Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Celtic Summer and Mum's B&B Update

Hi all was supposed to update Saturday with Celtic Summer and Sunday with Mum's B&B but i forgot (woops lol), so here are the process pics of them both at the moment:

Celtic Summer:

Mum's B&B:

Michelle xxx

Friday, 23 April 2010

UFO Thursday

On one of the groups I'm a member of Friendly Stitchers Thursdays is UFO day and up to now havent had any UFO's just WIP's, but about 4-6wks ago I brought myself a new kit Cleaning Can Wait by Joan Elliott:

I made a start on it and planned to put it into rotation with my other 2 projects atm but with all my in and out of hospital etc it got kind of forgotten so has now kind of become a UFO but would like to see it finished so have placed it on my list for Thursday's UFO so even if I don't do much something will be done on it lol

Progress up to yesterday morning:

Progress after doing some work on it yesterday didn't get much done as didnt home from cons app yesterday til late and after eating dinner and doing a little work on it starting getting pains in my bump so put it down and went for a lay down:


O/T Had app with consultant yesterday may finally have some answers

Hi all I had an appointment yesterday with my consultant yesterday as a follow up from my hospital stay last week, and may have finally got some answers as to why I've had the probs I have :), 2days before I was discharged they took some blood samples testing for something called Lupus which I was told yesterday came back negative which is obviously good news :)

But the blood results showed I was low on Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid, and I had already been told I was low on Iron, now looking up Vitamin B12 deficiency brought me to this site which gave a list of symptoms for B12 deficiency amaemia:
  • feeling very tired 
  • breathlessness after little excerise
  • palpitations
  • headaches
  • a reduced appetite
  • a sore mouth and tongue
all of which are issues I've had so explains alot, to me anyway lol

The doctor said that a common cause of this is something called Pernicious Anaemia where basically the body can't absorb Vitamin B12 properly, and is common in Irish families (I'm not Irish but my dad's family originate from Ireland), so I had to have yet another blood test yesterday to test for this, in the meantime I've been put on Vitamin B12 tablets but if test comes back as this is what Ive got then once I've had bubs I'll have to have regular injections of Vitamin B12, most sites states they are every 3months for life

Yet another thing to be faced with but at least it seems at last they are getting somewhere in figuring out what is going on with me

Michelle xxx

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Celtic Summer: Week 13

After hectic month up and down to hospital and last week's week stay in hospital there hasn't been all that much time (or energy lol) for stitching, but today I picked up my needle again :) and hoping to keep up the flow :)

Here's the progress on Celtic Summer so far:

Michelle xxx

Back home :)

Hi would like to say big thank you for the messages :), i am now back home they have said all tests have come back clear/normal so can't explain why i'm so breathless and heart racing, the only thing they can suggest is anxcity(sp?) and down to the fact im amemic(sp?) whilst in hosp was on antibiotics and iron tablets which they've given me to continue at home and ive been told to up my dosage of iron tabs from 2 times a day to 3.

Ive got one more blood test result to wait on (the one where they checking for Lupus) but got app with my cons for next thurs at 3.30 as follow up/check up and been told will get results then

But for now am just happy to be back home :D, tho my partner and mum are fussing no end lol always checking tht im ok and when Mark's at work im under orders not to be on my own so have been going over to mums so being well looked over and not allowed to do much but hopefully wont be for long and this little madam will be here lol 

Michelle xxx

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Sorry havent been around much lately

Hi all sorry i havent been around much lately, had a few probs with our neighbours (which thankfully seem to be resolved now) that was getting me down and stressed and so was having apps with my doctor and health visitor, then at 32wks i started getting realli bad pains, been having tightenings for a while but these altho not reg where constant all day had consultant app tht day so mentioned it to him and due to my history with my daughter (threatened early delivery at 32wks induced at 36wks) he admitted me, stayed overnight but was allowed home next day when things had calmed dwn.

Following week at 33wks had a growth scan (which went well and bubs estimated weight was around 3lb9) and afterwards was asked how things had been since was admitted week before, as i was still getting pains (tho again still not reg) i was sent to day assessment unit to be checked who as a precaution again due to my history admitted me onto ward, again stayed overnight and was allowed home next day.

Then last tuesday (6th April) at 33+6 came into hosp again as was unsure whether waters had broken was kept in all day checked over etc then allowed home that night after confirming my waters hadnt gone and were still intact, but had docs app in the morn for something unrelated but while there mentioned to her that i had had times where my heart would start racing wasnt sure if was anything but thought best to mention, she decided to check me over there and then and discovered my heart racing so said she wanted me to go hosp to be checked over, had my 2yr old daughter with me so worried but figured mum was on route to hosp could drop her there on way but then doc said my heart was racing so fast she didnt want me making my own way and so called an ambulance for me which just  sent me into panic, but the ambulance staff were lovely, my oh was at work (1-2hrs away) and mum cudnt get to me stairght away so sent my little brother to hosp to pick my daughter up and take her to mums so didnt have to worry about her.

Was told they were concerned about a possible blood clot or could be a bad chest infection (also have barking cough which doesnt want to leave and sore throat), had all my stats etc checked all fine except my pulse rate kept jumping btw 80-130, at 4pm weds i was sent for a chest xray (they covered bump area so no risk to baby) which they said was fine but showed slight chest infection, on friday i was sent dwn for echo scan which i was told showed slight abnormality but they were unsure whether this was just dwn to my heart racing at the time, i was then taped up to a 24hr ecg monitor and then sent for ct scan (had to take ecg monitor off as to not affect scan and put bk on after) i was told later the ct scan showed no blood clots which is obv a good thing, and yesterday was told ecg was fine too so good news

Fri night, Sat morn and again 10am Sat my pulse was racing (around 120-125) so they decided to give me beta blockers they had wanted to avoid them if poss due to the pregnancy but said didnt want to leave my pulse racing tht high, since then my oulse has been low but starts racing again the nxt day so literally only thing keeping it dwn is the beta blockers but i cnt stay on them for too long and yesterday had to be given the beta blocker early as on checking pulse was 135bpm 

Mon i had to have a blood test (rather 5 lol) as they wanted to test for a condition called Lupus, my mum has Rheumatoid Arthritis which is app along similar lines, so atm im just waiting for them results to come back, i'm hoping they make the decision to induce me soon as feel i can cope a bit better without the extra strain of the pregnancy, atm im still in hosp :( is very hard esp being away from my little girl but am hoping to get some answers soon and get back to some normality, and if you managed to read all that well done lol and thank you 

Michelle xxxx