Saturday, March 28, 2009

Baby Blanket

I am making a custom order Baby Blanket, I don't have them listed on my shop. I should eventually make some for my shop, but they sell pretty quick and take awhile to do. I crochet them with a cute Teddy Bear pattern - three rows of three teddy beads and I add a scalloped edging. I also do need to get ready for a show in April. When I was in the hospital I missed my first show of the year, so I need to do good to make up for the loss of sales. Hopefully this next show will be fabulous.

Here are some pictures of one my finished blanket.

Best wishes to all.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Still Recovering from Bronchitis & Asthma

I was in and out of Urgent care for a week, went to the doctor's many times & after it was all said and done I ended up on 14 different medications. It didn't work good enough or fast enough, I was then admitted to the hospital for 7 days on Oxygen and all of my medication and more. I have bad veins, they had a hard time getting my IV in and I still have bruises from all of the misses. Every 2-days my IV's would go bad & they would have to re-do the IV again. Which meant many more misses & problems. The hospital sucked, I hated it.
I have a nebulizer at home and was using it 3 to 4 times a day before I was admitted due to the Bronchitis, and I am still using it every day since I am still recovering. I am still on alot of medication, but I had to go back to work. Even though I am only getting 2 - 4 hours of sleep a night, due to all of the medication, I just lay in bed wanting desperately to sleep, but not able to. I have a referral to a pulmonary specialist and should be seeing one soon to get me down off of some of this medication. Oh did I mention I tore muscles and a ligament across the upper part of my back / across my lungs from all of the many asthma attacks. My asthma reasonably good for so long, this thru me.

I have not been hospitalized for my asthma since 1994., even though I do have times every year when I am sick that I have to be put on extra medication and sometimes use my nebulizer.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I received the Proximidade Blog Award !!!!!!

(SoftPencil) has awarded methe Proximidade Blog Award !!! check out her site it is wonderful.

Thank you so much! The following is a description of what the PROXIMIDADE Blog Award represents: "This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!”Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award.I am honored to accept this award and I pass it on to these 8 worthy recipients. The recipients must award it to 8 of their favorites and post the award description on their blog.I present the PROXIMIDADE Award to :

Here are the eight worthy blogs

Monday, March 2, 2009

Breathing Sucks

I have been sick all weekend, it started as a cold, then a bad sinus cold. I woke up Saturday even worse, all of the congestion went into my lungs. Breathing sucks - really really sucks. I have now pulled all of the muscles across my upper back from coughing. I was in bed all weekend. I have a nebulizer which I used along with my usual medication/inhalers. I of course did not sleep well, I can't breath - duh - hence no sleep. I also cough when I lay down, I hate sleeping sitting up.

My voice has changed it is now all deep and quiet, because I am sick. Some people think it is sexy, but I don't. I am talking all low and quiet because I have no air function not because I think your hot. lol People are weird.

My veins were collapsing in Urgent care, they could not get an IV in to do the blood work and give me Steroids. After four different trys and two nurses. They gave up, did the blood draw with a butterfly kids needle - too small for an IV, then gave me a show of steroids in the butt. So much fun. I also had three more treatments at Urgent care even though I just had one before I left just to be able to get there.

I am so drugged up now. They have me on 7 prescriptions, from mass inhalers, to antibiotics, to Steroids( predisone), cough syrup, and much more. Oh and I got chewed out at the end upon release, they let me know in not so many words that I need to call 911 next time and not wait so long, they said I was lucky they didn't have to intibate me. I guess I will have to plan out being sick on the week days, it is much more convenient then the weekend when everything is closed.

So you may think it is all easy to breathe, and you don't think about it, but sometimes it just plain sucks.