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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Fine & Dandy!

Hello - just thought I'd pop on here & let you all know I'm fine!

Luckily (or not as it may turn out) I didn't have to have anything cut out in the end, Doctor number 3 decided he disagreed with Doctors 1 & 2 and that he didn't feel anything needed cutting out, even though the problem remains. Thinks it will disappear of its own accord - we shall see, but I'm keeping an eye on it and if it doesn't magically disappear I will be going back to see my own doctor. Not impressed at all, after all that psyching myself up to go through it! 

Monday was a very long day for me - the consultant was amazing and very thorough, you should see all the blood they took, okay, too much information I know.  Anyway due to the combination of all of my conditions unfortunately I have deteriorated from 3 years ago, so he's referring me back to the specialist team based in The Mineral Hospital, Bath.  I spent many months having 1-to-1 care with a lady from this superb team when I was first diagnosed - The Min (as it's affectionately known) is only one of 5 hospitals in the country who specialise in one of my conditions, how lucky am I to have this only half an hour away from where I live?!

Sounds daft but I am looking forward to going back in, as I know I'll gain so much from it, and will get all the help and support I need, including seeing the OT's, so that they can make sure I have any gadgets/aids that I need. But it will also be very demanding on me physically. The travelling in/out each time, the impact of the physio/hydrotherapy and general being prodded and pushed around will take its toll on me. Last time I spent 7 months going in/out nearly every week! 

We shall see - got to wait now for the first appointment to come through, fingers crossed it's not too long before I hear.  Once I do start going, I may frequently disappear from my blog, though I'll try not too, like this week I've just had to step back and rest, away from it all.

Anyway let me finish off with a card - while resting/relaxing I've done a lot of colouring, I mean, I can't be totally idle can I? Lol

I've made this for my friend's little girl who's birthday is this month - 

Yep another Saturated Canary image - Party Hardy - isn't she adorable? I coloured her with Copics and am really pleased with my red colouring which can be really difficult, those bows look pretty cool, even if I say so myself! 

Thank you all for your well wishes and much kindness you've all shown me, I really appreciate it, puts a smile on my face and shows me what a fab bunch you lot really are!

Take care Zo xx


McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Zoe, I like the sweet image, the colours and all the bunting.
Kevin xx

June Nelson said...

Its fantastic Zoe and of course your colour combo is just so on trend, its amazing hunnie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Cards with a Difference said...

Lovely card. Such a sweet little girl and so beautifully coloured as always. A card that will be treasured for a long time to come.

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous sweetie..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Katie said...

So glad to hear that you're doing well Zo! This is the cutest card and your coloring is awesome :) I'm sure your friend and her little girl will just love it...many hugs, Katie

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous and adorable card.

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, a gorgeous creation as always huggles Pops x x x

emma mitchell said...

Beautiful image , fab colour combo and amazing colouring on this stunning card.
Hugs Emma xx

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Zoe and gorgeous colouring again. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Teresa xx

Emma said...

Sounds as if you've had a rough week but I'm glad to hear that you're being looked after and they're taking care of deserve it!! :)

Another fabulous card and once again, it's just so beautifully coloured!! I love always!
Hugs and promise you'll look after yourself...thinking of you and you know that I'm always here!
Love Emma xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Hope that you are feeling a bit better soon, take care..this card is fab, so beautifully coloured! Trace. X

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Zo, another fantastically coloured image and a gorgeous card.

Dionne xx

PS I love all the bunting!