I am quite a 'public' person these days. That is to say I have formed a persona around my Art and Beadwork which I am happy to let people into, only sometimes it gets a little strained, and I disappear from view for a while. The last month has been, to put it mildly, a little strained. I have also been trying to figure out just how 'public' I want to be, and the answer is - as much as I want to be!
A few weeks ago I went to my doctor with a 'lump in my throat', she sent me for an endoscopy, they sent me for a CT scan (after taking five biopsies), the result was that I have oesophageal cancer - a chunk of nasty stuff about a centimeter up from my stomach. The good news is that it seems not to have spread, I'll know next Tuesday, and as such is curable. Fairly big operation, but it can be chopped out and thrown in a jar at this stage. So. No 'outpourings', no prayers, no invoking the great god of beadweavers, and no negativity!
Nina and I have already been through the bit where we checked my life insurance to make sure it was up to date - everything has parameters, we did the bottom one - now we're on the top one.......................it's all good news!
So. Now you're up to date, and you can see why I haven't been as active online lately - it wasn't easy keeping it a secret until we knew for certain. I'm not going to do a 'this is my battle with cancer' blog, but I will keep you up to speed on how things are going.
Time to get back to the beads....................I've got workshops to design for!
A pony I met on Dartmoor