The ambulance officers thought I was having a heart attack as I had severe chest pain, strong nausea, dizziness, confusion, extreme shortness of breath, I just couldn't breathe. I felt so terrible I really did think I might die because I just couldn't get any air into my lungs.
The ambulance had arrived in a couple of minutes and the Austin Hospital was fabulous - no waiting, and thankfully two big shots of morphine and some anti-nausea drugs too. I underwent a barrage of tests and was very grateful to discover I had not suffered a heart attack. But there is no resolution as yet as they need to investigate more to see what happened.
The doctor was very thorough and they discovered a few other things wrong with me - including the disconcerting comment that 'there is something very strange going on with your brain and not just your MS'. Another result looks like I might also be joining dear Jenny from Elefantz with Hashimoto's disease. So I think I'm going to be spending quite a bit of time at the hospital in 2015. I plan to prepare quite a bit of hand stitching so I can happily occupy myself in waiting rooms.
OK...now I've filled in you on my latest health dramas...on to happier things. As you can see I'm in the process of updating my blog. I like to change my header and background each year, to reflect what I plan to sew that year. You can see there is a lot of woolen fabric there as I've got a pretty good wool stash happening and this year I plan a couple of wool quilts + some smaller projects. The first one will be one I've designed featuring wool applique and hexagons and if it turns out the way I hope, I'll be sharing the pattern with you.
I received so many wonderful gifts from swap partners and bloggy friends over the Christmas period and I'll be sharing pictures of them over the next couple of weeks. Peg was my partner in the Friends Having Fun Christmas swap and wow did she ever spoil me. This was my final, 'open on Christmas Day' present from sweet Peg.
Here is Peg's beautiful quilt in my front garden, my special little tranquil place, where I like to lie on the ground and look up to the sky through the leaves of my towering gum trees. Now I have something beautiful to lie upon while sky gazing, thank you so much dear sweet Peg.
If you pop over to A Girl in Paradise you will find a fabulous and very informative tutorial to make this sweet little pincushion. Here is the LINK.
I've so much more to share, so many more plans for the year...so I'll be back tomorrow. Hope I see you then,
Have a wonderful first day of 2015