Monday, September 24, 2007

My Wish Is Coming True

Finally. I was diagnosed with degenerative osteoarthritis of the right knee when I was 33 years old. My orthopaedic specialist told me that eventually my knee would wear out and I'd have to get a new one. Fast forward 13 years and voila! I'm going to be the Bionic Woman come this time next month :)

This has been a painful journey - even though I am a young woman (yeah - being fortysomething is like being thirtysomething to me!), there are many days when I feel absolutely old and wasted away. For those of you who've watched me on "Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? - you've seen how I dash around..but I was (and still am) in an excruciating amount of pain. But that's all about to change in approximately 29 days - so I am asking all of you for your prayers and good wishes as I lose this bum knee and get a brand new, shiny, titanium one!!

I will actually be out of the office on medical leave for the remainder of the year once my surgery is done...but I will do my best to check in with everyone, just to let you know how things turned out. A new and improved WeddingDIVA is about to emerge...so watch out!!!!

10 comments:

century21 said...

Good luck to you Linnyette! I'm sure after you get the surgery, you are going to be a force to deal with! LOL!

I turned 40 last year, and I can say that I'm loving my 40's so far! The world is mine!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck and Best Wishes to you Linnyette during your surgery period. I am going to miss you on TV with the great Ideas you come up with. I plan on having a wedding in the near future shooting for August 2010 and I am so getting my money saved for you and your crew to make my BIG day complete. You rest yourself and take care of that knee so you can get back to work, folks like me need you the way you light up couples worlds and things. Is well respected in my books take care.
Love: Trish Jordan

The Queen of Hearts said...

You're room will no doubt be filled with flowers from Manolo, Steve Madden or Stuart Weitzman...
they'll miss your purchases while on medical leave...

Let me know when you're ready for a Phiilly Hoagie and soft pretzel fix...

I'm only a couple hours away

xoxox

Mark

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say god bless you and you will be in my prayers, I too have been following you for a long time (since you being on the radio with Frank Ski V-103)I am in my early 30's and still following you on "Whose wedding is it anyway" I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw you on there!!! My mother already know who my wedding planner will be!!! So take your time and get well soon I too will be calling on you soon!
God Bless,
Anita

Nikki T said...

You will be in my prayers, I believe the best is yet to come. Sometimes God gets rid of the old and put in a new for a new beginning. Take that analogy with everything in you life! Be blessed!

.....I'll be seeing you when its time for me to get married. So I guess you mind as well heal up now LOL!

Peace-Love-GOD!

Anonymous said...

Linnyette- I wish you the best, and will pray for the hands of the surgeon to take good care of you.
I admire the work that you do, and hope to actally meet you one day soon.

Warmest Regards,
payne612
Nashville, TN

Tymeke Howell said...

You'll be perfectly fine! I am surely praying for you during your surgery and know that you'll be back on STYLE paying attention to every little detail in no time!

Karen S. said...

Linnyette, I am praying for you. I'm sure your surgery will go well and you'll be up and running in no time. God Bless!

Karrin Drake, Norfolk VA said...

God's Speedy recovery for you Wedding Diva!! I visit your sight at least once a day, dreaming and waiting for my day to come. Hoping and praying you will be available. Again, I will be keeping you in my prayers as this year ends and you enter into recovery. Cant wait to read what you will be up and running beautiful weddings again. Take Care.

Linnyette Richardson-Hall said...

Many thanks to all of you for your prayers and warm thoughts - I am deeply moved and touched by your words!

I'm looking forward to returning as a stronger, faster, more indestructible wedding planner - if you thought I was something before - you ain't seen nothin' yet!!!!!!