Thursday, 31 March 2016

Just another quick one using Craftwork Cards Correspondence papers. This is to thank my very best friend of 46 years for her love and support during my difficult time.

First card of 2016!

I adore House Mouse and this satin finish paper prints the images so beautifully. Keeping it very simple for this one.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Update from my hospital appointment

I saw my Consultant this afternoon and she made me feel slightly better about everything. She said to go on holiday and she will get me in to do the hysterectomy at the end of May for me. They will remove the uterus, cervix and omentum and have a good look around - her words! Then depending on the histology of all of that will determine what happens next. So I have to focus on Florida in 4 weeks, enjoy it and get plenty of rest and sunshine ready for my op when I return.

So I have lots of projects lined up to keep me busy over the next few weeks. I got the Brother CM700 Scan n Cut and have to play with that :)

I will post my makes as they develop :)

A new start

So the end of 2015 and the start of 2016 have been a rollercoaster to say the least.

On 28th December I lost my beautiful, creative Mum suddenly and knew my life would never be the same again. She loved to craft so I owed it to her to re-ignite my creative spark. Little did I know what was to come.

On 20th January I had a routine MRI on my back after slipping by the pool in Florida last year and falling badly on my back. This found a large mass in my pelvis, so I was fast tracked to gynae oncology and on 4th Feb had my first appointment and was booked for a bi-lateral-salpingo-oopherectomy which I had on 23rd Feb. Fast forward some weeks,  hearing nothing I started to chase the histology report. My GP was a little reluctant to read it to me so last Thursday 24th March I finally found out I have ovarian cancer. Initially I thought ok I can deal with this now I know, but these last few days have been very difficult. I am meeting my gynaecologist today to discuss the results further and will be referred to St Lukes Cancer Centre at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford for a hysterectomy and what else I have yet to find out.

Today whilst checking Pinterest I came across an old friend from the crafting world Sharon Nettleship and this beautiful door hanging which really struck a chord with me so I contacted her and she directed me to the Unity Stamp Company and their beautiful range of stamps.

I am going to buy some and make myself a canvas to inspire me to keep strong through the coming months whatever they may bring. Thanks Shary :)