Many of you have stayed with me on this wild ride… through hackers, health, and plenty of hell, I thank you all.
For those out of the loop, the short version goes like this:
I’ve battled High high blood pressure for over 3 years. I ended up in the hospital after Thanksgiving and really thought I was dying… but no one could give me answers. Finally, on Dec 23rd, a specialist, Dr Holzbeierlein at KU Med nailed the diagnosis: kidney cancer. Bad. The tumor was 8.7cm — bigger than the kidney it had eaten — and had to come out. Fast. He gave me Christmas home with my kids and on Dec 27th I went under the knife. I had my right kidney, some tissue and the tumor removed. I usually stitch up some cool holiday cards between xmas & new years, but this year, I had to ask Dr. Holzbeierlein to stitch for me. I asked him for some snazzy stitches from his steady hands, preferably SMALL ones:
I think his work was brilliant. And for the best “handmade” holiday gift EVER, on December 27th afternoon, I woke up cancer free. Cue orchestra and choir.
So, forgive me if I’ve been away, and for taking a bit of time to get the lipstick and rouge back on this site — hacker be damned, I assure you it’s coming, slow, but sure!! We’ll be rebuilding my “look” soon. For now, I’m still on bedrest (for about 2 more weeks) and s-l-o-w-l-y regaining strength. I’ve begun editing the Sinister Stitch Chronicles footage and will continue promoting it as soon as I’m a little better. I can’t imagine a better New Year! See you soon!! ;0} v.