Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's been a rough few weeks

Sorry I haven't kept everybody up-to-date. It's been a couple of weeks from hell, to say the least.

DH has been sick for a couple of months I would say and we just assumed he had a bad case of the flu, although his symptoms didn't sound like a cold. Night sweats, no appetite, fatigue to the point of not getting off the couch. It started to sound more and more scary until I insisted that he get some bloodwork done. Well, it came back that he was anemic. Physician treating himself knew what all his symptoms could be pointing to, so he completely freaked both of us out. We had him dead and buried! First we thought of colon cancer and had him do a colonoscopy and EGD which were fine. So no cancer spread all through his body. The GI guy suggested a CT scan of the abdomen, which was scheduled a few days later (after we moved it up, it was supposed to be even later). Those few days we did nothing but cry and worry, it was horrible. I felt so bad for him, while he was worried about us! anyway the scan came back okay also. Next we had a CT of the chest and more bloodwork, plus a consultation with a hematologist he knows. he wasn't worried about his bloodwork being off and seems to think that all this is caused by a lingering viral infection. What a relief that was! I have never heard of such a thing, especially not lingering for a couple of months, but he must know what he is talking about. The chest CT did show calcifications in all three of his heart vessels though, so he just had a stress test this morning and an echo. Now we have to wait to find out if there is any blockage yet or not and what the next step will be. I know loads of people go through stuff like this every day, but man, this was awful and still is. To top it all off, he got up this morning and could hardly walk. Something from his back is radiating into his leg, which is partially numb. Isn't it great? Do a stresstest with a leg that doesn't work. I just hope everything will be okay.....

Anyway, that is my excuse for not posting in such a long time, I just didn't have the nerves. All I did was scrap, that is good therapy, it really takes my mind off things. I hope I won't be posting double pages, it's been so long, I forget what I showed you already :)

2009-DD-3kits3Ways 2009-DD-Boundless-Energy 2009-DD-Bunny-Ears 2009-DD-Good-Times 2009-DD-happiness 2009-DD-Happy 2009-DD-HappyEggs 2009-DD-In-the-swing-of-things 2009-DD-Love 2009-DD-Moody 2009-DD-Nostalgia 2009-DD-Paradise 2009-DD-Say-Spring 2009-DD-The-color-of-fear 2009-DD-Today 2009-DD-You

these were all for Designer digitals and you can see the credits in my gallery there.

2009-Vinnie_Venice 2009-Vinnie-Because-I-love-you 2009-Vinnie-Deeply-loved 2009-Vinnie-Perfect 2009-Vinnie-rosegarden 2009-Vinnie-The-Line-Up 2009-Vinnie-Today 2009-Vinnie-You2

these are all from Vinnie's site, I have a lot of fun playing with these pages, I feel so much more artistic using her stuff :)

2009-Roben-Marie-Waiting-for-spring 2009-Roben-Marie-Welcome-to-my-world

these pages are for PaperbagStudios, the second page isn't really supposed to be posted yet, I think the kit is coming out tomorrow, so check the store then. it's really cute and has a ton of elements. It's called Cottage Trace Kit.

And one more page, which I made for DSM online. One of the designer from DD asked me to do this, that was a couple of months ago and I had fun with it.


Here is a link to the site, so graciously provided by one of my online friends. I didn't even know it was out LOL. The other ladies are such masters, it was such a privilege for me to be published with them.

Well, guys, keep praying for me and hubby please, I will really try to keep this darn blog more up to date, especially because I feel bad dumping all these pages on you to look at all at once. I just hope you enjoyed them anyway. I better go and practice the piano for a little while, my lesson is at one and I haven't touched the keys all week. she'll be really happy with me! I just really didn't feel like it with all this stuff going on. I guess she'll understand, right Sarah? she is such a sweetie!!!!


Terry said...

awwwww Anke---I know exactly how you feel waiting and not knowing, having them dead and buried before their time!! Best advice I can give you---chill out and don't worry about what you don't know. It wears you down. Loving all your pages.

Linda said...

Oh honey, I am sorry! I will be sending all my very best vibes your way.

I am sorry if I upset you with my nudge here the other day.


Carol said...

Ohh Anke, what a stressful time you and your family have had. I will keep your husband in my prayers and hope the anemia is all he has. Sending hugs.

Ann said...

Well my goodness. You have a good reason. Hope all goes well now. I have started blogging again too. drop by

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness...I am SO sorry to hear of the stressful time you have all been going through. I will think good thoughts for you all. Please remember to take care of YOU too. It won't do anyone any good if you become ill as well!

I cannot believe all the gorgeous layouts you have created in the midst of your trials. Amazing! That's what YOU are!

jeanne said...

Hang in there. This too shall pass and he will soon be himself again. :0)

Prayers going up for you both.

Never say Never!

Well, here I am creating my very own blog! I was always very sure I would never get into this blogging "thing", but here I am. I hope you will enjoy finding out a little about my not so interesting life!