What a great April day in Kansas City. The sun is shining and the temp is in the upper 80's. I think spring is really here.
Many of you know I have been in the hospital, but I wanted to let you know how severe it really was. I was diagnosed with a severe case of pneumonia. It keep me in the hospital for 9 days, but there was talk that they wanted to keep me even longer. Good thing they didn't. I was missing home.
The pneumonia has left my lungs damaged and it is going to take about 6 - 8 weeks to get them back to normal. Maybe not the way they were, but close. I might be forced to take medicatons to treat this for the rest of my life. I am at risk of getting this again.
For me to be able to come home from the Hospital I had to come home with oxygen. I only need the oxygen when I do any activity such as, showering, walking, making a meal. I'm still weak on my feet and have to sit down and rest, they say this will improve with time. My lungs are getting better.
How did all this come about? I've had bronchitis over a month before and I did not take care of it. I was working through it thinking it would just go away, but now I'm paying for it. Also, I never had a doctor, I never got sick, so I thought there was no need. Last time I was sick was 7 years ago. Now I know how important it is to have a doctor. We might have kept this from happening if I had a family doctor that knew my history. I got a lecture from every doctor that saw me in the hospital for not having one. I now have a doctor and I'm on my way to getting better.
This new diagnosis has impacted my quilting. I have no problem sitting at a sewing machine and making blocks, but I can't climb the flight of stairs to get there. So my partner is going to move part of my quilt room to the master bedroom where I can sit and make some quilts. He is even going to move my desktop down as I might design some quilts. I've got a few ideas I want to try out.
Have you been following the Patchwork Squared Modern Solids Quilt Along? Ryan is doing an excellent job with the quilt along.
Don't forget to check out the flickr group and see all the blocks people have made.
Blocks 2 & 3 for the Modern Solids Quilt Along will post on the P2 website tomorrow!
Until next time,