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Sorry I've been away so long. It's been busy!

Friday, November 23, 2007
It has been a very, very busy couple of weeks! First, let me give a Charlie update. He's still with us. He's still able to get around a little bit, he's still eating and he's still happy. His leg/hip area is extremely large and swollen. We took him to the vet last week to see if they could drain some fluid off to make him more comfortable. Unfortunately there was no fluid, it's all tumor. We'll just keep working on keeping him comfortable.
November is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month, which is one of the reasons I've been so busy and haven't written for a few weeks. During the second week in November I delivered 30 hand-knitted and crocheted scarves to Together, Inc.

Together, Inc. is a non-profit organization in Omaha that reaches out to a significant number of needy people in Omaha. These scarves were made by three PHriends (friends that have pulmonary hypertension) and myself. These PHriends live in different parts of the country. When they finished several scarves, they would mail them to me and I would sew on these special labels that I had purchased.

I'm going to cut this short. One of my PEO sisters passed away on Thursday from a very brave and hard-fought battle against cancer. We have her visitation tonight and funeral tomorrow. I really need to get some things done around here. I promise to get back into the "writing mode" and do better at keeping up with things.

Thanks for reading this "short" update.

3 comments to Sorry I've been away so long. It's been busy!:

Lynne said...

I bought a OWH this morning on my way back to Omaha from my mom's. I saw Jacque's obit then. I was so hoping that she would make it through the holidays. I didn't get back in time to get cleaned up for the visitation, but I'll be at the memorial on Sunday.
Lynne Elwood

Sue "T" said...

Hi honey,
I am so sorry to hear that a special friend of yours passed on. You have my sympathy and I will say a prayer for her family.
I am also so sorry that they were not able to drain Charlie's hip and leg. As I told you, I know how you feel and the time he has left, you just comfort him and love him, you will know when its time honey.
The scarves are amazing, you and the other PHriends have done a wonderful job. I bought a kit that teaches you how to crochet and I am bound and determined to get this down pat so I can help too. I will take a class if I have to.
I know how busy you have been the past weeks. I hope the benefit was a success, I know how much work you put into that.
Please take care of yourself too, Annette, I hope you are getting enough rest. I think about you all the time, you are very important to me and to everyone in our "PHamily".
Much love and many hugs and blessings,
Sue :-)

Di said...

Dear Annette,
Your scarves are so wonderful. Think of the many people that will feel your love as they wrap it around them. Just like a big hug.
You've been in my thoughts and prayers as I know this has been a very hectic month for you. PLEASE rest all you can.
hugs, di