After about a two-hour nap on Wednesday afternoon, C confessed to me that he had been having chest pains for a day or two and felt lousy. I was more than a bit concerned but he said the pains were in his upper right side and that they didn't radiate down either arm, and he was NOT going to the Dr's or the ER. Well, he's a big boy and very stubborn, so I went out to do some weeding in the Springtime paradise of our patio:
Of course, the pain got worse and by 10:00 PM, he was really feeling rotten, but still refusing to go to the ER. I was furious with him, but didn't want our last words to eachother (I was sure I was about to become a widow) to be in the form of a fight, so I kept my mouth shut except to ask for more of his symptoms and to offer consoling words. Neither of us slept that night, but when we got up Thursday morning he did make an appointment with the Doc for that afternoon. Phew!!! Did I mention that he is German and very stoic??? So, to make this long story a bit shorter (you say, "too late"!), he has pneumonia and pleurisy! After several tests, including one that involved sitting for several hours in the Radiology Dept at the medical center on Thursday evening, it was determined that he did not have a pulmonary embolus, which made me eternally grateful!
So we went back home and I must tell you I was so thrilled to have him with me alive and better. After a very short time, the antibiotics kicked in and the chest pains subsided. I am happy to report that he now is painfree and pretty much back to his old happy-go-lucky and adorable self!!
I did a bit of silk fusion to keep my hands occupied. Here's a little clutch purse that I assembled in my free time:
The clutch is lined with hand dyed silk and has a little inside pocket for "essentials". I am going to add a crocheted strap that can be tucked inside. The pearl button is one of about a dozen that I cut off of a $3 thrift shop find.
This is a bit of left over silk fusion that I added some pansies to:
And last but surely not least, is this blouse that I got on sale from Dharma. I am in love with the sunset colors and although I don't wear that cherry red very well, it blends beautifully with the bright orange that suits my skin tones. I also love that red-violet color mixed in with the orange and bright red. The blouse is rayon and has a lot of nice cutwork and embroidery on it. I think it'll be a great "going out" blouse for Atlanta, don't you?
That's all from the blessedly sunny and warm southeast. Hope your day is fabulous!