This week has whipped by so fast that before I know it, it will be Monday and Monday is going to be a very hopeful day.
Ellie has a follow up appointment to the Scoliosis diagnosis in which they will take an xray of her back and compare it to the xray they took in May. Now, Im no qualified doctor but even I know the curve has gone more rounded. When Ellie stands in front of me with her back to me I have noticed greatly how her left shoulder and right hip are both pronounced and raised. Her curve shifts to the left but strangely the curve is more a ligament curve than the spine itself. Its bizarre.
As you can imagine I have a million question to ask but only 10 minutes of precious time with the doctor to ask them. Im sick of only getting to ask 4 or 5 before we are shifted out of his surgery and having to wait 6/9/12 months before we can see him again. SICK TO DEATH.
Additional to the questions on scoliosis I have the issue of Vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis which materialised to us in letter form and not in consultation. Plus Ellie has a habit of holding her wrists in an ugly curved fashion whi we need to enquire about too - she also does this with her toes. I wish she didn't and I know she shouldn't........ what can I do? Im actually trying to feel upbeat about the whole visit and Ive promised myself not to get down but damn those eternal optimists that say they can ride through any situation. Ive tried for 13 years, month after month and Im still non the wiser. I think Im allowed to be a little blue about it!
Anyway, to take my mind off it Ive been making some really fun (and I mean the kind of fun that makes you clap in your seat) projects for Crafts Beautiful. Its an article on gift wrap ideas. I really stretched myself and am so happy about the outcome, Ive decided to make as many gifts as I can this year that even the well nosed crafter will have no idea they are hand crafted. Ive also been making crimbo cards. Some for Craftwork Cards (pics to follow) and some for my stash in readiness for that very expensive week we call Christmas!
This weekend, Mark and I are attacking a few rooms in the house that need a good sort. We have a utility area that's pretty much a dumping ground as is the new back room we created after when we spit the lounge last Christmas. Lots of stuff is going to the local dump and some to a local charity shop that welcomes furniture to sell on to the public (Leigh and Wigan Hospice, if you didn't know. This charity were the primary carers of my lovely friend Joanne Ward who passed away almost 3 years ago). Whilst most of the part I will be breaking my heart that's its all going, the optimist in me thinks - aaaaah, space and neatness. That makes my heart light and happy.
Ill leave you with another picture from my Shoot with Jo on Monday - isn't this little Charlotte beautiful?