New start.

I’ve wanted to stitch these for years so with hubbies encouragement I have started them. I’m starting with Spring.

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Time for some lifestyle changes.

Saw the gynecologist again yesterday and told her of the CVS episodes that I have been still having with the zoladex implant. She said that because of that it’s not my menstrual cycle that’s causing the CVS (cyclical vomiting syndrome). After we explained a bit more about what I go through with the vomiting, she said it sounds very much like ibs because of the stomach cramps and the trouble I have going to the toile, as well as the vomiting. My GP is referring me to a gastroenterologist to investigate it all. After reading a book and looking online, the problems I have had with my bowels most of my life, made us think that IBS-C is probably the culprit to the CVS. So seeing as a few takeaways have caused CVS episodes, we are now completely cutting those out of our lives. We have a feeling MSG is also something to avoid due to the amount of Chinese takeaways that have effected me but not my husband, seeing as what we order is eaten by us both. We’ve been given tips by our chemist on some medication that can help with the IBS-C.So hopefully if I have any starting symptoms then i can take the suggested meds and hope it sorts it out before I end up vomiting for days on end. Hopefully once I know from the gastroenterologist what the frick is going on with my body, I can really control it and live in peace. Lol.

Damn this CVS.

Had yet another episode of CVS (cyclical vomiting syndrome). It started Monday and stopped yesterday. Thankfully this episode and the last one, a couple of weeks ago, have been quite mild compared the the other episodes over the past 16 months. Monday I go for my second Zoladex implant to be done so hopefully that will sort these episodes out. I was told the first implant may not have taken full effect to stop the CVS but the second on should. I had this same problem when I was on Zoladex earlier this year during my Radiotherapy treatment. I truly feel that going the Hysterectomy path is going to be the best way of dealing with this. I cannot carry on like this until nature takes its course and my menstrual cycle stops with the menopause. If this CVS doesn’t get sorted, my health is going to deteriorate. I have enough to deal with when it comes to my genetic medical condition, Neurofibromatosis Type 2. This year hasn’t been a good one so far but I am hoping it will not last.

Fancied stitching a HAED.

Last night as I drifted off to sleep I had an urge to work on one of my HAED (Heaven And Earth Designs) WIP’s. The first one that popped into my head was Train of Dreams. So here it is. I last stitched any of this was January 2017!!! 

What a rough few weeks.

I honestly don’t know how I’m still here after all that I’ve been through since the end of April and the 28th May, I have been admitted into hospital three times due to CVS (cyclical vomiting syndrome). I have ended up with two UTI’s after being discharged. I hope the next couple of weeks fly by, without any illnesses, so I can  finally see a gynecologist to find of what can be done about the CVS every time it’s the “time of the month” for me. I cannot live like this until the menopause stops my periods. That could be years. This amount of vomiting could cause me to have problems with my esophagus, teeth and weight. I’m already anemic. Even my appetite at the moment is terrible. I miss being able to snack throughout the day and still eat proper meals. At the moment I feel like I have a tight belt around my stomach making it difficult to eat a meal the size you’d give a toddler. 

It’s a gorgeous day.

Despite waking early due to sciatic pain I am actually in a good mood. I have a hot water bottle behind me which does help ease the pain. I’m not going enjoy using a hot water bottle once the summer gets here, so I’m going to have to find a painkiller that will actually work for more than an hour. I’m just about to start stitching. I’m hoping to stitch loads this month. Here’s the two projects I’m working on at the moment.

I finished.

 

I finished this part of the Lakeside Needlecraft, Bands Of Variation SAL. I used Thread Pickerz silk called Fishfisher. I enjoyed every stitch and I can’t wait until I receive the next Band on the 1st April.

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Time to get stitching.

Had a lovely full nights sleep and a sleep in till 10am. (Thank you furry kids for letting me sleep). Not been doing mich since I crawled out of bed but now I’m all geared up to spend the rest of today stitching. Here’s my starting point on the Lakeside Needlecraft, Bands of Variation SAL. I’m loving every stitch and I’m loving the Thread Pickerz hand dyed silks.