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T r u d i  microscopy specialist • imageographer • knitter • day dreamer • learning to live with ovarian cancer

{Spot the odd one out}

In a bid to ward off chemo induced peripheral neuropathy (to use it’s formal name ... or numbness & dead nerves in your fingers and toes) I’ve been doing a wee bit of hand sewing to keep my fingers active. Which so far seems to have done the trick for my fingers, only my feet feel a bit odd (if only I could sew with them too)! [The odd one is from last years summer @craftpod_ box ... I’m all over the place with #craftpod seasons but hoping to catch up soon]

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Well hello there, it’s been a while! This is a #lategram from when the magnolia were out. The perfect start to a slow morning ... porridge, coffee, sunlight streaming in & some knitting. The pattern is Virva by @fiona_alice_ and the yarn is gorgeous #violayarn by @violaemily. I knit the hat as a beanie and have been wearing it non stop through chemo. I’m through round 6 of chemotherapy... I had no idea it was possible to feel this tired, it has totally floored me!

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A baldy heed (aka a chrome dome)
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I’m through round three of chemotherapy and despite using a cold cap, like this little guy I’ve been knitting I have acquired, as we would say north of the border, a baldy heed! It’s not all gone, I still have a small fringe and hair round the sides! So I’ve been learning to tie scarves into turbans and how to put on eye liner and fill in my eye brows! When all made up it’s probably the most glamorous I’ve ever been! (If I’m feeling brave I’ll show you my baldy bit on stories)
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{Chip dog}
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We’ve had this guy a whole year, he’s just the best! Can’t believe there was a time when we didn’t have him, he’s settled in so well and has us both trained! On my bad chemotherapy days, when I can’t get out of bed, he lays beside me and won’t leave my side. Totally love this guy!
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#countrylife

It’s snowing here, so this seemed an appropriate image and that for the last week I feel like I’ve had a bit part in The Walking dead! The first week of my first round of chemo has been tough, one emergency admission to hospital down I’m hoping that I’ll be soon turning turning from my current shade of green to something a little bit rosier! You know when someone tells you they’re off to get a wisdom tooth out and you wonder if it’s better just to keep your own horror story to yourself for the time being; I feel a bit like that about my first experience of chemotherapy, let’s just say I’m not sailing through it! .
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The snow returned last weekend, which meant I could head outside and test out just how warm this jumper is!
I am yet to master the art of not looking self conscious while posing for knitwear pictures! I’m also conscious of all the comments I’ve not replied to from my last posts. It turns out that while I was hibernating over the winter my cancer was silently spreading throughout my body. I finished work this week and start chemotherapy next week, which will mean more time to hangout in this space x #thewildnesstonic #getoutstayout #neverstopexploring #nothingisordinary_ #thesestoriestold #verilymoment #mynaturestory #simplepleasures #gowildlyandslow #the_gentle_manifesto #alifeofintention #artofvisuals #theslowdowncollective #stillswithstories #agameoftones
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{Winter moth} ‘Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world’ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables.

I cocooned myself away over the autumn and winter, and became the antithesis of a social butterfly. But now as the light returns I feel like testing out my wings a little. How are you beautiful kindred spirits in my phone?
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What a difference a day makes; yesterday morning I was up at first light, walked up a hill and brewed coffee on the camp stove. Today I had coffee in the car on my commute to work. But feeling so grateful I'm now strong enough to walk up a small hill and to go to work (part time) .... #lifewithcancer isn't easy, but I'm trying to make the most of it! .
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Just home from a night of wild camping in the Pentlands. We pitched our tent in some woods by a stream. It was Chip's (aka #scruffydog) first overnight adventure, he camped like a pro and slept all night. I on the other hand spent a lot of the night listening to the stream and keeping an ear out for any woodland monsters 😂!
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