Here's me & my sister Em, taken in May 2004, when a whole bunch of family & friends came up to surprise me & celebrate my 50th birthday. It was one of the most fun 2 weeks of my life. Even though Em is 6 years older than me, we've always been really close. We slept in the same bed for years, we seldom fought, though Em still has a small scar on her thigh where I bit her once. Mostly we got along well, & got into only a little trouble together. We both love to quilt. Em won awards in High School for Drafting (something only boys did until she took the class), & for sewing a nice peachy suit, with a little hat, very Jackie Kennedy style. She was always my hero. I always looked up to her (no Em, not just because I'm shorter!) She has a wicked wit. Today before the anesthesiologist put her to sleep for her surgery, she told him to tell the Dr. to make the incions for her mastectomies vertical, since vertical lines have a more slimming effect.
She apparently went through surgery well, & will likly go home tomorrow. I called our Dad to find out how she did. I'll call her tomorrow when she feels more awake. I talked to the Recovery Room nurse in Michigan, & she was one of my old friends & coworkers from ICU. It felt good knowing who was taking care of her.
Of course the Dr. won't say much yet, as far as results, but told Dad that he only took 2 nodes & they appeared normal. It didn't look like the cancer had spread anywhere.
I went to my friend the Dr. today, & he says I have very inflammed tendons where they connect to the humerus. He injected my shoulder with steroids & a little Marcaine, which gave me some relief right away. Now he says "REST IT", hence one handed blogging. I felt queezy all weekend. Had to stop & get a few groceries on the way home. We were completely out of fruits & veggies. I felt worse when I got home, so I just warmed up some soup for supper. Warren built a fire, & I passed out on the couch. I vaguely remember him leaving for work. My shoulder & tummy both feel a little better now. I'm off work at least through next Monday, then we'll see how the shoulder is doing. I had to fill out FMLA forms at work. I feel like a jerk for needing to take time off like this, but know it won't get any better if I don't.
I guess I'll have to learn to quilt one handed. Thankfully I'm right handed, & it's the left shoulder that hurts.
I picked these leaves up in the parking lot at the grocery store. I think they may play a part in my October Journal quilt.
& I loved this Pomegranate. I thought it was cute. Now I want to use it somehow in a quilt design.....