Saturday, July 16, 2016

Getting old bites the big one!!!

These past few months have been the pits!  First my COPD flared up and had me almost down and out. Now I've had Shingles and Bell's Palsy!  Been fighting this for a month. The shingles were in my mouth, all over my scalp on the right side and down inside my ear. Had blisters on my ear drum!!  If you've ever had an earache, multiply that about 10 times. The blisters are all gone now, but the nerve pain is still there. And the Bell's Palsy has the right side of my face looking like I've had a stoke; has also affected my eyesight and my sense of balance, almost fallen several time.  The ONLY good side to all of this is that I lost almost 20 lbs. and haven't needed any of my breathing medications. Can't even sleep with my C-pap because of the shingles. Now if I could just get rid of the nerve pain, it would be great.  Never had anything hurt so much, not even childbirth!

I went to a Handi-Quilt demonstration last month right before all this hit, at Shawn's Sewing Center in Springfield, Mo and I fell in love with the Sweet Sixteen sit down quilter!!  I'm going to get one somehow.  I could get my quilts finished up in a hurry.  I have to get a small one done before the end of next month, my secret-sister at church has a birthday coming up. Hope my eye holds up long enough to do it. Maybe by the next time I post, I'll have some quilts to show.  I have several blocks embroidered for a flower themed quilt, but don't have pictures taken of them yet. Sorry.  Hope your having a great summer!!