Thursday, June 24, 2010

I've been asleep for a month!

No kidding!!!  I had the last radiation treatment last Friday and they said it would probably be another 10-14 days until I didn't feel the need to sleep day and night.  I had NO idea when they said it would cause fatigue, did they mean you would literally sleep 16-20 hours a day!  But it's all behind me now and I'm ready to start livin' life! The cancer is gone, it did leave me with a little heart trouble but the cardiologist says he can make it alot better with meds.  I am taking a Beta blocker and ACE inhibitor and will see him again on July 1st.  I imagine he will tweak that medicine until he gets my heart rate where he is comfortable with it.  (It's still averaging 110)  Too high.

Today I was actually awake more hours than asleep and I got out the sewing machine and made some pillows for the new sofa.  I haven't told you I decided to order it in white and also got the red slipcover that I plan to use in winter.  Today I made a cool pillow out of burlap and made a little "runner" in velvet down the middle of it.

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Also made some with red print fabric to go with the red slipcover!  I only took a picture of this little one, but I made another with a scalloped edge that's cute too.sewing 007

And while I had the machine out I made some placemats with the leftover linen I had.  Oh, that's another story I haven't told you.  Maybe later this week!sewing 002 sewing 003

I don't know if the stars are lined up just right or what, but I did all this today without one cuss word!!!  Usually when I sew it sounds like a few sailors are in my house!?!

Glad you guys didn't send out a posse looking for me!  I won't keep you wondering how, or where I am any more~promise. 

Dangerously close to finishing my antique stars rug too.  I'll take a pic tonight and post later.  I would like to get in finished by next week when my aunt and her daughter are coming for a visit from Florida.

Lots more to say, but no more energy this evening.

Talk to you soon,




Kim said...

Welcome Back! I missed your posts. Very cute pillows. And I tend it speak "blue" around the sewing machine too.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Dearest Sheri ~
I am SO HAPPY the treatments are done. You've been to hell and back but it's worth it. With your spunk and attitude I'm sure it will take time but you'll bounce back ~ look at all you've accomplished today. You have every right to be so very proud.
Pug hugs dear blog buddy :)

TamboinMO said...

Girl, You're putting me to shame! I love your new pillows....can't wait to stop by and see your new furniture in it's new spot!

summersundays-jw said...

So sorry you've had to go through all this. Sounds like you're doing much better if you can accomplish all you did today. I've had the same pillow on the sewing machine for 3 days -- I don't seem very productive these days. Glad you found Carol. She's the best when it comes to slipcovers. She's also in Leola's with us. She's been making slipcovers for us since we had Eli McGee's in Galloway many years ago. Hope you're feeling great again soon.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Woo Hoo! Always glad to see you post so I know you're okay! When you sew, you don't mess around do you?!! Wonder how much you accomplish when you're feeling top notch?! Now that you're 'awake', enjoy your summer and feel better every day!

Jacque said...

So glad for you that all is going well and you are back in the world of awakeness...

pillows are really cute.

Taos Sunflower said...

Sheri: For someone who's been mostly asleep lately, you sure have gotten a bunch of stuff done! Maybe I should try sleeping more...hmmm...thanks for the idea...XXX

Joanne said...

Congrats on your last treatment and coming thru cancer free. I have a feeling we (the readers) are all going to need sleep after reading all you are doing - wow - first day awake and look what you accomplished! You go girl!

Jeanne (RED) said...

You are a wonder! Congrats on being finished with all your cancer treatments!!! You certainly have been busy! Love your pillows! So glad you are back! Love, Jeanne

katie said...

I was so excited when I saw you had posted. So good to hear you are doing some sewing. Love the pillows.
So happy all treatments are over and you are ready to carry on.

Best Wishes always

Miccosukee said...

Dear Sheri,
How wonderful to see you blogging again! As you know, you have been in my thoughts and prayers as you struggled with the radiation. So very glad you are able to stay awake long enough to do so much work you put the rest of us to shame.

Peace and happiness