Wednesday 13 April 2016

What You Doing Wednesday Week 193

Good Morning Everyone!
I hope your week is going well!

I am sorry I haven't been around.
I got sent into hospital again!
Due to the size of my gallstone it
keeps blocking up my gallbladder
and it gets infected.
Each time I get sent to the hospital.
Spend numerous days there on antibiotics
and sent home.
Due to the fact it's my gallbladder that
gets infected I have to have intravenous
medication first before putting me on
tablet form.
It is looking like I might be in and out of
hospital every three weeks
and I'm usually in for five days.
Once it's removed I'll be fine but I am
waiting for an appointment with my surgeon
to arrange the removal and then I'll
be placed on the waiting list.
I am hoping as I am costing them a lot of
money they might put me quite high on the list.


What I looked like when I went into hospital and
what I looked like once released.


They now inject you so that you don't get blood
clots. The only problem is I don't clot enough
really anyway.
I think next time I'll refuse.
I didn't even do anything to get these bruises.
Red Monster touched my hand with the tip
of his fingers and I was left with a bruise.

Due to my wonderful visits to hospital and the
lack of sleep whilst you are there,
my cfs and fibro are really being nasty to me.
Yesterday was the first day I had actually
switched my computer on since before
I was taken in.
It's amazing how a bit of pain and fatigue
can reduce your concentration.
I have been trying to do little snippets
on Instagram so you can keep up on
what I'm doing.

I have actually been busy making.
I have found it quite relaxing to switched
off and just focus on something repetitive.

I am working on this blanket but I'm not sure.
It's not turning out how I expected and I don't
like how some of the rows are finished or started.
I'm going to make a decision on it in the next few days.

I am super excited as my wool has arrived
from the wool warehouse.
It's all the colours I will be using in this
It's called "Dance on the Beach"
this CAL was designed by the late Marinke Slump 
( aka : Wink) from 
and was the final design she was working on 
at the time of her passing. 
In accordance with the wishes of Marinke’s family, 
12 of her online friends and bloggers 
have completed her unfinished design 
to present this beautiful 
and sensitive CAL in Marinke’s memory 
and as a tribute to her work.

What could be more special!
Will you be joining in?
The CAL begins on the 20th April.

I am so proud of the WIP.
This is my first ever knitted hat
and the first time I have ever knitted cables.
I can't thank Craftsy enough
for their course;
One-Skein Accessories; Chevron Collection.

I am also cross-stitching a sheep.
I was very disappointed with this kit.
None of the colours matched the picture
or design so I had to raid my own stash.

Red Monster and I have been working on
our writing skills.
He is coming along so well and hopefully
with more practice he will improve
even more!
I am trying to learn calligraphy so it's
a good journey for us both to be on.
I have said if Red Monster can learn
to hold his pen lighter and write then
I will buy him his own fountain pen.
He is very excited about this prospect!

Benji is such a big part of my life.
He curls up with me when I can't do anything.
I take him out for a short walk when I can
and overall we just keep each other company.
It has been nice.

Now it's your turn to share what you are doing.
It doesn't have to be crochet, anything you are making
is perfect.
Please add the pin to your post & check out a couple
of other people that are sharing their work 
Crochet Addict UK What You Doing Wednesday

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  1. I don't have a picture to share, but I am working on a C2C version of Lucy Attic 24's cosy blanket pack. I'm trying to finish it quickly so that I can start on the 'Last Dance' CAL, and the rushing is ruining my enjoyment somewhat. I also have fibro, and had my gallbladder removed some years ago so wanted to extend my sympathies to you as life can be so very difficult with the pain and tiredness. I crochet as I am good for nothing else at the end of a busy day, and it keeps me sane!

    1. I bet your blanket looks fantastic! I know what you mean. I am so far behind the Last Dance CAL and trying to catch up. Thanks for your message, it's nice to meet someone who has the life struggles I do. It's not good that you have fibro, wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
      I managed to have my gallbladder removed and I am healing nicely. It was quite a shock as I went for my appointment with my specialist and said could I have it as soon as possible. He replied with "how is next Thursday". I couldn't believe it. It was a big shock and rush but luckily everything went well. I woke up with 5 holes instead of 3 but they didn't bother telling me why. It's made a huge difference to how I feel and look. My friend said she has never seen me looking as healthy. Still have my fibro and cfs but don't have my gallbladder poisoning me anymore. I hope your fibro isn't playing up too much at the moment!


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I love reading everything you put and I will try and reply but it just depends on my health.
Thanks Sue