Tuesday, 3 September 2013

sorry for the silence

I've been a little bit sidetracked from posting here, when I do have event pictures and fabric bought (eep) to share.

The early need to job hunt has taken the wind out of my sails. I got a 5 week temp job with the same organisation, which is great as I continue to accrue annual leave and have sick leave until 30th September.

I've applied for a few jobs - only the ones that really interest me as I can temp until something decent turns up. Plus I forgot about one and missed the deadline. meh.

Sadly I won't be sewing for a couple of weeks, as I had a 'lesion' removed from my right knee. It was originally diagnosed as a lipoma (benign tumour), and because I was getting repeated skin infections the advice was to leave it as it was likely to get infected too. That issue seems to be finally under control, so I made the appointment for another skin check and was told that it was a dermatofibroma. Also benign, and usually not removed but as it was on the knee it was a good idea. I've already landed on it more than once when tripping over something, and OWWWWIE!

So the skin surgeon took one look at it and asked what it was. She said it wasn't like other dermatofibromas and that the pathology results might have more of an answer. Mainly to determine it wasn't a Bad Thing.

I seriously underestimated what it would entail. i knew it was large but hadn't realised it was 12mm (half an inch). Nor that I'd be wearing a knee support/brace thingy for THREE MONTHS!!! Mainly to ensure that I don't damage it in an accident (specialist had that happen with at least 1 patient) as knee skin is much more mobile than an area like the shin or calf.

so I'm hobbling along and unable to sit on the bus - cos I can't yet bend my knee to fit into the space.

I'd better post about the things that I can over the next couple of weeks.


  1. Aww, get better soon! Looking forward to seeing what sewing you have planned. :-)

    1. Thanks! I have so many plans but need to focus until xmas. There will be a Dr Who costume, and 1930s style dresses.