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My breast cancer treatment plan

Advertisements My breast cancer treatment plan is not really settled. And why is that? The reason is caused by one tiny micro metastasis in one of seven sentinel nodes extirpated during my surgery, and not five as I may have mentioned in a previous post. I was operated BCT with sentinel node January 16 th.My […]

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My BCT and sentinel node surgery

Advertisements I had my BCT and sentinel node surgery January 16. Personally I wanted a mastectomy, but the surgeon kind of hesitated. I was told that the surgeon preferred BCT ( breast conservative treatment) because if the cancer comes back, I will have a better chance to be in an early stage. Without a breast […]

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Unhappy new year with breast cancer

Advertisements Today I got the phone call from my surgeon and she confirmed the radiologist cancer suspicion. Do I have breast cancer? I would love to say happy new year, but instead it is a unhappy new year with breast cancer. Feelings My Christmas was destroyed after I felt a lump in my right breast […]

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Do I have breast cancer?

Advertisements Do I have breast cancer? Well, the radiologist seemed pretty sure, but I got to wait to January 2. before I know for certain. Then the team at the Breast diagnosis center will decide what kind og treatment I need.  This waiting time is so very long. It feels like an eternity.  I keep […]

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From the concert with Chris Medina

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In concert with Chris Medina

Advertisements This is the day when my choir, Kalliope is in concert with Chris Medina.Choir singing is mental hygiene I am really looking forward to it and hopefully some people find their way to the church. There are two other concerts in town so this is in a way a fight for the audience. Backing […]

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Inspired by Quiltspace and Pinterest

Advertisements I am inspired by Quiltspace and Pinterest. There are many creative persons out there, and if you are just like me in need of inspiration, these apps are a must. I am a person who always got a project going on. But in periods where I don’t exactly know what to do with my […]

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What is Darn Good Yarn?

Advertisements What is Darn Good Yarn? The company was founded by Nicole Snow in 2008. What started with a single ball of handmade silk yarn and a desire to be the most creative version of herself. She wanted to and help others do the same. Darn Good Yarn has now grown into a global creative […]

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A shawl for the winter

Advertisements I have knitted a triangular shawl for the winter. It is an easy pattern, and anyone can knit it. I have used Nordlys from Viking for my shawl. I started this project a couple of years ago and have finally managed to finish it of. It may become a Christmas gift or I give […]

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It is time to relax…..

Advertisements It is time to relax and when I do that I love to listen to nature sounds. I have found some weather recordings on Spotify, and use them every day. When I got sleeping problems or just needs to calm down I put on my noisecancelling headphones. Gone is the noise from the traffic […]

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Choir singing is mental hygiene

Advertisements Choir singing is mental hygiene because it improves the mental health. According to the scientists the oxygenation of the body increases, the muscles are stimulated and the endorphins and dopamine are released. The choir singer will get energy as well, feel more engaged and reduce stress. It is said to be a booster for […]

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Preparing of the christmas gifts

Advertisements I must admit I am preparing christmas gifts in september. Normally this is far to early, but I hate the last minute shopping. It always ends in something I would regret. My golden rule is to buy something to other that I want for myself. With last minute shopping this rule is at stake, […]

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Sewing machine and sewing projects

Advertisements Finally weekend, and finally can I see the contour of the autumn. I love this time of the year with the beautiful colors and the constant shifting weather. In the northern part of Norway it is getting gradually darker. And I must say it is charming. I can finally light the candles and that […]

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Genealogy- which methods are best?

Advertisements Genealogy- which methods are best? Is it a data program, or pen and paper with access to a digital archive? I have tried them both and have made my conclusion. Genealogy is a time consuming hobby which make me forget time and space. My experience when it come to data programmes is My heritage, […]

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Setesdal´s sweaters with long collar

Advertisements Today I want to share with you my two favourite Setesdal´s sweaters with high collar. I love to knit. When I do large projects I often listen to audio books. It makes me forget that I am knitting and other problems. Hand knitting is mental hygiene I just glance in the pattern every now […]

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My granny’s yard tree bedspread

Advertisements The yard tree pattern is said to be over 200 years, and it is still very popular. My granny’s yard tree bedspread contains of four small blocks, sewn together to one large block. My grandmother had made a large bedspread for a double bed. I fell completely in love with it and decided to […]

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The daughter of an alcoholic

Advertisements I don´t remember when I understood I was an alcoholic’s daughter. It came gradually until it was obvious that my father abused alcohol. I got two reasons to write this post. First of all I want to get rid of the ghost from the past and heal myself. The second reason is to show […]

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Chronic stress and diseases

Advertisements I read once an article on a Norwegian web site about how chronic stress can give us diseases. It was actually an interview of Rune Jonassen  from 2014-12.25, a psychologist and scientist at the University of Oslo. What is normal stress response? Jonassen explains stress as the condition in which we experience demands exceeding […]

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Is macrame a new hobby?

Advertisements After my son left home a couple of days ago https://wp.me/pb4jAC-bK I have really been in a vacuum condition and decided that enough was enough. So I looked through my chest where I store all of my yarn balls. In the bottom I found some yarn for macrame I had forgotten all about. Well why […]

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The advantage of e-books and audiobooks

Advertisements I love to read and a day without  books,e-books or audiobooks are unthinkable. I am a collector but I don’t have to fill my book shelves anymore. All of my books are now stored in a digital book shelve and that is very practical. I have learnt that reading books can benefit your mental […]