Monday, August 1, 2011

Prim Goodies!

I finally took a photo of the new goodies I received from the prim swap in our ebay group, USAPRIM. Lori from HomeSpunPrims sent me the most wonderful gifts. I just love the items and can make a special grouping with them. She does such beautiful work, it is shame my old camera can't capture the work and warmth of the pieces.




I was feeling worse today so I went to a walk in clinic nearby, that has a group of good doctors and you don't have to make an appointment. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to drop again since Bill does have to go back to work, lol. Well, once he heard about the symptoms I had and questioned me further, he diagnosed me with lyme. My doc had mentioned it, but I don't remember even having a tick on me. But, for the last few years I have been getting sicker and it was frustrating. I didn't even realize that some of my problems were a sign of lyme, seems I have most of them. So, I am on a regime of antibiotics for a month with a follow up and hopefully this will work and I can start living again. With me it was effecting my nervous, muscle and joints, so I thought it was old age and not being in shape. My hands are even starting to feel better, so hopefully I can start working on some small projects this weekend.

I really appreciate the comments and good wishes and truly enjoy each and every one of my online friends!

28 comments:

Libby said...

Such good news to have a diagnosis. I am always watching Hubby for signs of Lyme - he had an ugly, ugly tick our first New England fall. The docs say he's clear . . . but I'm ever vigilant.

Courtney said...

You've got to be very careful with the ticks. I used to work in Ipswich, MA and we took the kids to the vernal pool. We always did a thorough tick check afterwards and kept a good lookout through the day. I have found them on me here at the new house when I go into the woods. It's a pain. I hope you feel better really soon!
Courtney

kelley said...

Lovely goodies from Lori...

So very glad you went to the walk in clinic...sometimes it takes a different voice than our primary Dr to help us see the problem...

Wishing you'll feel better than ever as soon as can be!

~Madalynne~ said...

Great goodies!

Glad your feeling a bit better. Those ticks are nasty little things. We eliminated a couple of hiking trails because they were so infested. Glad you got a diagnosis.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Sure hope your feeling better soon. That lyme disease can sure make you feel terrible.
Lori sure sent you some wonderful goodies! Each piece looks so wonderful.
Take it easy this week and hope by next week your much better!

Miccosukee said...

Since I left the country, have not seen a tick on me or the dog. One advantage to being surrounded by concrete, I guess.

Please take care, lady, we need and love having you around!!

Trisha

Rugs and Pugs said...

Deb ~
Glad the docs found out what is wrong and hopefully you can begin feeling a little better each and every day. No fun being sick :(
Love all your goodies from Lori. She is SO talented!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Brenis said...

Oh Deb, I'm so sorry you've been going thru this! :( Sounds like we have been leading paralell lives lately! I was in the ER twice this last week, and checked in for two days. Those beds will kill you faster than what you went in for! LOL! But at least you got a diagnosis and can start treating it!! The worst is not knowing what the heck is going on, and feeling like you are falling apart for no good reason! That's where i'm at right now. Just wish they would figure it out so they could FIX it! Glad to hear the antibiotics are working for you sweety! But i know that lyme isn't conquered that easy :( Will be praying for you daily!!! xoxo

Joanne said...

A diagnosis is a good thing to start to felling better - hope it works for you and you are back to better than normal in no time. Love your goodies from Lori - they are wonderful!

paulette said...

Oh no...That's terrible!! This is one of my biggest fears as we hike all the time!! Hang in there and take those meds!! Before you know it you will be your old self! Take care!
P

Lori said...

Oh my! I am glad someone listened carefully to your symptoms and hopefully you can start getting better.
I adore your prim goodies!!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Sounds like a good news, bad news joke - I'm glad they finally have found a reason, but it's a yucky reason - hope the meds can get you back on track and you don't have any more long-lasting effects. Lori's goodies are awesome! I had the privilege and honor of actually meeting her this past Saturday - she is a wonderful person...and so, so, talented!! Get better quick Sweetie...Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Glad you are getting treated now Debbie. Sure hope you feel better real soon!
Love the goodies from Lori. Wonderful !

Allie said...

Wow you got some lovely gifts!! Debbie, I'm so glad you got a diagnosis, I hope you are feeling better right away - that is scary - amazing how one little bug can cause so much damage. Thank goodness you walked into that clinic!

Jan PATEK said...

So glad you went to the clinic. You've been sick off and on for quite awhile and glad someone finally got to the cause. Now you can start getting better. And of course, how nice to feel well enough to stitch :).

Fiona said...

Lovely goodies... I do love the birds (always!) So glad they have worked out what is wrong and you should feel a lot better soon...
Hugz

cottageprims said...

Seems lots of people are getting lyme and the miss it.Glad you got a good doctor who knew.Hopefully you'll start feeling better...Great swap goodies love the kitty punchneedle.Warm Blessings!~Amy

moosecraft said...

WOW! I am speechless! Good thing you thought to visit this place... so glad they diagnosed you correctly so that you can begin to recouperate! LOVE, love, love all the goodies gifted to you by Lori! Thanks for sharing a picture!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Oh Debbie, I'm so glad you went somewhere else and got a diagnosis. I hope the meds will get you back on the road to good health.

Also glad you like your goodies. I had fun doing the swap for you. Take care my friend.

primitivebettys said...

Your goodies from Lori are wonderful. She does do awesome work!

I'm glad you saw another doc & hopefully those meds kick in quick so you can be back to your ol' self. :)

frontporchprims said...

Oh those ticks are bad news. I stumbled upon your blog today and am happy to be a follower. I love it.
-Steph- www.frontporchprimitives.blogspot.com

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm so glad to hear they have given you a diagnosis! Now on to the road of recovery...YEAH!

deb said...

WOWSER...lucky you...great goodies!!!!
I love your blog!!!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Debbie,
I happened to see your post today on Lori's blog ( LOVE all your goodies from her too..so wonderful) and wanted to say how much I can relate!! I was bitten by a tick when I lived in PA and my life became a living nightmare for about a year with misdiagnosis and lack of compassion for a seemingly phantom ailment that no one recognized!! A long story short, I finally got the proper treatment (antibiotics for lyme among other things) and was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia! After 18 years I am doing great, but live with all that comes with it...pretty normal for me now! I just wanted to say how very happy I am for you to get some help and answers and so hope you will be feeling better soon!! It makes such a difference when they can pinpoint it and treat it!!
I just wanted to comment and encourage you that it will get better!
Take care~~
Julie

Quilts And Pieces said...

What a fun package you got! Hope your doing better.

Doris said...

I love the goodies from Lori, just beautiful.
So glad you now know what's wrong and can treat it. I hope you feel stronger soon.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I am glad you got diagnosed too. I know someone who had this and he got so sick before finding out. Now he is back to normal.

Hang in there as it does take some time.

Carrie P. said...

Been catching up on some blog reading. Sorry to hear about the tough time you have been having but I am glad to hear the meds are helping out.
I have enjoying seeing the progress of Noah's Ark.
Take care