Thursday, 30 December 2010

Tough times

Life throws some stuff at you and as always we take it in the chin, do what we have to do and move on. Aleksi's type 1 Diabetes was a big smack in the face but we picked ourselves up and carried on with our good life. Now I have been hit straight between the eyes by a bloody great big wrecking ball and now I am in the process of getting back up onto my feet, slowly dusting off the chaos and trying to continue with our good life.
 5 days before Christmas( typical bad timing!) I was told I have a tumour in my Right Hip - top of my thigh bone to be precise. Oh shit I said  - Yes exactly said the doctor on the phone, as I hovered over the frozen peas. Yes I was in the middle of the supermarket - damn mobile phones, never ring at a convenient place or time!
So now I sit here waiting to find out if it is simply a pain in the backside(groin actually) tumour or one that is out to get me. I am gently glowing from all the x rays and CT scans and the hole in my hip is healing from where they took a bone sample.
Life however continues pretty much as normal - kids to feed, washing to be done,  bags to pack for our trip to Lapland - no skiing for me, I will content myself with photographing and videoing the Kids and Olli on the slopes. Work will have to take a back seat for the moment, but I could do with a break after a busy December.
I will know more in a couple of weeks and I will of course keep you updated as things unfold, my dear blogger friends.


  1. The "oh shit" over the frozen peas?! You are so descriptive friend. I am thinking of you and really hoping it is just a pain in the ass kind of tumor and not the kind that is going to be more "labor intensive" to rid of.

    Thank you for keeping us up-to-date. Love to you and yours. Enjoy the break from work. I imagine it will be hard to really enjoy with this elephant hanging over your head. (((HUGS)))

  2. not every hit is an knock out!! so it's good you keep going on! i'll be thinking of you and hope for good results in your updates!
    love, riet:)

  3. Oh NO! I will pray that it's just a big pain in the ass! Try to have a lovely vacation..... thinking of you.

  4. Oh Dear, not good . . . . not good news at all. Will place you gently (as in not on your bad hip side)on my prayer list and look forward to an update delaring a 'mass' murder ;)

    Definetely looking forward to some photos from that skiing trip!

  5. Oh no, my dear friend. I'm so sorry. I know how the worry eats at you. I know how how you wait with bated breath for every test result. My husband had cancer last year...I so know. So I will pray, and pray hard, that it is just a stupid boring, NOT out to get you tumor...and that all is well for you! ((HUGS)) All my love and good California vibes coming your way!

  6. Oh no, this was NOT good. Poor you. I`m so sorry for you. I will send you plenty of very good thoughts and have my fingers crossed.

    I appreciate our needle-felt-friendship very much.

    I hope you are going to have a lovely Hollyday
    in Lappland and that you will take plenty photos and share them with us !!

    Big hugs from me :))

  7. OH, my friend!!!! PLEASE keep us posted. I will pray!!!! This news is hard to swallow...please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers everyday.

    Stay in touch...

  8. Thank you all for your thoughts and support - I think I am going to need them all! I am ready for battle and intend to fight tooth and nail whatever is thrown at me!

  9. Patti (a felting friend)30 December 2010 at 22:47

    That a girl, ready to fight whatever it is and there are so many of us ready to fight with you. Remember laughter is the best medicine. Have a wonderful trip!

  10. Oh, bugger. So sorry you have this added stress. I shall send all positive vibes your way and know you are up to the job of doing a bit of ass kicking. Dig out that Finnish shell suit and get kicking!

  11. Holding good thoughts from the west coast of Canada...