Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Adventure

This small calendar wall quilt is a pattern given to the local quilt guild as a project last fall. I had all of the blocks completed but still needed to make the hundred and fifty half square triangles for the last border. Those have been completed the last two days. I still have some little details to finish on a couple of the blocks such as the handle on the umbrella. Now to get it quilted and bound.
The big adventure in my life started a couple of weeks ago when I went for my physical. A dark spot was detected on the mammogram that was not on the last one. So I was called in for a sonogram that showed the exact shape and size of the lump. The next day I had a biopsy that turned my breast into a blue/green/yellow batik-looking bruise. Three days later--yesterday--I had an appointment with the surgeon and made a decision about removing the lump. Today I am waiting for confirmation of the time for the surgery which should be within a week. This has been a surprise because no one in my immediate family has ever had breast cancer. My daughter-in-law is a surgery nurse, so she is helping guide the process. It's a new adventure for all of us. The prognosis is good and I'll keep you informed of my progress.

1 comment:

Lucy said...

I'm sorry you are dealing with the health issues -- sending lots of good vibes and prayers for you.