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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sick again

Wondering where I've been?

I've been sick with bronchitis for the last several days. I spent a couple of days in the hospital..... again. I'm on an antibiotic called a Z pack which is 30 times stronger than a normal dose. The doctors have me on bed rest until I can get this infection cleared up. I'm slowly gaining strength and out of bed for longer periods of time. I'm staying away from people for the time being. I don't want to get other people sick and I don't want them to get me sick again either.

I won't be doing any quilting until I can get my health issues under control. My retirement has come a few months earlier than I had planned.

I'm unable to talk (due to loosing my voice and severe coughing) so I'm not making very many phone calls. As soon as I can talk I'll be contacting the customers on my waiting list to let them know I can't do their quilts. My health is much more important than my income.

I'll still be doing my blogs and showing the work I do.... just from a different perspective and on a different timeline. Without the pressures of customer deadlines and staying on schedule I can concentrate on my health first...... the art of quilting next.

Forced early retirment is scary and at the same time exciting. I'll have to watch every purchase very carefully; but, I'll be able to concentrate on the art for whatever time it takes to get the design from my mind into the fabric. If I finish in one day.... fine. If I finish in a month or six months.... that's fine too.

Ok, I'm feeling weak again so I'm headed back to bed.


Elaine said...

I did miss you and will pray for your health. Am looking forward to your blogging again - especially pictures of your quilts.

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

I'm sorry to hear that you've been sick again. I have a feeling that once the pressure & worry of getting customer quilts done is off your mind you'll be able to recuperate so much faster. And, maybe you'll be able to do some from time to time once you feel up to par again. I'm sure your steady customers will miss you a great deal.

Bethany said...

Anita, feel better soon. I wish I could come over and finish up your customers quilts for you.

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear you are sick,feel
better soon. sounds like you have your priorities right. take care
you dont want pneumonia.

jhwolf said...

I am so very sorry you have had so many health issues this year. I wish you a speedy recovery and good luck on your early retirement.

I look forward to seeing your art quilts.

Judy in MO

Lindah said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're having such a hard time of it. Please take all the time you need to get strong and healthy again.

Beth said...

I WAS wondering where you went! I hope you are feeling stronger and stronger. Your quilting will still be there when you are ready! I wish I was nearby. I could make you some soup!

Jay in Nebraska said...


It's very important to take care of yourself first. Everything else can wait! I hope you are feeling better soon, and I will send some prayers your way!

Jay in Nebraska

FoulkeArt said...

The most important this is to TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!!

Cathy said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've been so sick Anita. I was getting worried. Not a good way to retire but I know you'll enjoy not having the added stress and can enjoy pursuing the art aspect which you are so very good at.