About this Blog

This blog started as an online diary and place for me to rant about annoyances in my family.

However since July it has become a place for me to catalogue and express my views and opinions on the treatment I have recieved following the diagnosis of a potentially cancerous tumor in my bowel.

On 3rd August 2011 I was told that it was cancerous. In April 2012 I was given the all clear.

October 15th 2013 I was diagnosed with peritoneal disease and liver metastases. The cancer was back and this time it is inoperable.

It is a little bit out of date as the NHS doesn't tend to have a WiFi connection in hospital and I can only post when I get home and posts take a while to write.

It is NOT about individuals or the nursing profession. It is about some of the inadequacies in the system and the way the NHS is failing some people.

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Pre chemo

Just over a year ago I posted about how much I loved knitting things for children. Since completing hope's blanket I have realised his true this is.

Children's projects are portable and quick to knit up.

Since finishing Hope's blanket which consisted of over 20,000 knit & purl stitches (no I haven't counted, but 125 stitches multiplied by 160 rows...) I have completed a scarf for Imogen, a Christmas present for someone and am in the middle of a Scandinavian inspired hat and sock set for Hope for Christmas. 

Then there are the Father Christmas socks for my big two and a new hat and scarf for Isaac. I really feel like my knitting mojo has returned. This may be because I can't bear to think of all the money I have spent on wool over the past 8 years going down the drain if Tony decided to just bin it.

So keep your eyes peeled for more project pictures coming when I can prise the scarf from Imogen's neck.