AUTHOR: Knitti-me TITLE: An Email to a Friend, Part Deux DATE: 11:26:00 AM ----- BODY:
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 11:14:03 -0700 (PDT) From: "Marie Edmondson" View Contact Details Subject: Hi There! Hey, you really hit the jackpot with your SP. Beautiful, beautiful gifts. I have been faithfully keeping up with your blog, but just haven't had the "umph" to comment. However, your latest projects and beading (especially!) have been fabulous. After my last email to you - I ended up taking another two weeks off work after going to the doctor and sobbing in her office. Her comment was, "I've had several patients with severe anemia like you, but they're not crying - there must be something more going on here..." Ya think?! I have since gone to the shrink and he's put me on a totally new medication and I'm feeling a bit more stable. Anyway, as it turns out, I'll be going under the knife in August for a full hysterectomy. Apparently, my uterus is the size of a 4-month pregnancy (Congratulations Mrs. Edmondson). However, I don't have a precious life, but lots of insidious tumors (boo, hiss). Well, at least I can almost see a light at the end of the tunnel, I just have to recover from major abdominal surgery. In the meantime, Hawaii is just around the corner (jetting out of here next Wednesday morning). Given my health condition, I won't be up for hiking the heights of Kauai, but a hammock on the beach with a Mai Tai sounds just fine. We bought snorkling gear for the whole family and have been practicing in the pool at the gym. That's about the extent of activity I can do these days; slow leisurely laps up and down the pool with only the sound of the "Darth Vader" breathing from the snorkle. I had been working on a pretty feather and fan scarf (from Scarf Style) in some beautiful "Over the Rainbow" Twinkle Toes yarn, but put it down nearly two weeks ago - I've been stagnating since. I'll probably take it as my vacation knitting though. In the meantime, I've beaded some braceletts. Before leaving for Hawaii (i.e. this weekend), I'm going to rip the recycled silk purse and reconfigure to fit all my "necessities." I perfer small pouches that wear over one shoulder and across the chest rather than the ubiquitous fanny pack. So there you have it - I'm back at work (and in a much better frame of mind) and ready to pack my bags this weekend. Take care my friend, -Marie