Friday, 5 April 2013

So, here I am!

This is my very first blog and I don´t know exactly how to start.

Maybe I should just begin to tell you some things about me, so you get to know me better.
Maybe I should try it that way:

Hello, my name is Cherry! I am 31 years old and diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis about three years ago.

That´s been quite a shock, I can tell you!

The hardest part for me was to make some kind of new plan. A few years ago, when i thought about my future, i saw myself in some foreign countrys, digging for bones (i should tell you i am not some kind of weirdo, i am studying anthropology! although.. thats maybe the same!).

Sadly, i can´t do this anymore. The digging would be to exhausting for me, and i can´t stand heat any longer (this is called Uthoff Syndrom: the worsening of neurologic symptoms in multiple sclerosis  when the body gets overheated from hot weatherr, exercise, fever, saunas, hot tubs...)

So, for the last years I just had to take injections every day and the rest of the time I tried not to think about it.

But last December this nasty little illness came back, and this time with a Bang!
First (End of December) it effected my eye sight, making me half blind on one eye.
Then, in January, the fine motor skills of my left hand slowed down (you should see my handwriting now! fortunately i can write with both hands).
And in March parts of my left leg got paralysed.

While others celebrated Easter with their family or friends, i had to stay in hospital (again) to get steroid infusion.

(Okay it´s not THAT bad. I spent so much time in Hospital in the last few month that i am already friends with some of the Doctors and Nurses, and they really did their best to cheer me up!)

Also, i got my very first crutches! :)
(I know, most people wouldn´t be happy about getting crutches, but because i can´t fully move one of my legs, it began to really really hurt when i was walking. unfortunatly, pain ´s not over yet, but it got bearable!)

I (instantly) had so many ideas in my mind to "Pimp Up" my walkers, so i began to work on them immediatly! :)
(As you can see on the (really bad) picture above, i crocheted some kind of flower twine made of mint - green and rose lace.)
I can´t think of doing something more interesting then some crochet while laying in Hospital, waiting for some analysis to be done.

I think, now you got already a hint of what´s this blog about: (..drumroll..) ME! haha

A life between severe illness, studying science and being creativ.

Why am i blogging?

First (maybe) as some kind of self - help. I think writing about the things I am struggling with, might help me. I am a really optimistic person, full of hopes and a huge love of life. But even the happiest gal has a bad day every now and then.

Second reason is my colossal addiction to crafting. Sewing, crocheting, knitting, stitiching.. i love to work with my hands.
I am hooked on  that *oh my, i have done that on my own!* feeling! And i want to share it with you.
I´d like to show you the things that inspire me, in hope, you might get inspiration out of it too. I want to show you stuff i am crafting, to hear what you think about it!

Whenever you want to ask or tell me something, feel free to do so! I really look forward to hear from you!

- Cherry -


  1. Hi Cherry, you left a comment on my blog and usually when someone pops over to visit I like to do the same. I love your beautiful creations and so pleased you've found something to do to help cope with this illness. I'd love to follow your blog but can't find where to follow. You are very talented and I can see many beautiful creations coming in the future.

    1. thank you so much for your kind comment! and thank you for pointing out to the fact that i have forgotten to install a follow button :)