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

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Update

This is a quick post to let you know I am still alive ! :)

It has been a rough summer, with more hospital time and recovery. I had been on such a heavy dose of anti-inflammitory's for my inflammatory disease, that it finally wrecked havoc on my stomach and intestines and left bleeding holes. Sometimes the cure might be worse than the disease, lol ! :) That is really taking time to heal. Now however, being off of them, I am in a lot more pain and my body doesn't want to move. Everything feels like it weighs 2000 pds and it is an effort. The shakes have also become more frequent, which can be not only embarrassing, but I drop things. I hope I don't sound like I am whining, I would HATE that ! Just reporting the facts :) I cant wait to get back to the swing of things and visit all of my bloggy friends. I have Missed you !!!

I have had swaps come and go, and need to share the gorgeous sweetness my partners sent me. It really brightened my summer let me tell you ! I will be back on Saturday with pictures and hopefully to visit each of you :) ( Those of you waiting on an email from me, it is forthcoming today :) )

I will leave you with a pretty dish my sweet Mom found. Yummy goodness !!! :) Not sure if I will keep this or not. As I seem to get more ill as time passes, I feel the need to downsize all of my collections. My "stuff" seems to require more maintenance than I am up to these days. Dusting etc. Are any of you downsizing your nests ? I have even been thinking of moving into a smaller house. Hubby works so much overtime to make ends meet and our house seems like a lot to take care of for both of us. Just thinking though :)Anyhoo. I hope you have been getting some use out of the clip art. I would love to see some of the things you are making, it does my heart good :) Those are Pre-scheduled ( I have had a few emails asking about that ) till February 2011 ! So, if I am not home, you will get your free pictures from me each Monday for the next 6 months :) They are my way of giving back some of the love that all of you sweet ladies have given me over the last few years. :)

Thank you as always for being YOU. Each of you touch my heart , you just cant know. My "Virtual" world has become my only world this last few years, being so home bound and you are each a part of my family. I cherish you !! :)

Hugs,

Rhea

24 comments:

jen said...

OH Rhea, Honey I hope you are having a better day at least you got to the computer :) If I can do anything just drop a line. Big hugs and lots of prayers going out to ya!

luvs and glitter
~jen

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Dear Rhea I know this has been hard for you but it is good to hear from you. Hoping things will go well for you soon!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Through our journey through our lifes we learn many things... You go through stages of collecting and thinking you must have but when it is all said and done you are once again down sizing... I think easing the load would be a excellant idea. You can keep the objects you love the very most and let the others go for someone else to enjoy.. I think it is a good thing for the mind and for the body to simplify especially whe you ar having problems.... Hope you can find some peace and easing of pain soon. Your in my thoughts...

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, we have so missed you! What a terrible thing to have this happen. It can take a few months to get any kind of strength back after an intestinal bleed. I am so sorry. I haven't downsized (I am about as small as you can get) but, I am always cleaning out. Things will get better, you will get your strength back so don't give up on yourself! My son calls my online friends my invisible friends ha! I love my invisible friends.

Carol

debi said...

Oh Rhea, I hope you are feeling better soon. Pain and fatigue are difficult to wake up to every morning. Thank goodness for blogging...it is a wonderful link to the outside world.
Take care of yourself...sending hugs.

PeggyR said...

I'm really sorry life has socked it to you again. I know the feeling as my husband had his 2nd major stroke (last one was 6 years ago) on June 14th. Good news is he is due to finally come home on Saturday. I hope things go well for you soon.

Mari said...

AHHH SWEET RHEA...
SOOO SORRY TO HEAR THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SOOO ILL, I WILL OF COURSE PRAY FOR YOU :)
IM ALSO PRAYING FOR MY DEAR COUSIN CINDY WHO IS IN A COMA FOR THE LAST THREE WEEKS!!!
GOOD BLESS AND FEEL BETTER :)

HUGS TO YOU SWEET BLOGGY FRIEND~XOXO~MARI

Mary Ellen said...

Rhea I do pray that you will feel Jesus arms of comfort around you- When I was going through a terribly ill time in my life I Peter 1:3-8 comforted me in an odd way-Vs 7 was the key for me.

I feel God is calling many of His children to simplify their lives. I have been on a spending sabbatical only purchasing what I absolutely need and it is amazing and freeing with how much I really don't need!

I think going smaller might be a wonderful thing for you and hubby to pray about!

bee blessed
mary

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sweets!
Oh I HATE reading that you are again in more pain and have had to hospitalize! Bu...am so glad that you were better enough to keep us posted...I have missed you so!

These valleys sure makes us long more for those glorified perfect bodies, huh?

My girl is officially an registered Freshman in College! Cannot believe we are here, but PTL that we made it through some very rough times!
Stay tuned, we may finally have good news to report as well!

Gentle hugs and much love!
Lorena

rosechicfriends said...

Oh and YES, I am trying real hard to purge...cause a move may be in my future and I DON"T want to move ALL that I have! Yikes...it is very overwhelming to even begin!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rhea,
Sending healing prayers your way. Very pretty dish from your Mom:)
If you need to downsize..go for it!Home is Home no matter the size, location, decor...it's where your heart, family and God is!
Take care!
Warmly,
deb :)

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Rhea,

I am so sorry to hear you are feeling so bad. I understand because I suffer from a couple of things you are going through as well but not as bad as you. For me the winter is the worse as far as pain goes.

Prayers be with you,

Susan

Connie said...

I'll call you soon, sweetpea. All the kids and grandkids will be here this weekend.
xoxo,
Connie

Vintage French Hen said...

I'm sorry Rhea about your illness! I'm sending love, prayers and big hug your way, blessings...Marcia

Sarita Boyette said...

Praying for your continued strength and healing. Glad to see you felt like posting, and that dish IS a real beauty! (((HUGS)))

Marilyn said...

I hope & pray that your health returns soon!
Love,
Marilyn

Kim's Treasures said...

OMG Rhea! I had no idea! You poor thing! I know how bad fibromyalgia SUCKS!!! I had horrible days just after the wedding! I pushed myself way beyond my limits! I hope you are feeling better SOON! What are they going to do for your pain now???? Gentle hugs from one fibro sufferer to another!

Stephanie said...

Love all the pictures you post on Mondays and want to say "Be Healed in Jesus Name" he is the great physician. I firmly believe that. I have fibro so I can relate somewhat to the aches and pains....I may never be pain free, if that is not His will, but having good friends, family and blog friends make the days sweeter. You make my days sweeter whenever I see a new post from you!

Gayla said...

I am very sad that you are having such a rough summer. Hugs and prayers!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Rhea,

Sorry to hear you have been feeling so badly. Warm thoughts and prayers are coming your way. :)

Debbie from NJ

Fleur de Bee said...

Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers!!

xo Molly

Lib said...

Hope you feel better soon!
Blessins',Lib

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Rhea, didn't realize that you were sick again. I've been sick for over 2 wks. myself, and am just now feeling 1/2 way up to starting to visit blogs again. Please take good care of yourself and know that I'll be praying for you.

Big Hugs and Prayers,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

The Rose Room said...

oh just read this post and you are not well! so sorry to read this Rhea. Yes downsize, make life simple and more comfortable for you both! I am in the process of doing that! Rachaelxo