May 31, 2017

On My Mind and an Update




Getting back to stamping, which is a delightful way to relax. I started by "painting" a quick turquoise background with a Zig watercolor brush. Stamped Altenew's Botanical Garden and a sentiment from a super old set by Technique Tuesday (name unknown). Added a little gold to the center of the flower to try and mimic the gold glitter tape.


MOOD WHEN DONE = Pretty good! And now, after weeks of neglect, I need to clean up my craft room. I'm sure you understand!
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Thank you for your kind comments and emails. I spent 5 days in the hospital trying out a drug to see if I can avoid heart surgery. First, I have to give a shout out to Inova Fairfax Hospital's Progressive Coronary Care Unit. Wow, those nurses are amazing. I think someone checked in on me every hour -- and yes, they wake you up for medication and vital signs all night long. Secondly, so far the drug is working well. About a third of the time it works, but then fails, so I'm cautiously very optimistic.  In the meantime, I'm climbing stairs and walking with minimal shortness of breath. I literally had no idea that was possible! I'll decide on the surgery in a few weeks.  Eeek.

9 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card -- love your watercolor swoosh! The bold outline is stunning in there too.
    Hope all continues on the upswing and hopefully you (and the doctors) will get a grip on this!

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  2. Glad to hear the meds are working well so far & sending prayers that they keep doing what they are supposed to do. Love the clean simplicity of your card. So pretty!

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  3. Great news Joan! I'll say a prayer that the medicine does the trick for you.

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  4. Love the card - and you are on my mind, too! Here's wishing you complete success with the meds.

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  5. Love, love, love the card! Great background technique and layout!

    Thinking of you in this time of waiting and hoping your path forward becomes crystal clear!

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  6. Joan, I'm SO glad to hear that the medication seems to be working so far! I'm also glad that you're feeling well enough to get craft again--beautiful card!

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  7. Brilliant! I love the angle. Five days can seem like an eternity, but I hope it continues to be worth it. Fingers crossed!

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  8. Beautiful card and great, great news. Walking and stair-climbing are so easy to take for granted until it's a challenge to do either. Continuing to send you positive vibes.

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  9. I will be praying for you Joan! Love, Susan :)

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