Monday, 28 March 2011

Been to hospital.....

......and sort of got a diagnosis for my hands. Have to wait until I go back in May for blood results, but consultant is of the opinion that I have osteo arthritis. It also may be the reason I am having a lot of pain in my knees and hips He agree's with my GP that I could have Renaud's as well. He doesn't think that will be too much of a problem though. If the results confirm OA I will be given some more medication which he says will help to slow the process.  At least having a diagnosis makes things easier to deal with and manage.  Off now to chill a while before I go to my bed. It's been a long day.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

I've been awol...

...been busy..well sort of.  Still finding it hard to spend long on the computer, my concentration wanders and I forget what I'm doing. Went for my ECG and everything was OK......and I've got an appointment for the rheumatology clinic next week. Perhaps I can get some treatment for my painful hands. I haven't been sleeping at all well and it hasn't helped that I fell last week in the house. Not  much damage but I fell backwards and landed on my backside....sent the ironing board flying and broke a couple of back still hurts. To top all that off some idiot drove into the telegraph post a couple of weeks ago and brought down mine, and neighbours phone line. So no phone or internet for eleven days. That's how long it took BT to replace the pole and reconnect the line.  I'm getting a bit of compensaton from my internet provider though, not much but better than nothing. It's taking me a bit of time to catch up with everything.

On a lighter note I have some cards to post. Not many, 5 birthday cards and a Crafters-reunited forum inspirational challenge card. Rather chuffed with that one. In the past the members have voted for the winner, but now all the cards go into a draw for a voucher to spend, and guess what?....I won it!!! so here it is.
The challenge was to make a card using a craft CD. I've used Joanna Sheens Hollywood vintage CD, with a  gorgeous Nancy Watt paper and paper rose. The ribbon is a cream grossgrain from my stash. I've put a sentiment on it but I didn't make it for anyone in mind. One to go in my box I think.

This card was for my grandson's birthday. I think the image is from Squigglefly. I ran it through a cuttlebug folder, 3D it and used glossy accents on the eye.

Birthday card for my eldest. Image from Squigglefly with some buttons added and raffia tied through them. i love this image ..perfect for him. When he's gardening he's always having to hitch his trousers up.

Another grandson's birthday. He's the all things military, so I used some camouflage backing paper for the numbers. I wanted the background to represent a cargo net, so used the netting from some oranges and inked through it. 

A birthday card for my great neice. It's come out a bit bright with the camera....and I'm still trying with my colouring. Maybe I'll get it right one day.

Last but not least, a birthday card for my eldest at home. He likes to play poker online..but not for any stakes I might add. I've used real playing cards that add up to 27...that's how old he is. The miri card is embossed with a folder (can't remember the make) and the cards are layered onto a leather look black card.
I've also entered this into this months Crafters-reunited forum inspirational challenge..which is to follow a sketch. You never know...I might get drawn out again. to do a little more catching up.