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Beginning of the year starting with a bang!

Well the first new thing for this year is one of my patterns that was sold at the CGOA conference in 2008 iscoming to light!  This one is also with Caron, using their Country yarn.  This stuff is nice!!!!  It's a mix of wool and microdenier, and crochets up beautifully.  I don't know if it will be on the "front" page, or in the crochet patterns section, but it's supposed to be up on the website sometime this month, so if you see a red cabled throw, it's mine!  lol   I'm really excited about seeing how it photographed!  My pictures of it were taken at night, and night time photography and I usually don't get along too well. 

Then late in January I was contacted to do some contract crocheting for another CGOA member I met in Buffalo for a men's sweater.  We were about in the middle of the pattern when I realized there wasn't going to be enough of one particular color.  The designer was told there was no more of that color, it was a mill sample.  So between tweaking the pattern to fit the amount of yarn available, frogging to fit in the tweaks, and meeting the deadline, Missyboo had a doctor's appointment.

She was then sent from that appt. to a bone specialist in the Bronx to review her MRI films and give an exam.  We were told everything was presenting itself as Ewing's Sarcoma, a malignant tumor on her leg.  Missyboo was admitted to the hospital that afternoon so she could get a contrast MRI and contrast CAT scan of her chest done before morning.  The dr. wanted to do a biopsy the next morning, and as an outpatient, the scans couldn't be done the same day. 

The biopsy plug was examined in the operating room, and initial exam indicated it was clean.  Several other samples were also tested from around the area because the Xrays and MRIs showed a white-shaded area on the bone and in the surrounding soft tissue.  Now we wait until Thursday to do a follow up visit, check her dressings on her leg and to get the official pathology reports.  I'm scared shitless right now, but fingers are crossed that the initial operating room testings will be like the ultra sound tech telling me I was having a girl, then delivery confirming I did.  Not the opposite.

In the meantime, Missyboo is "running" around here with a pair of crutches since she's not supposed to be putting any weight on that leg.  I tease her about entering her in a crutch race and naming her Crutch Demon.  That makes her laugh.  Which makes me feel a bit better.

Have a good night, and give your kids an extra big hug telling them they are loved.

Reader Comments (2)

I'm so sorry to hear about Missyboo. My heart goes out to both of you right now. I hope everything goes well this week, and that she is given a clean bill of health. And congratulations on your pattern being published! It is so exciting to see patterns designed by people I know.

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPriscilla

Nancy.... congrats on the pattern, kind of back seat to what you are going through now..... I will be thinking of you and Missybo and let us know what's going on as soon as you do!

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly K. McAlindin

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