04 October 2016

Website Updated!

YAY!  I finally finished updating my website.  Ok, so the only thing is that it has to be re-directed from my old server, but HEY!  IT WORKS!! And it's SO MUCH nicer!  It also helps to have a Graphic Design person in your family. A little secret, I did most of it, but fudged on the background and fonts on purpose.  I admit it, I'm a Fine Artist, NOT a Graphic Design person.  I figured if I didn't do the greatest at the design, my daughter would feel sorry for me and fix it.  You know, kind of like I did as her mom while she was growing up?  hehe

Anyways, it's done.  I'm pretty happy with it.  There are just a few adjustments to go, and it will be even nicer.  She's given me homework. My kid has given me homework!  hahaha  I know she just loved doing that.  I'm to draw out a henna design.  It has to be just the right size, btw.  She'll be turning it into wallpaper for the background.

Once I'm finished focusing on this, I can jump right back into working on my pottery.  I have a few more ideas that I'd like to work on.  I tried out this idea I saw in one of my pottery magazines.  It's for a Travel Coffee Mug.  The first prototypes came out pretty nicely, but there was one casualty. The lid on one of them got jammed (we figured it was wedged in, and just stuck).  Not a big deal.  This just tells me what I need to work on when I throw more of them.

It's finally cooling off here a bit.  Plus, its now October. Of course this means we started decorating the house with all things Autumn, pumpkins, lights and fall leaves included.  And yes, the weather is cool enough to use my Cauldron Tea set, now.

15 January 2016

My Life is Weird...Update on Biopsy done today

Well, this was the weirdest morning of my life.  I got there just before 9am, like they asked so I could do paperwork and get prepped...including an IV.  At exactly 10am, the nurse came back and wheeled me into the room where they were going to do my biopsy.  

An Ultrasound Tech came into the room to do another ultrasound to pinpoint the exact area for the doctor to biopsy.  She sort of looked puzzled, and asked me where they said the mass was.  I told her the left side.  She asked me who ordered me to get the biopsy.  I said my endocrynologist.  Then she asked who did the ultrasound (just to verify her paperwork).  I told her.  She said hmm, that's very strange because there's nothing there.  At all.  

She told me she was going to run out and check the original ultrasound images from the other lab, plus make some calls, and talk to the doctor.  About 15 mins later, she comes back in with the doctor who was going to do the biopsy.  She does another ultrasound scan with him watching, being sure to be very thorough.  Both of them were scratching their heads because there was nothing to see.  The doctor's guess is that perhaps the other tech saw the scar from my other surgeries, maybe some fatty tissue, or maybe my esophagus.  Either way, there was nothing significant for him to do a biopsy with.

His suggestion, which he said he would relay in the report to my endo:  CAT scan or an MRI.  He felt that would give us better information than just the ultrasound.  

Long and Short:
No nodule!  Whew!  Color me surprised, relieved and happy  and relieved all over again.