Showing posts from February, 2013

Happy Year of the Snake

I am so glad the dragon is now flying off into the distance. the last sunset of the Year of the Dragon You know the saying 'Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it' well mine should be 'Be careful what you joke about!' At the beginning of the year of the dragon I joked around to tighten up your helmet, put on some clean undies and hang on tight as it was going to be quiet a ride. The image I had in my head was me hanging on tight to a long Chinese dragon flying up and down in waves like a roller coaster. Boy did that bite me on the bum. A bit too accurate for my liking. Ah man what an emotional ride. Up we go.... a piece I made for Save Our Gulf Coalition Exhibition sold on opening night. I'd been playing with rusty wire and resin and pop there it was, a nice start to the year. And down the other side....Another phase in life for my family, Teenagers, a bit like teething, painful but necessary and everyone in the house is eff

Clueless!, I Had No Idea

I had no idea I had Ovarian Cancer but I did have symptoms, I just didn't know what those symptoms were trying to tell me. And my ovaries were the size of emu eggs and I still didn't know. February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the colour is Teal, nice my afternoon teal kit So I want to pass on as much info as I can because knowledge is power. And it can all be done with a K.I.S.S.   K now the I mportant S igns and S ymptoms  Most frequently reported symptom signs are Abdominal or pelvic pain. Increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating. Needing to urinate often or urgently. Feeling full after eating a small amount If you experience these symptoms for two weeks or more go see your GP. As you can see the symptoms are plain and could be caused by something quiet minor, which ever the case get yourself checked out. You may only need a simple blood test, I also had an ultra sound that confirmed I had enlarged ovaries and then the