I realized today that it’s been over a week since I posted anything on my blog & I sincerely apologize for going AWOL.

I’ve had an eventful two weeks, lots going on at home & work, but that’s not why I’ve been absent. Last week, the doctor found a small blood clot in a superficial vein in my arm. At my follow-up appointment this week, I still didn’t want anything near my arm. Any touch made me want to scream / black out / throw up. My doctor called in a favor and got me scheduled to see a specialist the next day. Unfortunately, I started having chest pain a few hours before the appointment, so I ended in the Emergency Room instead. The good news is the CT scan showed no clots in my lungs, the bad news is that they found the early stages of pneumonia. The ER doctor sent me home with antibiotics & something for the pain. I’ve rescheduled the specialist for next week and I’ll see my regular doctor the following week.

I’m finally starting to feel like a human being again, albeit an easily exhausted one. Of course, I’m now two weeks behind on everything, so I’m not sure if I’ll get a project up this weekend. I’ve promised to make Easter baskets for my niece & nephews, so I’ll post photos of those soon. Barring any more mishaps, I’ll also be making Mother’s Day gifts featuring shrink plastic.

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