What have I been up too? Well this and that. I had a bit of a medical scare. I was having chest pains for a couple of weeks - but in true Dale fashion, didn't tell anyone, instead I waited until it was pretty much unbearable before I had it checked out. In the meantime (in my head) I had myself convinced that either I had breast cancer again and would have to have my second breast removed - even though I know that pain is not really a symptom of breast cancer - but it was that area of the chest that hurt the most.
After I ruled that out I convinced myself that it was indeed my heart. My Mom passed away at 61 with a major heart attack, and one of my brothers has had a couple of heart attacks, so wouldn't it stand to reason that I would be next?
Luckily I was wrong on both counts. Turns out I have Costochondritis! While it's not cancer and not heart related - it is painful. It is inflammation of the chest wall, caused by an injury usually, and of course right away hubby was telling my doctor how I have been lifting an old Singer sewing machine cabinet all over the patio. BUSTED!
So for the past 2 weeks, I have been resting, and taking anti-inflammatories for the pain. It is much improved and I am happy to say I will be able to get back to working on that machine cabinet this weekend.... I hope!
In the meantime I have been doing some sewing. I sewed a couple of new doll outfits. I finished my beautiful Cathy's yellow party dress (crocheted) and I bought a few more dolls from the thrift store.
On Tuesday it was Molly's 9th birthday, so I decided to make her a special party. I created a party table with my dolls, and don't you know the dog played right in there. It was terribly fun, and I got some really good pictures from it.
So here are a few images of my past couple of weeks.
|Cathy's new dress|
|Molly's 9th birthday|
|My orchid which blooms every anniversary of my mastectomy. This is it's 6th bloom going on now.|
|Bracelets made and sent to me by my friend Charlotte. One for me, one for Cathy! What a nice surprise!|
|A bad storm last Sunday eve. Left a lot of destruction around our area of the city.|
|A cake I made from Styrofoam and material|