I don’t put frequent personal updates on here but I think over the coming months it will be easier to have this out there. A couple of weeks ago my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer. It’s highly unlikely to be operable and we’re informed that it isn’t curable so we’re at the improving quality of life/extending life stage. Fortunately it may be possible for that the be a good length of time but we’re in a holding pattern right now.
What’s extra weird is that this is really, really out of the blue. GP office tests showed up nothing and it was due to the GP being cautious that he went for a colostomy. His only symptom is on-off stomach upset and some digestive upset. He’s healthy and only in his late 60’s. I think we all feel like we’ve somehow been dropped into someone else’s life, it’s very surreal. I have no clue what the future month’s will hold, a big part of me doesn’t really want to know. I’m just grateful that I’m here on a physical and emotional level. My parents live next door to me and are very much part of our extended family so I’ve got the ability to help them a lot.
This is why I’ve put this up here, my knitting and business will go on as normal but I’m going to be spending a lot of time in waiting rooms and hospitals with my parents over the coming months. I love having the mental and physical distraction of knitting, in fact I think my mother will shortly be taking crochet up again for the first time in years! I’m probably going to be quieter than before on social media though as my mental energy will be elsewhere. You may see a bit more of Nadia posting for me but that’s always a good thing!