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A Pregnant Pause

I am taking a medication, Femara, to prevent future cancer. It makes me feel as if I am pregnant – some nausea and dizziness, plus I feel as if I want to curl up and go to sleep. I hope that these symptoms become less agravating over time as I am supposed to take it for 5 years.

Today I got a call from the breast cancer aftermath coordinator (my title for her). You know – the syrupy sweet, I feel your pain, type. I have been in serious denial. Had a meltdown when I had to think about bras and prostheses and such.

I just want to do some creating and don’t seem to have the energy for it. I spent 6 hours doing quarterly updates on the SDA website yesterday and today. Now I am struggling to get the church newsletter formatted – but I have until next Monday so I shouldn’t be stressing.

I need to get to work on my Pointless Sisters’ Challenge. We made blocks for each other. It took almost a year! We each chose an object and two colors and made blocks for each other. I chose any digit from 1 – 9 and turquoise and lime green. Here are my blocks:

Last week while on the town with the fab five minus one, I bought this batik to use as a background:

Decided it was too boring! Too much turquoise! So I bought this assortment of fabrics which I am going to fashion into a background:

Stay tuned!

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  4. Rayna says:

    Ah, Gerrie, you are such an inspiration. I lost track of your surgery schedule..are you coming or going? Or just taking wonder woman drugs? I had colon cancer a little over 4 years ago and went through the surgery/chemo stuff, so I have traveled down a parallel path. You just have to assume that all will be well(which it will be) and put one foot in front of the other. You seem to be doing a fabulous job of it – and your art and your blog are keeping you sane (whatever that means.) I love reading your blog and keeping track of how you are doing. Hugs.

  5. lizzieb says:

    now you’re talking, Gerrie…the mixture is so much better.
    My prayers are with you….de nile is a hard river to cross but things are fine on the other side. Having to face five years of that stuff…you better fell better soon! or else!!!
    Love to you…