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Sunday, September 6, 2020

"What's Been Happening"

 Hi Everyone!!! I truly hope you're all well 😃 It's been too long! 

Thanks to all of you that have been writing to say, hi and checking up on me.

First, I have to tell you, that the place I was working for, went out of business! We went back to work, and it was like the next 2 weeks, we were told, that was it! So, for 2 and a half months, we worked our butts off and closed the store. 

Fortunately, the company I work for, actually owns, 5 different stores. I was offered 3 other positions. Very grateful and of course took one position. 

While this was happening, one day I came home and there was yellow jackets (bad bees), swarming in my bedroom. Lucky I wasn't sleeping and lucky I keep my bedroom door closed! I slept on the pull out bed for roughly a week. Got everything fixed from the outside and on the inside. 

While, I was pushed out of my bedroom, I noticed sleeping on the pull out bed, I was having pain around my right side. In the front and in the back. 

Roughly two weeks after, one day I woke up and had a very hard time breathing. Actually, the pain was like  pressing around my rib cage and I was gasping for air. So, you guessed it, I went into the hospital! 

I had urine, blood, ultra sound, an ecg and x-rays, done. I'm actually very healthy, which was nice to hear, but I am filled with gallstones! So, the Doctor said to me, that he wants to monitor me and we would have our first get together on September 3rd. I said that was fine and gave me directions for me to write down everything that I experience.

Well, before September 3rd happened, you guessed it, I was back in the hospital!! Maybe one time, I will pick up a cute ambulance driver! LOL! 

I just wasn't feeling right. They put me on morphine. That stuff is horrible! The only good thing about that drug, is I slept, but I couldn't even stand up! This time, I had a ct-scan. After that was done and I was cleared, I was given some drugs to go home with. 

I had my appointment on September 3rd. The Doctor is for sure thinking I will be having an operation to remove my gallbladder. He just doesn't know if they are going to cut me open, or not. My next appointment with him is on October 5th and hopefully, on that day, I will have more answers. 

This is a picture I took after the second time I came home from the hospital. I took it in my art room.


I'm very fortunate, that the store I am working at now, the manager is amazing and very understanding. I'm still going to work, but everyone knows, if I have an attack, call 911! I don't feel that bad walking around. The soreness comes and goes. 

The painting you see in my banner is called, "The Birth Mark". I thought I saw wings on my forehead, when I came home from the hospital. Good drugs, I tell you! LOL! 


I'm feeling well and just taking everything, day by day. But, I will admit, by the night time, I do get tired. I don't know how much I will be blogging, but I will keep you all informed. Going to try my hardest to get around to all of you to say hi! 

Love you lots!!!! 

Big Hugs!!!



26 comments:

  1. HUGE hugs to you.
    Thank you for letting us know what has been happening - which sounds really, really frightening.
    I do hope the pain can be gone. Completely.
    And of course you saw wings on your forehead. They are there.

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  2. Relieved to hear you’re ok and glad that you were offered a job when the store closed. Ugh, wasps. They are nasty. Sting without provocation. Hope you were able to find how they got in your bedroom. I love the idea of having wings on your forehead. That would be so cool. Take care

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  3. What a time you've had! First of all, so glad to hear you have a new job with a great manager who is understanding about your current health woes. Secondly, gall stones, yikes! Those yellow jackets (which are actually a type of hornet, not bee) were a blessing in disguise since that's how you discovered your mysterious pains and got a diagnosis! I believe gall bladders are usually removed by the less invasive laparocopic surgery these days so that means faster, easier healing! Good luck and best wishes for a speedy resolution!

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  4. Good to hear from you, sorry about the gallstones. They can be very painful. I had mine out 20 years ago, and I was happy when it was done, the OP was not as bad as the pains! Look after yourself, hugs, Valerie

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  5. Oh I am so sorry about the gallstones. I've never had them but I am aware they can be very painful. My great granddaughter just had her gallbladder out and she is feeling great. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery for you.

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  6. Hey Sweet lady. I have been missing you so much. I know this pain you are having. I had my gallbladder out in 2013 and what a great difference. They did it microsopally so no cutting. I, of course kept my stones and some day will make some jewelry out of them. LOL. I know I am strange. Glad you job offered you another. It look so beautiful. Of course your art is amazing. I have been crazy busy since Covid and Mr. M. and I have made a comfortable life inside. You would be so proud of me too. I now am a gardener. LOL Hugs and say hi to mom for me. N

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  7. My sister went through the same thing & they removed her gallbladder microscopically and it was relatively pain free. I hope they schedule it soon for you so you can feel better. Love the new painting and what it was inspired by! Keep us informed and take care!

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  8. Goodness, that's a lot for one person to handle! Hopefully if they do surgery it's the non-invasive type. Glad you still have a job. Sad that the one place went under.
    Good to hear from you!

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  9. Sending you lots of love and healing hugs...I am not squeezing you to tight am I ;)
    I know that pain believe me. I had my gallbladder removed, too.
    Best wishes that your job will be around for along time.
    Love your art always!!!
    No sleeping with stinging insects...they get mad as a hornet when you roll over on them in your sleep 🐝🐝🐝

    Hugs and Much Love Always ❤❤❤

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  10. It was so lovely to see and read this post from you ... but goodness what a time you've had!

    I'm sorry about the gallstones, they can be very painful, but hopefully sorted out soon.

    Do please take care, look after yourself.

    I send my good wishes and healing thoughts.

    All the best Jan

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  11. Oh dear Stacy. How awful that you have to go through so much pain and illness. And still you manage to smile and stay optimistic. You are so special dear friend. And so is your painting. I love it.
    You are in my prayers. Get well soon and stay safe. Sending you a big hug beautiful Stacy❤️❤️❤️

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  12. first off take care and dont' worry about saying hello to me - as I figure you have just done it, lol. So glad you are feeling better and hope you don't have to be cut open and they can remove them the other way..can't think of the word. so good to hear from you and love the new art.

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  13. Wishing you well with the recent health issues.

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  14. I am very glad you are being taken cared of, that your health is being monitored by professionals and that your coworkers are keeping an eye on you, too. I hope the pains/soreness isn't too much or too lasting. I will keep you in my thoughts, my sweet Stacy.

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  15. What a time you’ve had! I’ve heard gall bladder pain is bad,, I hope they don’t have to do open surgery, endoscopy surgery is such a shorter recovery time,, take care my friend,, better days ahead.

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  16. Geez Girl! I was wondering what happened to you and was getting worried! I'm so sorry you're having to go through all of this. Must My niece had her gall bladder removed a few years back and she's doing really well now. Take care of yourself! Don't work so hard. So happy to hear from you! Hugs from Diane and Guy!

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  17. Take care of yourself sister! That's scary. Love ya x

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  18. Dearest Stacy! It's good to hear from you. Phew...so much has been happening in your life. But it's great to hear you were offered another position within the same company and also that you have a wonderful manager who understands as you sort out your health. All the best with finding more answers and treatment/ surgery for removing the gallstones. Take care, girl. Sending much love and BIG HUGS your way! <3

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  19. Oh Stacy, you had to go through a lot. Removing your gallbladder is probably a good idea if you have all these gallstones. Before I got my gallbladder removed I had been sick for 18 months without nowing it, just wondering why I was feeling so low and fatigue... After that I felt like getting a new life and lots of energy. I hope you will feel like this as well. Glad that your boss is so understanding and that they know what to do. Big hugs to you.

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  20. YAY! So happy to see you here! A bit worried you had to go back to the hospital again, yikes. But what a relief to know you are surrounded by people who care and look after you at work. I hope you are already fixed up and on the mend. You deserve the best, my sweet friend. I ADORE your banner painting, and yes I see the wings on your forehead. It's not just good drugs, it's a spiritual message that you are meant to Soar as your True Magical Self in all you do!!! Be happy and healthy. I love you!!!

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  21. thank you sooo much for updates dear Stacy

    you know you are one of my most favorite people ,Brave ,Daring ,Amazing and Beautiful

    i am glad your gallbladder removal went smooth
    talking from personal experience that it takes almost an year to feel normal and energetic after this surgery so stay as wonderfully strong as you are always
    so pleased to hear that you have job ,best wishes for future
    uplifting painting as always ,you always widen my horizons with exquisite and spiritual art
    hugs!

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  22. Thank you so much for the update, Stacy. I have been thinking about you A LOT as of late. I have been having to work weekends for months on end now and have little time to blog either anymore but do when time allows it.

    PLEASE, please take care of yourself and all my prays to you, sister!

    Big hugs, Kim

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  23. OMGosh Girl. You have had one long hard time. I send you lots of love and big hugs. And then, another hug. xoxo

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  24. Girl you have really been thru a lot! May your surgery go well and be the least intrusive possible with a short time to Heal. Glad you got the Yellow Jackets taken care of, I got stung by a Scorpion for the first time ever, after all these Years of Desert dwelling I guess that's dumb Luck... thankfully I didn't have a bad reaction like I do to Bee stings, which I'm allergic to. It was very painful for hours tho'... and during Pandemic I didn't want or need an ER visit! It's a Blessing the Job situation worked out in your favor, so many places are Closing due to COVID and the Economy, it's just tragic.

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  25. Oh, no! So sorry to hear about the gallstones. What a horrible thing to struggle with. Hope all goes well for you on October 5th! <3

    On a happier note, what a lovely illustration! The splash of yellow brightens things up in such a great way. ^_^

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  26. Always glad to hear your battling on regardless :D I ha my gall bladder removed a few years ago...no biggy. I'm sure you'll be fine XXX

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