Wednesday, 3 March 2010

More Awards, Sabiha's Giveaway and Catch Up..

First off , I apologise for not posting anything since Monday.
real life has sort of taken over.
I has a phone call from my Cardiac Rehab Nurse Paul and he and the team had reviewed my Heart Scan and they confirmed there is nothing wrong with my Heart. Paul is wondering if I may be having an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients in one of the drugs I am taking? He could have something there. He has also managed to get me an appointment for tomorrow, with the Cardiologist. Just keeping our fingers crossed they can find out what's causing all the swelling. I've put a couple of pictures on here, just to show you how bad it is, if you look where I've pressed the skin, can you see where it leaves a deep indent. (Click On The Pic's to make them bigger). I have what is called Pitting Edema. Can you imagine that swelling all over my body, its certainly not a pretty site and so sore, even my boobs have blown up. It feels like when you have a baby, and you get your milk in! But with no relief. My Skin is so tight, I feel like I'm going to burst. I need a tap fitted or a Syphon attachment.. LOL

Also to let you all know that I've been adding lots of Mini Links over on Tiny Treasures Mini Links Page, I've found lots of new blogs and miniature sites on my journey in the blogosphere.

I've been awarded the Kreativ Blogger Award from:-
Genevieve over at Genevieves Miniacollection
Julia & Hywel over at Bearcabin Miniatures.
Wendie over at Wendies Mini World.
and Doll Mum over at Doll Mum's Blog.
Thank you all for the award and I will pass it on later. xx
I also received the Sunshine award from Lisa over at Lisa Johnson-Richards blog. Thank you Lisa

Last but not least, just to let every one know that the lovely Sabiha is having a give away on her blog Sabs Mini Interiors. Please pop over and enter if you haven't already. Sabiha has a beautiful blog.


The Old Maid said...

I am still keeping you in my prayers and hope you will soon feel better!

Pandora said...

Hope it is sorted out for you soon Debbie. Sending you my best wishes. Pan x

julie campbell said...

ooh debbie, it does look uncomfortable. Hope it is an allergic reaction as they should be able to change the medication , but whatever the cause hope you find some relief soon.
Take care
julie xxxxx

Carolina said...

Debbie, I hope you get well very soon!! All the best
Carolina xxx

Norma said...

Fingers crossed that this is break through thinking and that you'll soon be able to get back to normal and into that caravan/studio :)

Bear cabin miniatures said...

Fingers crossed for you that they sort it out soon, it does look sore. Hope you feel better soon, Julia xxx

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Egadds, Debbie. That has to be so UNCOMFORTABLE and frustrating.

I think an allergic reaction is probably right on . . . now to figure out which medication or what ingredient!!

I hope it's sorted how soon.

Love and hugs,

Oh, I have a mini project that I've put on hold for quite some time. I'm hoping to get to it soon, then finish up some doll orders, and THEN start on my antique shop . . . and of course all my other crafting in between, LOL

Sans said...

Debbie, I am so glad you are posting this update. I have been thinking of you. In a way, I am relieved to hear that it may be an allergic reaction. At least, now you can narrow down the problem. I empathise with your plight and can just imagine how uncomfortable you must feel. I mean , I suffer a fraction of what you are going through once a month and that alone is already such a pain!

Do keep us posted.

Jean Day said...

Big hugs!!! Edema is so difficult, makes everything ache. I hope they find a solution soon!!!

Sandra Morris said...

You poor thing.

My ex mother-in-law had a triple heart bypass and had something very similar in few months following her op. Hers was related to high blood pressure and the oedema was brought under control with a combination of diuretic meds. It's really miserable though and I do empathise. Keep asking 'them' lots of questions and don't let 'them' fob you off.

Hope you feel better soon

Merry Jingle said...

That really looks painful - I know how swelling feel due my thyroid problem, but thankfully haven't had it never any where near like you have.

Hope that you get well soon and they figure out what is causing it.


Anonymous said...

Pretty good explanations of the condition here.

WendiesMiniWorld said...

Aww Debbie that does look very uncomfortable :o( really hope its easy to find out which pill is giving you that reaction ((((gentle hugs)))) with all that internal pressure, I dont want to squeeze too tight incase one of your eyeballs pops out! LOL

Jayne said...

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Love Jayne x

Debie Lyons said...

Good luck for tomorrow Debs. Fingers crossed you will get some answers tomrrow.


Debie xxx

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

I so hope that someone soon figures out what is going on in your body so that you can feel better. I'm keeping you in my thoughts.
Heaps of Hugs,

Tabitha Corsica said...

You know...this has gone on long enough. I would stamp my little fat feet and refuse to leave until they came up with a suitable explanation and treatment.

Since they've ruled out the heart as the culprit and it came on so suddenly (I recall the night you said you were peeling potatoes and you started to blow-up), a reaction to one of your medications could certainly be the problem. (Leave it to the nurses to think of something while the docs just shake their heads)

So now they must decide which pill has that possible nasty side effect and get you off it post haste. It shouldn't be that difficult or take that long. In the mean time, you're not able to work on your rehab which will just make you feel punky longer.

Enough already! I'll be thinking about you tomorrow.

DollMum said...

Hi Debbie, good luck with working out which medication is causing this reaction - how utterly frustrating, especially as you have been through so much already. I hope the swelling reduces very soon.
Best wishes

Kathi said...

So happy to hear that your heart is okay! I sure hope you don't split a seam somewhere! Are you taking Lasix and running to the bathroom every 15 minutes? I've never seen an allergic reaction do this, but I sure hope that's all it is. I guess your labs are okay too? Tell those doctors to get this figured out NOW! Enough is enough!!!!

Maybe if you sleep hanging upside down your feet will get better? It's worth a try, don't you think?

I don't mean to make light of this,I know you are miserable. I just want to send you a smile....
I really do hope you feel better VERY soon! I will continue my prayers for you.
Kathi xoxoxo

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You do not need to apologize for not posting! Your health is what is important. Sure hope they can find the cause soon and a cure for it so you can get some relief. I am so glad to hear it is not your heart. Are you on diuretics to get rid of the excess fluid? I am salt sensitive & if I eat something with even a little to much salt I swell up - especially in my legs/ankles. Take care of yourself.

cockerina said...

Hello Debbie, is already a relief to know that this situation does not depend on your heart ... I hope it is the fault of the overall drug so if changes you can feel better .. could be water retention and perhaps with a proper diet can deflate? or perhaps the thyroid? Make all necessary tests and Keep us informed, I am worried but I hope you get well soon! I embrace you!!

Tallulah Belle said...

Oh dear Debbie...I blew up the one of your finger mark and you do have it bad.

I know BP can cause it but they will be checking that. And you are on a diuretic already no ?

At least it isn't your heart...small comfort when you are so uncomfortable but that is a good thing.

I also would guess at an allergy simply because of how quickly it came on.

Hopefully they'll start switching out your meds to see which might be causing it.

Take care xxx

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Our poor Debbie! I hope they can figure out what is causing this. Bless your heart! At least it is not something severe and urgent with your heart but I hope they get it figured out soon!


Briarwood Miniatures said...

Ouch. That really does look uncomfortable. Hope they can find a solution soon for you. Hang in there!


Karin F. said...

sheesh even looks painful! Hope they find that it really is an allergic reaction...& soon

KC-Design said...

I am so hopeful that you will feel better soon, I`ll be thinking of you today.
Big hugs,

miniacollection said...

Your health condition must be very frustrating. You are right it might be an allergy, Do you eat very salty food ? It may come from that, just an idea ...
Hope you will feel better soon.

Deni said...

Oh you poor thing must be very uncomfortable
I do hope they find out soon what it is! your in my prayers, Debbie!

Creager Studios said...

Sending good thoughts and vibes your way today Debbie... In the back of my mind for some time I have thought it may be an allergic reaction or drug keep going this long...would explain so much... Thank Goodness all is well with your heart... and nothing (no infection) in the has to be an 'external' thing i.e. meds... to effect the entire body...
PLEASE let us all know what you find out....
Sending my Love and Healing Thoughts

Michelle's Mad World said...

My God Mother suffers from chronic oedema. It looks so uncomfortable and painful. :o( I do hope they sort your pills out and find out what's causing what. :o) I hope the hospital appointment went okay today.

So sorry I'm late with my comment, real life and work kept me very busy.

Michelle xxx

Sabiha Barkey said...

Ooh my dear...I'm so sorry to see you like this! I hope you feel better soon!


Kate said...

Thanks for posting an update, no need to apologize! You have a huge bunch of bloggers and friends thinking of you every day.. I hope tomorrow brings you answers so you can get that swelling down and go on in comfort!

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