It's been a while hasn't it. Boy, life has just taken some crazy turns for me lately. I've recieved several emails from concerned followers (thank you) and decided I should fill everyone in on whats been going on.
Back in Jan. I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. While it's not the best news- it's extremely common and very treatable. First thing to do- have the thyroid removed. However, in the process of preparing for surgery I was diagnosed with a completely unrelated blood condition called ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Pupura). Basically my body started destroying my platelets and we don't know why. We think I may have had this condition for a while and didn't even know. Anyway, before I could have my thyroid surgery I ended up needed to have my spleen out first so that I would have enough platelets and not bleed out during the thyroid surgery. So in the beginning of March I had my spleen removed. Everything went well and my recovery was normal. It just meant I had to splend a few days in the hospital. My platelet count surged and 2 weeks later I went in for my Thyroidectomy. That surgery went well also. However the thyroid messes with lots of stuff and although I was physically recovering well, I needed to stay in the hospital a few extra days while my calcium levels regulated. A week later I had another hospital stay because of my fluctuating calcium levels. 16 out of 30 days in the hospital- not fun.
Needless to say my little business has taken a back seat. Unfortunately International Quilt market is only weeks away. For any of you that have has thyroid imbalance or know someone with similar thyroid issues- not having a thyroid wreaks havoc on the body. I'm very tired and achy all the time. At some point it will get better and I'll be regulated with medication, but for now it's yucky.
I just wanted to let everyone know why there hasn't been updates lately. I'm doing lots better but all of my enegry and focus is on getting ready for Quilt Market right now. Other than designing new patterns I have a few 'secrets' I've been working on behind the scenes. If you'll be in MN for Spring Market- make sure you come by our booth an say 'HI!' For the rest of you- I hope to be back to regular posting soon.