Sunday, 27 November 2011

An old card I made pre-DVT!

 I thought I'd put up some of my old cards made pre-DVT but my pooter has decided to delete all my card images in one of my folders!!!  Argghhh!!!

Anyway this is one I made using my Nesties.  I made it into a three way swivel card - not sure what the real name is!  I used all shades of green on it - this image is SO cute don't you think!

I used some green gems and the last of my special rub-ons Freebie I was given.  I've used rub-ons before but some of them have been a bit of a disaster, these are so lovely to use and it's sad I've used the last ones now.

Off for a wander now.....and later I'll see if I can find my lost images!!!  I hope they've not gone forever.

Friday, 18 November 2011

I'm Still Here....

Hi All

I'd just like to thank those of you who have sent me lovely cards.  As I've been ill for so long now most people just add whatever I'm diagnosed with to the list of health issues and forget that I feel really rough and ill sometimes.  I try not to let it show so most people aren't aware of it.  However it's really nice when people send me cards and it really makes my week and puts a big smile on my face, so thank you to those of you who took the time and care enough to send me a card, it's much appreciated.

Just thought I'd post a little about what has been happening with me lately.  I've been in the hospital most of the time, at least every day for the first two weeks!  Now it's down to a couple a week which is better.  I'm still getting pains in the leg (my very bad one and my bad one!)....and also in my arm too now. 

Why in the arm you ask?  Well when I went for a blood test, the phlebotomist hit a nerve in my arm.  Wow is that painful, it's like an electric shock which went down my arm and into my fingers.  She said it would go away in a short while and asked me to raise my arm.  She also said I should've drunk some water before coming, making it like it's my fault.  I think NOT!  It takes 2-3 hours for water to make a difference to veins, and this was a nerve she hit and not the vein!  Over a week later, and I'm still getting electric shocks.  I saw my GP and was told "There's nothing I can give you, it might last weeks, months, or could be permanent".  Lovely huh!

So now I keep getting shocks and it makes me drop whatever I'm holding and even the pooter is making it hurt more.  I've also got a nasty cold/cough which is probably making me feel worse, it's been here for over two weeks now and shows no signs of going away anytime soon.

Boy am I the luckiest person ever - good job I can still smile huh!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

WOYWW - a short post, sorry!

Sorry, this is a short post for all you wonderful WOYWW'ers checking in.  I was given the above shoes for Delilah yesterday after a hospital visit and aren't they just wonderful!!!  So pretty and girlie for her to enjoy. 

Another reason I'm not on here for long is that I've been diagnosed with a DVT in my leg and it's been extremely painful.  I've been to the hospital every day from five to nine hours at a time.  I'm now having four injections a day and Warfarin as well. 

Guess who woke up to a lovely cold as well this morning - you'd think cancer, kidney failure, diabetes, lymphoedema, chronic pain, DVT (I won't go on any further!) would be enough wouldn't you - nope - let's have a nasty cold and sore throat as well.

Oh well, I hope to be back crafting soon, a little bit at a time, slowly, slowly, slowly.  I have to keep moving around and it's another of life's little blips on my health horizon!

Last but not least, I'd like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Gill for the lovely "Get Well Soon" card you sent me, it really cheered me up - I needed it believe you me.  My poor stomach is all purple and sore from the injections.  I can't believe I'm doing them myself, it's one thing I never wanted to do in my life.  It has to be done though, so will grin and bear my usual way!

Enjoy WOYWW everyone.