Sunday, August 12, 2012

Thrown another curve ball

Life never gets easier.

I have had a hoarse voice since last November. I had been going to my Primary Care Physician who kept telling me it was allergies (which Ive never had before.) He told me I might need to see an allergist if all the allergy meds and steroids he was giving me didnt work. Finally he mentioned that I might look into seeing an ENT. So I did. And after me speaking one sentence, the ENT knew it was definitely not allergies. He used a scope in his office and right away found a tumor on my vocal cords. And biopsy results came back showing that it is cancerous.

So I'm on rounds of concurrent chemo and radiation therapies. I have already seen so many blessings throughout this battle. It will be a long road to recovery, but I know without a doubt that we will make it through, stronger than before. If you'd like to follow my battle with larynx cancer closer, click here.

With all my time waiting around in doctors offices and what not, I have dreamt up a few projects with all the new fun fabric lines out. This one will be a new quilt for my biggest little boy, who has yet to receive his own quilt from mom. He asked if he could help, and I of course said yes! Even though that means it will take so much longer and be much more difficult and frustrating. I love that he loves fabric!

Here is a little preview of the stack we are working with.
Bike quilt fabrics
fabrics top to bottom: all Michael Miller- It's A Boy Thing Bicycles Haze, Wheel Dot Haze, Mini Harlequin Sea, Baby Dumb Dot Sea, Mini Mikes Random Pencil Check Sea, Bicycles Grey, Ta Dot Marine, Wheel Dot Charcoal
quilt planning
drawing our quilt blocks, planning what his "bike" quilt will look like.
More pictures to come of our first quilt planning session together. Cant wait!


  1. My prayers are with you and your family. Your positive attitude is awesome and sure to help your recovery along! :-)

  2. Hi Amber! I am so sorry you are going through this. I have thought of you since our retreat in May (my daughter and I shared a table with you). I'm happy you pursued the issue and didn't chalk it up to "Allergies". I will keep you in my prayers and hope for a complete recovery.