May 17, 2017

Magical Things in the Medical Zone


Used the so sweet Deer Christmas set from Li'l Inkers to make another Christmas card. Took an easy approach and embossed in black (Versafine ink with clear embossing powder), masked a border, and just threw some watercolors around. Added a glitter frame with Stickles. I've seen Julie Ebersole do this and that glitter frame is downright magical!!

MOOD WHEN DONE = Watercolor! Glitter! Sweet image! Great Sentiment! Easy to mail! Black splatters! As my mom used to say, what more do you want?

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So I am currently hanging in the hospital, even though there is absolutely zero reason to be here. I'm starting a new medication and the protocol is to be in the hospital for a few days when you start this med to make sure the stuff doesn't kill you. Apparently, there is a small chance that the med can make your heart go into a dangerous rhythm. I was chill about this until the nurse asked me this morning if I "wanted to be resuscitated should you go into cardiac arrest?"

Um, let me think on that one.

This is the same cardiac unit that my Mom used to be in all.the.time. So it's depressing, in a please let's not bring back all those memories way. Otherwise, it is sort of like being in an ugly hotel. Private room, TV, wifi, and I can wear my jeans and my own bathrobe with the hospital gown. This is critical to my happiness. No one needs to see my pasty white fluid-filled legs! Plus the nurses and techs are super nice (except for one guy who started talking politics).

Why am I doing this? There is an "outside" chance, to quote the doc, that the medication will do magical things and I won't need surgery on my heart. So here's hoping for magical things!

22 comments:

  1. Fabulous card! I'm praying, hoping, crossing fingers, arms and legs that the medication will do 'magical things', so you can avoid surgery and experience comfort and joy for a kazillion years yet to come!
    Hugs~carol

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  2. Praying for good things to come of this medication...and for you to be able to fight the boredom of hanging out in the hospital while feeling well.

    Your card is as lovely as yesterday's, and that glitter border is beautiful. Must try that!

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  3. Love you! You are an amazing artist and I will pray hard this works! You are very resilient. This card makes my eyeballs incredibly happy.

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  4. Uhm, yes what kind of question is that! :)
    Take care Joan!
    Love your card. Watercolor perfection!

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  5. Joan- at least you have your stamping stuff to keep you occupied. Prayers going out for the meds to work! Great cards!!

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  6. I'm thinking magical things will happen for you, J.B., with a hope-filled heart! By the by... this is a lovely Julie-inspired, yes magical card!
    =]

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  7. Missed Julie's card so am happy you shared yours.... When I spent a long time in the hospital, I cut tags and stamped a design to color and then passed out to those who showed a kindness to me. Hope you have some supplies with you while you wait on the stupid questions to come!

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  8. Lovely card! Keeping my fingers crossed for magical things for you!

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  9. Hey Joan! As always, love your updates and how you share with us. Here's to hoping for magic with this new medicine!! Big hugs!!

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  10. I believe in magic! Praying that this new medication brings the magic.

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  11. Sending prayers that the meds will, indeed, be magical! Your positive attitude will help a lot, I'm sure. With God, all things are possible!

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  12. Super card, loving the glitter border. Praying for the magic to happen. P.S. I totally agree with Kevin (above) :)

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  13. Love your card as usual! Believing in some magic for you!!

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  14. Hoping and praying for "Magical Things" for you now, Joan! And I'm with you on the talking politics. Tired. of. it. all. . .

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  15. Hoping the magic is what will kick in. I don't know how you have such a positive attitude and such a great sense of humor. I am a big baby when I'm in the hospital. Hang in there.

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  16. Love the way you throw watercolors around! Kinda sounds like there might be a good reason for you to be in the hospital, actually. I hope this new medicine works magic for you.

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  17. Like others, I enjoy your sense of humor what with everything going on. Keeping good thoughts of and for you, Joan. tfs

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  18. Joan, I hope all goes well for you. My guess is the drug is Tikosyn. I know well what you are going through and just wanted you to know I'm sending good thoughts and well wishes. If I can help in any way, just let me know.

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    1. Hi Ruth thanks for your kind thoughts -- it is not Tikosyn but sorry you are familiar with these issues. It is Norpace.

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  19. Joan, I'll continue sending prayers and good wishes your way and hope the medicine works as intended. Having taken an antiarrythmic since 2015, I can tell you that they do work pretty well. Take care of yourself.

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  20. Thinking good thoughts for you!! Here's hoping you don't need heart surgery!!
    Jennik

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