Need Good Wishes!

It's a Pile Up in the Nesting Box!

As you know, because I've been whining about it for a while now, my plate seriously overfloweth at the moment. I just finished the core projects for the new book, am working furiously on instructions and variation projects and I have to have it all completed by the end of the day tomorrow. I also have to whip up a teen craft project and finish a large scale project for an upcoming blog hop...by the end of the day tomorrow. And I need to have everything together for my appearances at CHA and the plans for the step outs for the photo shoot in August...by the end of the day tomorrow.

This is my new mantra.

I will have it all completed...by the end of the day tomorrow.

On Sunday, I fly to Denver with my lovely mother. She's coming with me while I get poked, prodded and tested for nine days at National Jewish Hospital. Am I excited about this? Well...yes of course I'm excited to be going to the world's best lung center! I'm not so excited about the litany of tests I will be having as well as having to stop taking the medicines that make it possible for me to sorta breathe every day. I am filled with a potent mix of excitement and dread. For those of you who have not gotten the memo, I have suffered with chronic unresponsive severe asthma since I got pregnant with my daughter thirteen years ago. The normal asthma protocol does not work for me and we've exhausted local medical options, so I'm going to a hospital that specializes in 'difficult asthmatics.' I'm an overachiever, what can I say? It's a serious condition, people die from asthma every day. I don't choose to give it power over me. I will get my breath back. Take that, asthma.

There is another thing going on I keep eluding to here. It's a big, horrible, messy thing. It's a situation where I should, by all logical counts, be celebrating a wonderful new opportunity that is tailored made for my unique skills and instead it's turned into a huge mess. I have tried to approach things diplomatically, but so far that's not working out. The whole thing is so absurd that we're all scratching our heads in disbelief. That is when I'm not crying or cursing or feeling like running away and joining the circus.

Soooooo...I've been stressed out. My entire family is stressed out. Everything is up in the air and it's been terrifically unsettling. The only upside is this big messy thing is so overwhelming, it's kept me from thinking too hard about the medical testing! Any prayers, well wishes, good thoughts or happy little clouds you might have to spare would be welcome.

I will be posting my weekly links tomorrow and a Teen Craft project while I'm away. If I have time, I'll try to pop in and say hey, howdy hey, but I don't know if that will be possible. So please chat amongst yourselves until I'm back in the blog saddle again.

Love
Madge

19 comments:

aimee said...

you're in my thoughts and i wish you a healthy set of lungs after this visit! i know how miserable it feels not to be able to breathe properly. hang in there, be strong and treat yourself well! xoxoxo aimee

HEATHER said...

Take care of yourself! You have good thoughts coming your way.

Carmi said...

Margot...I will send positive thoughts your way! I sure hope your lungs get a break!

Aileen said...

Sending you positive thoughts and strength Madge! I'm asthmatic also and I'm fortunate enough to found some medications that work for the most part. I cant only imagine how scary it must be for you especially going off the medications. Hang in there and I will envision a pink bubble of light around you (pink is healing)*hugs*
Aileen~

Labyrinth Gal said...

Sweetie,
Hope all goes well for you in Denver. Sending prayers, well wishes, & smiles your way! :-) H.

Tammy said...

I hope you get some good news in Colorado!

Barbe Saint John/ Saints and Sinners® said...

"Everything is up in the air and it's been terrifically unsettling."

I am right there with you on this, life is throwing curve balls to so many of us right now..ugh!

Hopefully one set of stressors will be elminated after your trip out West. I have my fingers and toes crossed they will figure out whats going on and give you some relief. Big Hug

Lisa said...

Margo, I hope you get some answers so your health is returned. Stress can't be helping. I always think of you as a superwoman of sorts, juggling loads of things and conquering all obstacles in a crafty way. Sending you healing thoughts.
Lisa

Becky said...

You are incredibly brave and I'll keep you and your family in my prayers but I'll also keep my fingers and toes crossed that the doctors will find a treatment. You'd be a good candidate for that show "Medical Mysteries."

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [09 Jul 01:25pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

FunkyMonkey Girls said...

Lifting you up in prayers and I hope you find an answer for your asthma. hang in there!

Jolene

Creative Grammie said...

You are in my prayers, and in my prayers your breath is as strong as anyones'. Your stressors are of positive, helpful ones that bring out the best possible results. I release this into God's unniverse knowing this Spirit is all powerful, all knowing and ever present in each and everyone of us. And so it is.

Judy Streger said...

I've heard wonderful things about NJH. I'm sure they will make a big difference in your life. I read your blog every day but don't comment. I hope you know that you have a huge fan club out here in cyberspace all pulling for you. I'm wishing you the best of all outcomes and send you healing hugs.

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Margot!

Well, may your piles of straw be turned into gold according to schedule. My thoughts and prayers are with you, as you go out to the hospital. It can be a scary time, but you are mucho loved.

I'm confident that you'll get everything done. If not, rub a lap, make a wish and I'll be right on over to help you get everything done.

Just Margaret said...

Good Luck in Denver! And good luck with your spinning...

As for big, horrible, messy things--it sounds like you're keeping your head on when it comes to those. Stay strong!

Jean said...

love you. wrote about you today. Saturday. Jean xox

LissC said...

sending hugs and excellent positive energy your way. i hope you get really great results for your asthma. i don't have asthma, but my mom does and i've seen how terrible it can be.

Try and have a nice flight, and be excellent to yourself :)

Sending hugs and positive healing energy your way.

Terry said...

Sending prayers for a positive outcome to all your difficulties--medical and crafty!

TracyM said...

Thinking of you and good luck with your tests - hopefully they will find something that works for you and you can breath easy!!!