Tea & Sympathy

Published November 17, 2009 by isisimaginings

Well, it’s official; I have a chest infection. I’ve been feeling very rough the last few days, so I saw my GP today & I’ve got to take antibiotics for a week & use an inhaler every four hours. On top of that, I have to have an xray on my left wrist. I started to get pain in September & instead of getting better, it’s just got worse. Doing anything now with my left hand is very difficult & painful – btw, did I mention I’m left-handed? And did I mention that because of Lymphodema, I’m not supposed to use my right arm or hand to any great extent?? Honestly, there’s never a dull moment with me!! Anyhoo, on to happier things.

Have you seen my blog counter? Over 1300 visitors!! How fantastic is that? AND I had my first visitor from Turkey last night! I’m so honoured that people take the time to have a look at my cards & read my ramblings. In the New Year, I think I’m going to have to organise some blog candy as a way of saying thank you.

Remember in last Saturday’s post, I said I’d made a huge decision? Yesterday, I took the final steps in that decision. I can’t remember if I’ve said on this blog what I did for a living before the cancer diagnosis. I worked as a dental hygienist. It’s not something I find easy to say – or type! – because although I was very good at what I did, I felt like a square peg being forced into a round hole, every single day. In fact, my first thought on waking the morning after my graduation was that I had made the biggest mistake of my life. I couldn’t have said this last year, I was too angry, but I now believe that the universe was screaming at me, trying to make me hear that I needed to change & when I refused to listen & just kept working, working, working, the universe gave me breast cancer. And even then it was almost too late; a month or two later & I wouldn’t be typing this right now.

So. A huge lesson & that’s why I finally made the decision last week that I will NEVER, EVER, NO MATTER WHAT, work as a dental hygienist again. I have cancelled my registration, my insurance, everything. In other words, I have burnt all my bridges behind me, there is no going back. And I feel such huge relief. It seems a strange thing to say, but the fact that I will be having more surgery soonish is a blessing; it gives me more time to sort myself out, organise my CV & send it out to M&S, Waitrose, etc! I’m also thinking of ways that I can use my crafting to make a little money, it won’t make me a millionaire, but every little helps.
Oops, I’ve been rambling again. Here’s today’s card. It went to a friend of Jen’s I met when I was in the US. Can you tell that I used my CB for this card?? 🙂 I think the little cat stamp is Stampendous, but I can’t remember where I got it. I stamped it in gold, then heat-embossed it. Everything else is from my stash.

Once again, thanks for visiting. I hope everyone is having a good week.

Love & light.


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