Sunday, June 23, 2013

Still here and doing ok.

G'day. It's been some time since I have written a post and also since I have checked any of the great blogs that I follow. I have been very remiss.

This photo is of myself and my beautiful daughter, take some weeks ago. I am still undergoing chemo and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

 I did spend 6 days in the local hospital here in my country town with a bad case of pneumonia. I had a very high temperature (quite serious they told me) and a lung infection. My hospital was really good and managed to get all the antibiotics that I needed sent up by courier. This made things so much easier for hubby and myself. I did have a serious setback one day and it looked like an ambulance trip to the big city hospital where I have all my treatments, but it settled down before the ambulance was called.

My workmates have been just wonderful. One of them made me a gorgeous patchwork bag and it was filled with goodies and all the staff signed the inside of it with waterproof pen. I will show photo's at a later date. The small quilting club that I sometimes ( I use that word loosely) attend of a Wednesday night all got together and did a block each of a quilt for me. That too will be a photo for another time.

It's an ongoing battle, but I am still of the opinion of "Suck it up Princess"

Sadly I haven't done any sewing or used my beautiful embroidery machine for some time. I just don't feel like it at this stage. I have been trying to continue with my working career on my good days, but on the bad ones, I sit in my lovely red leather recliner, usually with our gorgeous little dog on my lap, watching DVD"s or reading. I do make sure the house work is done first and hubby has been just the best. I don't know how I would have got this far without him. Friends have made us some of the most tastiest soup and casseroles. A good friend got up early this morning and made us two large containers of pea and ham soup and also a delicious chow mien. This was all done before her and her hubby had to catch a train to Melbourne then a bus to the airport and a flight to Brisbane. She was on my doorstep at 9.30 am. How lucky are we to have friends like this?

Take care.


  1. Hi Liz, lovely to read your post. Wow you have had a tough time of late, but how wonderful to have such support and love to surround you. I hope that your health stabilises and that you don't get any more of the winter bugs...
    Take Care, Anthea

  2. Hi Liz, so lovely to see your lovely face and to read your post. I am sorry you got so ill. I hope you have turned the corner and send you lots of healing hugs and speed to the get through the end of that tunnel. I am certain you are very deserved of such lovely kind friends and they are a true blessings.
    Take care xxx

  3. Hi Liz

    So pleased you have managed to blog again and are not letting all this get you down. Hope that light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter and nearer day by day and that, by now, you are beginning to see the end of the tunnel as a definite shape in the near distance.



  4. The support of friends is something that can't be measured. so glad to read your post today.

  5. hey Liz, glad to see you blog again and that the light is getting stronger. big hugs to you

  6. Wonderful to hear from you. I haven't gone thru this type of ordeal, but I have friends who have, and I realize how hard it can be. Attitude is everything, and you have a great one. So happy to hear about all your wonderful support. Amazing and great.

  7. Glad to hear news from you! Glad too that friends and family are all there when you need them the most, and that facilities for healing are available too.
    Get strong.
    Looking forward to more updates.

  8. G'day, Liz, so glad to hear you are seeing the end of the chemo treatments. Soon this will just be a memory and things will get back to normal. Your strength in this trial is inspiring!