I went last Friday to have two scopes done on my stomach. Everything went fine, however four hours after I got home, I was in immense pain and went to the ER. After some tests, they admitted me to the hospital in Rolla (about 25 miles up the road from Ft. Leonard Wood and where I had had the scopes done). I have been in the hospital since about 2 am Saturday morning. I didn't get to eat for nearly 3 days and then went on an All Liquid Diet. I had Acute Pancreatitis. I lost 8 lbs the last four days. I am home now, and still a little uncomfortable, but not in any real pain. I have been but on a Vegetarian/Non-Fat Diet for the next 8 weeks. The doctor told me that my iron was so low I was on the verge of being Anemic and that my body was about 5 quarts low on blood! wow. I had bought some stamp sets from a fellow SCSer and they arrived on Saturday. My husband brought them to the hospital along with some ink pads, blender pens, cardstock, trimmer, adhesive, etc.. I made cards and gave them to the nurses that took care of me and a lady who came around with a cart that had magazines and puzzles on it that they gave out to patients. I took pictures of these two cards with my cell phone, so I apologize for it not being the best... I gave one of these to a nurse that walked with me last night while I was hurting from gas pain, she held my hand and put her arm around me and made me feel so much better. I gave her the Happy Everything card. Thanks for looking and reading my novel.
Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 GMT Views: 1039
Stamps: Toile Blossoms, Happy Everything
Paper: Night of Navy, Rose Red, More Mustard
Ink: Basic Black, Rose Red, Night of Navy, Old Olive
Registered: August 30, 2005 Location: Ontario, Canada Posts: 1765
Tue, Aug 29, 2006 @ 6:59 PM
Beautiful cards! Such a great husband you have to know what kind of things to bring you! Gas pains in the hospital hurt - just praying for a f**t! lol - been there, done that! Thanks for sharing, the story and the cards!!
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Registered: February 25, 2006 Location: At my craft armoire Posts: 39
Tue, Aug 29, 2006 @ 7:01 PM
So glad to hear you are feeling better!! These cards are beautiful! If your work is this wonderful when you're not feeling well, I'm going to check out your gallery to see what you do when you're well!! Take care of yourself!!
Registered: June 22, 2004 Location: Miesau, Germany Posts: 769
Tue, Aug 29, 2006 @ 7:02 PM
What a great husband to know what you would need to make some cards. I'm sure the nurses loved them!
Wow! It sounds like you have been through a hard time. I'm so glad your husband brought you a care package so you could keep your mind and hands busy while there. Your cards are lovely and I'm sure the nurses loved getting them. I hope you have a speedy recovery.
Registered: June 7, 2005 Location: MA/NH border Posts: 13427
Tue, Aug 29, 2006 @ 8:19 PM
Losing weight and having time to stamp...there's always a silver lining! Just teasing, I am glad to hear you're better; what an ordeal! These cards turned out just lovely; I bet the nurses loved them! Take good care of yourself!
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Registered: July 6, 2006 Location: Oceanside, CA Posts: 101
Tue, Aug 29, 2006 @ 8:51 PM
Terrible they hospitalized you!!! Most importantly I hope you are better!!You are also Blessed to have such a great husband that would do this for you!! I think the cards are very BEAUTIFUL I love the colors and I hope you are continuing to get better everyday!!!