Sunday, 20 January 2019

January Rudolph Days Challenge cancelled due to my knee replacement surgery

It with a heavy heart that I am announcing that the January Rudolph Days Challenge is cancelled this year.

The Rudolph Days Challenge will resume February 25th, 2019.

I am having a total knee replacement tomorrow morning and I am fretting about how to resolve problems that often pop up during the challenge dates. Things like duplicate entries that need removed from Mr., Linky etc.

The challenge will return February 25, 2019.

So sorry for the inconvenience and late notice. I just made this decision this morning after talking with a friend who recently had the same surgery She reminded me that my job is to recover, and that should be the only thing I put my energies too for the first month.   

See you all in February!

45 comments:

Kath said...

Hi Mo - the most important thing is for you to recover so don't fret about Rudolph Day! I hope all goes well with your op and make sure you take time to recover.
Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

So sorry for your knee, I wish you the best surgery and a speedy recovery!

Sandy said...

Best of luck with the surgery Mo. Your friend is right -- concentrate on getting well and don't worry about us.
(My BIL just had a hip replacement, and he felt better the minute he woke up. Hoping for the same good outcome for you.)

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Good luck with everything Mo. I hope that it all goes well for you and I wish you a speedy recovery x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Best wishes for your surgery. Don’t worry about anything! Totally fine with cancelling this month, focus on getting well!

Pia S said...

It’s totally understandable! Good luck with the surgery and take good care of yourself.

Liz said...

You need to put your health first Maureen. Wishing you a speedy recovery from your surgery. xx

Marianne said...

Hope your surgery goes well and your recovery goes smoothly. Don't worry about us. Your health comes first.
Marianne x

dutchess said...

Will be thinking of you tomorrow...hope all goes well hugs Margaret xxxx

Kathleen said...

Great decision Mo, hope all goes well with the operation and that you will have a speedy recovery.
Very best wishes.

Kath xx

Greta said...

Smart decision, Maureen. We'll all still be here ready for February! Knee replacements require a lot of attention to the painful but very necessary rehab for a great result! You'll be in my thoughts!

Chris said...

Your friend gave you excellent advice, it's far more important to concentrate on recovering from your surgery. You don't need to be worrying about anything else just now. Hope it all goes well and wishing you a speedy recovery.
hugs
Chris
xx

ionabunny said...

Good luck with the surgery and hope you have a quick and complete recovery. Hugz

Sandra H said...

This is so understandable your health is priority and don’t be worrying about the Rudolph day challenge l wish you all the best for your surgery and wishing you a speedy recovery sending lots of hugs and love Sandra H xx

Bunny said...

Don't worry about us. You heal your body and work hard at rehab. I'm praying for a speedy recovery and that you'll see a major difference. [Bunny]

Christine Alexander said...

Speedy recovery from the knee surgery and I'm hoping to play along more this year.
Christine

Jane Willis said...

Your friend is right, the last thing you need at the moment is to be worrying about Rudolph Day. Hope the op goes well and you are soon up and about again.

Megan J said...

Sending good wishes for your surgery, I hope all goes well. Take care of yourself during your recovery.. we'll all be back once your fit and well... Megan

Kathyk said...

Wishing you all the very best for your operation and your complete recovery afterwards ... we'll still be here patiently (perhaps not) for February 25th instead

GOOD LUCK

Kathyk

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Sending prayer hugs your way, Mo, for excellent knee replacement and post op recovery.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Sue - said...

Please don’t fret about Rudolph day. Just concentrate on getting yourself fit again!

Jackie Trinder said...

I do understand your decision. Your health has to come first. You just don't need any additional stress. I hope the operation goes well and that you make a speedy recovery. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cotnob said...

I hope everything goes well Maureen and you make a speedy recovery.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

AlisonC said...

Your friend is right. I hope all goes well and you are able to rest well and recover. x

Dr Sonia S V said...

My heart goes out to you Maureen. Wish you a speedy recovery .
Love
Dr Sonia

Becca Yahrling said...

Prayers for you, Maureen, on a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
See you next month! :-)

Brenda said...

No worries Maureen, you just take good care of yourself! You will be in my prayers and thoughts as you go through this surgery and physical therapy. Wishing you a speedy and easy recovery! Hugs, Brenda

brenda said...

I think we all I understand Mo, 'you' must come first and I hope all goes well and to plan. I never though I would have to take the break I'm just returning from, but sometimes common sense just has to prevail and we have to listen to our bodies.

Take care and sending love.

B x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your friend is absolutely right. Recovery is your main objective now. And, I hope it is a speedy one and that all will be so much better for you after the healing. Prayers for you dear friend.

Janis said...

Taking care of yourself is the most important thing. I will be praying for a successful surgery and an uncomplicated recovery. Hope you are back to normal very soon. Rudolph prob needs some extra time to slim down from too many Christmas goodies, anyway. (I know I do!! lol...) Hugs!
<3 J

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mamapez5 said...

Don't worry about us Mo. You take your time to heal. I hope the surgery is totally successful. praying for your peace of mind, and a good recovery. Kate x

Carol L said...

Please do put yourself first now Maureen! Take good care of that knee and get back on your feet with no distractions from the blogging world. We're all rooting for you and wishing you well soon! Warm hugs for speedy healing!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Best wishes to you for your surgery, Mo! I hope all goes well and that you recover quickly! Please do not worry about the challenge! You know we'll all be waiting for you whenever you feel up to having it again.

Darnell said...

We all understand and agree, Mo. I hope your surgery went well and I'm sending hugs and healing prayers that your recovery will go smoothly. I know from other friends that it's a long, slow process and you just have to relax and not stress!! Hugs, Darnell

linda said...

wishing you a speedy recovery, maureen! as you know from my own knee replacement, the rehab is very intense but so worth the effort!

Aimeslee W. said...

At our age, we ALL have to make tough choices like this. There will be people not participating because of health issues, so you are in good company! Rest up and recover and best wishes for your health. February will rock! xoxoxo

Eemeli said...

Don't worry about us Christmas card enthusiastics, your health and heeling is much more important than hosting a challenge for us. Hope your surgery will go well and hope you have a quick recovery.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Diane said...

Best to you and hope you have a speedy recovery....what a wonderful person you are to worry about us, when it is you that you need to think about!! Just relax and take one day at a time....hugs to you!!

Di said...

Take care Mo - your friend is so right! One missed challenge, or even more, isn't the end of the world - concentrate on you for once. We'll still be here and are wishing you a speedy recovery - but in your own time!

Love and hugs

Di xx

Hazel said...

Your recovery is the most important thing to concentrate on, not the challenge. Hope the op has gone well and that you will be on the road to a good and lasting recovery. Hugs. xx

Lillianb said...

Just goe yourself well, We will be here when you return, Hope the surgery went well

Lilian B xx

Linby said...

so sorry to hear you need surgery, but your health comes first. Take care and make sure you rest up.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Mo! I can't remember if I already commented, but I don't see it here so I must have just thought about commenting (my memory is not so good). I wanted to wish you well with your surgery and I hope you heal quickly! Looking forward to Rudolph Days whenever you are feeling up to it again. Take your time and take care of yourself!

Hugs,
Kitty

KathyA. said...

You were wise to listen to your friend. Rest is the most important thing for you right now. We'll be here when you come back next month... and will be praying for a quick recovery.

Gloria Lee said...

Hello, Mo! I hope you heal well . Sending big hugs, Gloria