Sunday, March 25, 2007

Long Time Gone

Well I feel like I've been gone from Bloggerville for a very long time! It's been a crazy week, but I'm glad to report that we've survived!

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:

I have found that the pansies don't even need to be dried or pressed to add to the silk fusion. I did a sloppy job of adding the bottom flower, but now that I know it can be done, I'll do some more and take better care. These would make great cards or bookmarks, don't you think?

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!


Vicki W said...

Glad you husband is on the mend. Love the clutch purse and the blouse too!

Eva Hagbjärn said...

Nice to hear that it ”only” was pneumonia that Craig had. That’s serious enough if you don’t get any treatment in time anyhow.
Please tell him I said hello and that I wish him a fast recovery!
What did they do many, many years ago when there weren't any antibiotics?

Gerrie said...

We had a scare with Mr C once that turned out to be pleurisy. Another time he had some kind of anxiety attack at work and ended up in the ER. It is very scary. I was worried earlier this month when I had the upper back pain when I was walking and I have to admit that I did not rush off to the Dr. But what a relief when I did!

Take good care of that good man. By the way, I look great in red!!

SeamRippstress said...

Oh, pneumonia is not fun but so much better than the widow thing! Thank goodness he sounds sweet and stubborn like mine. Your clutch purse is beautiful!!! I too would look stunning in that red gorgeous blouse!

Felicia said...

Oh my goodness. I'm so glad things turned out ok.

SeamRippstress said...

How much for the clutch purse? You got an Etsy shop? Gosh its gorgeous!

Rayna said...

MEN!! And that's all I have to say on the subject.