Y'all have no idea how much I appreciate all the comments and encouragement... thank you so much. ((hugs))
I had an appointment at the regional cancer center yesterday, to meet the doctor who will handle my radioactive iodine treatment. It was nice, though I didn't hear anything new. Dr. Sharp explained the process of staging the cancer, went over the pathology reports, and talked about the treatment. My TSH level was 19 on Monday, up from 10 the week before. (my pre-surgery TSH was 0.1) It needs to be around 30 before they can do the body scan, so we're hoping that next week's bloodwork will hit the magic number. The body scan will show any remaining thyroid cells in the body, and then we will schedule the radioactive iodine treatment which will blast those cells and kill them. Hopefully, I'll be getting that treatment in a couple of weeks.
A couple of weekends ago, we went over to a little town nearby for their "fall foliage festival". Its an annual event, with a lot of activities. Unfortunately the foliage hadn't changed yet, as the daily temps were still in the high 80s. We still had a great time. We walked across the old bridge over the river, went out to the nearby lake and walked on the nature trails, went to the quilt show and the craft show, visited the museum, and ate at one of the local sandwich shops.
on the nature trail:
As my TSH level rises, I've started feeling some fatigue and lack of focus. (common symptoms of hypothyroid) I've been doing a little bit of sewing and a lot of reading and napping. I recently saw a quick and easy quilt pattern on Bonnie Hunter's website, called Scrappy Mountain Majesties, and decided to give it a try:
its a really easy pattern using 32 light 8" squares and 32 dark 8" squares. I've got my blocks made and ready to set into a quilt top.
Last weekend I sewed with my girlfriends and we were discussing old UFOs. Two of us had been in a log cabin class several (10+) years ago and neither of us finished our quilts. We all decided to bring an old UFO to work on next month, so I'm bringing this:
I had so forgotten about this quilt project. It was a very nice surprise to find that everything is cut, and the blocks are ready for the last round of strips. All I have to do is take the strips that have the gold star triangles on them and sew them to the blocks. There will be gold stars at the block intersections when its all set in the quilt top. Its a variation of the "Colorado Log Cabin", the original design is by Judy Martin. I'm thinking these two projects are simple enough to call "mindless sewing" and not mess them up... I hope I'm right!