Tuesday, November 15, 2005

No more chemo tuesdays

I have been the recipient of an amazing amount of love and support from the virtual community regarding my Mom and her breast cancer. I'd like to thank everyone for their e-mails, comments, thoughts, and prayers. This is the situation now. We got her body scan and an echo cardiogram done a few weeks ago to track the progress of her cancer. The good news is her lesions have decresed 50%. The bad news is her heart has been badly damaged by the chemotherapy drugs so she is taking a few months off from chemo to let her heart mend.

I think that is why I have this mental block and growing hatred for the Hopeful sweater. The designer generously donated all proceeds and then some from the sale of that pattern for Breast Cancer Research. In my mind this will always be "The Breast Cancer Sweater." And I don't want to walk around wearing a constant reminder that my Mother has breast cancer, no matter how cute the sweater is.

So I'm currently taking suggestions on what to do with 900 yards of Hollyberry Merino Wool.

And I'm checking all the places I've stashed liquor for Boyd. Candsmom might be right. I think he's taken up drinking. Could there be anything worse than a drunk evil circular needle?


candsmom said...

I completely hear you about your feelings about the Hopeful sweater. I'd probably feel the same way. While I'm happy to hear that the lesions have decreased, I am so sorry to hear about the resultant heart damage. I can't even imagine what you and your family must be going through. My mom means everything to me, and I'd be so devastated that I don't think I could function if anything were to happen to her. You and your mom are both amazing, strong women, and I know you'll both get through this together. I know we always kid with each other, but in all seriousness, please know that you and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sending you lots of good thoughts and vibes, and I hope it brings you some comfort to know how much we all care for you. Best wishes to you.

rincaro said...

Your mom is continually in my prayers.

For me hopeful is sitting in a bag. Waiting for spring. Or the frog pond.

desert knits said...

I'm sorry I haven't been around. (This new job is killing me!) Ah, the miracles of modern medicine - trading one set of problems for another. I'm sure her heart will heal over time. She has you to help her, and there's no better medicine than that.
Hey, 900 yards is more than enough to make Tempting.

Anonymous said...

How about making the sweater anyway and donating it to some breast cancer foundation or women's organization?