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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 10:48 pm
In a burst of unwelcome news my close friend G. got diagnosed with aggressive diffuse large B cell lymphoma ("cureable") and possible double hit lymphoma ("poor prognosis"). We're waiting on further analysis to find out which one it is. On the plus side G. is stage 1, the specialist is kind of awesome, and it turns out you can access life insurance in these kinds of situations. We're about to embark on the Good Ship Chemotherapy - at least G. is. I plan to hang out in a supportive way, knit amusing hats and mine the internet for the last 10 years worth of adorable animal videos.

We spent most of today in hospital for an unrelated health emergency which resulted in [personal profile] maharetr collecting G.'s car from where it was left this morning, and the QFHC realising to our dismay that none of us can figure out how to put it in reverse. *hums relevant song* We managed to get it tucked away on our verge using the Elvish power of Shoving (thought to be lost before the end of the Second Age) and are experiencing a small amount of car related shame.

I am pulling back on 'stuff' in general and volunteer activities in specific since between job hunting, doing my last MBA unit and supporting G.  I'm feeling stretched.

If you have any good suggestions for knitted or crocheted hats I'd love to hear them.
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 03:54 pm (UTC)
Dalek hat, definitely.

Good luck to you both, may it go as smoothly as possible. Laugh as often as you can. *huge hugs with sprinkles on top*
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 09:28 am (UTC)
This wig hat: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATThallowig.html

That's super shit news and I wish G, and you, all the best.
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 09:46 am (UTC)
Very sorry to hear about G. *biiiiig hugs to you both*

Not hats, but this book of very silly soft-toys (ninja, crayfish, monsters) has recently inspired me to start knitting again. (Might be a bit messy for all the distractions in a hospital) http://www.amazon.com/KnitWit-Projects-Beginners-Seasoned-Knitters/dp/1416206086
The author has stuff on Ravelry too. http://www.ravelry.com/designers/katie-boyette
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 12:21 pm (UTC)
I have a pattern for a fairly easy and quick knit 'gumnut baby' hat. I made them a few years ago, Mr Booboo was one of the recipients so you may have already seen them. Happy to pass it on.

Hugs to you and your friend -sending good thoughts your way.
Edited 2013-08-21 12:22 pm (UTC)
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 12:45 pm (UTC)
There is a good Yoda hat pattern around - I might have a copy.
Edited 2013-08-21 12:45 pm (UTC)
Monday, August 26th, 2013 02:28 pm (UTC)
Monday, August 26th, 2013 06:52 am (UTC)
Very sorry to hear about your friend.
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 12:33 am (UTC)
kitty hats! I vote for kitties :D (or puppies... cute animal hats!)