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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Mum's decision made

Mum's decided not to have the op, with the proviso that if she starts getting symptoms or feels differently, she can change her mind.  We all think she's made the right decision, we think having a major op at her age and state of health will be too much for her, assuming she even survives it.  She said the Macmillan nurse was lovely and had some really useful things to say.  The consultant said that if it was his 83 y.o. mother, he would be in two minds as to what course of action to recommend for her.

Brother is trying to organise his diary so he can go up to see mum, he'll pick me up on the way.

Here's the card I made for Mum, it's going in the post today:-



Considering it's my first ever effort, and I'm not very artistic at all, I'm pleased with it.  A few things became apparent whilst I was doing it - gluing is messy (it's a glue pen) and double sided tape would be much easier, I need a fine craft knife for cutting, and also some fine tipped tweezers.  We've got loads of old tablemats which I've kept for some unknown reason....just as well as the cork underside of them makes an excellent cutting mat.  I also remembered I've got lots of small ribbons - you know the ribbons manufacturers put inside the shoulders of new garments, to hang over the hooks of hangers, to stop them sliding off?  I've always cut them off as they're a nuisance, they always seem to stick out of the neckline, but I saved them as they come in pretty colours, always thought they'd come in useful for something or other one day....well now they will, as adornments for my cards.  Fancy that, my hoarding of old stuff has proven to be a good thing!

I know it's early, but I actually slept solidly for 6 hours, which is a minor miracle.  If I hadn't needed to get up for a wee, I think I'd have slept a bit longer.  Guess it's the relief of Mum deciding not to have the op.  Now all I need is for my wee results to come back - negative or positive, I just want to know!  Still not in yesterday afternoon, that's a fortnight now.  


15 comments:

  1. That is a lovely card Sooze, no one would know that it is your first. I cannot understand why your test results are taking so long. It may be worth ringing and asking whether they have done the tests or lost your sample. I a man early bird, finishing off the sewing room got me out of bed at stupid o'clock.

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  2. I think I would have done the same as your mum, Sooze. now you can all move forward.

    The card is great and you have a very steady hand to cut that all with scissors. My cutting isn't as neat which is why I use die cuts! I too use the ribbons from clothes on cards and especially to make bows with (you can make the neatest bows by making two loops and then tying them together - somehow the bow lies flatter). Ah yes, tweezers. I forgot about those. I certainly couldn't be without them; I find the ones that turn at the end are the easiest to use but that's probably personal preference. Enjoy your new hobby! Helen

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  3. Brilliant card.
    The amount of card making stuff available is never ending so you could soon need a whole room to keep it in!
    A Decision made is a weight off your mind

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  4. Lovely card and your Mum will treasure it! Glad your Mum was able to make a decision and as it can be revised if necessary, it's a win win.

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  5. I hope you're chasing up the wee results with your GP. So many test results get lost in transfer from hospital to GP, usually done by email now or GP direct link to hospital website and all it takes is one wrong click on the keyboard ....... Savannah

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  6. Great 1st card, you have layered it lovely. I often use PVA glue and a kiddies paintbrush (you can buy 10 in a pack at a cheap shop)I find for the thinner glueing it works for me. You should have post today.

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  7. Your card is lovely Sooze, your Mum will love it. When my Mum died I found a very large envelope with every card I had ever made for her, so they must have meant something to her.

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  8. Sue, that's a great first card. I doubt that my first one looked anything like as good.

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  9. Pretty card , she should be happy with it.
    Yes, me too, I would be calling about my results. My nurse practitioner has told me if I don't hear from them in two days after test results should be in , be sure to call , because something has gotten lost or mixed up.
    Glad your mom feels right about her decision.

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  10. You have done well with that card! May I make a suggestion about a fine craft knife? I have found them to be rather unwieldy and recommend getting a scalpel and some number 10A blades to start with; there are other blades which suit different jobs. xx

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  11. Sending hugs and good vibes for your mum. That card is amazing.

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  12. Your card is beautiful. Glad the decision is made.

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  13. Love the card, your mom will be thrilled with it. My mom, at the same age as your mom, had the same issue and with my dad decided against the surgery. Now the decision has been made, even though it can be changed, will give you some relief not having the indecision on your mind. Looking forward to your next card. I used to do decoupage and found curved nail scissors were great for cutting out.

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  14. That is a lovely card that your mum will treasure and I can't believe you haven't made them before. I echo Toffee Apple about the scalpel and blade size - I think it is a number 3 handle too. You can get sticky dots for awkward bits and pieces that require more sticking power. Glad the decision is made - not an easy choice. Just your results now and maybe you will be able to sleep better. Having such big issues weighs heavily on the mind. Sending best wishes x

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  15. Smashing card Sooze. Your Mum will love it.
    I'm glad your Mum got to speak to the right people to help her come to her decision.
    I do hope you get your results soon.
    Hugs-x-

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