Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Under the Weather

First off, let me apologize for the long silence on here... I don't want to bore you with my story about feeling like garbage for the last month (so feel free to skip ahead to the next paragraph!) ... but for those of you that are interested, I have been very sick for the last month with excruciating stomach pains, being sick to my stomach, dizziness and periods of extreme weakness. Also, for the second time in my life, I fainted last week which really wiped me for the rest of the day thereafter. I've been in and out of the doctor's office, the hospital for numerous check-ups and tests (including an Upper G.I. series test which wasn't as horrible as my mind had imagined). I've had an ultrasound on my abdomen and will be going in for an echocardiogram (ultrasound on my heart) in the week or two ... still waiting for the hospital to call me! My first thought was that I had developed an ulcer, but realized over an extended period of time that the foods that I thought would aggravate it, did not ... and foods that I thought would be a-ok, made me feel like I wanted to crawl up in a ball and cry throughout the night and following day. Let's just say I'm really anxious to find out the issue so that I can correct it with diet and/or medication. I go in for another doctor's appointment tomorrow evening to find out all the test results and do a second check on my blood pressure (which was outrageously high at my last appointment, especially for my age!) That really worries me ... as I don't think my heart issue and my stomach issue have anything to do with one another. :( Due to the fact that I've felt like garbage for the last month, I haven't been able to be in the studio as often as I would of liked! This really worries me, as many of you know the Canadian Bead Oasis Show is coming up next weekend ... and I'm always looking to have more show stock than what I have on-hand. I'm hoping to feel well enough everyday leading up to the show to at least get a couple of hours in each day at the torch.

So, onward... back to business.
I've put aside my cowardly thoughts on transferring my website files from my old PC to my new MAC computer! I was really nervous about doing it because with the nature of all of my website files being "live" to the world wide web, destroying the local path to all those files could have resulted in that annoying "Page cannot be displayed" message. Needless to say, it did go well and all my website files are safe and sound on my MAC!

I've uploaded the 6th gallery page as promised over a month ago (sorry about that!) and I WILL be sending out an email newsletter SOON! As for the additions to the gallery, all will be available for sale at the Oasis show March 20-22 in Toronto, ON - so if you're in the area please stop by and check out all the beady things the show offers (and of course, you'll have to stop by my booth and introduce yourself!)

Well, this seems to have dragged on a bit longer than originally anticipated. I must get back to my laundry and finish some other small tasks before hitting the sack early with my book. Thanks for chiming in everyone. I'll be back after my show! Hope to see you all there!

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