Monday, 23 March 2015

Time flies by

i'm doing well, only two more chemo sessions to go. I lost my hair two weeks after the first round.I wear  scarves  mostly but when I am at home I rock the bald look. Chemo is pretty horrid, I've lost my taste buds and weight. I spent a week in hospital after the third round after I picked up a couple of viruses and a bacterial infection, they bought out the big gun drugs to fight those. The staff at the Royal Hobart Hospital are absolutely lovely. The fourth round was much like the first, it wasn't as hard but I'll be glad when the last round has worked its way out of my body! The next phase will be 6 weeks of daily radiation but that will be easy now i've been made redundant!

So enough talkabout about chemo, I have been stitching and even made it to a couple of gatherings.One was a fundraiser and the other was with Helen and Lynette, I wasn't going to miss out on either of these days.


I've been working on a Tilda swap for Friends in Stitching so I can't reveal that yet and also a mini quilt for Helen, here's a sneaky peak

I'm really looking forward to feeling well again, for now I am a stay at home mum and am enjoying giving myself time to rest.


21 comments:

Christine M said...

Glad to hear you're doing okay, Jo. It was great you were able to attend some stitching days. I'm sure spending time with stitching friends would make you feel better. Sending you hugs, Jo. Christine xx

Deb said...

Jo it is so great to hear such a positive report from you, in fact you sound amazing and I am a true believer in being positive helps in all illnesses. So pleased that you have managed to get some outings for stitching in. Keep up the great work.

Fiona Ransley said...

You certainly do rock the bald look you look amazing. Everything happens for a reason and losing your job will give you time to focus on YOU for a change. Looking forward to catching up with you really soon . Love you darling girl xxxx

Sew Useful Designs said...

Darling, with that beautiful smile, you could rock anything! Not long to go honey, I pray that you feel well in yourself as you heal xxx. Loving the sneak peek! Looks like you had fun on your sewing days!!! It's a tonic isn't it? Lots of love honey xxxxxxxxxxx

Lorraine said...

Great to see such a positive post from you Jo - you have certainly tackled this thing head on! I saw (I think on FB?) that you had left work - sorry to hear you were made redundant, but everything happens for a reason and this is the perfect time for you to be home and looking after yourself...and stitching! Glad you could make the stitching days - always great to catch up with friends. Thinking of you xx

creations.1 said...

Lovely photos of you Jo - looking a million dollars (although definitely not feeling it!!). Pleased you were able to attend your stitching gatherings - always a great uplifting time!

MARYNAN said...

Hope you are feeling much better!!

Maryanne

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You look super gorgeous.... Enjoy that stitching ...you are an inspiration xx

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

So happy to see that you are able to enjoy lovely crafting moments in amongst the other less enjoyable things you have to attend to at the moment Jo. Sending you hugs xxx

Vickie said...

All this positivity is wonderful. Love seeing you out and about. Love your sneaky peek picture. I know you already do but I will say it anyway-rest is a great healer so allow the body to do it..big hugs Vickie

helbel19 said...

So good for you to enjoy your stitching and outings but don't forget to rest when you can......good luck.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

So pleased you are doing so well Gorgeous Jo....thinking of you...sending Love and Hugs xo

shez said...

sending you big hugs my lovely friend xx

Chookyblue...... said...

your looking good Jo..........glad you have fitted in some stitching too.......and past the 1/2 way mark of chemo.......
take care..........

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Girl, you just rock...your attitude inspires, your smile radiates the goodness of who you are. Praying for you, and so glad to read this update, to see that pretty face again.

Willow Grove - Kez said...

You are gorgeous inside and out. You are very stong and never complain Nearly over the worst Keep smiling Catch up soon ❤️❤️❤️

Leanne said...

Hi Jo
Great photos of you, its wonderful to see you still smiling. Wow, redundant.... think of all that sewing time. Take care xxxxx

Susan said...

Never lose the smile! An honest and positive post, I'm glad you have sewing and family to distract you......enjoy your time at home and taking care of yourself.

Elyte said...

Glad the treatment is approaching an end and you were able to get to those stitching days. Take care.

Sarah said...

Jo, I am sending all my positive vibes your way. I am sure you will beat this shit of a thing! You are such a strong woman! And you look great as a baldy too xx

Sorry to hear you have been made redundant! I know the feeling... I hope you are ok?! One door closes, another opens. It might be the start of something fantastic!
x Sarah

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

You've been in my thoughts a lot Jo. I was looking at the adorable bag you stitched me and the koala clip. I was thinking that I with the path to your house wasn't clear across the ocean so I could hop over and give you a big hug! So glad you have been to some sewing gatherings. It's fun to escape with friends. Sending light, love and hugs your way. :)