Its been - a long time. Many things have happened.
My Daughter, has finished her radiation therapy for her *craniopharyngioma -- and it seems that perhaps we are done with this tedious path. Which I am grateful for. Although I was able to create a few girls during this process -- Vision and Brain Therapy -- and like I pretty much shared with RAW -- my children are my inspiration for much of what I create.
I have become involved -- Yes this divorced mother of two teenagers has discovered a wonderful partner - who validates me every day - makes me feel special and wonderful. Who doesn't belittle me or make me feel unworthy of love and affection.
In the process of moving my studio - into its own area -- whooo hoo! this is truly exciting, for now my creativity will no longer be intertwined with my other business (Let Robin Do It - Bookkeeping, and Administrative support) -- I am so excited for this to happen, for it will free my mind just a little bit more - and I wont be working on top of my clients projects.
I did another showcase last week on the 10th of February. Sugar does Portland. Where it was wonderful that I was invited to participate, and many people who attended were receptive to Gaelings Girls - I was somewhat disappointed that the main focus was only on the Runway aspect of the showcase. The handful of other artists and myself were really not mentioned, or attention drawn to the us. However, I know for a fact that this is exposure, and all exposure is good.
I was validated that my creations are wonderful - I have been inspired to try to create a larger girl - and lemme see ......... I discovered that thru all my soul searching, that I will succeed at everything that I aspire to do.
My life is blessed, with children who love me, and my mate Rick who believes in me and my abilities to make our world a little bit brighter.
Bright Blessings ............
*craniopharyngioma—a cystic tumor from cell remnants of Rathke's pouch (nasopharynx), usually occurring in children; this accounts for about 1%-2% of brain tumors*
*Craniopharyngioma: A type of benign brain tumor that emerges develops from embryonic tissue that forms part of the pituitary gland. Pressure on the pituitary by the tumor reduces the availability of the hormone vasopressin, raising the pressure within the cranium. A craniopharyngioma usually includes hard, calcified components within the tumor itself, and disrupts normal skull development in its vicinity. Treatment is usually via surgery.*
currently there is no cure ..... yes we could do radiation, but that will only kill the growth - the tumor will still be there - as a scar - and radiation needs to be done shortly after surgery - after they have decompressed it (again). What our team of doctors have done in the past is to insert a scope thru her nose, and cut away at the mass, suck out the fluid, and try to capture the core of the tumor, which would result in an end of the tumor filling up with fluid again. But because the mass is so sticky - it wont let go.