Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Interesting Wednesday...

Why...well continue reading :) (Warning Long post and might be a bit TMI for others but I have to share)

Here's the latest progress on Mr. Lipstickjeans. I need a few more inches and then I can start the cabling. He's been in a holding pattern for now. More on that below.
Mr. Lipstickjeans

My Cedar Creeks - just finished picking up like 24 sts for the gusset decrease..um..er..you can tell I haven't done a cuff down pair in a while.
Cedar Creeks
Yeah, I got one of those Emergency knitting bags from Illiane's Corner. Cristi's post has great pictures, this bag is awesome. I so could never sew anything like this or even want to. She's sold out now, but has more coming in soon...in blue and green even!

Now to a little behind the scenes goings on....the last few weeks have been pretty stressful around here. You know me..I always try to be happy and postively bubbly (ick sickening at times LOL) here but also consider this a PSA.

So, I needed to cast on a sock that explained how I felt inside but was trying not to show it.
Presenting Dave's Basketcase socks. It's been in my queue and I was planning on a different yarn. Yeah, I've been a basketcase on the inside (sorry Dave, no reflection on your pattern though, it is cool!)
Basketcase socks
but this yarn arrived, Zen Yarn Garden in Pansies, DK weight on one of those tough days, which cheered me up.. I've only got a few pattern repeats so far as I had to frog the ribbing once. Geesh, DK weight on 2's!

Well you all know I have DD graduating 8th grade tomorrow, then DS in 2 weeks, well what I didn't need to have happen was something show up on my Mammogram (hey don't forget to get yours!!!). It was not great timing, but then what is. I used to be a Mammo tech, so I know what stuff is/isn't supposed to look like. So the waiting for an appointment began and I got other opinions on my films. Knowing stuff is so not fun. Worse I think, and I would like to be oblivious to the medical world in my next life ;)

Ok, long story short, I had some microcalcifications that weren't there last year. I am at the age my Mom's breast cancer had to have started, but we'll never know as she didn't seek any medical treatment until it was already throughout her body. Needless to say, seeing them freaked me out. So Tuesday I had an appointment with a surgeon. After talking with him, I was less scared that they are cancer due to the area they were in...yes, note I said were in. I was extremely lucky (well if you want to call it that ;) to have gotten my biopsy done today. He's almost sure he got them all and now the wait begins. I should know the results by Thursday afternoon (send me good vibes :) I'm sitting here now wrapped in a huge bandage that one would wear if you didn't want anyone to know you had a chest. Not in any huge amount of pain, in fact the procedure went quite well and really didn't hurt (don't worry I won't get that TMI on you ;) now ask me how I feel tomorrow though LOL! I didn't want to do this just before the graduations, but there is no way I could have gone through the next 2 weeks not knowing anything.

Let me tell you, it is very different being on the "other" side of the fence. I never knew that everytime I would assure a patient when we were doing painful things to them helps, I sure do now and so glad I've been there to help some people. Didn't take their pain away, but let them know someone cares. I had an awesome, Doc, tech, and nurse.

It's very strange for me to share this, but I know a lot of you kinda scolded me (in a good, caring way) when hubby had his cancer and I didn't ask for good vibes, help, etc. So here I am asking for them. Only 24 hrs...guess I'll go and knit my socks now :)

Oh and if you read this far (thanks for that!) yeah, that's the reason why Mr. Lipstickjeans was put on hold. I couldn't bring myself to knit something that could...well..potentially not fit. Some may call it being a worry wort (my hubby ;) I call it, not having to frog or think the worst and the best will happen.

36 comments:

The Knitted Squirrel said...

Zonda,
My thoughts and prayers are with you for a good outcome! I hope they help!

Chris said...

I am sending good vibes and (gentle) hugs your way!

Kim U said...

Sending lots of good vibes your way!

gilraen said...

Zonda {{Hugs}} and kisses and all the good karma and prayers for you tomorrow. I will be thinking of you. You keep well..

freshisle said...

Good vibes, good thoughts, good wishes, and prayers. Take care.

bmom said...

Good thoughts and positive energy are coming your way. Waiting is the hardest part.

Cookie said...

Oh, Zonda. Sounds like you caught it quickly and took action. Just like we're all supposed to. I hope you can rest a bit now. Remember there is no cleaning while recovering from that kind of procedure. I said so. ;^)

We'll be thinking about you and sending love.

XO

Bezzie said...

You know what though, your mom did give you the gift of knowledge to be on top of your own boobs. Hee hee, on top of your own boobs.

I'm sure what you're going thru is kind of like looking thru a future-lense on my own life!

Hope the girls feel well soon!

Trillian42 said...

Oh, sweetie! Big, big (gentle) hugs. Keep us posted, ok? We love you, and we worry.

Sonya said...

Good thoughts and prayers coming your way, Zonda.

Stacey said...

Good Vibes to you! Please let us know how it goes! I know how you what you are going through. Big Hugs!

Beverly said...

Positive boobie vibes coming your way. Hang in there!

May said...

I went from EEE! BAG! to OMG! WOMAN! in like 1 minute. Lots of extremely good, healing vibes your way and keep us posted! We care lots!! *hugs*

kemtee said...

*adjusts vibe-o-meter southward*

{whack}

wubwubwubwubwwwwwwwrrrrrrrrrrr…

((((Hugs)))(gazillion)

Jerry & Maxy said...

Super big healthy healing vibes, Zonda!!! Hugs hugs hugs!

Carol said...

Crossing all crossable appendages for you over here.

having good medical personel that actually treat you as a person is a wonderful thing. Glad you had some.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Zonda lots of prayers and positive vibes tonight and tomorrow for you Zonda! I'm so glad you had good people taking care of you and hope you are feeling better soon!

Keep us posted!

Kay aka dkswife said...

You know you have my prayers, and those of many others!

Love,

Kay

Jo said...

All the good vibes you need! Good luck, too.

Sue said...

Prayers and healing thoughts are being sent your way, Zonda.

thegabbyknitter said...

Hugs to you Zonda sending you good vibes your way and will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers today!

Poops said...

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers too. Sounds like you got a great medical team on your side!

turtlegirl76 said...

I'm vibing my little heart out over here for you!

sgeddes said...

All my good vibes are yours for the asking. Please keep us posted on what's going on. I'll be saying extra prayers!

Heather said...

Oh Zonda..how freakin' scary. I'm definitely sending good vibes, I'm sure everything is fine and good for you about staying on top of things!

Rebecca said...

love the yarn you're using on those Cedar Creeks! i hope all our good vibes helped send out great news today....

Sara said...

ooohhhh - take care of yourself - it sounds like you are. Good vibes definitely heading your way.

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Oh, (((((Zonda))))!

Sending you lots of well wishes and good vibes your way.

nanaknits said...

Oh, My! Hugs and prayers coming your way.

Karen said...

Okay Sweetie . . . here's hoping that by the time you read this comment, you will have gotten GREAT NEWS.

Love ya!

Robin said...

Sorry to hear about this!! I hope you get good news soon!!

yarnsnob said...

You WILL be ok man. I said a little prayer for you and we all believe that everything will turn out a ok!!!

weezalana said...

Sending all the vibes in the universe your way! Because you know, I do have that power.

My thoughts are with you hon, please keep us posted!

aija said...

Major good thoughts coming your way. Be well!!

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

I'm behind on my blog reading. Oh my , sending loads of good thoughts and vibe your way!

cpurl17 said...

I'm practically in tears having just caught up on my blog reading. Oh sweetie, I pray for the best possible news.