Friday, 12 January 2018

Hope. . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope all is well with you and yours but to those I know are struggling at the moment, I want to share this card with you.

Now, I made this card for my dear friend Nesta after her Dad became ill in the Summer. Although things didn't look good (he passed away in November) I saw this stamp and bought the set as I thought it a lovely sentiment, with her in mind. 
I'm not usually given to to displays of flussiness but I just thought it was quite uplifting.
Nesta did appreciate it, bless her.

Its a different post post today as I am going in to hospital this morning for a kidney biopsy.
I did debate whether to tell you all but as I have bored shared with you all my other health adventures, I thought I should bore share this one too as you have always been lovely, supportive and encouraging.
I have been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease but they don't know the cause (scan and blood tests were clear) hence the biopsy to see if they can establish the cause, what the extent of the damage is and if its reversible but currently, my kidney function is half of what it should be for a lass of my tender years. 
I'm beginning to think, if I were a horse, I would be in a tin with gravy by now.

Its all been a bit fraught and finding out a week before Christmas was a bit of a shock, especially when the consultant suggested some ways of helping myself, one of which was lose some weight.
Lose weight over Christmas..............eeeeek! Kick a gal when she's down why don't you!!!

Well the Thornton's Viennese Truffle diet does work as I'd lost a kilo (goodness knows how) when I went for my pre op check last Friday.

To be honest, I'm more worried about the results than the procedure, along with having to lie still afterwards for about 6 hours. I don't think I have ever lay still for 6 hours, even when I am in bed. I could fidget for England so that should be interesting, especially as I'm full of cold and laying flat sets me off coughing like a navvy on Woodbines.

Still, I know that there are lots of folk going through or have loved ones going through worse so its chin up (well, chins plural lol!!!) and hope for the best, hence my sharing this particular card today. 

I want to advise members of the Wisteria Action Relocation Team (WART) that it will not be left unguarded during my sojourn. My neighbours CCTV is on 24 hour watch and I have stepped up security patrols.

Wish me luck and hope you enjoy the card.

Ang x


  1. Morning Ang, what a beautiful card you made for Nesta, and the sentiment is echoed for you today too. Hope it all goes well, and good luck with the laying still. Sending you big hugs. Have a good day everyone. Bx

  2. Hi Mrs D, What can I say about this card except it is absolutely beautiful and that sentiment stamp is sensational,You know I am wishing you luck and will be waiting to here like everyone else that all went well and hopefully a good result when you get it.All the very best,take care and know you are in a lot of peoples thoughts right now.Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  3. Well I must say Ang you don't do things by half....I hope everything goes ok today and my thoughts will be with you. A beautiful card too with a very poignant sentiment xx

  4. Beautiful card and sentiment Ang. Good luck for today, will be thinking of you. Xx

  5. Hi Mrs D,
    I don't think I've left a comment before, but since John started sharing your blog I've always popped in to see your beautiful cards and read your incredibly funny comments, but today I just felt I had to. The sentiment meant so much, my husband has just found out the same and we're awaiting his next appointment. So here's hoping you both get good news!
    Krafty Runner x

  6. What a beautiful card, Ang. Will be thinking of you today.
    Take care.

    Anne (Northampton)

  7. Oh my Ang so sorry to read you have another hurdle to overcome I do hope the results don't take too long and are optimistic. Your card and the words are beautiful and I know everyone will be thinking of you today. Love from Jackie xx

  8. Morning Ang,
    You poor thing you have been in the wars, I'll be thinking about you today.

  9. Morning Ang, what a beautiful card and sentiment,and I'm sure everyone here wishes you the same.
    Will be thinking about you and hope that everything turns out well and they are able to sort it out for you - and quickly.
    As part of the WART team, we did consider this a possible time to mount a raid but as we are delicate creatures we decided it was too cold and we have not yet completed our Ninja training, also as Maureen has not yet obtained Aunties Bloomers we would have to postpone the raid.
    Sending hugs and best wishes

  10. I wish you luck with the biopsy and hopefully the medics can help you when the results are back. God bless. Sandraxxx

  11. Thinking of you today Ang and hope all goes well. A beautiful card today and love the sentiment. Take care

  12. Hello Ang,
    I’m so sorry you have something else to give you cause for concern! Will be thinking of you today and I hope you manage to lie still! I’d find that hard too!
    Beautiful card with a lovely sentiment! Just right for you today!
    Gorgeous box yesterday and many samples on John Shows! You’ve been working hard.
    Take care!
    Love Myra xx

  13. Sending my love to you for today and also for good results when they come back. Keep up the good work with the diet. Such a lovely card with words that will strike a chord with many people.

  14. Good luck Ang, gorgeous card for Nests. .xxxxx

  15. Beautiful card Ang, such an uplifting sentiment, and Nesta would certainly have loved it.

    Lots of good vibes here for you and Alistair and I are adding ours to them.
    Glad we managed our chat yesterday, take care, Kate x

  16. Hi Ang, hope all goes well with the hospital visit....and that they can decide what's the cause ?? My mum was diagnosed with CKD a few years ago....but after an initial investigation, nothing was done about it and none of the specialist seem that concerned, and she's nearly 81 and feels fine, so hopefully you'll be the same!! Lovely stamp and flower on your card. Janice xx

  17. Gorgeous card and very touching hope all goes well today will be thinking of you. Thank you so much h for my order arrived yesterday .jeanie

  18. Hi Ang what a great card and I love your design and the colours are beautiful

    Hugs Debs xxx

  19. I am sorry to read your news I do hope it all goes OK
    I love the card you made for NESTA

  20. Hello Ang,
    Your card today is gorgeous, with a beautiful verse.
    Myra gave me the nod that things weren't too grand in the Duck Pond and hopefully it will all be over by now and your feathers will be smoothed down with a lovely sheen. I wish only the best for you and will hang fire on the Wisty raid as I don't like to take advantage of the situation, and anyway Wendy said no, I had to behave.
    love Maureen x

  21. Your endearing card for your friend is so special and carries a loving message. I wish to give you HOPE as you carry through with your health issue/s. Glad you are sharing this difficult time with us here on your blog. But saddened to know you have to endure another hosptial time. Please know there are many who wish you well. Prayers go with you.

  22. Hi Ang,
    I am so sorry to hear about the problem with your kidneys. I've said this before but you really don't deserve it!
    The card you made is lovely and so thoughtful.
    My order came today and I can't thank you enough for getting it out to me so quickly,
    particularly as you aren't well.
    I hope your problem is reversible. Keep on laughing,it really is the best medicine xx

  23. I wish you all the Luck in the World my friend .
    Sending you gentle hugs and positive vibes .
    Elaine H X

  24. Hi Ang,
    oh my word this is such a gorgeous card and sentiment.
    Superb work and stamping, and your roses are excellent.
    May I add my best wishes for your procedure.
    You sure have been through the mill for ages now, so I do hope sincerely that you have a good outcome from this.
    Will be thinking of you and hoping all goes well.
    I know what you mean about not being able to keep still especially while in bed I fidget so much when I'm there with my RLS.
    Lots of love and and tender hugs. Jenny L.

  25. Good evening Ang
    Beautiful card and lovely verse you have shown us for today.
    I hop by now your procedure is all over and has gone well giving some answers for you and your doctors. I trust you were a good little duck and kept those flippers still when you were told!
    Take care my dear
    With love
    Margaret corgi owner xxx

  26. Hi Ang

    Have thought about you quite a lot today and hope the outcome will be a good one. You and I could start a new club as I have Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3, how about 'The CKD Crafters'?

    Your card is gorgeous, and such a beautiful sentiment

    Take care Ang....

    June x

  27. Thanks for sharing with us the beautiful card you made for Nesta.
    Sorry to hear about this new health issue and hope that it can be treated and quickly for your sake. Will be thinking of you.
    Margaret M

  28. I hope the biopsy went wel. I can't believe that you're having such a bad run of luck health wise. Sending lots of healthy vibes to you. Your card is beautiful, I haven't seen that stamp before, could you tell me who made it if you get a chance please. I'm sure it brought comfort to Nesta and I hope that she's coping okay. Hugs x

  29. Sending hugs, well wishes and lots of warmth your way Ang. Good luck with the test.
    Beautiful card and[aNNie]

  30. What a very special sentiment and beautiful card. I send the words back to you. Hope all went According to plan for you - I know only too well the agony of waiting for test results.
    Sending you hugs from sunny NZ (though we had rain for 4 days last week.

  31. Well now I know what is going on - that will teach me not to skip so many posts. I am trying to stay off the computer as much as I can. I go to a new heart specialist today -- yes I am at the wilting age trying not to loose too many leaves along the way!
    I hope everything is going well for you Ang.
    Sandy xx



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