Sunday, 30 September 2018

Made A Start on Quilt & other stuff

I have Finished a pair of socks for DH that I mention in the last post here is the finished pair

I have also made a start on the Wool & Needle III Flannel Quilt which again I mention in previous post so here is the Centre part of it I will be adding a border around it then will do Log Cabin blocks around it


Monday, 24 September 2018

I'm Back to Crafts

Well it has been a while since posting again i had to see the nurse to get the abscess packed every day for 2 months so been a long haul, on the good news side I had my 1st cancer check up & all was good there see them again in 3 months 

I have started to do some knitting & quilting i have done 3 mug rugs which is for the 2 nurses who looked after me plus a receptionist at my GP surgery 

I have also knitted some socks for me i used Linie 2 Silk colour 112

I have also bought some yarn it is Supersocke 4 fach Merino extrafein colour (2220-2225)  looking from left to right except the grey on the right which is 2220 & am knitting a pair of socks for my DH

I have also cut fabric for a flannel quilt which I have been wanting to do as I got the fabric about 2 or more years ago it is Primitive Gathering for Moda Wool & Needles III

They have now got Wool & Needles VI which is very similar as you can see

I hope that I will do better with my posts

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Been in Hospital

Not been around as much as in June I got an abscess which landed me in hospital for nearly a week

It was near the site of the surgery I had for the cancer & taking the lymph nodes so my doctor was worried that it may have been more than just an abscess

I went straight to the hospital & was kept in put on antibiotics which they gave me through the canulla 3 times a day I had it drained which has left a hole

So now I am having to have it packed every day until it heals I was told that I may get infections because of having the lymph nodes taken out which is what I got which in turn in to an abscess.

I had a copy of the written letter which goes to my GP it says that I had stage 3 cancer having had a radical Vulvtectomy on the left side with sentinel taken out which had cancer in & lymph nodes which had microscopic particals of cancer but now all has been removed 

I am now trying to get back to being able to do stuff but first need to sort out my stash well all what it is stored in as it has all been put in to the shed which I have to sort out & as I want to start thinking of quilting I do need to do that

I have to see the nurse every day with district nurse coming in at weekends so not getting time to do anything as can't really do too much but I will keep you posted on how I am doing

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Am I Mad or What

Am I Mad or What you may ask what am I talking about well I am selling some of my yarn on eBay such as Aran, Chunky & Super Chunky yarn as I need to decrease my yarn stash 

So what do I do I order some yarn okay it is 4ply Sock Yarn but in my defence I will be selling some of the dark sock yarn that my Hubby won't wear if I knitted him some in that yarn so what I have ordered is bright ones which I love & can knit socks for me or even as gifts for people I know will like them

Hubby has put some brackets in the shed to make some shelves up as I need room to get some of my stash of fabric in to the shed as need to to get some out of the bungalow, it so the bungalow is not so cluttered we are in the process of turning the small room in to a bedroom we have a new carpet being fitted in a few weeks we then can either get a sofa that turns in to a bed or a proper bed for the room.

I have taken out the table I had in my bedroom so will only have my horn cabinet in there so it don't look so cluttered & more like a bedroom lol

I am itching to do some sewing but still not up to it plus until the work is done I couldn't even if I wanted to but hope to within the next month or so, watch this space for more new on that

Monday, 21 May 2018

Consultant's Vist

I saw the Consultant which went well & as much as I would love to keep him as my consultant when he said he wishes to see me in 4 months I asked if i could be seen at the local hospital which he said he write to them so that I will be seen every 4 months for 2 years then every 6 months up to 5 years.

The lymph fluid has more or less stopped I have now done away with the dressings so am pleased about that.

I am slowly getting my strength back & am doing more but trying not to over doing it 

DH has been doing a lot outside to keep busy I think he just pleased that he can do something without thinking about me as I know he has been worried as the family

I have been doing some Genealogy & making connections & I did the DNA last year & that has been helping make connections, when I did it I didn't see how is was going to help but it will 

I hope to get back to crafts it will be knitting in the first order but later quilting, apart from me getting back to it I need to sort out my sewing area as we was going to move so we packed up a lot of stuff so as DH is decorating (When he can) need him to do our small room so I can start to unpack just want to do it now but we still have to order a carpet for the room so it will be a little while

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Post Surgery

Well the surgery in March got cancelled so had it in early April I ws in hospital for 4 days
I had a lot of the Lymph fluid draining out so much so was changing the dressing up to 6 times a day even had to get my DH up at 2 in the morning to change it & another day having a shower at 4.30am it has slowed down now so it not needing to be changed so many times.
Well the good news is that the Lymph Nodes came back clear so as my eldest son says I am in remission not clear.
Me I don't care what you call it clear or remission I just happy that it hadn't spread to the lymph nodes.
I will be seeing the consultant on the 15th May & if it then just follow up I will ask if I can go back to my local hospital for those as it is so much easier for me.
On the craft side while I haven't done any since my surgery I have upgraded my Electric Quilt Program from EQ7 to EQ8 only had it a few days so still learning it but what I like is in the fabric sizes I can put in Fat Quarters so if I am using them it will tell me how many I need of each colour  
Will post more when I have seen the consultant also more on the EQ8

Monday, 5 March 2018

Not Posted For a While

I have not posted for ages I have in 2017 had health issues which is not fully resolved 
I had problems with my heart am undergoing tests I have a device in my chest which I guess that you could say is doing 24/7 ECG I was stopped from driving but am hoping that will change when I see the consultant in July after a tilt table test in May.
Then I had a problem as I have lichen sclerosis it flared up or so I thought so my GP refered me & in December I had a biopsy on the vulva 
That came back positive for cancer in January I had an operation to remove the tumour plus sentinel node but it came back positive for cancer so I will have another operation to remove the lymph nodes & we will see if that comes back clear 
So didn't really do any crafts I read a lot 
I am doing a pair of socks for me as while I do need some I need to get some that is loose as Lymphedema is a strong possibility as it's a 50/50 chance of getting it 
I will try to post more I go for my operation on 21st March so may not be before I go in