Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hello and Thank You


 

Hello my wonderful friends.  I'm back after an issue with my heart.  At the end of January my blood pressure suddenly went up very high and I experienced tachycardia for several days, which was both exhausting and frightening.  After a visit with my family physician and some testing with a cardiologist I was put on a beta blocker.  I tire very easily, but the medication is doing the job.   Now I have an awful ringing in the ears and some abdominal pain.  The bad thing is the doctors don't know why this happened in the first place.  In five days I turn 50 years old...which could be part of the problem.

Today we are experience a huge snow storm, and as I look out the window and see what wonders Mother Nature can do.  At the end of the day we are supposed to get between 8 and 12 inches of the white stuff.

I thank all of you who left caring notes for me. Please remember to get all those regular check-ups, even if they are no fun.  You'll be glad you did.

I hope to be blogging regularly again, and getting back into the challenges I was doing before all this.

Have a wonderful weekend!

17 comments:

PipnMolly said...

Happy 50 Birthday Alice and a healthy new year ahead !
Stay snuggy warm indoors and watch the pretty snow fall.

MaryL said...

So glad you were able to check in...I've been thinking of you.

Glad you at least have some relief. Getting older does present new problems but I did read the other day. "Keep moving to stay moving!" Now more than ever I am trying to do just that...there are always ways to get around pain and set backs...

Hugs!

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Wow, Alice, I somehow missed your last post, but I'm so glad you are on the other side of this health scare. We DO take our good health for granted, don't we? It must have been so gratifying for you to hear how many were thinking of you and offering prayers and good wishes!

kimmykats said...

So sorry to hear about the side effects. Glad to know though you are working your way through! We are waiting for the first flake to fall......

Libellula Jewelry said...

I'm relieved that you're o.k. and getting good medical attention. Stay vigilant in your care and know that we're all thinking of you and sending positive health vibes your way!

Enjoy the beauty of the snow!

Mellisa said...

Happy birthday my dear!! What a scare to have with your heart! I'm so glad to hear that your health is being managed and I hope you have everything with your ticker under control with no new surprises!

Lela said...

It's so nice to hear from you, Alice. Happy Birthday in 5 days! I do hope the side effects pass quickly and things settle down for you.

Carol D. said...

So glad you are back. Was so worried after your last post and know you must have been scared too. Just glad the doctor is taking care of you.

Patti Van said...

So happy to see you post again, and I hope you find answers to your additional health issues soon! Continue to rest!!! Happy early birthday!

13 said...

So relieved to hear your on the mend, not the best 50th present to have, but a chance to move forward, take more care of yourself and do more of what you want to do.

TesoriTrovati said...

So happy to know you are okay! I have been sending prayers your way. I am thinking of you! I picked up your beautiful ornament to me and held it for awhile yesterday and thought of all the love and care that went into it. You do what you need to do to feel better. Enjoy the day. Erin

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Kimberly said...

Happy birthday, welcome to my decade. You're in good company although I'm sorry to hear about your scare. I hope it all settles down for you and you can get back in the swing of things.
Sending calming & healing thoughts

Bobbie said...

Welcome back, sweetie! Health issues are no joke -- I'm so glad you're getting back on track to feeling your best. And happy birthday, a few days early!

SueBeads said...

Happy Birthday, and glad you are feeling better... take care of yourself!

Jean A. Wells said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling better. Yes, that was some snow storm we got, but its already melting so it should be gone soon. I hear they are predicting more this week.

Getting older can be a Bitch for sure. A new ache or pain every day, but I wouldn't go back if I had the chance.

I am keeping you in my thoughts.

CraftyHope said...

Alice, I'm so sorry I'm just now hearing this. I hope you are doing better.. .it sounds like you are and I hope you've had a really amazing 50th birthday. And, if amazing needs to mean healthy then so be it! Hugs for you!