Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Guest Posting at Tatertots and Jello and My Recovery

I am guest posting at Tatertots and Jello today!

This turned out to be one of my favorite projects. It was so fun to work on and I am excited to wear this for the upcoming season.
Head over to see the complete tutorial and I would love to hear what you think! :)

By the way, I want to thank all who left kind comments and well wishes. It was so nice to hear from Mr. TRH about them and I felt so lucky to have you all as my blogging friends. :)

Note: If you want to know what's been going on with my life since last Thursday please keep reading, but if you have a weak stomach maybe you shouldn't...

What happened was I had an angiogram last Thursday afternoon. It was a procedure that my new doctor (my previous doctor moved to a different state :( ) wanted to have done before my usual procedure for my leg to know better what is going on.

It was supposed to be about an hour procedure, a couple hours to recover from sedation and go home happy (if you must know... I have several projects that I wanted to start on Friday. I thought I would be up and about as usual the next day). Well, I woke up and I didn't feel good. On the way home I started throwing up badly, and half way home I noticed that I was bleeding from the puncture area where the angiogram was performed... Hello, isn't that major artery?! We had to drop the kids back off at my in-laws again, and returned to the emergency room. When we came home, it was about 4:30am...

Since then the bleeding has slowed down and it is more of an oozing wound but it has been 6 days! I have been really taking it easy.

The first couple of days I slept all day long.

The third and fourth day I read all day. A Couple books from my stash by my bed. Since I hardly ever get a large chunk of time for reading which was really nice.

Then by the fifth and sixth days I AM REALLY REALLY starting to get board! Usually when I am going to get a procedure, I always prepare projects that I can work on in my bed, even laying down. I just love keeping myself busy. For example, small appliqué blocks, hexagon pieces to stitch together, making bunch of yo-yo's and flowers etc... I guess I was under prepared this time.

There are things need to be done, and I want to work on, but I guess they have to wait.

I am grateful for my supportive husband who helped me with my blog while I am down. I am blessed with my sweet friends who brought nice dinners and such too... thank you guys!!

Also, I am so glad that the couple tutorials I promised to other blogs were done before the procedure. I am actually not well enough to sew, take pictures and write tutorials yet.
I am going to take a break from the link party this week as well, but hopefully I will be well enough next week. :)

Thank you for reading my "happenings" as of late. I will talk to you soon. :)



  1. It can't be much fun being forced to stay in bed. Take care of yourself and feel better soon!

  2. It has been much too long since I have had any time to come and visit. Life takes over and the computer gets second place. I am so sorry to hear about your terrible ordeal. Glad you are doing better. Hope you are feeling much better soon.

    Congrats on being over at TT&J. I love her blog.


  3. Oh, you poor lovey. I hope you're able to get LOTS of rest, and be extra-gentle with yourself...and what a GORGEOUS project! I'm off to have a look right now!


  4. My goodness you've been put thru the wringer! I hope things get better real soon. I know what you mean i always like to have something to keep me busy....Take care of yourself! Hugs!deb

  5. I love the sweater. Its a great ideas and a cheap one to restyle a sweater.

  6. Take it easy and take good care of yourself!

  7. Your sweater looks lovely! I'm sorry to hear of your health troubles, I know it is no fun. I hope you get feeling better soon!

  8. Sachiko, praying for a full and speedy recovery. Thanks so much for letting us share this time with you.


    P.S. I LOVE what you've been doing with those flowers! I printed up the tutorial and am hoping for a chance to give some of them a try. :-)

  9. I haven't seen you in so long. I'm so sorry you've had such trouble! I'm glad that you are recovering and feeling better. I'm sure that your projects miss you too. :) You'll be back to creating soon! Miss you.

  10. Wow, so much has happened. Wishing you the patience to heal, a lovely magazine to read, and friends to visit. xoxo

  11. The sweater is gorgeous! I hope you better really soon!! I'm glad you've been resting! Hang in there!

  12. I know it's hard to take it easy when you're bored, but please lay low and get some rest! Praying for your recovery.

  13. I'm so sorry to hear about your week but happy you seem to be on the mend. Take good care of yourself! :)

  14. Oh that just sounds like no fun! I am glad you are getting better and hope that you are able to up soon. I go crazy when I'm stuck in bed! I am in love with the bag you did for purse week, and I also love that cardigan. I will check out the tutorial next!

  15. Sachiko, you don't know me (I'm from faraway India) but I love your blog and your cheerfulness even at this time... Get well soon!

  16. so sorry to hear that you've been sick. :(

  17. Oh, I am so sorry. I hate when things don't go as planned...Delivering my baby last month was suppossed to go as planned as well but before leaving the hospital my spine was puncutured in 4 places and my heart and lungs had stopped...then several days later I had to return to the ER with a heart problem that happened because of the delivery....
    ...then all the days of taking it easy, you forget how awesome it is to have your body and be able do work hard...
    ...I hope all is well soon...
    Best Wishes

  18. Love the sweater. And sorry to hear of your health problems. That is no fun at all! Hope all goes well and gets better everyday. Thanks for sharing all your thoughts and project with us here in bloggerland.

  19. We always get bored when we can't do what we want when we want-just take care of yourself first and the rest will follow. Your body and family will thank you later:)Get better soon!

    Love the sweater!(going to check it out now!)

  20. Oh, Sachiko, I am so sorry you went through all that and pray that you get better soon!
    Your sweater looks fantastic and I am waving goodbye now heading over to check your guest post!!

  21. Hope that you feel better soon. Being in bed with nothing to do sucks. I would go crazy for sure. Take care of yourself.


  22. Yikes! Please take care of yourself, and let others take care of you! Beautiful sweater, I'll click over and read the tutorial.

  23. that is my favorite project too, I LOVE IT you are so awesome!!

  24. Hope you feel better soon! Love the sweater!!!

  25. Just stopped by today for the first time... what a wonderful blog you have!.. Hope you feel better very soon but be careful with yourself.. healing takes time.


  26. What a beautiful sweater! I hope you're feeling 100% soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for reading my novel!

  27. Oh, My ! ! !
    Please take care - though I feel your Hubby is doing a pretty good job of looking after you.
    My thoughts for your Speedy Recovery.

  28. Love your sweater. So sorry to hear of your health problems. I wish you a speedy recovery. Take care of yourself and try to rest.

  29. I know what its like to be confined to be unexpectedly. Not much fun.
    Im glad you have supportive people around you. Get well soon.

    And that tutorial looks lovely, not sure its really my style, but am very curious about it anyways :p

    Feel better soon x

  30. This is lovely. I had to do a teeny tiny bit of searching for it though since I'm reading your post a few days late.

  31. Hope that you are healing nicely.. it's a heck of a way to get a "break". Although, I'm sure it's not of your choosing. Take care... I hope that your doing much better now.
    Oh, and by the way.... the sweater turned out really nice! Think that I will have to try one myself!

  32. I am glad that you have recovered but I am so sorry to hear it took so long. :( I understand how hard it is to not go crazy when you are bed-bound and I am amazed that you still are able to accomplish so much! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!


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