Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Day 17 - Prickly Pear - Blogtoberfest

A quick post tonight as my arm is aching after 
this afternoon's procedure to remove the melanoma.
I did get some good news.
My melanoma is Stage One which means,
as long as he removed all the cancer today,
I will only need to go back for six monthly check-ups
over a five year period.
He removed a fair bit from my upper arm
and I'll have a nasty looking scar but 
my future is looking good!! 

I did today's sketch before I had the procedure 
and then, added the words later.

#17 of 75 pen/ink sketches

A prickly pear cactus!

Pencil-free sketch in A6 pocket Moleskine sketchbook 
using ZIG Millennium and Micron pens.

The prickly pear cactus is seen as a noxious weed here so I keep it in a pot.
This one belonged to Beau but he threw it out when he moved 
because he had another one.
I rescued it!

The doctor told me that I'd be in for a rough night
so I'm off to take some Panadol and rest.


~ Love, light and peace ~

12 comments:

  1. just checking in here to see if you had posted as I thought about you all day today! glad the prcedure is over, hopefully it wont ache too much? take lots of care and rest...
    krissie

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  2. Hi Serena, rest well. I love your drawings, I'm fond of prickly pears too!

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  3. That's good news Serena. I love your sketch of cactus. I have a huge cactus garden way out back. Love it! Have a wonderful rest of the week and take care.

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  4. Hope you recover quickly dear lady. I am sending get well wishes across the oceans. I guess the subject matter of your sketch today was appropriate. Hopefully you'll be back to drawing softer plants soon.

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  5. That's good news! Gets a lot of rest and take good care of yourself. Big hugs!!

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  6. So good to hear that it was stage 1 - just think that a big scar = no melanoma left. You can always say you got the scar rescuing tiger cubs!

    Sleep well and deep if you can, nothing else is important.

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  7. Hope your not in too much pain. Rest up chicken.

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  8. Great news, Serena! Yeah! Take it easy.....heal quickly.....sending best wishes from Florida!!!!!

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  9. What great news Serena! I too am so relieved to hear this. Take care, rest and take the time you need to recoup. Much love <3 Kate

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  10. I'm glad it went well and they got it all. Take care and rest. Love the sketch, too. :)

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