
Because the hospital performed what’s called a “spinal tap” on my nervous system, and because my recovery from the spinal tap surgery isn’t going as smoothly as it should be, I’m not allowed to sit upright, like I would need to, when using a sewing machine.
Everything I do to entertain myself has to be done while I sit in an easy chair, reclined at a 30 degree angle. Ugh!
But as you may have heard, West Nile Virus can be deadly. It can also lead to things like paralysis. So I have to follow the doctor’s orders.
What can I do? I’ve made a shortlist, a sort of hopeful set of goals, while I’m stuck at home:
You might be wondering what you can do to help.
Pray for my full recovery.
Pray for strength and courage because I’m in a lot of pain.
Pray for support from my family and community.
Pray that I will be strong enough to take care of me, when all I want to do is go back to my job and be a wife and mother, and feed my little kitty cats, and make crafty doll-related things, and be up out of bed and doing productive stuff.
It’s really HARD to just sit around, but please pray that I’ll do just that.
54 thoughts on “Please keep me in your prayers!”
Speedy recovery! So glad it was diagnosed so now you can heal.
Oh my! I will remember you in prayer about your serious condition. Is even hand sewing in your easy chair not allowed? So sorry that you are in pain. Obey the doctors and know that we care.
Prayers to you! Hope you will get well soon. I will miss you till you recover.
Sending prayers your way for a full recovery.
Sending you many prayers and love.
Hugs and prayers to you from me in the UK xxx
I am a strong believer in prayer. Not only have I already said a prayer for you, but I will add you to my daily prayer list. I prayer that God keeps you strong and sends all you need for a speedy and full recovery. May He also guide those in your life in recognizing your needs and coming to your aid in whatever way they can. We love you, Chelly. Take care and follow the doctor’s orders!
So very sorry! I 94 and know about not being able to do what you need and want to do. Will pray for you!
Prayers for your quick recovery with no complications. So sorry you’re going through this illness!
Take good care of yourself. I love your web site. Sending prayers from Nova Scotia, Canada
Lifting you up Sewing Sister
My prayers 🙏 🙏🙏 go out to you. Get well soon.
Hope you get well soon Chelly. Looking forward to your posts when you’ve fully recovered. Sending lots of love ❤️❤️❤️
🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼sending prayers get well soon 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
I hope you feel better soon.
Praying for you to recover swiftly.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery…
YES! I will keep you in prayer! For healing, and for the presence of the Lord of the Universe and the Hope of the World to be near and in you. My good friend with chronic fatigue has discovered a patience with patience, the nearness of God, and the work of prayer, which she can do. I hope you find deepness and joy in the midst.
Hi, so sorry for what you are going thru. Wishing you the speediest of recoveries and will light a candle for you.
Thanks for your generosity in sharing patterns and your knowledge. Get well soon!
Ian so very sorry for your sickness and I’m praying for you and your family. My heart and prayers go out to you. God bless you.
Lots of love and hope for recovering♥️
You are in my prayers ….I will miss your posts! Stay strong….
I wish a speedy recovery for you – and remember to take care of YOU. Greetings from ‘an old hen’ – 64 – and with long-Covid
Get well wishes…..
I will keep you in my prayers. I hope you feel better soon. I have been sewing since I was 9years old. I started making my own doll clothes and would show them off to my friends. Of course they were jealous and wanted so of their own so I shared them. Well I just started making doll clothes again and am loving it. Thank you for all of your help with videos and emails.
I do hope you get better soon and can send more my way. I find when I have a sickness to follow all of the doctors orders to get better faster. I have had quite a bit.
Thank you, your friend Faith
Take care of yourself!
So sorry to hear about your illness. It is very difficult to be still when you have been so active but yes, sometimes, we have to get a wake-up call from our body. Please take all the time you need to recover because you only get one body and you have to treat it right. Your followers will be here waiting on your full recovery and praying for your healing.
Sorry to read that you are having such serious health problems.
I’m sure that you will be recovering fast. I will have you in my list of names when praying. Get well soon.
I’m so sorry to hear this Chelly. Keep warm and know I’m thinking of you. Julie
I have never heard of this virus but I’m so sorry this has happened to you. I hope that your recovery will be quick and you will soon be back in the sewing room.
Sending much love to you Chelly all the way from the UK xx
Sending lots of love and prayers your way from Australia.
Praying for a full and speedy recovery for you!
Iam praying for full recovery and blessings
I pray that God will completely heal you. In Jesus name.
Oh Chelly, sending prayers, love and light your way. I’m in the same situation and can’t get back to my sewing. Stay strong! God Bless!
I am so so sorry this has happened to you !!! I know how difficult it is to be unable to do what you love. You will be in my prayers. 🙏🙏
Oh so very sorry. Wishing you all the best.
So sorry to hear that you are having such a tough time. You are in my thoughts and I send you my best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
Oh no! Prayers coming your way, every day until you are fully recovered! Listen to your doctors and don’t try to do too much too fast. The doll world wouldn’t be the same without you in it to enrich our doll closets! Take care of yourself!
I am so sorry for you to have this illness and I will be keeping you in my prayers for a full and quick recovery. Praying you are up and around quickly
I’ll pray for you every day…hope is on the way…I am a firm believer in prayer.
Praying for you. Your job right now is to get plenty of rest and beat this quite nasty virus. Thanks to your patterns and tutorials, my grand daughter has the best dressed Barbie ever! Just don’t let any kitty get too used to sitting on your lap – ever try to run a sewing machine with a cat “helper”?
I am so sorry. I had long covid and it nearly killed me in December. I collapsed as could no longer absorb oxygen and was in intensive care for 10 days. When released from hospital, I was told to DO NOTHING for 3 weeks, no work, no hobbies, no going out, no visitors, It was the longest three weeks of my life but I am back to full health now. I feel for you, I wish you a speedy recovery and do as the doctors say.
Thank you so much, everyone! I’m feeling a little better today (Thursday 25th of May), but by no means fully recovered. I appreciate your heartfelt kind words, thoughts, and prayers.
Keep those prayers coming! They are making a positive difference!
Oh my, that is dreadful! I pray you get well completely, and fast!
I will keep you in my prayers!
I’m sorry you’re going through such a hard time. You are in my prayers now.
THANKYOU and Get Well Soon!!!!
You have given us sew much, the least we can do is give you our best wishes and keep you in our thoughts, hoping for a healthy recovery 🙂
❤️ What a kind comment. Thank you, Jill. ❤️
I prayed for peace rest and recovery. Lean on Jesus during this time.
Thank you Joyce. Your heart-felt prayers are making a positive difference.
Glad to hear that.