Feb 13, 2014


Hi my loves! I know I have been a bit MIA lately. I know, I can be a slacker... sometimes! Currently I am pretty busy with my Etsy store, (if you haven't checked it out, go see the newly designed items, like the lavender eye mask!)  and getting other things straight in my life so I can focus and be more organized!  I tend to take on too many projects at once, and they get worked on, little by little, so nothing ever really gets finished! Not to mention the added stress that you have to finish this for this person, that for that person, design this, sew that, it's just a mess, my friends!

So this week, I've been working on tying up those loose ends. And I know I've kind of hinted at doctors appointments and tests. Normally, I don't particularly like blabbing all my personal things on here. I love sharing with you guys, but I've always believed less is more! Especially with me! But, I wanted to let you know what has been going on, and why I've been MIA on here, and why it may take so long for a comment response from me.

Basically, all we know at this point is that I have high cholesterol (I was immediately put on Lipitor) , and my Echo Stress Test came back normal (meaning no blockage/plaque build up in the arteries feeding the heart) which is AMAZING news! However, the cardiologist thinks it could possibly be Coronary Artery Disease. I know, it sounds pretty far fetched for someone at my age, and even the Dr. said that. But, with it being in my family history, my high cholesterol (something else my family "gifted" me with)  and having had a total hysterectomy 5 years ago, it is possible. With all that, I have about 3 weeks of wearing a heart monitor, with only a week left- I'm getting antsy to take this thing off for good and get those results. After that, we will find out what his official diagnosis is.

On top of my health dilemmas, Ginny had a lump on her side that we have taken her to the vet for numerous times over the last couple of months. Finally, it changed form- more lumpy, and they could get a good biopsy of it. It's a bacterial infection! this whole time! It was difficult because it was large, and it seemed under the fat and not movable. I thought the worst, of course, and just new she had some sort of tumor on an organ. So yesterday, we took her in to have surgery. They put her under, lanced and cleaned it out. Poor baby was so sad looking! Currently, she's in her bed, enjoying a few hours of the Cone of Shame off so she can rest. She's even wanted to play! From this point, they did another culture, and we will get the results next week. She's on antibiotics and her vet is hopeful this will take care of everything.

It's been a hectic couple of weeks! And I just need to give credit to The Mr. for being so loving and supportive throughout the last couple of months. He's my light and my rock!

Anyway, that is what's been keeping me from posting. I hope you guys don't mind!

How's your week been going? I hope everyone is enjoying their snow days! But seriously, I'm ready for the snow to be gone, and greenery to come back!


  1. Ugh the cone kills me! My dog got spayed recently and it just broke my heart. She literally didn't move! Hope yours starts to feel better soon!

    Sweet Southern Sparkle

  2. goodness gracious girl! what a big couple of events you've been having! Poor little pup of yours! Hope everything gets better soon! xo

  3. Thank Goodness that you have such a loving Hubster! I think that you both should go out and celebrate when you get that STUPID heart monitor off (and fill me in on the deets because I've been praying for you). I'm glad that most of the medical news was good and I will continue the prayers. Poor little fur baby~~ those Elizabethan collars are a hoot!

  4. Poor puppy!!! The worst part is that they don't know what's going on, just that they're in pain :(

  5. I've been MIA as well. Not on twitter as much and not commenting as much. This week has been stressful. Now we have two no school snow days so I am able to catch up. And poor dog. My dog had to have two of those and she hated it.She also had a lump on her neck and it ruptured. It was bad. I felt horrible.

  6. Aw poor puppy she looks sooo sad! Hope she gets better soon and that you start feeling better!

  7. Thinking of you!! Hope you get a good report from your tests.

    Being Barlow

  8. the cone of shame!!! hope you both feel better ASAP

  9. Awwww...I hope she's better soon!


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