this is my first blog post, although I have posted a couple of questions recently.
I'm a 44yr old woman with ILD. Before becoming ill in February I was very active, both teaching and performing belly dancing. I find myself physically unable to do much now which is very far from the real me! I also teach textile crafts and have a small business as a designer maker. I mainly work with vintage fabrics, photographs and love letters.
For a couple of months after becoming ill I was unable to do anything, but recentl;y have been able to do some of my textile work, with the help of No:1 son who had recently left school and os being employed aas my apprentice!
I have just had a phone call from a client who wants me to make some more things for a wedding, I have made wedding favours of personlised lavender and sweetie bags so ffar and will now be decorating some old horseshoes...should be fun!!
I am comtemplating taking up some gentle excercise...far from the 12 hours of dancing that was my usual regime, I also used to enjoy walking my dog, but he is too big for me to deal with (I'm still sore from the biopsies!). I try and go for a short walk every day but sometimes I can only manage 20 metres or so!
This afternoon I am printing some "thank you" cards for No:3 son's teachers, he leaves primary school on friday, Its been a very emotional few weeks, Prom, achievement awards, theatrical performances etc. My 3 boys have been absolute stars, and have coped very well in this difficult time.
Would love to hear from you, I have lots of friends all over the world, but theres always room for more!
Mrs S x
p.s. sorry for any spelling mistakes....far too reliant on my spellcheck!