Another Health Update
Hi everyone…Let me start by saying, Thank You to everyone who has left an encouraging comment, said they would be praying for me and shared their own stories….Wow, you have all been so amazing and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Let’s start with some fun stuff first…I have been trying to stay busy as much as I can without wearing myself out…and thought that knitting hats would be a great thing to try and a quick project…so I looked up Chemo caps and came across Knots of Love where they have patterns for knitters who want to knit hats and donate them…..(this is an American organization, I haven’t found a Canadian one yet…please add a comment with a link if you know a Canadian version of this) If you think this is something you might want to get involved with…Make sure you check out the file on yarn guidelines so that you make your hats with yarn that are compatible with Chemo patients sensitive skin. I didn’t have any of the suggested yarns but thought I would practice anyway to see how the patterns would knit up…..this is what I have gotten so far…
The teal hat is the second try with the pattern, the first fit Ava, lol, she’s 2. So I played around with the numbers and I think I got it right for this second one. That is the one problem I see with all the patterns I checked out…not enough information on sizing and how much yarn you will need….
I just placed an order with Knit Picks for the 2 approved yarns from them that were listed, so hopefully they will arrive soon.
I also saw a super cute quilt pattern from Canoe Ridge Creations called Perfectly Plaid….Isn’t it simply fantastic…
I have one nephew left who needs a quilt for next Christmas…and I needed something that will be simple, that I can work on so that I don’t let him down…..I thought this inspiration would be perfect….1 block down and 8 more to go…Colours chosen, orange and grey….
Now onto the update:
My cancer has a name, Non Hodgkins B Cell Follicular Lymphoma, what a mouth full. I am going to be very honest, when I went to the specialist appointment, I didn’t think much was going to happen, as all the tests weren’t done, so when she started talking and she was using a lot of words I sort of blanked out and knew that the news wasn’t going to be what I had hoped to hear…curable. What I have is a treatable slow progressing blood cancer, but at this point there is no known cure. The hope is that chemo will treat the symptoms and put me into remission. I think the Doctor was going to share more information with us, but saw that I was overwhelmed and held back which I so appreciated. That everyone was so nice, from the time we came in the front door, there are volunteers to help you, to the nurses to the Dr I just met, I thank God for that and for your prayers asking for this to come together…
I also have a new found appreciation for scripture and bible stories that I have read and heard all my life…I have always been a little hard on Peter when he got out of the boat to walk to Jesus on the water, and then started to sink because he took his eyes off of Jesus and saw the waves, but that is exactly what happened to me when the doctor gave her diagnosis…I started to see all the waves crashing around me and took my eyes off Jesus and crumbled.
I know that in less time then a blink He could change this journey to a miraculous healing, I know that He hears all our prayers, I know that He answers prayer, I know that He healed everyone that came to Him and the bible says He’s the same yesterday today and forever….I know, I am not on this journey alone.
Thank you all for your continued prayers. Know that if you have shared with me, I have added you to my prayer list and I pray for you everyday.