Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wow, A Finish

Lavender Socks
I haven’t had a finish since May so this is very special for me.  In fact I had the foot done before I got sick so all I had to do was get well enough to want to knit again and then finish the heels and up the leg a bit.  I am really happy with how these look but since I live in the South it will be a while before I can wear them.
Meanwhile I have another pair started and another pair running around in my head.

Since my last post I have had a hip replacement. Yes, that was my third surgery in 9 1/2 weeks.  Since I had never had a surgery before I think this was a bit much but it is what it is.  I have continued to have Home Health which includes an aid twice a week, a nurse twice a week and a physical therapist twice a week.  And to add to that, doctor visits (3) this month.  It’s a good thing I bought that day planner.  I believe that the home health involvement will be tapering off, especially if I can get my walking better.  My lower back doesn’t seem to want to walk straight up. 

I was very pleased with my oncologist visit as he told me the medication that I am taking has improved my bones by 70%.  What this means is that the medication has been killing the cancer cells (most of them) and cutting off the pathways they have been traveling.  He did say the cells that are left will search out different pathways so we are attempting to get a new med/pill that is even stronger.The insurance is trying to get in the way but the doctor is on it and we will win.

I did get a quilt block appliqued but forgot to take a picture.  I am still having trouble standing for very long but I need to draw two blocks worth of applique so I can get the fabric ready and the applique fused.  If I can get these two done I want to do a first block of a new BOM. The fact that I am 5 months behind on my BOMs has only  got me slightly frazzled.

T8 months -watching for foodhis is Ryder, our great grandson.  He has recently moved to Florida with his dad and mother, a United States Airman.  And in about a week and a half we will be going down to visit him, and oh, yes, his parents, too.  This little family was part of the group that came to our house Labor Day weekend and we were charmed by all three of them.  So you can imagine how excited we were when we were invited to visit them in their new home.  They will be there for the next two years so we hope to become really good friends.  Oh, and they have two dogs which makes them really good people.

And here we have another great grandchild, Scarlett. 
Auburn Sippy Cup (2)
She is showing off her new sippy cup, an Auburn University Tervis cup.  We do try to get these children indoctrinated early.  And from the smile on her face she is fully on board.  I gotta say, we really have cute kids.

So now I need to stop writing this, get some sleep and prepare to do some work tomorrow.  I would like to have some kind of finish for this month, too.

Have a great week,  Gari


Kate said...

It's good to hear that things are turning around for you on multiple fronts. Hopefully you'll have time now to heal from all those surgeries and get in a few more finishes.

Very cute kiddos. Enjoy your visit in Florida.

Dar said...

Glad to hear that you are mending and hopefully no more surgeries for a lifetime! Your sock looks great!