Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas on the 28th

John finally made it home and Christmas was great!

Jess 3yrs

Silvie and Michael

Jess ready for bed
water fun
We had almost the whole family here and everyone was great
wild hibiscus in my drink

Mum came too

around the Barbie

Jo and Fab




Tuesday, December 25, 2012

No Christmas Today

It's Christmas day here but no Johnny and no Christmas for us we are waiting for him to come home and that's been put back to Friday as his platelets haven't come up and it's deemed too risky! The children are 12 months and 3yrs and don't know the difference. As for me I have no wish to find out what its like to have Christmas without him,ever!

Merry Christmas! PEACE and JOY to the world.

Amazing trick the face I see looks totally unalike the one I have been staring at?


Friday, December 14, 2012

It's good News Week

I was holding off on posting as I had photos I wanted to share and forgot to bring my phone to the city with me.BUT..................
John was supposed to be spending Christmas in hospital,  his doctor said he will try and get him home Xmas eve night! FABULOUS!!! leg which has been unbearably sore is getting better, still sore at night but I can walk again and am heading off to the shops to prove it! I am taking papaya supplements ( only 2wks so far) and am giving them the credit. I have been suffering with this leg since June and am overjoyed with finally making progress! I am in the city with John now but am expecting to go home Sunday to get ready for my guests.
My brother who was in hospital is now staying with my sister who works at the very same hospital where John is .The next floor actually.  I have only seen her once and John twice for 5mins since he got sick. Loving isn't she?I am hurt and disappointed but am not going to let it get to me.I have so much to be happy about!



Friday, December 7, 2012

December News

Johns' third Chemo went well and he is home again for 4 days before his next one which begins  Monday.
Sadly it will go over Christmas! He should be home the day after Boxing Day if all goes well for 4 more days!
I have photos for you but cant upload till I get back to Brisbane.Its as hot as in the image above, my trees are looking very sad. We need a good soaking rain.
I can hardly walk with my Osteo or rheumatoid Arthritis,I had to sleep standing up last night as my leg aches laying down. I stood beside the bed, bent at the waist and put my head on a pillow.My son, Michael, his partner and their 2 daughters arrive on the 17th of this month! Cant wait!
I am busy sending out Secret Santa and Birthday Club gifts.
I hope you enjoy the lead up to Christmas!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Big Pants

It's time for me to put on my big girl panties and head back to the hospital. John has had his younger sister and her husband with him this week. We haven't seen them in at least 15 years. Its great that they came, I know he is touched.
I have been crafting my little heart out, it's great therapy for me! Here are some steampunk angel brooches I made to give away in secret Santas.

I xmased up a zetti image I had too!

right click to enlarge, copy and paste

I made some Christmas decorations too!

altered matchbox

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Great Week

This week John was allowed HOME yes HOME to OUR house with me, it has been WONDERFUL!
 He goes back this afternoon to resume chemo tomorrow!
My Brother (Peter) was discharged from hospital to my sisters' place in Brisbane! A big step forward.

Hopefully he will be able to come up here and get his dog, Lara, soon. She misses him!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Swaps and a gift

 I received my  altered brushes in the altered brush swap with,  they are from Mags and Margie Diamante and  Cheryl  Reese and I love them all!  So  pretty!

I also recieved a lovely gift from is a Chackra Garland.I am going to put it on the wall in my unit at the Luekemia Foundation to protect me.

I get down sometimes and when I do I just write it all down over and over to get it out!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


When John was out of hospital last week we considered a walk up the hill a couple of blocks to the Markets. He was really weak and I am fat with a bad knee,so we canned the idea because  the thought of the two of us halfway up the hill fighting over the walker was just too much! LOL!
After he had to go back in it was up to me to take his computer in the next day! He carries it in a back pack with some other VERY HEAVY stuff( unknown to me he had adjusted the straps to minimum as he only ever carries it). Because I have a sore knee I decided to wear it on my back. I called a cab and went to put it on when he blew the horn to let me know he had arrived.  It was so heavy it knocked me on my back and tied my arms to my sides which was made worse by me panicking.There I was stuck on my back waving my arms and legs madly while the taxi blew its horn!
It would have been some sight! LOL!
You can see the poor man is in good hands! LOL!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Ups and Downs

UP John was allowed out for 3 days DOWN he got an infection and had to go back in.UP its being treated.
DOWN it is adding 2 weeks to his treatment.I day I am smiling the next I am crying . I can't bear to see him sick!

Monday, October 29, 2012

A card from a friend

Thanks so much Pam Yee for keeping us in your thoughts,this lovely card was very much appreciated!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

My Sickfellas

My sickfellas are doing great!

I am staying in the luekemia foundation village and it is just wonderful!. If you ever get the chance, DONATE ,they do fabulous work!
Its Sunday and stinking hot here in the city.I can't go anywhere other than hospitals as I have a really sore leg and that's as much as it will take, besides,  I might get lost, LOL!What a country bumpkin I have turned into, you wouldn't believe I was city raised until I was 16yo would you!
Take Care!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Back we go

John has had 3days out of hospital but goes back Sunday afternoon. He will start his second bout of Chemo.

He has really enjoyed being out of the Hospital! He went to visit my brother in intensive care and said he was pleasantly surprised that he is doing so well.I made him a card.

that's us folds in half
 I have had some time at home and go back on Wednesday. I have done some amazing things this week, been with Mum, watered my garden,

double hibiscus

 washed the dog.

 I made some pages to send away in a round robin.

her eyes move in and out

It has all been so normal and wonderful that I am dreading going back to being away from home and surrounded by sickness but he is my love and truly deserves my support so back on a plane I go, I still hate flying!