Sunday, 8 June 2014

2014 Goals - May Report

This is just a brief catch-up post as I have been away in Cornwall for a week with my parents where I had no internet.  I will show you some holiday snaps in my next post.  

You may remember that my original list of goals for 2014 has now been put on one side in a desperate attempt to get Corgi finished in time for I's 80th birthday.

This is Corgi as of close of play on 1 June 2014 - not quite a page finish, but not far off.  I took this piece away with me so that I could work on it in the evenings.

I also took my knitting with me.  As of 1 June 2014 I had finished the 40 rows of double ribbing.  If anything goes to prove that the name 'Learning Curve' was the right one to pick, this is it.  If I had realised beforehand that double ribbing would pull the stitches in, I would have chosen a different stitch to do at this point.  As it is, I will have to block it hard and hope that it broadens out.

In other news, I finally had my hospital appointment on the Wednesday before I went away.  I now have an official diagnosis of Graves' disease - overactive thyroid caused by a superabundance of antibodies in my system.  I shall be on medication for the next 12 to 18 months and having blood tests every 6 to 8 weeks to keep an eye on my thyroid levels.  My next appointment is in October.  The medication is supposed to return me to normal - whatever that is!

I also went to Slimming World before I went away and found that I had put on 1.5lb so was back to 11 stone 6lb.  I was not too bothered about this, especially as I was about to go away and probably put more weight on.

Next post - what I did on my holidays . . . .

1 comment:

  1. Not sure what to say to your disease - of course I don't like the fact that you have it, but on the other hand it's a really good thing it's now been diagnosed and can be treated. Hope it'll work and you'll feel better soon :)