Today began with the Nuclear Medicine department phoning me to say they need me to do another nuclear heart scan, not the best start to a morning! The new appointment is on Thursday next week right before my yearly transplant clinic visit so I had to call that department to let them know that I might be a minute or two late but would definitely be coming – don’t want another doctor assuming I’m a no-show if I’m late, especially not the transplant doctor! This of course means it is my second anniversary of acceptance onto The List. Statistically the average wait for a kidney on the list is 3 years so I’m getting closer. Hopefully the heart scans won’t show anything which would affect my chances of a successful transplant but I have to admit to being a little concerned about why I’m being asked to come back for a second one.
After all the medical arrangements I needed a bit of diversion so I began making the top from the Tamotsu pattern. It is a fairly basic T-shirt shaped top, the pattern suggests a zip in the centre back but I decided to make a button and loop fastening. I had some Hyacinth blue coloured Cupro fabric which I hadn’t enough of to make a blouse but with a bit of creative pattern cutting was just enough for the top. I love sewing with Cupro, it handles beautifully and is easy to iron. Sadly it is very seldom available in the local shops but I have one more piece left which will be enough to make another Tamotsu top. I got both pieces in a closing down sale of a designer fabric shop but they were end of rolls and were much shorter than I’d realised.