First I'd like to thank you all for your Birthday wishes, the cake was lovely but so bit, I gave a big hunk to my daughter for her husband and my son is coming up today for another big hunk, then its all gone.
Yesterday was one year since we went to the consultant about Tom's Ipf, we found her to be so compassionate and lovely and she talked about her new baby and even showed photo's of it in the same outfit as Tom's jumper from Gap.
So we went again yesterday to see her and get any new info she had and to talk about things in general.
Well, it couldn't have been more different, it was as though we were talking with a different person.
She was abrupt to the point of rudeness and had no softness at all.
Every question was treated with disdain, we felt so uncomfortable and couldn't wait to get out.
This time we were offered treatment that would mean a trip up to London to the Brompton Hospital to be assessed for drug treatment, the problem is that these drugs have quite horrible side effects and are not guaranteed to make a difference.
They MAY slow the disease down but there is no guarantee.
The side effects are sickness, diarrhea, loss of weight and not being able to expose you body to the sunlight. I also read from people's experiences that they lost their sense of taste.
On top of not being able to breath properly I know myself that I wouldn't like to have any of these things and Tom is in agreement.
So we have decided to carry on as we are and take things as they come along.
This is our choice.
What was wrong with the consultant I do not know, overwork, baby playing up who knows, but the difference it made to us was profound.
We don't want them to fawn over us but a pleasant manner doesn't cost anything does it?
The cat is being worked on again after getting sort of stuck.
I couldn't think how to do the cheeks and chin and just left it for a while but I think this is working okay.
Once they are completed I'm going to stick little diamontes in the middle of each flower. These are just placed so you can see the effect.
I thought you might be interested in these flowers.
I have cut them from an embroidered table cloth that had seen better days, they could be used as applique.