Thursday, May 29, 2014


So recuperating is coming along well I think, I'm tired and have pain still but that is to be expected.  I was going to attempt to head home yesterday but I just really wasn't up for that car ride.   I took a little stroll again yesterday afternoon just around the corner and I'm sure people look and wonder why the crazy lady is out walking in her PJ's but honestly it's most comfy for me, not tight on me and just easiest to stay in them.

I continue to work on my Sargaco Shawl, knitting and then frogging back a bit trying to figure it all out.  Starting to wonder if I will ever understand it completely.  I've had patterns stump me before but this one takes the cake for me, BUT I'm determined to win.  I know more than anything it is just me and the fibro fog and the anesthetic wearing off my system so I just keep on going.  It is such a beautiful pattern and I am excited about it and finishing it!

When I get home I am also going to be working on some crocheted dish clothes for my mom.  She would like a few longer dish clothes with hooks on them so she can hang them for drying her hands on after coming in from outside!  So that is on my to-do list as well.  I may just have to make a few of them for me as well.

This past month I have found out that 3 of my friends have been diagnosed with cancer, one of them who was an online friend for approx. 10-11 yrs passed away within a week of her diagnoses with this being her 3rd battle over the years.  I keep my other 2 friends close in thoughts and pray that they can both recover and be cancer free and celebrate a wonderful life with family and friends.  This news has been very hard on me as we are all within a few yrs of age and knowing their families must be devastated.  I wish that one day in our lifetime that a cure will be found and that no one would ever have to suffer the devastation and sadness of its horrible grip.  My father is a cancer survivor! Remaining cancer free for 23 years, amazing.  We are all so lucky and blessed to have him with us still.

I hope you are enjoying your week and are continuing to create some new and exciting projects,

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Surgery, recuperating and trying to knit

I haven't forgot about my blog I was in the hospital having a hysterectomy for a large fibroid I had that was causing some issues that the GYN thought would be best to remove everything.  I thought that was the best idea as well after doing some research on fibroids and total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH)!  The reason for abdominal surgery rather than laproscopic was due to previous uterine surgery, scar tissue and the size of the fibroid which did shrink some, due to some medication I took to help shrink it.

During the TAH, the ureter was cut which meant they had to call a urologist in to repair (reimplant) he ureter to the bladder and also place a stent to help heal it.  Apparently, there was also trouble with intubation but all that caused was not much of a voice the next day or so.  The catheter was also an issue in the hospital but everything seemed to settle down.  I had surgery on May 16, released from hospital on the 21st and have been staying with my parents since my release!  Dr wanted me near by so she could have me come in a few times a week if needed but turns out I was doing better than expected so only had to see her once so far.

No driving makes it difficult for me to head home as we live 45 minutes away from the hospital and dr.  Whereas staying with my parents I'm only 20 min away.

I am healing nicely which is what we want, the drive today to the dr. was very hard on me and therefore I slept for a couple hours afterwards.

As for knitting, well that has been a challenge to say the least.  My daughter bought me some gorgeous yarn (indigo dragonfly) and a beautiful pattern called Sargaco Shawl by Janelle Martin aka Antheras on Ravelry a local knitter and designer.  My mind just didn't work for the first week and a bit after surgery due to antesthetic I guess and after numerous attempts I finally just had to let it be for a day or so then I picked it up again.  I've frogged it so many times but plan on eventually completing it if at all possible.  The designer has been great with her replies to me with my questions!

Be sure to check out her Rav page and her designs.

Hope you are enjoying your week and knitting or crocheting.