Saturday, September 26, 2009

Why No Blogging?






This is just to show you that there has been some knitting going on. There are very good reasons for mu total lack of blogging

I want you to know that I will not be closing my blog--as I wish to continue following all those I have been following. I feel I have developed a friendship and bond with all of my pretend friends--thank you so much for that.

I have been really ill--diagnosed with SIADH--which I do not really understand it--it has to do with ineffective anti diuretic hormone and my sodium dropped very very low and I was unable to function for 7 days.. I then spent 7 more days in the critical care unit to treat and find they cause.. And the cause was found. They found a lesion on my lower right lung--which is what they feel triggered the SIADH. It was biopsied and it is a small cell cancer. for now that is all we know. I will see an oncologist on Oct 12--have more testing to determine stage etc and then they will decide on treatment. I do know it is not operable.

I am not posting this for sympathy--but for lots and lots of prayers please--cuz I know they do work. I will do my best to keep you all posted. I am very accepting of my current status and plan to enjoy every day that I do feel well to the fullest and to do the best I can when I do not feel well. Please pray also for my 3 daughter's, my mom, and especially my special hubby who will bear the brunt of this. He is a great guy. That is all for now--and happy knitting.

8 comments:

Gayle said...

So sorry to here the news. You and your family will be in my prayers. The knitting looks wonderful. I hope to be back on the wagon again after I unpack from our move. I need to start on the fingerless mits for Christmas gifts. I wish you a speedy recovery and lots of stitching.:)

Debbie said...

Hey!!!! I am so sorry to hear that you have been ill. What can I do, can I bring something, can I clean your house? We live in the same state after all.

KnittySue said...

You'll be in my prayers..for sure.
My dad was diagnosed with small cell on the outside of his lungs in 2007. He has chemo once a week on this new drug. He was on a pill a day for a clinical trial and then another I can't remember. He still plays Baseball once a week and is active. The treatments keep the small cell from growing and is pretty effective.
Please let us know how your doing, I'll be praying.

KnittySue said...

You'll be in my prayers..for sure.
My dad was diagnosed with small cell on the outside of his lungs in 2007. He has chemo once a week on this new drug. He was on a pill a day for a clinical trial and then another I can't remember. He still plays Baseball once a week and is active. The treatments keep the small cell from growing and is pretty effective.
Please let us know how your doing, I'll be praying.

eileensblog said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your illness! I will be praying for you. Your knitting is beautiful as always.

Grace said...

Chris---even though I follow your blog, they don't seem to be showing up in the Dashboard page, I just looked and I am still there, so I have missed many of your posts since early June just thinking you gave up blogging

I am so very sorry to hear what you are going through, and of course you will be in my prayers

I hope I can add a wee bit of good news, I used the random number generator this morning---picture will be on my blog and you won my birthday contest. I am sending you the the My Blue valentine shawl--If you can Email me your mailing address

needles54 at optonline dot net

Hugs, Grace

JustApril said...

Oh dear! I really have been remiss in my blog reading! I'm sorry I didn't know sooner. How are you doing now?

Mar said...

Hello. I was going through my Bookmarks today and came across one of your posts about Shower Gifts. I wondered why I hadn't gone to your Home page. I hope you are feeling better now. Your family sounds very supportive and I know from personal experience that one's family is so important for the encouragement and sympathy that you need. God Bless you and all those you love.