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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KS Carolyn (KSCarolyn); 2612254 views.
viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)


Glad to hear that you are cancer free.Sound like you are busy  and enjoying what you are doing. I am also staying busy sewing for donation. I have 164 cut out to make 10x14 zipper bags  to give to the TX  FOSTER KIDS that graduate from high school. There were over 600 that graduate this pass may. Have to wait and see how many there will be this coming year in Sept they will have the count.But I have a head start for the 2024.Also have 50 little cross strap bags ready to be ship to the STATE OF WA.And they will go to AFRICA for the girls.It is call SEW TO POWERFUL.In between time making scrapping quilt tops.I am also traveling alot this year.Just came back from Ma. Aug to KY AND W.V. Sept PA. Oct not to sure yet.Either N.M or FL.My group that I meet with the first Sat of the month is going to Marshall dray GOOD IN AK july 1th.I have been there and it is a nice place to go to.We are planning on to stay two days there.

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)


Glad to hear about your  hubby that things are okay. Hope your Mother is doing better.When do you  think your house will be done?


From: karensquilte


You are the busiest woman I know, keeping busy with your sewing and especially doing some traveling.  Thank you for all the hard work you do for others.  At our age it is a blessing that we can still keep busy and out of trouble. Stay well and keep having fun.




Judy I'm so sorry I've gotten so far behind on everything going on with you! Hopefully things will get calmer as time goes on. It's rough with your Mom being far away I know! plus you have LOTS going on to boot! Hang in there my friend!

Marcia :)

Karen, I don’t know if you know that my Gary was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2004. After surgery and radiation, he lived 10 more years and died of other causes.  Stay on top of your health and with your doctor's help you will do fine.  I have had a couple of cancer scares myself.  A year ago I was diagnosed with kidney cancer and was surgically cured with the removal of the kidney.  Cathy came from AZ to help me afterward and I was so grateful.

I missed the retreat this year because I became very sick in January.  I was admitted to the hospital with an extremely high calcium level (hypercalcemia).  I was in the hospital for two weeks and then in rehab for another two weeks while having infusions to keep my calcium levels in check.  They were convinced I had another cancer but couldn’t find it.  I had every test under the sun.  In March I had a PET scan and one of my lymph glands in the groin area lit up.  It turned out it was B Cell Lymphoma.  The lymph gland was removed in April and my calcium levels have been good ever since.  The pathology report indicated the cancer was not from the kidney but an entirely new cancer.  Cathy says that is good because it shows that the kidney surgery was successful and hadn’t spread.  I saw my cancer doctor today and will be going in once a month for a while for a blood test.  Life is good.


Carolyn you have been thru so much this past year. Will be praying for you for healing. You were very much missed at the retreat.


From: Judy (DJZMOM)


Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said...

so glad to read that the pathology on David came back Benin.

Thanks so much Ami!  Sounds like things are pretty exciting for you and DH too!  I'm delighted for you!!


From: Judy (DJZMOM)


Thanks Viola!  We don't expect the house to be done until the new year 2024.  


From: MelRN


Just watched this thing about Machelle Hobson, of Arizona, who was fostering 7 children and exploiting/abusing them. Sounds to me like DCS hasn't gotten any better than when I was a to warn the parents you're coming so there is time for the kids to clean the house, themselves, and change to clean clothes, give them the benefit of the doubt, etc. Question children in front of family members so we know we'd get huge punishments if the truth were found. Why can't they learn?!

Have you ladies heard about it?

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


Wow Carolyn. You have had quite the they think that lymph node was responsible for the hypercalcemia?

Hope you feel better and better.