Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Making Cards

I seem to have this awful bug on making cards...lol since I have been on steroids. At least its been keeping me busy as well as in between flying around with the hoover, getting all the washing done and getting myself into a routine. It has also helped to take my mind off of loosing Jack too.
This card I really enjoyed making its decoupage style from a picture I found off one of those cd's with all the papers and pictures. I just made it up a little bit better. Not much else happening just yet, still trying to get back into arty farty stuff guess it will come back to me soon. But I have suprised myself by making alot of cards. I think I am up to 70 cards now since I came out of hospital...lol.
Well thats if for now I have added a few more to my flickr account you can get to that by clicking on the album below.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

A Sad Day

Just thought I would update you all regarding my rescued sparrow called Jack. Today for some unknown reason he died. He was doing really well the past week learning to fly more and would come to you, fly around you and even follow you walking on the floor. He was quite a character too would always make us laugh by running off with tissues and all sorts. I am glad I tried with Jack rather than just leave him hoping his parents found him. Jack also gave me hope when the past weeks have been so hard due to my illness, when recovering Jack became a therapy he would make me laugh and often would get me moving by nipping at my ankles when walking behind me. Many a time I would say 'god Jack watch out I almost never see you there'. Then he would give a loud chirp. He now has a special place in the garden and although we were trying to get him back into the wild, I felt he was becoming too tame, at least now his spirit is free and at peace. God bless you Jack!

Friday, 7 August 2009

Its been so long

Well its been along time since I came on the pc at 2am just could not sleep..lol...I have been ill for so long over 7 months. After what seemed hundreds of blood tests later and a test not in the best of places they finally gave me an answer...I have IBD also known as Inflamatory Bowel Disease with the condition called Colitis.
Not nice to have really and can be serious, but could have been alot worse it could have been cancer dread the thought. So now I am on treatment of 8 steroids a day and 8 other pills of which i cannot remember the name, at least the steroids are reducing so each week you cut down one until you get to 1 a week then stop.
In all I lost 5 stone in weight and think I am still loosing, but the treatment I am now on should halt this for some time, then it will be finding the right food that I can and cant eat.I will be so glad to get my strength back and lead a normal life again, I dont know how I managed to get to work some days it was becoming harder each day and even harder to get out of bed in the end. Time came when enough was enough and I ended up in hospital for 3 and a half days .So to all my old buddies I am half the person I used to be...lol...I've been to hell and back over the past 7 months but I really hope to get back on track and start to craft again, I know I have said that in the past but really hope to this time. I just want my life back again.