Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Bit of a Hiatus

I apologize for not updating this blog. I haven't updated my Pet blog either. :(

My MIL was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) on Friday and then I was on vacation with my mom for a couple of days. We are back and it's all about my MIL right now. She went into the hospital on Monday and started her first seven days of chemo Tuesday. It's a very aggressive type and they wanted her to go in on Friday but she refused.

I am finishing current orders and am re-listing things on Etsy as they expire, but doubt I'll have time or energy to take photos of new work.

I WILL be making special jewelry that I will make myself photograph and list - this jewelry will be orange (or some shade of orange) with a sterling ribbon and 50% of the proceeds of each piece will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. My MIL is already wearing her bracelet.

So my next update will probably be photos and links to those pieces.

Things are not easy right now. I'm sort of unsure what to do or say or how to help my hubby and his sister cope. I'm just trying to stay out of the way but at the same time be as helpful as I can. I've ordered a special head scarf for her (her hair will fall out around the 17th day of treatment apparently) and trying desperately to find a custom hospital gown (it's surprisingly hard to find a larger sized, pretty, and open shouldered one).

I've put in an Alchemy bid on Etsy so please forward to folks who you think may be able to help (it's a RUSH request).

Thanks for your understanding!

P.S. I will probably provide updates on my other more 'personal' blog - Amid Clutter. Please ignore any political posts (unless you agree with me *grin*) and comment and leave prayers on my personal posts there. We want all thoughts and prayers at this time of stress, anxiety, and fright.


Dana said...

I'm so sorry Megan, if there is anything I can do let me know.

Rosanne said...

Hi Megan,
I am so sorry to hear about your MIL. I don't know if you know about this or not, but there is a wonderful organization called The Finest Accessories (TFA) that sells handbags, hair accessories, jewelry and more. They have a special program for women who are undergoing treatments for illnesses that make them lose their hair. They will send them a beautiful head scarf for free. I am part of the organization - I sell their products to my friends (and buy for myself). But I thought you might like to contact them for your MIL and get her one of the scarves for free. The link to the "Good Wishes" program website is: and the first paragraph has the info on the beautiful headscarves. Lori is a wonderful person and the company is right over in North Bend.
Please contact her ASAP and you can go ahead and mention my name too since I work for her TFA company. They send these out to ANY woman who is in need. There are no strings attached at all! It is just a great program. I recently brought a bunch of their information flyers out to the Oncology Dept where they had treated my Father and they sent some brochures out to doctors at Swedish Hospital to have for their patients.
If you have any questions about it drop me a note.
This stress is not good for you right now! How are YOU doing??

Sue Choppers-Wife / said...

I am so sorry to hear about your MIL. I will keep her in my thoughts, and you as well.