Saturday, March 26, 2011

Here... but not...

Its been a few days since I posted and I just haven't been able to take a few moments to post and I am sorry. But I have very good legitimate reasons for not being here in blogland...

First of all, I had a very close uncle of mine pass away suddenly Monday night. He was recently diagnosed with leukemia. It progressed very very quickly. He was in and out of hospital for the last month or more. Sunday night he was rushed to the ICU and passed away Monday evening from complications. He was only 71. Due to yet another snow storm today that dumped on us 30 cm more of snow, we couldn't get out to the funeral.

Secondly, I haven't been feeling very well the last week and a half. This week has been insane. I actually had to go to emergency myself I was so sick. This all relates back to when I was in hospital back in October. I am still having complications and now my doctor has me set up for more tests. I am still losing weight despite how much I eat and I am just starting to get worried more and more. Since having William back a year ago in April, I have lost 30 pounds pre-pregnancy weight. Before being pregnant on William I was 138 pounds. When I was weighed at the doctor's office yesterday, I am now a whopping 108 pounds!!!!!!!!!!! I am wasting away it seems. I hope things get figured out soon, cause I can't keep this going much longer. Otherwise if I turn sideways I will disappear!!!!

When I am having a few good spurts, I am managing a little bit of time in my sewing room. It is good therapy there and is keeping my mind occupied or worrying. I'm sorry I have no photos to post, but my camera is out in the other room right now and at the moment I have my little notebook computer here on my lap while I am curled up under my quilts in bed at 12:25am on Saturday. I have a nice warm dog lying here at my side and I just don't have the energy nor the interest to get up and get that camera!!! lol!!! just trust me when I say, I have my green blocks made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wooo hooo!! They are now already to lay out on the floor to make the puzzle design.

I also started making a couple of baby bunting bags for a friend's baby shower this Sunday afternoon (weather and health provided). Not to mention the place it is being held is outside the city and I have nooooooooooooo idea where to find it!!! I will post a photo of the bags when they are completed and given to the recipient.

I also finished the hand binding of my second coffee themed mug mat.

Tomorrow, with the help of Trevor and Mum to watch William, I will get those bunting bags finished so I can get back to my green scrap quilt!!!

Tonight, I also got to call my good friend Noriko in Japan. My cell phone provider has a promotion on right now where all calls to Japan are free until the end of this month. Although she is nowhere near the earthquake site, she said her family are still very worried and concerned about the radiation levels coming their way. At the moment they are unable to drink the water and have to buy bottle water. She said that is also quite hard to do since most of the time it is sold out. They are keeping as positive as much as they can. How frightening it must be.

Well it is late and I need some sleep. It was another busy day and a day of ups and downs health wise for me. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. I also hope to post some photos tomorow evening too.

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

9 comments:

Melissa said...

Sending prayers your way for healing in your body & comfort in the loss or your uncle. Hope you are feeling better very soon!

Rhonda said...

so sorry about your uncle. hope the drs are able to figure out what is making you so sick; feel better!

Anita said...

I'm so sorry about your uncle. My thoughts are with you and your family.
I hope they figure out your health issue soon, you're going to up and blow away. When you're feeling up to it I look forward to seeing pictures of your projects.

Scrappy quilter said...

Sorry to hear of your uncle's passing. Hope you are feeling better soon.

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on getting the blocks finished up. After that the fun really begins when the quilt starts to come together. Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. most people would be happy to loose a few pounds, but it does sound like you are melting away. Hope they get it all figured out soon.

Quilter Kathy said...

Did you have your thyroid tested? (my thyroid had issues after childbirth)
I hope you feel better soon...what a tough time you are having there.

Cherry Red Quilter said...

So sorry to hear about your uncle and best wishes for a speddy diagnosis and receovery for yourself. Happy stitching when you can - that is good therapy as you said.

desertskyquilts said...

I hope they soon sort out what the medical issues are for you. While I wouldn't mind weighing 108 again, I don't want to do it by being ill, and I doubt you do, either. It sounds like you are making good progress on lots of stitchy things, and I know that quilting gets ME through many a stressful time. Supposedly, people who sew have lower blood pressure.

Dottie's Daughter said...

I hope they find out what's wrong and you can have better days. It's good that your cooking and sewing takes your mind off your health issues. Be well.