Friday, 23 March 2007

Good News and Summer Update

Thank you to everybody who left messages for me yesterday and sent good wishes and hugs. I really appreciate them. I went to the doctors and it turns out I am anaemic, so I have iron tablets to take for 2 months at least, plus I am perimenopausal; in fact I am very close to being on the menopause. As you can imagine I am very relieved that it is not something serious plus relieved to finally know why I've been feeling the way I have been and why things have been happening the way they have. The only concern my doctor has with this is with me being relatively young I could be more prone to osteoporosis so he's going to get me booked in for a bone density scan. I am not worried by any of it as I'm just relieved to finally have some sort of diagnosis. My doctor was brilliant and explained stuff to me, asked me lots of questions and showed me my results on the PC and explained what they meant. He also broached the subject of HRT but I told him I didn't want to take it and told him about my auntie. He seemed quite happy with that so I asked him about the herbal stuff my sister took but he hadn't heard of it! Lol! He said I should be OK with it on the medication I'm on so I will try that when I get chance to get some. My sister also has a book which was given to her by her doctor so she is going to lend me that so I know what to expect etc! Does anybody know if any online support groups?

I must admit I was rather naughty yesterday afternoon as I stitched all afternoon to try and take my mind off everything that was going through my head. I decided on HAED Summer ACEO as I knew I'd need to concentrate hard on it, and although it didn't totally take my mind off things it did help. Last night I carried on with it and here is the result. Yep I have finished page 3!! Yippee! Only one full page and two bits to do! I am really pleased with her and think she looks fantastic! OK I know I'm blowing my own trumpet but really it's Sara Butcher's artwork and Michele of HAEDs charting skills that make it that way! Seen as I've got page 3 done I think I'll stitch on Papillon Creations Serendipity tonight then tomorrow Lisa, Julie and I are starting Chatelaine Lavender Mandala from The Gift of Stitching so I am looking forward to that. Part 3 of the Chatelaine Christmas Mystery is due out on Sunday but I might not do anything with that until the following weekend. Depends on what it's like and how much there is to do! Lol!

So that's it from me today. I just want to say special thanks to Lisa and Paula who were there for me yesterday on MSN and by email and were so supportive. {{{{{{hugs}}}}}} And to the girls on Stitch and Stash who wished me good luck and were thinking of me.

15 comments:

Karen said...

she does look fantastic, I am glad you had friends to talk to online to help calm your nerves and the results were not bad

Mad Dixie said...

She's looking stunning, well done

Hazel said...

wow!!!!!!! She is looking amazing. You really are going for it aren't you girl? If only I could get off this computer lol!!

Lynn said...

glad your appointment wasn't too bad Sally. I was perimenapausal at 40 but at 53 I still haven't finished lol.... who'd be a woman?
Your stitching is looking great :)

Julie said...

summer looks great Sally

love and huggles

Lucy said...

Hey when the going gets tough...the tough go stitching!!!! Looking beautiful!

Juls said...

Summer is looking great1 And I am so glad you have such a great doc and have gotten answers to your questions and will be feeling better soon!!!!

Stitchingranny said...

wow you did make good progress on Summer Sally, and its looking wonderful. Glad your news was positive, at least now you know its nothing to worry about and apart from the tablets from the gp you can take steps to help yourself with the other problems.

Mary Kathryn said...

I'm so glad that you have such a nice doctor to help put you at ease. Worrying about our health is sometime so hard not to do, and it really only makes you feel worse for the stress. I'm so happy you have the information you need to feel better now.

:0)

Paula said...

Summer looks great Sally, well done.
OH Sally....stoppit...no need for thanks...that's what friends are for. Glad you've got yourself sorted and hopefully you'll feel "normal" again soon.
Huggles and Happy Stitching...

JOT said...

I'm so glad things weren't so bad at the doctor for you! I was thinking of you until I read your results.

Good for you stitching to take your mind off. I don't know why they can't say it isn't anything serious so you don't have to go through all the worry!

Your stitching is looking great!

Lizzy said...

I am so happy you finally got some answers from your doc, Sally... and it really helps when you get a good one who really seems to care! Sending you lots of love and hugs, Hun... and I hope you are feeling much better soon! :-)

Summer is stunning! :-) I'm glad you could stitch and take your mind off things for a while, Hun... Sometimes, I do believe I'd go completely bonkers without my stitching...

{{{Hugs}}}

Stitcher said...

Hope you've had a good weekend. I need to know about the next part in Christmas mystery - any more frogs?

Anita said...

Your big piece is looking good. I know how it feels when it comes to health issue. The best part is they found out what was wrong and you like your doctor. Take good care of yourself.

Michelle said...

Summer is looking so beautiful! Congrats on finishing another page. Big hugs for all you're going through.