As most of you know, I am a fairly private person. I don't usually share much about my daily life unless it has to do with my 3 lovely furbabies. Today I want to share something personal.
I went for my annual mammogram a few weeks ago, and as I was getting back to the studio, I got a phone call to come back in for an ultrasound. I went for the ultrasound a few days later and it got rather intense
after about a half an hour. Luckily, the team at the radiology department saw the look on my face and took
pity on me. Rather than schedule a biopsy at a later date, they all skipped their lunches and took care of it immediately. Long story short, everything is fine. I spoke with a surgeon a few days ago and, after yet another ultrasound, she and the radiologist have decided that it's a whole lot of nothing. (My brain is thankful even if my pocketbook isn't!)
The reason I'm telling you this story is twofold. First, I want to thank all of you for your kindness. I really didn't tell very many people what was going on. It's hard to keep appointments and deadlines when you add those pesky doctor visits into your schedule, though, so I did mention it to those of you who got the short end of the schedule. I found, through the process, that everybody has bumps in the road. It helped me a great deal to know that I'm in good company. Even those of you who didn't know there was anything amiss - you kept my brain right where it should be: creating beautiful finishes for your lovely works of art. I couldn't have gotten through it without a busy brain.
Second, I want to beg all of you to pay attention to your bodies. I know we all dread pap smears, mammograms and colonoscopies, but having those invasive yucky tests is a small price to pay for early detection. Please don't skip it just because it's yucky. Schedule it. For me.
Now... The good stuff!
I recently completed the most lovely set of cross stitches you've ever seen. They were patterned after an
antique set of playing cards and each was a confection in and of itself. I've made the photos extra large in hopes that you could see the incredible bead work on each one. Yes, Megan. We make an incredible team!