Monday, February 13, 2012

Have A Heart.



Aren't these flowers beautiful? They are from Amy, Ben & Cooper.

Last Sunday I spent the day with Pat at home, he wasn't feeling all that good and so I gave Mass a miss and spent the day with him.

Sewing and making a mess in my sewing room This was to be tidied up that night.




My sewing room this morning.

Sunday evening I called an ambulance, not for Pat but for myself, I had chest pains.

After a 3 day stay with vampires sneaking in at night and through out the day every 4 or 6 hours. ECG tests and on my finally day a stress test I was given the diagnosis of angina. Due to me never even trying to smoke, I was told I would have been in the hospital 10 years earlier. The heart specialist looked at the family history and was told I coped a raw deal.

I have already started to tweak my diet even more.....no more bacon fat, love the pork fat on a grilled loin chop lamb or pork. Diet/caffeine coke is not being kept in the house now either. I can drink it but only socially. Hey do I have a social life???? Gee have to think about this. Water is my new vice:)

I'm on 4 tablets a day now for my heart and I have to carry a spray with me at all times for angina attacks. Black and blue on my arms and tummy from needles. Now I know how my stitchery feels.

Since my release mid last week I have resting and coming to terms with my own mortality. Been so busy caring for Pat I haven't paid 100% to myself.

Hearing yesterday at Mass one of the parishioners had died last week. This made me so sad and at the same time I thought "this could have been me". When I think of something I am giving up by my choice, I see my beautiful "Super Cooper" and this gives me the strength to say no. I have so many things I want to teach that little boy and so much love for my family, not to give anything less than 110% in doing the right thing.





While in hospital my win from Clare's Craftroom arrived and Patrick was happy to see my excitement as I opened my prize. Couldn't have come at a better time.

I love the Tilda range of books and thank you so much Clare for my win. If you haven't checked out her blog, go and have a look.



Also Clare sent me these two cute fabrics. Love them and HUGGLES to you Clare.

So there you have it, my week that was. Oh yeah been playing a lot of a game on face book too.

This afternoon, I am going to tidy my sewing room up and tomorrow for the first time in 4 weeks I'm off to sewing with the girls. Due to heat and health reasons I haven't been. Hope I sleep tonight.

8 comments:

Maria said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear of your health scare. What a real bummer for you as you never smoked.
Pleased it is sorted and you have your medication to keep you well. Yes Super Cooper and family are a great insentive to keep on the right track with your diet.
Have a wonderful day sewing with your friends.
Huggles
Maria.

Donna said...

So sorry to hear you have been ill. Take care of yourself. You are in my prayers.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

You have the BEST attitude, Lucky- and of course you have everything to live for!!! I know you care for Pat so well and now you know you have to do the same for yourself.
Lots of hugs coming your way.((((()))) Sandy. xx

Larissa said...

So sorry to hear you've fallen ill this past week ... but so happy you've got a diagnosis, and a plan of attack to prevent any more distress! Will be praying for continued strength and healing for you sweetie!! Hugs!! ... Oh, and congratulations on your fabulous win!! I've only really just found Tilda's books and fabrics, and while I've not got one of her books of my own yet, I am awaiting a layer cake -equivalent of some of her fabrics !!! Enjoy your new goodies!!!

Linda said...

I hope you're feeling much better now. By the way....that is not a messy sewing room. Mine looks like that when it is tidy!!!

Chris H said...

Sheesh what a scare that must have been Chick!
So glad you are still around and hopefully you do not have too many attacks in your future.

Liz said...

So pleased you are feeling better and now know what you have to do and not do.Looking after dh and yourself.Enjoy your craft ,your craft outings and your gs.

Ondrea said...

Leanne, please take care of yourself. It is typical of us carers but we are no good to those who we care for if we do not look after ourselves. I am so pleased that you are recovering well and have taken a serious look at your lifestyle choices. Sad to hear about your fellow parishioner , I guess that was a bit of a scare too. Angel hugs my lovely.