wednesday

Mar. 22nd, 2017 08:41 pm
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The biopsy went okay. It was stressful and I am tired - my breast is very sore now but it was okay. I will know the results on Friday at the earliest or next week. The doctor said that statistically this type of cancerous calcification has a 70% chance of being non-dangerous. First I thought good - I have a better chance now. Then I thought - why should I be in the lucky 70%? That means someone else will have to be in the unlucky 30%. Someone has to have it. That is the price of being alive and the statistics that apply. I wouldn't wish this on anyone else. I can't be thinking of lucky or unlucky - deserving or undeserving. Let me just face what needs faced and be present for the good in each day. I have ice on it now and hopefully by tomorrow it will feel better - it should. After they were done the nurse asked if I had any questions and I thought to ask what diameter the needle was that they used for the biopsy. She said, the size of a knitting needle - not sure - she didn't really knit. Then she said, oh - here - here's one - you can see it. Ouch! it was big - it looked to be the size of about a 3 mm needle. I said - I'm glad I didn't see that before!

Something I want to remember about the procedure... At the point where the doctor came in and was doing his thing - the novocaine injection and the needle biopsy - the nurse came around to the other side and started tapping up and down on my back, buttocks and thighs (I was face down on a special table with my breast hanging down in a "vice" holding it still while the doctor worked on it). Her tapping felt just like Milo when he walks around on me when I am in bed at night - trying to get my attention and be close to me. I said she felt like my cat when he bothers me at night - but no, she wasn't bothering me - I liked that she was distracting me (from the jerking and movements the doctor was making). Then we talked about cats and what our cats were like. It was just a nice part of the thing.

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Onto other, more pleasant things...
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I think I have chosen a pattern for the baby blanket I am going to make for Mara's baby boy to be. Picture this sample done up in turquoise, red, green, yellow and white assorted colors with a gray edging on each one.

friday

Mar. 10th, 2017 01:18 pm
summersgate: (eggshells)
Saw the doctor this morning - and he tells me that I am doing great. Don't know what causes the strange traveling pains. I guess it is something I have inherited from my mother. He is wondering if it might be a shortage of vitamin D so I will get tested for that. At this point though I am just going back to my former thinking about it - it's psychological and manufactured by my mind to distract me from other things. The less I think about it probably the less it will ache; wherever it is settling at the moment. Right now I'm not having any pains at all.

We had a lovely snow fall last night - woke up to a lacy fairy white world. As I was driving home from the doctor's office the sun was shining for a little bit and warming things up. It was just at that moment of warming when the electric and phone wires let go of the snow that had accumulated on them. The snow was falling off in long horizontal lines that broke apart as they fell, disintegrating before they hit the ground. I had fun watching for dropping lines of snow as I drove home.

I just ordered the yarn to make a baby blanket for Mara's new baby boy. He will be born in July (maybe June?) and I wanted to make a granny square baby blanket for him. The main color will be heather gray with fern green, soft red, aqua and antique white multi-colors. I'm having the yarn shipped to my sister's house in Florida so that while I'm there next month I can work on it in my spare time. I'm sure we will be busy going places and doing things too but I'm finding I really like to just crochet to pass the time rather than watch TV or read. I can talk and be present for others as I crochet. It's not as isolating as reading can be. I have fallen in love with the granny square method - so easy to pick up and carry around and hold while working on it.

sunday

Oct. 18th, 2015 01:29 pm
summersgate: (view out my back door)
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Vestiges of last night's snow this morning. It has begun - below freezing temps for another season. Though I hear early next week it's supposed to be nice. The sun is shining at the moment...

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"Nature's Fire" pendant - sterling, graveyard point plume agate, citrine and brass Listing HERE

And I also made this pendant last week for Candy to give to her daughter-in-law Mara:

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"Flower Gift" pendant - sterling, enamel, amethyst and charcoal block casting - pleased with how this one turned out.

Dave and I spent a lot of the morning playing cards with Rossy. The game is called Shithead or it could be called Karma, Palace or Shed. In any case it has become my favorite card game. I might start calling it Karma - sounds better.

done!

May. 14th, 2011 11:39 pm
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one photo a day inside - "misty morning flier" - sterling, enamel on fine silver wings, mercury mist cz body, simulated blue opal tail, white cz eyes, brass mouth, sea opal glass beads, mother of pearl and glass beads in the necklace - i started this way back here in mid march.

Mary Lou dropped by today with Mara and Berdella stopped by too - it was so nice to have a good visit, the four of us and mom sitting at the table too. I'm not sure if mom recognized them but I think she did, and she was happy with all the attention Mary and Mara showered on her. Mara made a stromboli, Mary Lou made a bundt cake and brought her fancy tea cups and made mint tea for us - very special.

The rain is back - I guess it's going to rain for the next few days. I wish I had gotten all the seeds planted so they could be soaking up the moisture right now.

done!

May. 14th, 2011 11:39 pm
summersgate: (OPADI)

one photo a day inside - "misty morning flier" - sterling, enamel on fine silver wings, mercury mist cz body, simulated blue opal tail, white cz eyes, brass mouth, sea opal glass beads, mother of pearl and glass beads in the necklace - i started this way back here in mid march.

Mary Lou dropped by today with Mara and Berdella stopped by too - it was so nice to have a good visit, the four of us and mom sitting at the table too. I'm not sure if mom recognized them but I think she did, and she was happy with all the attention Mary and Mara showered on her. Mara made a stromboli, Mary Lou made a bundt cake and brought her fancy tea cups and made mint tea for us - very special.

The rain is back - I guess it's going to rain for the next few days. I wish I had gotten all the seeds planted so they could be soaking up the moisture right now.

Saturday

Nov. 29th, 2008 03:11 pm
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Oh I am so smart (well almost smart - if I was really smart I wouldn't have deleted the printer drivers from my laptop in the first place!) - I figured out a way this morning to get my printing done. I installed the printer onto Johnny's computer (he didn't have a printer before) and I now load up my printing jobs on a thumbdrive and take them in there to be printed - so life (computer life) CAN go on!

I also ordered a new dell desktop last night - not too expensive - I can pay for half of it myself with the money I have earned on etsy. But it won't be here till around Dec 15th - but that's ok since I know I can still do my printing till then from Johnny's room. Yeah! Soon I will have a computer with cd and dvd capabilities again!

Mom is on her second day of the antibiotics. Pretty lethargic still - her sugar is still high (238 first thing this morning) but she is sitting here beside me eating her cereal right now - that is the first she has been able to feed herself in the last couple days. I was feeding her yesterday and Thursday. If the sugar doesn't go down by Monday I am going to get a hold of the doctor's office again and see if they will help her with that. The doctor on call on Thursday didn't want to address it at all. I just feel better when I have a plan of action. I hate being undecided or not knowing what to do - if I just have a plan I can settle down and stop obsessing so much.

Mara and Candi just called and are on their way out to visit mom and me. So - that's all for now...

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later...
Aw - mom was so happy to have visitors - it did her a world of good. She was so happy the whole time. She's getting better!

Candi, mom, Mara and the Christmas cactus they brought for her.

Saturday

Nov. 29th, 2008 03:11 pm
summersgate: (Default)
Oh I am so smart (well almost smart - if I was really smart I wouldn't have deleted the printer drivers from my laptop in the first place!) - I figured out a way this morning to get my printing done. I installed the printer onto Johnny's computer (he didn't have a printer before) and I now load up my printing jobs on a thumbdrive and take them in there to be printed - so life (computer life) CAN go on!

I also ordered a new dell desktop last night - not too expensive - I can pay for half of it myself with the money I have earned on etsy. But it won't be here till around Dec 15th - but that's ok since I know I can still do my printing till then from Johnny's room. Yeah! Soon I will have a computer with cd and dvd capabilities again!

Mom is on her second day of the antibiotics. Pretty lethargic still - her sugar is still high (238 first thing this morning) but she is sitting here beside me eating her cereal right now - that is the first she has been able to feed herself in the last couple days. I was feeding her yesterday and Thursday. If the sugar doesn't go down by Monday I am going to get a hold of the doctor's office again and see if they will help her with that. The doctor on call on Thursday didn't want to address it at all. I just feel better when I have a plan of action. I hate being undecided or not knowing what to do - if I just have a plan I can settle down and stop obsessing so much.

Mara and Candi just called and are on their way out to visit mom and me. So - that's all for now...

~
later...
Aw - mom was so happy to have visitors - it did her a world of good. She was so happy the whole time. She's getting better!

Candi, mom, Mara and the Christmas cactus they brought for her.

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