Friday, 6 February 2015

Under The Weather

Hello all you lovely people, I hope that you have had a great week! Unfortunately mine has been awful, it all started last Saturday night when I became quite ill, I won't bore you will all the details but I was in severe pain and it kind of went downhill from there.  

I have been probed, prodded and stabbed with several needles and apparently the best is yet to come in the form of a gastroscopy and MRI scan culminating in maybe two lots of surgery a cholecystectomy and a fundoplication .  

I have spent hours of my time this past week waiting around... for tests, then test results and then for Doctors to see the test results so very frustrating, and what I find even more frustrating is that you never see the same doctor twice, each one takes a detailed history and writes it down and examines you and then writes his findings down can't he read what the previous doctor has written!! 

I am now in the process of preparing a fact sheet of all my medical history and list of medications, I'll make several copies and just hand them out as soon as they say what medications are you taking?

I am waiting for appointments for the scans so if you don't hear from me for days at a time you'll know why. 

Rant over and thank you for listening and if any of you have had any experience of the above operations I would love to hear your experiences.

I'm also annoyed because it took me away from my crafting, but I did manage to do this weeks Mini rings of change

This week we worked rows 20 - 25    
Using Stylecraft special chunky...
Row 20 -  I used shade 1061 plum
Rows 21-25 I used shade 1023 raspberry

The mini rings cal is hosted by Kate you can read all about it and see everyones progress here 

Have you heard about the Mystery Afghan CAL which is going to be hosted by Mikey from the Crochet Crowd? it's starting on February 10th and you can read all about it here

I would love to join in but I don't have the time I will be watching it as it unfolds with interest please let me know if you are joining in so that I can watch your progress.

Speaking of watching with interest I am also watching Sophies Universe CAL, are any of you following that one there are some beautiful pieces of work developing over on facebook see for yourself here.

I saw this on Facebook and had to share, I needed a bit of a laugh this week just to lighten the gloom what's your crochet name....

My crochet name is Snood Bootie what's yours ?

Because of all my adventures last weekend I didn't get to do any of what I had planned so this weekend I'm gonna make those healthy snack bars maybe if I'd gotten to eat one I would have been ok haha.  

What are you all up to? :) 

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Will be thinking of you. Hope they figure out what's wrong and can get you fixed up!

  2. So sorry to hear that you have not been well Linda. I don't know much about these things, but I think that Mamasmercantile recently had similar issues so you might like to get in touch with her. I hope that it can all be resolved quickly and easily and that you make a swift and good recovery. Look after yourself won't you. Hugs. xx

  3. Hi Linda. Poor you. I hope it all goes well. Hospitals and Doctors always take it out on you. I hope you get good results. And feel better soon.

  4. Sorry to hear about your health, Linda. Hope you recover soon with all these medications and surgery.
    Your crochet CAL piece is adorable :) love the colors !! The more it grows, the more it looks beautiful:)

  5. Sorry to hear of your week, it sounds awful for you & I hope you get it sorted out. Glad you did get a bit of crafting done. I'm Cluster Loop, just wish I could do a cluster properly. Take care x

  6. I hope everything works out OK Linda. Maybe the doctors could all gather for a knit-along and discuss your tummy troubles over yarn and coffee. We get the same run around here. You go to the GP, then the specialist, then the x-rays or whatever, then back to the specialist and then back to the GP. By the time they've finished all examinations, you're all better and they wonder why you are in their office at all.

    Your crochet looks gorgeous!! I just love these colours together. I'm sorry you've not been able to get to your crafting this week though. Get lots of rest and I hope you'll be back real soon. Wendy x

  7. Sorry to hear about all the health problems. It sounds like a bit of a marathon.Thanks for the crochet name finder, though. I'm Picot Space.

  8. Thinking of you Linda, navigating the potholes of appointmentland! Hope things are sorted soon and you begin to feel a lot better. Waiting is such a frustration. Great idea to put all your information down in one place to avoid repeating yourself!
    Hope you have some time to relax
    Backpost Balls xx

  9. Oh Linda ... What an absolute oain. In both the literal and every sense. I hope things get sorted out fot you soon but most of all you have the support you need... Your friendship and support has always been so apparent. Please know I shall be thinking of you during this worrying time xxxxx

  10. Sorry to hear about the health problems Linda. Sending hugs and happy thoughts your way for a speedy recovery.
    I am doing the Mini Rings of Change with Kate. I am also doing Sophie's Universe and I am signed up for Mikey's CAL.
    My blog is:
    Your Mini Ring is gorgeous. I love the colors your using.
    My name is Snood Bootie also. lol


    1. Thank you Linda, yes I have your blog over on my sidebar, I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. :) xx

  11. I'm so sorry, I know how you feel, I had a horrible experience, I was very young...
    I hope you all will be well, take care..
    Your crochet is beautiful!

  12. Sorry to hear of your health problems. I hope you get a proper diagnosis and treatment soon. I had a cholecystectomy 16 years ago. It was a laparoscopic (keyhole) procedure, one night in hospital and I was up and about within a day or so. It was done because I had gallstones. At the time they found I had another liver complaint but that's another story! I recovered quickly from the op - even drove
    from Aberdeen to London the following week!

  13. Oh Linda so sorry for the stomach problems, My sister had the Fundoplication surgery a few years ago after years of reflux issues, it has changed her life for the better, although I have heard it can be a bit tricky, but for her it was wonderful and she healed very well.
    Your cal is coming along so well love your colour choices, I caught up yesterday. I have abandoned the Moogly cal as I didn't really like the squares (I think it was my colour choices or that I saw Sophies Cal and fell in love and I have some similar colours in my stash albeit wool. Does having to buy some extra wool for a project disqualify you from your stashbuster linkies. I would say I have about 80% of the wool that I need, just have to buy a couple of extra colours. My crochet name is "Knit Yarn Hog'!

  14. Linda, I'm so sorry you've been so poorly with more to come will be thinking of you and please know we are always here so don't think your ranting xxx my crochet name is Cluster Bootie :) as for the CALs I have signed up for the The Crochet Crowd one but how far I get is another matter I'm not that experienced so not sure ....I did try Sophie's CAL but realised after so far I had been doing a mixture of US and UK terms (would still like to have a go really but maybe at a later date ) it really is so pretty
    Your CAL is beautiful colours are stunning
    Take care of yourself and plenty of rest xxx

  15. Hi Linda. I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been well. I wish you all the best with the operations, and I will keep you in my prayers. :)

  16. Lovely mandala !!!
    I'm sorry to hear you are ill...I wish you the best . Take care...

  17. Take Care, hope you get well very quickly from Snood Loop :)

  18. Oh my, I am so sorry you are ill. I hope there's a turn around soon, Linda.

    Your mandala is so pretty, nice work as always!

    Warmest regards,

    Back Post Slouch

  19. Sorry to hear you are ill Linda. My thoughts are with you and hope the docs have you all fixed soon and back to your crafting. Take care x

  20. So sorry Linda to hear of your health issues. I'm not familiar with either of those procedures. Waiting around is certainly frustrating. Hope all is sorted out soon. Apparently I'm a Small Hooker. Ha! Best wishes, Tammy

  21. Oh Linda, it all sounds dreadful. I'm so sorry you've been in pain and had to ride the medical merry-go-round. Good luck with your doctors and the procedures.

    Your CAL is looking more beautiful with every round.

    Chunky Spiral
    (and thank goodness my last name doesn't start with S or I'd be Chunky Bootie - too close to the truth for comfort!) :D

  22. Oh Linda, I'm so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I do hope that everything will be ok with you and will say a little pray. Take care.

  23. I am a bit late in reading this Linda - but I hope you are feeling better - and will soon have results of the tests and a better idea of what treatment you need to make you well again. Sending you loving best wishes. M


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