Sunday, June 29, 2008

I forgot

I forgot to post this finish last night. It is the back to my Rhodes Butterfly Biscornu by The Sweetheart Tree. I decided that I did't want the back and front exactely the same so here is what I did. I have started the front and am hoping it will be done today or tomorrow.

Well off to work in the garden.

Friday, June 27, 2008


Well here are the long awaited garden pictures that I keep talking about. They are in an album in my webshots but I will post a slideshow here too. I have taken individual pictures of most of my plants just realized that I have missed afew. I will be updating the album as the plants start and flower as well since the bloom at different times of the year. Some you will have to wait till next year to see the flowers are they are spring flowering plants. Please check the webshots regularly to see the progress of the flowers. I have a few plants that are newly flowering so I will add pictures next week. I will also have the garden finished with the red cedar mulch so I will post pictures of the whole garden.

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My Doctors Appointment

On Tuesday I had to go see the Electrophysiologist. This was my appointment that was reschedualed from May. We had a good visit. He is not overly impressed that I am having all these problems with the arrhythmias especially since he did the last Ablation in January. I told him that I am having problems breathing. Like I am not getting enough air into my lungs on the Bisoprolol and that I know I don't have asthma but I huff and puff and wheeze like I do. So we discussed alternative drugs which I was ok with. I also said that is seems like the drugs and the pacemaker are making my arrhythmias alot worse than not having either.

We finally decided that I was to go back on Amiodarone which I am not happy with cause of a few things. 1st of all the side effects on this drug are very bad. It affects your eyes, lungs, liver, thyroid, and kidneys PLUS it can also turn your skin blue. Yes you read that right BLUE, blueberry blue. Which if you come off the drug doesn't always reverse its self.

2nd I don't want to have to start another drug to combat the side effects of one drug. That was the reason I came off the Amiodarone the last time I was on it. So I started it Wednesday and the last two days I have been out of rhythm like clock works between 1:30 and 2 pm for about 2 plus hours. Hopefully this will not last long other wise I will be visiting the ER or the Cardiologists office.

We made a plan that we will keep in the background for now but that is to put me back on Sotalol and switch the pacemaker to a pacemaker/defibulator combo. The only issue there is the Torsades de Pointes. which is why I have the pacemaker in the first place. I know the EP and my Cardiologist talked so hopefully if I have problems someone will be there to help.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Another Finish

This is "FAITH" by M Designs. It is done on 28 count Platinum Cashel Linen with Heaven and Eath floss by Olde Willow Stitchery. I obviously picked the wrong colours to do this in, because the words are hard to read. Oh well you have to learn somehow. I now know that I need darker verigated to do these patterns. I picked up another one the other day so now I have "FAITH", "DREAM", "REJOICE", and "PEACE".

My next project is Rhodes Butterfly Biscornu by The Sweetheart Tree.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

WooHoo another Finish

This is not a great picture but here is the whole blanket done.Here is the last square done in the 2nd baby blanket. I took long enought to do but I have been busy so I haven't worked on it like I would have liked to. Now I am working on Faith by M Design. With this finish that now makes 26 finishes this year so far.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What a day

Well today started out pretty good. Took it kinda easy this morning. I had to run an errand for my mom so I did and then went to look at some plants for the garden, plus some bug spray and fertilizer cause I need to feed the gardens. Especially the veggie garden.

So I did that and decided I wanted to stop for a drink. Well I was over on the far side of the mountain (close to my cousins) thought I would stop in at a little strip mall at the convenience store. Well they have been working on this little mall for probably the last 18 to 24 months. In the mall is a convenience store, a pizza place, another store, the pharmacy, and a doctors office. For some reason I decided to go up to the grocery store and get some KD, a pop and some crab meat. As I was about 3ish blocks away from this mall I hear a bang which kinda startled me. I knew I didn't hit anything with the car, there was nothing on the road and my tires are full of the proper amount of air. So I pull in the parking lot check the entire car. Find nothing so I went in the store. I come out travel back down the same road towards the strip mall and see a pile of Emergency vehicles there. I was stopped behind another car that was turning the corner too. I could see the big windows in the convenience store and the glass was gone. Looked almost like an explosion. But I couldn't see with all the EMS equipment there. I go around the corner and see the windows had been blown out and the wall collapsed.

That was when I realized that bang I heard was the explosion and going to the grocery store saved my life. I might not have been killed but could have been seriously injured as I would have either been in the store or just leaving when the explosion occurred. I am not sure what actually happened but I thank my lucky stars I did not stop like I was going to.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Two more finishes

Here is ducky that I finished a few days ago. He is the 4th square to be done.Here is the starfish. I did probably 87% of him today. He was a fairly quick stitch. Not alot of colours. He is square number 5 in the blanket. I have the octopus left to do. I hopefully will start him tomorrow.