LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Update on Sicknesses

It has been a while since my last post. I had a short stint in the hospital, still trying to find out what is wrong with me. But, the good news, my heart is good, my lungs are good, and my gallbladder is good. I finally got our new insurance coverage last Saturday, and went to the hospital on Sunday. While I was there I had a CT scan on my lungs and Aorta, where they inject iodine into your Iv so that they can see your insides better. Well, I have very tiny veins, and the Iodine saturated into my arm. Which means that it blew my vein and dumped all of that fluid into my arm. The body's defense is to swell to protect the area, so my arm more than doubled in size. Which can cut off your circulation and do cell and nerve damage. The iodine can also damage your kidneys. I have had no damage, but I wanted to mention this , so that you can be better informed with this test. The machine pushes the fluid into your arm, so , if the person handling the machine is in a hurry, unskilled, etc. This can happen. This bought me an additional day in the hospital. I have another Dr. appt on Monday, and I am hoping to get to the bottom of the pain in my chest that I have had for 12 days. I am really starting to think that this is an ulcer. I just AGAIN, want to thank everyone for well wishes and prayers. I AM the Blessed girl !! That is for sure !! All my girls in PRH sent me cards and tags and goodies !! I love you Guys !! And I was Blessed with Amy's ( bunny rose cottage ) very FIRST art tag !! It is the sweet pansy one on the left. Look out paper art world, we have a new Star !! Thanks again, all of you sweet ladies !!



There is another sickness that I want to mention. On the Blogger buzz page it mentions a virus that has been injected into certain blogs. Well, mine was hit yesterday. It is a nasty thing that my husband spent a lot of hours fixing. I deleted the utube that was on here. Utube is a sneaky way for someone to give you a virus. So Please, do a current virus scan on your computer ASAP, so that we don't keep passing this around the blogging community. I am feeling a bit better and am hoping to get back painting and glueing soon. I miss you all !!

12 comments:

Sharon said...

So glad to have you back. Love those pretty pink roses.

Sophie Rose Designs said...

I'm so sorry to hear about all this! I will be praying for you!! Please feel better soon!!! :)

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Rhea,

Best wishes for a full and very speedy recovery. You remain in my prayers. Thx for sharing your story. Your comments will surely help someone else along the way....

Kitty

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Rhea, I love you so much!! You made my cry by mentioning the tag I sent you! Their is no on in the world, that I would rather have my first tag than YOU!! You have been such an inspiration to me and you are actually the one that made me want to try tags! Though I have a long way to go, I am having so much fun with it!!

I am so glad you are home and I hope today you can get some real answers as to what is causing you to feel so bad!! You deserve to feel good Rhea!!!

Your roses are absolutely breathtaking!!!!!!! Were those a gift from your sweetie?? It looks like something he would do :)

Love ya Rhea!
Amy

Bertie said...

We've missed you, too, and are happy you are back at home resting and recovering. Who gave you the roses? They are stunning!

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Rhea, Have been thinking of you. I hope this all clears up soon so you can get back in the swing of things. I know you must be frustrated not knowing what is wrong. Hugs! Heather

Miss Rhea said...

Thank You !! My Sweet Father in Law brought me those roses. :)

She'sSewPretty said...

Rhea, I hope they figure out what is causing your pain soon. I'm glad you are home and hopefully will feel better quickly!

celestina marie said...

Hi Rhea, So glad you are back home and starting to feel better. You are so deserving of the cards and gifts and your pink roses are lovely.
Blessings,
Celestina

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

How absolutely sweet of your father in law Rhea! Wow! And he even knew to get pink roses!! What a sweetie :)

Hugs,
Amy

Kathleen Grace said...

So sorry to hear you have been ill. Hope you are back feeleing great soon.

Monica said...

Rhea hope you are feeling well and that you find out something soon!
Best wishes for you :)