Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Surgery updates

My MILs surgery on Dec. 3 did not go well. Surgeon cut the procedure short because he found that the cancer had spread beyond what he could deal with. So we're on to Plan B-Chemotherapy, as soon as she recovers her strength. Since she was such an active woman, I suspect it's driving her crazy to be bedridden and/or have limited mobility. I try to visit at least 4 times a week, give her shampoos and rub her feet/arms with moisturizer to make her comfortable in what I consider an overheated environment (if you've spent any time in nursing/rehab centers, you know that they crank up the heat a bit because the clients are usually elderly or wearing little clothing). In the meantime, I'm making sure that FIL gets enough rest and eats well so he and I can be supportive for her.

Second surgery, a risky cardiac procedure for my brother, is scheduled for Dec. 28. Once he returns from the hospital, I will be providing transportation and support to his family. This brother has a love of split pea soup and his doctors usually approve of my leaving a potful in the nursing unit's fridge so he can have a healthy evening snack. Looks like I'm making soup over the Christmas weekend!

I'll be back as soon as possible. I still have the third set of socks to spin and knit and many fiber adventures to report. As they say, the world keeps on spinning (pun intended)........

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sorry to have gone missing

This is just a quick post to let folks know I'm still around. I've had a series of medical issues with elderly family members which is taking up all my spare time. Actually, it's taking the main part of my time and the spare time is used for laundry, making dinner, etc. LOL! Hopefully, all surgeries will be accomplished by the end of the year and I can go back to filling my Etsy shop, contributing to Phatfiber boxes and spinning up the third and final sock batts from my series.

Have a lovely holiday, and be nice to each other!