Friday, June 19, 2015

The Home of the Brave

When the dermatologist, himself, called this afternoon, I knew that the news was not good.
Should I sell this old scary house of mine to find the home of the brave..
...or should I just remodel???

So how did this intelligent woman with advanced degrees handle the unpleasant news??
Well...She got onto Sew me a Song Etsy shop and bought Japanese fabric.
And, she ate peanut M&Ms for lunch.
Then, she sewed.
When I asked my 10 year old grandson the other day...why he was acting crazy.
..He answered because it is a crazy life...Amen...wise at 10.
Here we have crazy odd left over blocks made into a baby top.
 And, here we have Mr.O'Quilt's shirt paired with one of my favorite prints.
Again...a crazy combination.
My love used to say, use your favorites now, or I will call Goodwill when you die.
I will tell them to come and get your favorites because you hoarded them.

I am looking for the home of the brave...because it certainly is not here.
The big fat cyst just removed last week is nothing but a forgotten pain.
The new crazy mole of 3 weeks is Melanoma.
Good thing that I have no inclination to off myself.
Good thing that the big fat cyst appeared.

Now, this is too much.  Didn't I say I already had too much??
Guess no one was listening.
July 1..I get to have a big chunk of my shoulder removed.
Hopefully that is the end of it..Doc says it has not spread yet....
And, no water aerobics all summer.
And, I cannot find my small red elephant fabric.


Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

{{Hugs}} to you. It sounds like it was caught quickly. Load up on organic veggies and fruits to give yourself the best nutrition possible.

Mystic Quilter said...

Diane I am so very sorry to hear that you have a melanoma, I agree - it is too much. I shall be thinking of you July 1st and hoping all goes well - get some sewing in before you have the surgery and I do hope you find your red elephant fabric. God Bless.

catspec said...

I am so sorry to hear the news....get that thing out and keep on going...I know its not easy to get skin stuff looked at, so I am glad you did!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

If removed in early stages, you will have many more years to live. One of my friend's daughter, 30 years ago had her first Melanoma removed and she's still here.

Courtney said...

Oh, goodness - I don't know where to begin. Can't even believe you've been dealt this. Although it sounds like it was a lucky catch, so there is some goodness somewhere? And that they caught it early. More prayers headed your way!

Karen E said...

Oh mercy, I am so glad they found it. I had a squamous carcinoma removed from my neck about a year ago. I am so glad I had it checked and they were able to remove it at an early stage. I know melanoma is one step up from this and I am so thankful you caught it early! I hope your procedure goes good and everything comes back clean. Let me know if I can help with you or the kiddos.

earthwalker quilts said...

Beautiful work with the baby quilt and the Mr's shirt. May you find your elephant fabric....and may you find a little more courage, humour and stubborness to get through the melanoma thing. As a dear friend would say when the s*&t hit the fan, "Courage brother do not stumble". Love, light and peace from the land of Aus.

smazoochie said...

Your friends will be. Rave for you -- the mole was caught early & will be dealt with & that will be that. It will be a short-term worry & inconvenience.
You will be well, you & your little Buddha.

Mary said...

I am so glad this was caught early and can be cleared up. Take care of yourself.

Shasta Matova said...

{{Hugs}} and prayers coming your way.

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

thinking of you and wishing you better health. The elephant fabric is probably in the first place you looked, just tucked behind a similar colour.

Ellen Guerrant said...

Diane, sending hugs and much love your way. Onward! Get this thing behind you. Prayers lifted up for a successful surgery and rapid healing so that you can quickly return to sewing. Thinking of you. xo

MariQuilts said...

I had peanut butter M&Ms for lunch yesterday too......One of those days. Thinking of you, I hope all goes well.

Doris said...

Oh, Dear, Diane. It does pour, doesn't it. I wish it were as simple as moving to the home of the brave...