Friday, 2 March 2012

In case you were wondering..........................

.............I'm OK. The 5th of March will be 6 months since I had the oesophagectomy, and, apart from a few little niggles, it seems to have worked. I still have a broken rib, and I still have to sleep sitting up, but it beats the hell out of the alternative, so I have learned to keep complaints to a minimum!
I hope if anything good were to come out of this, that it will encourage other men (who are notoriously difficult to get to the doctor) to recognise little symptoms and get checked out early. Oesophageal cancer is a killer, mainly because in most cases it's diagnosed too late - I was caught early, and have survived because of that. Most cancers, if caught early enough, are treatable.
On a lighter note, I am in the process of making a revamped version of 'Zoe', which will look stunning when she's finished, so there's another for the workshop pot!
Here's the old 'Zoe'........................the new one is chartreuse and gold, with chrysolite crystals!


  1. Yes it is good to be check and yes most can be cured early and we are so blessed that yours was! This is an awesome creation!

  2. Hllo,Peter:
    Glad You feel better,despite all'side effects'.I do hope,You'll get recovered soon,because You feel to have a strong motivation.I wish You that with all my heart.
    'Old Zoe' is wonderful-I'd say modest,as for Your Style,not very much opulent.Red color always matches to the gold one and gives the taste of elegance and nobility.
    Interesting: how the new version will be looking like.I'll be waiting patiently to see it.
    Warm,Spring Hugs from Sweden-Halinka-

  3. I love chrysolite! although this version is darn pretty.

  4. The necklace is gorgeous - and I'm so very glad you're around.

  5. So happy to hear you feel OK.
    And Zoe is adorable!
    I'm sure the new one will be even more stunning!