Ocean Waves and Other News

My 2nd Ocean Waves block is finished. They both took 90 days. This time I fussy cut the center with a bird. I’m not sure where I’m going with the birds. I haven’t looked over the print to see how many variations there are. Not worried about it. Based on my process, I have time. I need 3 more blocks so this whole thing is going to take a while. I have an update on my hand/wrist but it’s not huge news and really, not much has changed. We’ll just see how things go is the best way to explain it I think.


In other news…

I’m having a round of IV steroids for a minor MS flare-up. I haven’t had a flare that required treatment since August of 2008. The medication I was on, Tysabri, was incredible. I’m off that as of the 9/5/13. I’ve done well off the drug, no sudden Rebound Effect or anything, just this minor episode. They wanted to give my body 90 days for the drug to wash out of my system but we actually got 5 months so that’s a win in my book.

I don’t feel like doing anything. No food tastes good and all I want to do is lay around. I’ve tried reading and I can go for a couple pages then that’s it. The treatment of IV Solu Medrol is a gift because it’s something that can slow down what’s happening in the moment BUT it’s a rough go. However, it can’t be that bad if I’m sitting up and writing you now can it? True!

Talk to you soon I hope!  …and thanks for still being here y’all. *kd.




17 thoughts on “Ocean Waves and Other News

  1. Linda

    Your blocks are beautiful, of course, I so admire your attention to detail. I hope you’ll feel better soon and that you continue to hold off a new flare for a good long time.

  2. Lisa D.

    Thank YOU for still being here. Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. I hope for better days ahead. I miss your posts. Love the Ocean Waves blocks.

  3. LizA.

    This is definitely a quilt that’s been on my bucket list for a long time. I might just have to move it up closer to the top. So sorry to hear you’re not doing well my friend. But hey, first flare since ’08 — that’s mighty fine. So that means your next one won’t be until ’20! Hope you will be feeling better soon. hugs

  4. LoriD

    Is MS sort of a trial and error as far as medication? I hope whatever is going on gets rectified soon and you are off that couch before no time! What lovely blocks!!

  5. Julie - Me & My Stitches

    Love your blocks! Hugs and prayers to you in hopes that you are back in full action soon!

  6. Jackie

    These blocks are gorgeous! I hope you’re feeling better soon and the side effects of this treatment wear off soon. I know you’re listening to your body and getting the rest you need.

  7. Sue-Anne

    Your Ocean Waves blocks look beautiful! I hope you get some more improvement in your wrist/hand and I hope you get your mojo back soon xxx

  8. Elaine/MuddlingThrough

    Oh, WOW!!! You are so a better man than me, KarenDianne! Those are some spendidly magnificent blocks. Great job! Believing for a much better future for you than your recent past.

  9. Siobhan

    So glad to see your post today…we are both in the “same place”…I went off Copaxone and am in month 3 of a 4 month drug holiday and I am working on an Ocean Waves (do do do do do do….that is supposed to be the theme music from Twilight zone….)

  10. Cathi

    Oh, my — those are wonderful blocks. Love the bird that you fussy cut for the centre of one of them! That will truly be a stunning piece when it’s done.

  11. Jennifer

    Karen, so good to see your name on a post this morning – I have been wondering how you were. What lovely red and white blocks! You are carrying on a quilting tradition that has been going for quite a long time, because that has been a popular colour scheme over the years…….a good way to get into the new year! Peace, my friend.

  12. mrsgoodneedle

    I’ve been wondering about you and praying for healing. Thanks so much for checking in with all of us, know that my prayers for you continue. Your OW blocks are stunning… nothing else compares to red and white. Holding you close to my heart as you endure this current treatment… sending love and best wishes, Kiddo!

  13. Sew Create It - Jane

    Beautiful pieced blocks…I love the fabrics you’ve pared together!
    Hope you are feeling better soon…It’s a hard time of year to free energetic about anything. Hopefully things will improve as the better weather returns.

  14. Terry

    Hey there! Your blocks look great! It would take me way longer than that to make one of those myself! LOL I hope you feel better soon! :0)

  15. Lynda

    Well hello there chum! Glad to hear from you. Sending you a big hug and some get well vibes. I hope the horrid lethargy passes soon and your appetite returns. xx

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