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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Big Thank You To You!

I have some good news and some bad news.

I'll start with the bad news because it will be buffered by the good news.

The bad news is that my husband has cancer.

The good news is that it's lymphoma and not the dreaded pancreatic or bile duct cancer we feared.

Unfortunately, this means my husband is slowly recovering from a major surgery [whipple procedure] he didn't need. Because of the location of the tumor [an endoscopy wasn't helpful for a biopsy], it was very difficult for the surgeon to determine exactly where or what it was affecting. She decided that it was safer to go ahead with the procedure and let the pathology tell the truth. That being said, my husband still has 6 of 8 nodes affected with lymphoma in that region, so he will definitely be going through chemo and radiation treatment. So please, if I may ask all of you again, keep those positive vibes and prayers coming!

Needless to say, I've been really busy taking care of just about everything, including taking on an odd job to make some extra money. So, my apologies to anyone I didn't get back to.

As for knitting, I've just been able to sit and knit a bit at night this last week, since my husband doesn't need my constant attention anymore. I only managed to finish these...

Yarn: Original Duet DK weight / 8-Ply merino from A Swell Yarn Shop

Colour: Steel Heart

Needles: 3.00mm

Pattern: Toe-Up [still don't care for it]. I improvised the heck out of these. I used the magic cast on [which I love] and increased to 52 stitches for the foot. Then I had to fudge around with the increases in the leg because I wanted to use all of the yarn. I ended up with 80 stitches, but should have left well enough alone when I hit 76. I think I got thrown for a loop when I saw the Yarn Harlot on an episode of Restaurant Makeover. I swear on all that is wooly, I did!

Knit On!


Dandy said...

I'm sorry to hear about your husbands cancer... sending good thought your way!!

the socks look great!!

Sunflowerfairy said...

Michelle, what can I do to help? Do you need anything??

I'm sorry to hear about the cancer. CANCER SUCKS!

You and your family have been in my thoughts these past few weeks.

Please email me if I can do anything, even if it's to listen. sunflowerfairy AT hotmail DOT com

Dreams of Yarn said...


I'm so sorry about the dredded C word. I am glad that you are dealing with it and that its not untreatable. Be strong for your wee one and your DH and do what knitters do...knit your way through. Send me a line if you need to connect or vent. Sending absolutely nothing but positive thoughts your way, and good healing vibes for your DH.

Deb said...

Oh my. That's big. But it can be overcome. Sending positive healing thoughts your way.

Morgan said...

I'm sorry to hear about this. Cancer in any form is not nice. I'm glad it is one that is treatable. Thank you for keeping us in the loop! My thoughts are with you and your family.

weebug said...

i am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. your socks turned out wonderful!

~ P ~ said...

So sorry about your husband. You are in my prayers.
Your socks are lovely.

Samantha said...

Cancer sucks ... I'm sure I don't need to tell you that though.

You have my thoughts, prayers and positive vibes. I hope he gets through this quickly and as easily and pain free as possible. {{hugs}} to you and him.

Carol said...

Sending lots of prayers and cyber-hugs to you and yours. Here's hoping that next time all you have is good news.