Friday, October 25, 2013

the Return of Lefty

Today is an anniversary of sorts.

It is one year since I had my last zappo of radiation and was freed of the treatment that squashed 2012 (and hopefully the cancer) like a nasty bug.

Coincidentally the universe swung around a bit this week and threw me a bone. The $15000 surgery that is required for breast reconstruction has been offered to me gratis! There is a small but amazing programme still existing in the fast shrivelling maze of Queensland Health that offers this if you tick all the boxes. There are questions about weight, height, smoking, etc. Then you pass to level 2 where they checkout your scar recovery, muscle, muffintop and sanity.
Yesterday they finally rang to say I was in! Straight up in the New Year, Lefty ll will arrive. It will be a long recovery but the Universe threw us another bone and my job was extended another year. They are happy for me to take the time needed to recover. So The Divine Ms M aka Shorty can start prep with a mother on board who can be home again during the day sans l'offspring to get strong and healthy and maybe bake a few cakes and make a few paintings. At first the surgical side of things made me fairly nervous but there was a need to fix some problems from last year's surgery anyhoo. So I figured what is there to lose except my muffin top which they use to make the newby. 

Lichtenstein tweaked.
This year has gone so fast with work and refinding the making mojo and the support and happy company of lovely friends. Thanks to all of you- again.


  1. Good luck with the surgery xx

    1. It's a way off but nice to have a confirmation.

  2. Oh this is amazing news Annie, I am so happy for you. x

  3. Wow - that's awesome news! Last one off to school next year. Me too! Hopefully that will give you slightly (ever so slightly) more time to rest and recover during the day. Painting and baking sounds just lovely. xo

  4. Hooray for you! Hope a few more bones are thrown your way.

  5. This is lovely news Annie - I'm very happy for you.
    So 2013's been pretty good right, but you know what? I reckon 2014's going to be even better! x

  6. Positive news for the days ahead.
    It all sounds good.
    Bless you.

  7. That's great news. How incredible about the surgery! Of course, 2014 will be your year! Farbulous also about the school taking you on for another year. They'd be stupid not to. Next thing you need to do is extend the house and everything will be perfect!!

  8. Absolutely fantastic news, Annie. I'm so very glad for you. Axxx

  9. Woohoo! I couldn't be happier for you :)

  10. Wooooo Hoooo, fantastic news, hope all goes well and your recovery is restful and full of craft, you will have to start looking for a knitting or crochet project (or 3) to keep you amused and resting. Please take all the time you need to heal and recover PROPERLY.
    Well done having your dream job extended and kudos to school for recovery time off .

  11. Oh I'm soooooo pleased for you Annie! Enjoy every minute of this wonderful job, keep up the painting and just wait for lefty to turn up new year. And now you might have some spare money for the reno! mel x


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