Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Well fall is here in Lincoln! I am now going through my 2nd fall season living here and approaching on my 1 year anniversary of my pioneering to a new state. The air is crisp and cool, a big relief from the muggy warm heavy summer air, and a bout of freakishly severe thunderstorms! I am fixing to close up my back door with weather sealant for the next 6 months, and bringing in my swiss chard, watching the grass slowly die off, and the trees yawning by shedding their leaves and blanketing the ground with them....oh no, I have to start raking! arrrrgggg!!
I am making some xmas felted ornaments for my etsy shop, so far have made 6 birds and one set of 3 xmas trees....I have found a new love for felt. I still love fabric, but felt is my pride and joy right now as I start to prepare for the rough snowy coldwinter months ahead,...... why cant humans hibernate too? that would be nice!
Monday, October 4, 2010
My last post before today was back in February. Long time! It is now october, I have lived here in Lincoln for just over 11 months now....I am finally settled and feel that way too, not missing kansas too much anymore these days, in fact, when I visit kansas, I miss nebraska! How crazy is that!? I enjoy my house, my hubby, my cats, have a few friends, my etsy shop is doing very well, and tomorrow, I celebrate life indeed as the anniversary of my birth (birthday) arrives come midnight tonight. I will be 28 years old in about 7 hours and I am ok about it. I look back on my 11 monthshere in nebraska and see that I went through both good and bad....I had a serious illness last summer, didnt get to thoroughly enjoy the outdoors, swim, tan, have picnics in the park and all that good stuff I was stuck indoors on antibiotics, bedrest, even have my hubby help wash my hair for me I was so weak!
here's me with my cat, Ci-Ci....just as I was starting to get ill back in June. At this point, I was feeling weak and tired all the time, and nauseous, I actually thought I was pregnant at that point truthfully, but a simple visit to my doctor and a blood test later, showed that it was negative, and that my womb was still vacant, thus forcing me to look into this further, glad I did cause even in this picture, a potentially serious heart infection was setting into place (my strep throat relapse) which unfortuantly in the early stages the symptoms can match those of a pregnant woman in her first 2-4 weeks of gestation....gave me a "scare" but honestly now having gone though this awful illness, I would of rather been pregnant 10 times over....
Here's me back in July right at the peak of my illness....I was struck with a very serious illness, well a relapse from strep throat I had back in april...I had an infection in my bloodstream and it spread to my heart and it had enlarged, chronic chest pains, weakness, extreme fatigue, no appetite....and yes, freakishly pale for being the summer months as seen here with my dark circles, I was laid out for almost 2 months, from June to August. I had put my etsy shop an vacation mode frequently, due to me feeling very weak...and then of course my chest pains got worse and worse, ended up at the E.R. one late july evening not being able to breathe and feeling extreme pressure in the left side of my chest, the staff at the hospital treated me like I was having a heart attack, but greatfully, the x-rays, bloodwork, and e.k.g. proved that I wasnt,they even tested for thrombosis (throwing blood clots into the lungs and/or heart which can be fatal) no sign of thrombosis in me! but I was diagnosed with such a condition called chostocodritis. It's an inflammation of the chestwall (ribcage cartilage) the cause is unknown. I still have occasional episodes to where it hurts to breathe and I still can have achy dull aches directly underneath my left breast, but at least it's not constant everyday anymore....was not a fun summer for me...