Tuesday, 16 February 2010

2/3 of the way there now ... yippee!

Well 4th chemo done today - thank goodness. It's really nice to be able to start looking towards the future again. Up until now it feels like I've been stuck in limbo.

The PICC line's in and chemo was much easier through that ... no more needles. What a relief.

OK here's what I've been up to lately.

My latest SuziBlu doll. Her face isn't the prettiest but she's still kinda cool I think. You can't really see the iridescent paint in this but the H2Os really twinkle in the light. Maybe I'll take a pic outside tomorrow but it was raining today.

An example of the encaustic wax and friendly plastic ATCs I've been making lately.

A LO I did for UKS on change - I chose the seasons in my garden.

And last but certainly not least, I'd like to say thank you very much to those of you who have sponsored me on my Race For Life challenge which is taking place in June 2010. I am really touched by your support, thank you ever so much.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Mini book for Cathy

Had a few bummer days yesterday and today. Had the PICC line put in and it went OK on the second attempt. First one I really jumped as she hit a nerve and it made my arm spasm - very odd feeling like bad pins and needles in a quick burst - very strange. It was a long, stressful day waiting for xrays, rebandaging as it leaked for a while and when I got home I was totally exhausted. Anyway the line's in now so that's that stress over.

Went for my chemo today and had to come home again as my platelets are too low to have it so they've deferred it a week. I was 85 and I need to be over 100 to have it. Now I need to rest and stay away from any bugs for a week so that I'm OK for next week.

To console myself I came home and worked on Cathy's mini book which you can see here. I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Blog Candies

Ladies there's such a lot of lovely blog candy available out there at the moment and so many talented crafters offering it up for the taking.

Here is a really lovely one at Charlotte's Craft Creations which can be found here

and another one here at Lisa's craftyblog spot.

Hover over with your cursor ladies and links will show up.

Feeling a bit anxious

Getting a little big scared now as it's less than a week until they put the PICC line in. I know they say that it will make it easier for me to have my chemo blah blah blah but what I don't understand is this ... during my last chemo my arm swelled and bruised because of the chemo drugs, how will giving me a PICC line stop this swelling and bruising occuring anywhere else - infact it will be nearer my heart - how is that safe? I know I will have to ask these questions before I have it done next week and if I'm still not happy with the answers I guess I will have the right to ask for chemo in the normal way. I've been hearing about people getting infections because of the PICC line etc. I need to ask a lot more questions I think.

Oh and for those of you who haven't seen my crazy new hairstyle here you go - very fetching eh?