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

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Moving Right Along

Well, Moving right along. The Dr. appt was a HUGE letdown. This guy says I don't have Chronic Costochondritis, he said after two minutes of tapping on me with his bony finger, that I have Fibromyalgia . Well, the thing is, I don't have any symptoms of Fibro, really. I have what feels like a knife sticking in my heart. It is there 24/7 and never goes away. I have pain in my ribs, and swelling that you can visibly see. ( he didn't want to even look at that ) The pain makes me tired, sometimes nauseas and I feel weak. It is very centralized though, not all over like Fibro would be I am told. I have a torn ligament in my back that wont heal. And a really bad pinched nerve in my neck that I am in the Physical Therapy for. Those things are a result of supporting a weakened core. So.............I am going to see if my insurance will ok me going to a Mayo clinic in a neighboring state, or to UCLA medical center for a complete work up. This "Specialist" that I saw yesterday, is only one of Three in Las Vegas and the waiting list for the other two is about six months, which is what the follow up would be with this guy.

Ok, Enough of that. :) Here are some SWEET things that have been making me smile lately. :) New little Compo baby doll. :) The lady who sold her to me even wrapped her up in this sweet rosebud diaper !! Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww..................



A vintage baby dresser jar, in pink and blue with teeny rosebuds. :)


Literally couldn't get out of the thrift store fast enough with this sweet girl. She looks like a candle is supposed to fit in her arms.


This pretty bowl was sent to me by my dear friend Connie. :) I LOVE the pretty aqua and have it in my kitchen. Thank You Chickadee !!!! :) :) :)


Bought this print because I collect old Cottage prints and this one really reminds me of The Sound of Music ( my all time favorite movie ) I imagine that Maria Von Trapp is the girl in the pic. :) I did a little Before and After to the frame so it would fit in our home. :)

Do you like that PINK chenille bedspread ? Well that is one of my offerings for My First Flea Market Friday next week. :)



This sweet card makes me smile, I got this for My Best Friend and it was SO cute that I went back and got one for ME to frame so I can look at it and be reminded how Blessed I am that I have her friendship. :) I got it Here.


Yep, more dolls. If you don't like dolls then you are probably hating my blog these days. lol !! These little sweeties are both from the 50's, not sure of the maker, they both say Made In USA, so hard to tell. The tiny one is only 12" high. I haven't seen many that size. My poor Chihuahua's are sick of me talking to them all day, so these girls are going to cut the slack, lol !! :)


And finally, Could you just reach into the screen and pinch some Cheekage here ???

Smile. :) I hope my latest thrifty purchases have made YOU smile this week. :)

Hugs,

Rhea

31 comments:

vivian said...

hi! followed you over from flickr! love your little dolls and your banner is adorable!
yup.. your sweet little finds made me smile! I'll be back!
hugs
vivian

Connie said...

Hey little sweet chickee, you are welcome for the bowl. When I saw it at the antique shop, it had R H E A written all over it!
Smoochies,
Connie

Andrea said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well.

It is really fustrating when doctors don't give you an answer.

I love dolls. The little baby dolls
are adorable.

I enjoy reading your blog. You always have such nice things.

Andrea

Jessica said...

Doctors can be so frustrating, especially for the chronically ill. I have chronic fatigue syndrome and have been relatively lucky with my dr's but a couple have been really...lame, to put it nicely. Some just can't be bothered with diseases they're not familiar with and can't diagnose with a simple blood test. I wish you the best finding a dr who will truly listen to you; they are out there!

Shirl said...

Hi Rhea, I'm so sorry becasue of what you are going through! I pray that you get results soon. Oh what pretty dolls you have here today, just the sweetest! The figurines you bought are adorable!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Lori said...

Rhea, i sent you an email about your symtpoms...i am thinking this may be something else...i love all your goodies today, that little baby is precious...the bowl from Connie is gorgeous, what a sweetie she was to send that along for you:)

TattingChic said...

Your dolls and vintage fids areall so lovely. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well and that the Dr's visit was disappointing. I hope they find out what is wrong and how to help you so you can enjoy the good stuff in life a little more.

Debbie from NJ said...

Hello sweet Rhea,

Awe, sweetie, sorry to hear what you have been going through. I know you mentioned your illness before, but I din't know exactly what it was. I had never heard of that before. I was surprised to learn that symptoms of fibromyaligia have pain symptoms like that of Chronic Costochonditis. I hope you can get a full diagnosis and help for it soon.

I love your dolls! I can never tire of seeing your lovely goodies that you find! Did your dolls come dressed so prety like that, or did you make the outfits?

Debbie

Lib said...

I am so sorry tohear of all your pain! I hope and pray your insurance will pay for you to go to the other place!
Love your Treasures!
Have a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

Kim's Treasures said...

Sorry you aren't doing well! I have fibro and it doesn't sound like you do at all. I hope you can get in at the Mayo clinic or other facility that will be able to figure things out! I had fibro for over 15 years before I found a doctor who could give me a diagnosis! And when I researched it myself I felt good with his diagnosis. Not fun to have but at least I know what's wrong! Prayers and hugs to you! Your treasures did make me smile!
Kim

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh Rhea! I am so sorry you didn't find a reason for your pain. I can't compare mine to yours as that heart pain sounds excruciating but know that I feel for you! I am so sorry you had to deal with someone copying you. Those rats! At least the thrifting fairies have been with you. You found some wonderful treasures. I really, really love the little pink girl and that bride and groom!!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Yes, I could pinch some cheekage! Those are adorable! Love your little girl you found at the thrift shop. Very sweet indeed.

Praying you'll find the right doctor for your health answers. God Bless You,

Kitty

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

I am so, so sorry he didn't have any answers for you. This may sound corny, but have you considered contacting, Dr. Oz from the Oprah show? Medical mysteries seem to be right up his alley.

linnea-maria said...

I completely agree with you it doesn't sound like fibromyalgia. Have you went to a heart specialist? I really hope someone will find the right problem and the right cure for you! Im sending a pray for you! Nice to read your comment in swedish, did you use a translation programme? It was very sweet written! You had found so nice things at your flea market round. Many hugs and blessings /linnea-maria

Tattycat said...

So sorry you didn't get the answers and help you need from the doctor. Please keep us posted. all of the pictures are so sweet. They did make me smile and I appreciate it. Flea market Friday? I can't wait for that! Chenille is a big favorite.

Secondhandrose said...

Rhea, I am loving the dolls and babies. And I can tell you are having fun with them ....so sweet.
karen

Sharon said...

Best Friends......

Joy said...

Rhea, every single piece is super super darling.

Plus, I need that chenille bedspread.

I'm sorry to hear about the frustrating doctor's appointment. I hope you get to see the specialists that you need to see.

LiLi M. said...

Hi! I do hope that you are feeling better and/or have found a better specialist. I love your finds, I hope they will make you feel better!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

Rhea, thank you for featuring my card. I have added a link to your site in my latest post.

Sorry about your pain. Doctors can be very frustrating. Pray, ask God for guidance and do your own research. He will show you what the problem is. BTW, He is the Great Physician!!! :)

Charmingdesigns said...

Here I get my computer up and running again to find that you still dont have a clear idea of what you have. I am soooo sorry, I am praying for you! Your little dollies are so adorable. Take care dear friend, I will now be visiting you more often! Laurie

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Oh Rhea this must be so frustrating for you! I really hope it gets sorted soon and they can ease the pain you are feeling every day.

Connie is so gorgeous getting you that bowl, its super pretty! Oh and the chenille,,,,yes i saw it there in all its pinkness...would cost a fortune to ship to me...boo hoo sad face :(

Take Care!

Shannon :)

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi...

Thanks for your visit to DAY of PRAYER...and the prayers.

Next week, I am adding you to our Prayer List.

~Blessings,
Jan

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Rhea,
That Dr's appointment sounded absolutely frustrating! I sure hope and pray that you find some answers soon.
LOVE all your adorable finds. You have such a great eye for finding little treasures. I'm glad they're making you smile. And I DON'T think your puppies will ever get tired of you talking to them. You have such a wonderful blog. It's always a pleasure to come in and see what you're up to.
Patricia :o)
PS: Love the little pink banner you added to your blog. Very cute!

Bertie said...

I wish we had your thrift stores here in Michigan. You always find the greatest treasures!!

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

I know it's so frustrating when you know your sick and the doctors can't find out what's wrong. Someone, SOMEWHERE has to know what the key is to why you're feeling so bad!

Those dolls are precious! I hope the puppies aren't too jealous!

vickie said...

Oh Rhea, I love all your thrift finds and the picture frame looks so much better after you painted it! Cut figurines, I love those.
Take care, big hugs.

a bite of country cupcakes said...

hI THERE,
Followed you over from Shannons blog,
Sounds like you deserve such a cute buy as that little pink girl,
I truly hope thwere is an end to your pain soon
Hugs Kylie

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Rhea, I can only imagine what you go through and through it all you have a tremendous spirit. You are an inspiration to me as you keep going and love the Lord with all your heart counting your blessings at the same time as you are suffering. I wish that there was some way that I could make this go away. Know that you are always in my prayers and PLEASE know that when you leave little snippets like this about you, you actually glow and are a light for those of us who encounter little things (that we think are huge) and help us to cope. Hugs to you.

The Rose Room said...

Get a second opinion!!! Lovely pretties to look at in this post, all your posts actually! Rachaelxo

Suzie Button said...

I just want to crawl on the shelf beside all your cute dolls and goodies and spend the day! When I see things like this in a thrift or antique store, my heart also goes pitter-patter!