I shall start with the good.
I scored some Sundara sock yarn before I left the US. It came home with me on the plane.
(I can't remember their names but the dark one is almost colour-correct and the light one is wrong but I can't be bothered wrangling the colour correction stuff any longer.)
Plus I got a lovely parcel from Dreamcatcher but that is for Christmas. So exciting! And nearly all the parcels I sent myself from the USA have arrived.
Plus I worked out a nice pattern for the yoke of Nathan's pullover and it is coming up pretty well. I have hopes that I will have the thing finished for Christmas.
The bad news? The tests came back positive. Unpleasantly positive. If anyone wants to know what a mammogram and biopsy are like, let me know and I'll get back to you - my online presence is flakey still (rather like me at the moment!). I will face a long and hard road over the next few months. Surgery, chemo and radiotherapy, in some order or another. I feel a little bitter. Welcome back home, Merry Christmas and here's a dose of a dread disease for you and yours to cope with! (I hate that I know enough about breast cancer to be scared witless. I told the doctor I'll be lucky to get to the appointment with the specialist given I'm likely to have a heart attack before I get there.) Given my private health cover is pretty low level, I'll be finding out how good the public health system really is! So far I'm $120 out of pocket for 3 dr's visits, the scans and the biopsies, and the bill for the histology hasn't arrived. Or we will be paying a bit for private health care. When we have no real income apart from Nathan's payout. Crappers! I think I should write up those patterns I've been sitting on (if I can find the notes now that we have moved) and get someone(s) to test knit them.
Back to knitting Nathan's jumper frantically. I should take some pics of it. Heaven knows we have plenty of sunlight here at the moment (though not right now - the sun set 40 mintues ago).