Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Little Under the Weather

I was thinking that I haven't made any progress on
the projects I wanted to accomplish as pertain
to learning the old ways.  This summer has been 
wet or I have been under the weather again, 
fighting this colitis.  It's hard to get too 
enthused when you don't feel well.

Instead, I thought I'd post some photos of the project I AM working on.
I really have enjoyed this quilting/embroidery project sponsored by
Moda,  Bee-utiful Quilt A Long with designs by Pamela Jane Morgan.
It has helped me to learn new embroidery stitches and to take
some creative license with the basic pattern.

You'll see some blue markings in the photos-
they was off but serve to outline the basic pattern,
each containing a bee or two.


It's easy to sit in my recliner and stitch
and still spend time with my husband.

In the meantime I am working with 
doctors, fighting their recommendation 
to get on medicine with potential side effects
of brain infections or TB.  Another lists 3-4
types of cancer, one 100% fatal.

Maybe the odds are small but one brain infection
is enough to change everything.  I am going to consult
another doctor to see what the alternatives are.
We've only had these new biologics (you hear them on 
tv all the time now) for awhile,
people managed before without them.

Wish me luck!


Gorges Smythe said...

My maternal grandmother used to do some embroidery, mostly preprinted pillow cases and such.


I'm sorry you don't feel well with this stuff and I am glad you are seeing another doctor to see what else can be done. Your needlework is beautiful. Hang in there Kathy. Praying for you.

LindaG said...

Praying for you, Kathy. God bless.

Powell River Books said...

You have beautiful tiny stitches. I haven't done any embroidery in years, and never anything that small and detailed. Hope you get a better second opinion. None of those options sound like options. - Margy

Unknown said...

Oh no Kathy...I sure hope you find some relief soon and in the best way possible. Hugs to you!!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Doing a little better today. I talked to the Doc and he thinks it may have been diverticulitis accompanied by colitis. Well, it may be another colonoscopy in the future, what fun! Ugggg

Yahoobuckaroo's Blog said...

I wouldn't worry so much about side effects. If the chances are good that the medicine could help me to live a happy, healthy life, it would be worth the small chance of dying from something.

Summer said...

Your embroidery is pretty. Hope you feel better soon ♥


Harry Flashman said...

I sure am sorry you are having so much to deal with on the health issue. I know from personal experience how not feeling well and being dragged through all the doctors offices and all the medicines and tests runs a person down. Keep your spirits up. I just take things one day at a time and try not to dread the next appointment.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Thanks, its been a rough week. I am so tired because this wakes me up with pain and then I can't get back to sleep. I think there is a bit of improvement but I think we'll have to do something about this rather than keep having episode after episode.

Sherry said...

Kathy, I understand your frustration and pray all goes well. This was my first visit to your site, I love it and I love any kind of needle work. Thank you for all your thoughts. Have a wonderful day.

Harry Flashman said...

Kathy, just checking in with you. I hope you are not feeling badly and can post again soon. Been thinking about you, and the family there.

Manny said...

Oh gosh, Kathy. I missed this. I hope things are improving. You're definitely in my prayers.