I finally went into my sewing room to consider what to piece or quilt next--for the first time since my December 29 surgery. Decision--didn't make one that had anything to do with quiltmaking. Sorry.
A lot has happened since that sugery, and, as a result, I've decided to start a second blog. So many people have been affected by cancer, and I'm thinking the most injured of them do not want to read about anyone's cancer adventures on a quilting or knitting blog. I'll let you know when that one is up and running.
A summary of what has happened in the meantime:
The cancer was identified as ovarian: endometroid, Stage IIb, so the outlook is good.
Healing from surgery was slower than I would have liked.
I realized I could not continue to serve kids, including sick kids, when my immune system will be wiped out due to chemo.
My new school graciously accepted my resignation--although I feel like I've left them much too soon.
I've had a port implanted for chemo and had my first treatment a week ago. The current plan is for six treatments three weeks apart as long as the blood tests come back with acceptable results.
If we can maintain that schedule, my final treatment will be two days before my Engineer receives her master's degree.
This entire journey has seen only a couple of downers the entire time, and I've received more blessings than I can count, faster than I can write them down.
My first retirement check should arrive about March 1, and my daughter and I are all set up for the new insurance coverage to kick in.
So, no new quiltmaking decisions firmed up yet, but I'm ready to immerse myself in color very, very soon.
When I post to the new blog, I'll post links on this blog and FaceBook. The first post is here:
Happy Quiltmaking and Knitting,