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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

It's been a while, I know

Hey y'all!

It's been a while (nearly a year) since my last post. I've had a rough year to say the least, but hopefully things are starting to get back to more of a normalcy. Those of you on Facebook already know most of it.

On Easter Sunday of last year, both my husband and youngest daughter were rushed to the E. R. with double pneumonia. My daughter was allowed to go back home with me, but was so very sick. My husband however, was admitted to the hospital here into ICU. I was at home with our youngest, because she needed constant care. That night, he was air flighted to a larger hospital in a coma. He stayed in the coma for 12 days, (all this time my youngest was still needing care while recovering from her illness so I wasn't able to be at the hospital with him, as it was two hours away – so my oldest daughter and son in law stayed with him) Then it was six more weeks in the hospital while I stayed with him there and my daughters handled things at home - and then much rehab at home.

Just about the time that he was getting back to good health, I ended up in the ER. I was diagnosed with gall stones and sent home with advice to see a surgeon. A month later I was back in the ER, this time with acute pancreatitis and sent to the same hospital two hours away for emergency surgery. During the first surgery one of the ducts of my gall bladder that was full of stones sort of disintegrated and left a huge hole in my liver. So I was fitted with drain tubes and several days later they did more surgery to repair my liver. This was not fun.

I am however, now back on my feet, and have been working on designs more and more. I can't crochet much at one time (due to the ganglion cysts in my wrists) but I have been doing a good bit of spinning and knitting to take up the time when I can't crochet. I quite enjoy spinning and dying my wool yarns so in the future I'm sure you'll be seeing quite a bit of those yarns in projects (however, I will always use the acrylic yarn for dolls as it simply holds up best)

I cant make any guesses as to how much I will post right away, but just know I'm trying.  I do have some pictures of shawls and a few other things I've knitted  (tho many other projects of late have been gifted and I neglected to get pics).  I have a couple of crochet designs in the early stages at the moment,  so those will be a little while yet - as I attempt to get back in the groove.

It feels good to feel good again. :D

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