Monday, March 29, 2010

All is well

Good evening dear friends. I would like to thank each and everyone of you for leaving such sweet well wishes. I saw my doctor yesterday for test results. It seems most of what I am experiencing is due to hormonal changes (I guess Sam is right - everything is hormonal). Cholesterol, triglycerides and sugar levels are perfect. My father had a triple bypass when he was 45 and I've always been afraid I would follow in his footsteps. I am so glad I took my health seriously 5 years ago, lost weight, and started eating properly. I feel so much better due to those simple lifestyle changes. Still waiting for some further test results, but don't think they are going to show much. What can I say! I'm 44 and things start to change.


The nurse saw this pink ball of yarn in my bag and the next 5 minutes was a discussion of crocheting and embroidery. My doctor is from Romania and said that she used to crochet many, many moons ago and that she also was very good at embroidery. The Indian nurse said she never learned any craft but that her sisters were very good at it. I find it so interesting that a ball of yarn can bring about such comradery. I was greeted by a lovely full moon when I left the clinic.

And today's weather was perfect with blue skies and lots of sunshine. Jingles was very happy to spend most of the day on the balcony.

The days are just speeding by and I'm afraid Spring Break is going to be over before we know it. Hope all is well in your part of the world. Many blessings, Tammy

31 comments:

Bettyann said...

So glad the tests were normal..yes all we can do is to take our health seriously, take care and a lovely remaining spring break..

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

So happy to hear that you had a good report from your doctor! And I love that your ball of yarn spun a fun and friendly chat!

glor said...

Tammy, I am so glad to hear that all is well! I'm having trouble seeing pictures on my computer right now so I'll have to come back to view the rest of what you've posted at another time, but the important thing is that you are fine ... thank you God! Have a wonderful day/evening.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Great news Tammy, do enjoy your Spring break! Hmm, could you please send some sunshine my way? ;o)
xoxo

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Hi Tammy! I'm glad to hear all is well! It's good to know your body so well that you know the changes going on and don't ignore them... I'm 49 so I also went to the dr. with some hormonal stuff recently and she said 'oh your too young still' and then I listed changes I recognized. Guess what, not too young! ;) WE ARE MADE TO CHANGE. it's o.k.! Stay healthy, Theresa

GWENDOLYN said...

I am glad to hear you are doing well. That you are healthy and strong and just a wee hit hormonal is all:)
We expecting a full moon tonight.
love,Gwen

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

So glad the tests were okay!
Full moon... beautiful!
You're right, amazing what a ball of yarn can do.
~Amy

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! So very thankful that you're healthy, only hormonal - we females always have so many "lovely" body changes, don't we?!

I really like the blog background and other changes you've made - great colors!

Oh sweet Jingles - don't cats love to lay in the sun? Give him some extra love and petting from me...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Me....bunny said...

Good news tammy...bad new, peri phase sucks...
And the full moon was magnificent...we watched it for a while too! have a great week!

bunny

The Garden Bell said...

Glad to hear the test are coming back well. But, have to let you know the changes are coming. At 52, I know.....

Hugs and Moons of Love,
Kate

Jane said...

Hi Tammy,
I was happy to read the test results came back with good news. I think hormones are behind every ailment I'm experiencing anymore....I'll be 50 in a couple of months so I guess I'd better get used to it.
Have a great week.
Jane

June said...

Such wonderful news Tammy. I too took my health more seriously a few years ago. I had always been thin and then when I hit my forties the pounds started to creep on, and then when I was about 47 or so, I decided that my health was more important than a few bags of chips, adn I started the not so easy process of losing thirty pounds. It was the best thing I've ever done for myself. My cholesterol is still a little high, but it is much better than it was. It's our duty to take care of ourselves, so we can continue to live here in love.
hugs

La Dolce Vita said...

so glad to know you are well! sounds like a fun conversation over fiber arts too... and beautiful photos!!

Mary said...

Oh, hallelujah, that is such good news! I'm so glad for you. Now you can relax a little and just enjoy your veecation crocheting ;) Continued blessings~

Rustique Gal said...

YAY for you! Those hormones do wreak havoc at times. I made it to 60 without having much more than hot flashes. But losing weight and eating healthier really helped me the most! Enjoy your break...Sherry

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

I am so happy for you dear friend, always a worrying time and now you will be able to relax.
Love your photo of the moon and Jingles.
I love the pretty colour of your yarn.
I wished I had the camera with me this morning, dropping the family down to the 7.15 am ferry, the sky and moon looked amazing.

Happy week
hugs
Carolyn

Diane said...

That's very good news Tammy. Hope the rest of the results are the same. Love the story on the ball of yarn. Isn't that true!! We knit together in many ways. Have a good evening. Diane

deborahspalette said...

Oh those icky hormones! They are not fun I can tell you from experience. I have been in Peri menopause for a few years now...yehaw! hot flashes. Glad its nothing more!
Take Care! And blessing from my little corner! Deborah

Susan said...

Dear Tammy....Halleluia! Sooooo glad to hear you are in good shape, health-wise. Keep up the good work. I did see on your older posts that you now look MUCH more slender. I think that's awesome. Sincerely, Susan

vicki said...

Tammy - I wish you good health and many, many, blessings. I love the story about how the ball of yarn gave you a connection to the Doctor and nurse and promted some nice conversation. Every where I go - I take my knitting. Through that - I have met the nicest people and had some wonderful conversations.

Thank you for stopping by to see me again - I love hearing from you and I do so appreciate the nice comments. I feel that I am just getting to know you also - this is really just so much fun to meet nice, new people.

Best wishes to you - (way over there---!)
Vicki

Chany Tzera said...

Hi Dear, i Chany from Argentina, i love your blog, your cat, so pretty!!!

A Fanciful Life said...

What fabulous news! Good for you, and such a relief. That is a beautiful moon greeted you upon your departure. We've had a weekend of summer like warm weather but today was grey and drizzly. However, it was still very pleasant and not cold at all. Our weather changes so fast yet it is always mild. Your Jingles looks like a little statue sitting there! What a cutie he is.
Sharon :-)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'm glad everything came back normal. I'm finding that there's a reason they call this period of our life "the change". I used to think it would just happen, but it seems to be a series of changes, not just one, doesn't it? I enjoyed the ball of yarn story too.
Blessings,
Marcia

Sheila Rumney said...

I am so glad to hear the good news! I know it is a relieve!!

Isn't it great that a simple ball of yarn can bring people together to talk. I am so blessed that a small comment on my blog has brought me so much conversation and joy with you a half a world away!

Enjoy your spring break.
-

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy to hear good news! Hugs from miles and miles away!

Susan said...

Glad to hear about your good test results. I so enjoy your blog each day. Thanks also for visiting mine and leaving such nice comments. Hope you have a wonderful day. I'm off to Geneva to shop at the "Little Traveler"...remember that place????

Sandi said...

Hi Tammy! I am so glad all the tests came back with great news. I have put that off for far too long. One of these days...
Hope you are having a wonderful day! I am busy , busy trying to get things ready to move into my larger booth on Friday.
Blessings~

crochet lady said...

I'm so glad all is well with you health wise. It is fun to be able to talk about a craft you love.

Blessings.
Jenny

koralee said...

Glad to hear all is ok with your health...that can be quiet a scare. Your sweet cat is adorable...enjoy the rest of your Spring Break. oxxo

Anonymous said...

I have not been on my email much lately, so I am glad to know the test results came back and that they are good. I knew they would be. Just talking with you over the last year or two, it sure sounded like hormones were changing. It is a natural process of life, and I know you of all people will welcome the change and find whatever good there is to it all.
Hearing about your crochet ball was just funny. You were always carrying yarn with you when I was in Kuwait, so it does not surprise me to know it became a conversation piece today. I have been taking my cross stitching with me when I go places too. A nice way to spend my time. I have been working on once piece for weeks now and want to finish it. I need to get a few necklaces made for our golf fund raiser. I showed one to Mary (the director of the program) the other day and told her I was making a few to be given away at the fund raiser. She almost fell off her chair. I have had a few people say they want to buy some of them, so we will see what happens.
Glad to hear all is good with the doctor!!!

Love always,
Renee

Claus said...

Isn't it wonderful how little life changes make a huge difference? I'm glad you are OK Tammy! Keep the good life rolling! :-)
*hugs*

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