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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Monday, February 2, 2015

BOMs Away - Kelly's "Strolling the Block"



Welcome to the Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays! 
We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately. 
This week's link-up is at the bottom of the post.


Oh! I'm sorry I didn't get this posted last night, everybody. I've been really distracted the last few days - I found out I have cancer, and we're in the middle of diagnostics to find out to what extent and try to identify the specific type. It seems I have to be unique (or rebellious, take your pick!) even in this - not only did I get a non-Hodgkins lymphoma in the skin, but it's one they've never seen. The pathology lab in Washington, D.C. even thanked the regional lab from out here for sending such an interesting specimen and expressed gratitude for sharing future findings. . .   ::sigh::  Hopefully, it's in the family of lymphomas that responds super well to treatment! I have a bilateral bone marrow biopsy on Thursday, and then a full-body PET scan on Monday when whatever they put in me Thursday has had a chance to get cleared out  Make that: Tomorrow is my scan, now, because Tricare got blasted by 5 different doctors, 3 nurses, a hospital admin, and 3 different offices' desk jockeys for dragging their feet on authorizing my care. (Military people may be able to relate to the insanity of getting things authorized sometimes!)  
There's a gentleman at our Taekwondo dojang who's just finished treatment for throat cancer (successfully, as it shows so far!!), and he's my new personal mentor. I find that the Taekwondo community is every bit as sharing and supportive as quilters and church congregations can be, so I'm very fortunate in both the social and physical benefits of having started that activity almost a year ago! Thank goodness for the extra level of baseline health from which to kick cancer out!  

Back to BOMs Away  :)

Being First Sunday, yesterday I pulled out Kelly's "Strolling the Block."  



I got all the orange peel work put in for one row's sashing and quilted one of the blocks before I got a call from Katie to see if I could come pick up the Taekwondo trailer from a city event so she and the men that had been working could go to Superbowl parties. LOL!!!   I didn't mind, as they knew I wouldn't. I don't do football, and my clueless gaping outside of class when they talk of such things was a no-brainer.  ;D

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Did you enjoy Superbowl Sunday? And have you worked on any of your BOMs lately?

15 comments:

Cathy said...

*hugs* I'm glad they pushed up your scans. Will be keeping you in our prayers.

Heather said...

Lyn, I'm so glad you have found a supportive community within you Taekwondo group. Hugs to you and your family and prayers.

Debbie said...

Oh My...yes...I have surely heard the trials of dealing with Tricare. Glad you had so many people to follow up on the referral/paperwork. The worst, I'm sure, has to be just not knowing!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I will be thinking of you and hope your scan goes ok and that you get the treatment you need - my daughter and her family are on TriCare - all this trouble with insurance companies is horrible - hope you have good news

Heidi said...

Keep up the great attitude Lyn, not knowing is so tough!

Frederique said...

I hope you will have news and feel better soon.

To change your mind, I'm running another fabric giveaway, and you are more than welcome to enter!

nancy n. said...

We just found out our adult has cancer also. I will keep you in my prayers. I wish you a speedy recovery !!!!!!

Lucy said...

Oh my... I am so sorry to hear your news. I do hope you get the answers that you want and soon xxxx

Dana Gaffney said...

I'm glad to hear you have people looking out for you, the faster you know the better. Take all the support you can find, it's good to talk to people that have been through it. Keep us up to date, please, I'll be sending good thoughts.

Miss Jean said...

I'll be sure to keep you in my prayers!!!!!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Oh Lyn, Wishing you good news with the results. I'll be thinking of you. It's good that you supportive communities around you.

Carrie P. said...

I am so sorry to hear about your diagnois. I did not mention it on my blog but my husband was treated for throat cancer last year. He just had a scan a few weeks ago and things look good for him. He doesn't have all his taste or saliva working normally yet but we are encouraged. I will be praying for you.

Busy Quilting said...

Hugs from all your different communities as you move through this trying time. Even from "across the pond".

Amy @ Amy's FMQ Adventures said...

Best wishes for speedy scans and treatment. Waiting is the worst.

Kaja said...

I'm sorry to hear your bad news, but hope that they will work things out quickly. Will be thinking of you and hoping you make good progress back to health.