Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A quick update

I have been away for such a long time without any explanation, I feel really terrible about it. I don't often write about personal problems on the blog, but I have had so many wonderful friends checking up on me, I thought I had better assure you all that I am still alive and kicking, lol. 

It is a bit of a health issue which has kept me away. A few weeks ago, I was feeling so dizzy all the time with constant chest pains etc, and that frightened me enough in the end to overcome my dislike of going to the doctors. Turned out I had extremely high blood pressure ( 210 over 110 ) and rapid heart beat, and the doc seemed a tad concerned, yikes! An immediate ECG showed the heart was ok though, apart from the rapid heart beat. He put me on some blood pressure pills immediately and arranged for me to see a cardiologist a few days later. He thinks heart is ok, but cholesterol is high, so now I am on an interesting mix of pills and a no salt, no fat diet, well, as low as possible, some you just can't avoid, even with the most careful attention. I am feeling somewhat better by now, but just haven't been in the right frame of mind to get crafting or blogging. So there you have it, my love of food is probably what caused it all. Hopefully, with the very strict diet and pills, I'll be back to normal pretty soon.

In the meantime, big hugs to all of you, and I hope you stick around for when I give myself a kick up the butt and get crafting again.

Toodlepip xxx


Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hello Liz,
I was only just about to send you a note to see that you were well. Thankfully it sounds as though you caught your health issues early. You are in my prayers, be well.
Hugs and JOY,

Karen B. said...

Oh dear Liz,
I send you many, many hugs and I am sure everthing will be fine. Just take a step back and relax and get better. We will all be right here waiting for you when you are well again.
hugs and much love,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh my...so very sorry to hear that you have not been well. i battle high cholesterol as well. once you have it in control, you will feel MUCH better! prayers for you....

Bente said...

Oh, I hope you feel better soon.


craftattack said...

Oh oh! Get well soooooon, and take care of yourself! Hugs, Valerie

Elizabethd said...

I do hope you will soon be feeling much better. High BP is no joke.

Juanita said...

I'm relieved that you had a doctor check you. The combination of dizziness and chest pains is nothing to take lightly. Do take your health expert's advice, but we all know how difficult it is to abandon the love for food... Hope you feel better with the medication!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Liz,
that must have been so scary.Hope you feel better soon.Sending big hugs,

Yitte said...

So sorry to hear about your health problems. I'm glad that you had a doctors check up and hoop you will feeling better soon with the medication.

Hugs andlove Yvonne

Regina said...

Oh Liz...you take care of yourself. Sending healing thoughts to you. Of course all of us will be here when you give yourself that kick in the rear. ^_^ You are missed and worried about!!


Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

Liz, take care and I wish you a good recovery !!

Dorthe said...

Dearest Liz, you can be sure I -(we) will be around, following you when you are yourself again, and returns.
I`m happy you wrote this note, as I started to worry again, not seing you here.
So dear friend,-I`m sure you will soon be your good old again, and feel to create. I hope you can get used to your very low fat/salt food, and learn to make most delicious meals without both.
Blessings, and hugs, from Dorthe

A garden just outside Venice said...

Sending you a big hug and my best wishes for a quick recovery!

Mary said...

Oh lady I am so sorry to hear about your problems. But better to catch it now than later. I have been in your shoes just this last August. Hope you adjust to your medicine better than I have. My father used to say his medicine was killing him and now I know what he was talking about. You are so right about not wanting to craft or anything. Part of it is adjusting to the medicine and part is the depression from realizing that none of us is going to get out of this life alive. Its been 3 months for me and I am just beginning to reconnect with life and things around me. Hang in there, your blog is one of my favorites ~ I can't wait to see the pretties you find when you go shopping. My prayers are with you.
Hugs ~ Mary

Lucy said...

I have missed your blogging.
Look after yourself, do what the doc tells you, take your medication, and I am sure you will get back to good health soon.
Hugs Lucy from Oz

Lucy said...

I have missed your blogging.
Look after yourself, do what the doc tells you, take your medication, and I am sure you will get back to good health soon.
Hugs Lucy from Oz

The English Romantic said...

Hi liz,
Thank goodness you spotted it. This happened to me and I ignored it and then became ill at my sons house and ended hurtling through the London rush hour in an ambulance. I was saved by the wonderful doctors at the London Chest Hospital.
Now you can take steps to keep well and life will be good.
Hugs and best wishes, Angela.

jennyflower said...

Oh my, what a shock for you. I am pleased that you are taking all medical advice, so many don't. Looking forward to seeing you back to your 'old' self soon. xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh no Liz!!! You be careful, follow the Dr's orders. and hopefully you'll be back to yourself soon.
Posting your beautiful gifts on my blog...finally!
hugs Lynn

Mom E. said...

I am so happy to see your update! I have missed you! I think about you and thank you for all the inspiration you have given me about blogging and making tags. Mine do not look as wonderful as yours, but I am learning! Hugs to you and prayers to Heavenly Father that you will recover well and get the rest you need! Look forward to "seeing" you here again soon!
....and yes...I am aware that there are other punctuation marks on the keyboard besides an exclamation point.....! My kids say I don't know about them....hmmmm! ;)

FredaB said...

So glad you did not just pass it off.
Going to the Dr., while not our favorite thing, was the best thing you could have done.

You should start feeling better soon and will get back to your wonderful bocantes and stories from you French home.

We also have 2 homes and that in itself can be cause for anxiety and
exhaustion. Take care of yourself.



Pat C. said...

Oh, no, dear Liz! I am so sorry that you haven't been feeling well, but now that you know what is wrong and have been given the tools to fight it, you are now well on the road to feeling like yourself again!♥

Please take care of yourself; the blog can wait--nothing is more important than your health, and the last thing in the world you need right now is added stress in your life.

Sending many prayers and hugs,

Pat xoxo

P.S. Betsy, you are so funny! I *love* exclamation points, too!!

Robin said...

Dear Liz, so sorry to hear you were feeling so badly. I'm glad to hear that you are getting back to normal. Big hugs to you.


Rhonda said...

I have high blood pressure and its not fun. No salt is tasteless. Oh do I feel for you. I had no idea you were ill. Let me know if you want anything to cheer you up. Brad Pitt or Hugh Jackman. Love ya. Rhonda

Gaby Bee said...

I'm sorry to hear about your health problems. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Sending big hugs your way!

Mrs A. said...

Hi Liz,
Just to let you know that your beautiful tag was one of the 5 christmas tags that I received back from Carolyn of Tag Tuesday.
Hugs ValeryAnnne. (aka Mrs A.)
Hope you are feeling better soon.

Sophie said...

Liebe Liz,
ich wünsche dir gute Besserung,
und falls du dich noch länger erholen und ausruhen musst,
dann wünsche ich dir einen schönen Advent, ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und ein gutes und gesundes neues Jahr 2013

Herzlichst Sophie xx

vicki said...

Liz--- don't make me have to come and take care of you girlfriend!!! I'm so sorry that you've been unwell-- but very glad that you went to the Dr--- I want you better!! I'm sending hugs and prayers that you will be back to yourself soon and all better. I'm also sending holiday wishes to you--- wishing better health for you in this new year. Please take care if yourself---- or else I'll be knocking on your door!!

Mom E. said...

Just want to say "Hellooooo!" and remind you we are praying for your complete health recovery. Hope you are enjoying a relaxing Christmas Season....Christmas hugs are being sent your way!
Hearts to you....

Lynn Stevens said...

Getting worried about you Girl. Are you o.K.??????
Sending healing thoughts your way.
hugs Lynn

Gaby Bee said...

I just wanted to send along some wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Hope all is well at your end!


Kelly_Deal said...

Get well soon Liz! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!