Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Am I More Productive Sick????

Not only am I fighting mysterious swelling but I got a cold on top of it. In between cold medicine and my prescription induced "comas" I did get a few things done.
My friend had a baby shower, which unfortunately I was heavily medicated for, but I did manage to make a Diaper Cake. It turned out pretty cute. It wasn't what I envisioned, but after 4 days of looking for taupe and blue toile ribbon I gave in a did just solid ribbon. I still like it, it would just be perfect if I could have found the right ribbon.

Since my trip to Napa I have been dreaming of ????? ( ugh, it is so hard for my brain to function right now. The only word I can think of is couture..designer... NO that's not right) GOURMET Rice Krispie Treats. I did a somewhat copy cat of the Neapolitan I had in Napa. They were yummy. I made the strawberry and chocolate recipe up so there is room for improvement, but overall I loved them. I have a few more flavors I would like to make, maybe this weekend.

I have also been working on beads.(Finally!) I am getting so much sleep during the day, as soon as I wake up in the morning I have lots of energy.(Until my morning pill takes affect.) So I made tons of beads on Saturday morning. I am working on my basics since I haven't been doing them for so long, and because I am taking a class in a few weeks to hopefully re-inspire me. As I have previously posted I am a freak about being perfect, so I have already begun to worry that I will suck in front of everyone in this class. But so far its like the old over used saying "it's like ridding a bike". I still have 3 sets of 6 round beads to make, but for now I'm going to take another nap.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Im a Medical Mystery

I have been having all sorts of issues lately. My first relatively long term issue is random allergic swelling. I went to a doctor who sent me to another doctor, who took blood and told me it was Idiopathic Angioedema, which translates to Unknown Swelling. That's right after the blood test coming back negative for a whole array of problems my diagnosis is UNKNOWN. Well I'm glad I spent the money and got that illness cleared up. So, the doctor put me on medication for and I quote "this medicine is an antihistamine used to treat anxiety, to relieve itching caused by allergic conditions, and to cause drowsiness." Just when I thought I didn't have enough time to get things done I am now on a medication that causes drowsiness, great.
No that's not bad Botox, that's my unknown swelling. This is actually not very bad, I have had it on my entire right side of my face, my hand(so bad I couldn't close it), and my leg(which I could not wear jeans or sweats because it was so big)