Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Swap

Today was the last day of the 13 days of Halloween Swap that I participated in. Harley from Koala Fuzz was my partner (and what a wonderful partner she was!). I really enjoyed opening a new surprise each day and the gifts I received were amazing! I hope she liked hers as much as I love mine! Here are a few pictures of my Halloween goodies...

Can you believe she made this?!

And these. I ♥ these! Love, Love, Love the colors!

All of my goodies!

Thanks Harley for making my first swap so wonderful! I'll definitely have to do another swap soon!

Catching up...

I made it though my surgery ok. Actually the doctor found that I didn't even need the other half of the procedure and I was able to be discharged later that night. The worst part about it was that I had to lay flat for several hours (see picture).

My mom made me a special quilt for the occasion. This is her first completed quilt (made from cute vintage inspired prints from Moda: pampered pooch).

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Updates/ Halloween Swap Preview

Please excuse my lack of posting lately (I promise to be better). I have been extremely busy lately- I can't believe it is already October! In addition to my normal business (work, grad school, writing/grading papers, and very little craft time) I have recently been faced with a new set of challenges, but first a little Halloween Swap preview...

Tiger is quite the model isn't he? :)

On a more serious note...

A little over 3 weeks ago I became dizzy, lost consciousness, and blacked out. I visited my doctor and had a range of tests ordered, one of them being to wear a 24 hour holter (heart) monitor. I fully expected everything to come back normal since I don't experience any sudden change in heartbeats- this wasn't the case. The report showed that I had an episode of 17 beats of Ventricular Tachycardia (a rhythm that can result in sudden death). I was referred to an EP Cardiologist who confirmed the rhythm. Because of my fainting and the potential of sudden death, this is an issue that must be addressed; so in 2 weeks I will go into the hospital for a surgical procedure called VT Ablation. During this procedure the doctor will insert a catheter into a vein in my leg and up to my heart. Once there he will attempt to irritate my heart to recreate and find the problem area. Once the problem is located it will be burned. If all goes well I should go home the next day.