Sunday, June 3, 2012

The journey begins.....


I have been missing in action for many reasons for the last few weeks, one of them being that the internet and I are no longer friends! Hopefully soon I will work out how to fix this and it will be just a distant memory.
There is a more important reason though that I have been missing. I generally 'tell it like it is' on my blog. There are some things that are sacred if they have the chance of hurting those I love or may embarrass the kids but as this is a record of my life and that of my family I tell most things here. I have made some amazing friendships online and am even luckier to have met some of you 'in real life' and I will be asking all of you friends for your thoughts and prayers.
My 'Super Husband' has in the last week been diagnosed with a lymphoma cancer. We have already made many trips to a city around 3 hours away for diagnosis and tests and will be on the road again early tomorrow morning as we have a bone marrow biopsy scheduled. We will be back again on Thursday when after a Pet scan and a doctors appointment he will be admitted and his chemo treatment will begin. The cancer is aggressive but is treatable. It will just be a rough road ahead. We are all okay, taking each day as it comes. My Mum is coming to stay while we are away this week so the 'kids' are not alone. We are so lucky to have this option.
And of course what do quilters do in times of stress???? start a new project of course! I have had a BOM of Leannes House including fabric and cottons for many years sitting in the cupboard. I have decided that this is the perfect time to start it!!! The first block is all prepared and already the stitching is well on the way. I have named it 'The Journey Quilt'!!! and look forward to seeing it grow as it keeps my hands busy.


22 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG this is so shitty........and you know where I am coming from too.......sending you extra super big hugs and I am only a email or phone call away........take care and your both in my thoughts and prayers........

Karen 'n Chris said...

Damn and bugger! Sending cyber hugs for you all and we will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.

Annie said...

Keep your hands busy, that's important for a quilter...thinking of you

Anita said...

Oh gee Lise, I am so sorry to hear this, but has you say it is treatable. My thoughts and prayers are with you both as you go thru this journey. xx

Brandie said...

I'm so sorry! No one needs this kind of stress! Just know we are all here for you to vent to. Good luck and the best wishes to you all!

Anita said...

Lise I am sorry to hear about this new development. I'll be sending good positive thoughts your direction. Hopefully this will be just a bump in the road and you'll get past this. Thinking of you both.

Lorraine said...

Thinking of you all Lise...such crappy news...sending positive thoughts and hugs...take care of you. Wish I lived closer ....xx

Sylvia said...

Oh Lise. How awful for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Margaret said...

Life with all its ups and downs , certainly throws challenges at us . Sharing is a part of caring and we that is your blog family will be holding your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Dawn said...

Oh Lise....I will be keeping you and your hubby close in my heart with prayers while you beat the crap outta cancer! I will be thinking of u!
Huge hugs!
Dawn

Joolzmac said...

i'm sorry to hear this bad news. Sending you and your husband good wishes and strength to get through this tough time. The road will be long and hard but we are all here for you.

Hugs - Joolz

Mistea said...

Safe travels on the bumpy road ahead.
May good health be not too far away.
Thinking of you.
Great project to keep your hands busy.

Andrea said...

Chin up girl - a real kick in the teeth but you sound strong and positive. My family have had a share of this crap and we got through it as I'm sure you will too. Sending my very best wishes to all of you xxx

Deb R - frog cottage said...

Ohh Lise this is yucky news, sending you much love and positive thoughts xxx

Kimonos and Sushi(OLD BLOG) said...

Thinking of you at this time...I knoe exactly how you feel ((((HUGS)))

Floss said...

Sorry to hear the news, glad its tratable. you will be included in my prayers.

ruthsplace said...

So sorry to hear your news. Sending lots of warm and healing thoughts SH's way.

I think a new quilt to keep your hands (and mind) busy is a great idea.

Big hugs.

Indigo Blue said...

I popped by and read your most recent post but then looked further back to understand more clearly. My thoughts go to you all at this time. If quilting is what it takes to help you then quilt away. I have some idea of how you must be feeling right now so I am sending hugs to you from Cornwall.
xx

sophia wright said...

Damn and bugger! Sending cyber hugs for you all and we will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.

sophia wright said...

Damn and bugger! Sending cyber hugs for you all and we will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.

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