Thursday, September 27, 2018

So Jolly

Hello, everyone!  I wanted to pop in with a quick update about my husband's health.  He was misdiagnosed in the local hospital's emergency room in August, and was sent home with some anti-seizure pills and a referral to a neurologist.  At that time, he didn't even know his own name, and he did not have a seizure.  Fortunately, as soon as the neurologist saw him on September 11, he was immediately admitted to the hospital (a different hospital, thankfully).  My husband had a stroke caused by a blood clot, and it has affected his thinking and speech. 

Two days ago, he was transferred from the hospital to the rehabilitation center.  He is where he needs to be, and I hope he can recover fully and come home soon.  In the meantime, I have been making the 4-hour roundtrip by bus every other day.  I've taken a few days off as I'm physically and emotionally exhausted.  I'm hoping to make the trip again tomorrow or Saturday, depending on his rehabilitation schedule. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for his recovery - your prayers are appreciated.

I will not be blogging for a while, but I am committed to Rudolph Day and do not want to miss it. I've cobbled together this quick card by recycling an old holiday card and using some stickers for the sentiment and bird. The snowflake-embossed background (Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow) and silver snowflake (Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes) were already made and waiting to be used. 

So sorry I cannot do any blog visiting at this time but I will catch up with everyone later, whenever I am able to have some time for myself. 

I would like to support the following challenges:

  1. ABC Christmas S is for Snow UE
  2. Cardz TV 66 AG 1/3
  3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Patterned Paper UE 
  4. DL.ART September Linky UE 1/d
  5. Happy Little Stampers September AG with Dies UE
  6. Hiding in my Craftroom Any Holiday 1/3
  7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3
  8. Rudolph Day September 1E C10
  9. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5
  10. Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


Kath said...

A fabulous festive card and great use of the lovely image. I hope your husband makes a speedy recover but you also need ensure you look after yourself too.
Kath x

Bunny said...

I sent you a personal e-mail. [Bunny]

terrie said...

I too hope that your husband recovery is a quick one and he can come home, I also hope that your taking care of yourself during this time...hug

I love your re-cycle card with the snowflake...well done and tfs

KraftyKoolKat said...

A gorgeous recycled creation Kitty. I am so glad that have got to the cause of your husbands problem & glad he is in the right place. I will pray for him.

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is a great way to use an older Christmas card and make it like new again. It is so gorgeous and the big snowflake sticker is a great way to embellish it. So sorry about your hubby and I hope he can be able to come home again soon. Don't worry about blogging or visiting. Just take care of the things now that really need your attention and try to get some much needed rest. We fully understand that family comes first.

Pia S said...

It’s easy to get caught up in everything and forget to take care of yourself in such a stressful time. I hope the card making was a relaxing exercise, it’s lovely.

Patti said...

Oh Kitty! I am so sorry to hear about your family's trial!! What a difficult and scary time you have had. I will add you to my prayer list and ask Jesus to heal your hubby and bring you peace!!

BIG (((Hugs)))

Donna said...

I will continue my prayers for both of you, be sure to take care of yourself. Gorgeous card dear friend. Hugs, Donna

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Your card is very lovely.

I will say a prayer for your husband. As the caregiver, you do need to remember to care for yourself. Eat enough, sleep enough and get some help when you need it.

Andrea W said...

The recycled image looks wonderful with the embossed background and silver snowflake. Very pretty! Thanks for update on your husband's health. I'll be keeping your family in my prayers.

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card, love the upcycled card. Sorry to hear of your husband's health thoughts and prayers are going out to the both of you that he recovers fully.

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card, such a lovely winter scene.
I'm so sorry to hear that your husband was misdiagnosed, I hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh Kitty, I'm relieved to hear that your hubby is finally in the rehabilitation centre! I can image all your worries and labours, now you need to rest up and get your strength back!!
I'm glad to see this lovely card, such fabulous dimensional snow effect! Great recycling! Love the stickers and that cute cardinal is just adorable, as well the silver snowflake and the embossed base!!
Take care of yourself and of your kitties!
Big Hugs!

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is adorable. Please take care of yourself through all of this. I'm so sorry to hear of the misdiagnosis and pray for a full recovery in rehab. I'm sure that he is motivated. Wish that I lived closer and could help you. Sending hugs and prayers from afar.

Scrapper69 said...

YOur card is beautiful... Love the scene! I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby... My Husband had a stroke at 36 yrs. old, so I know how difficult this is on Both of you. I'll be praying he has a FULL recovery and I'll pray for you as well... I know how tough it is for the wife, I've been there and still dealing with it. Hang tough sweet lady...


Michelle said...

So sorry you and your husband have had a rotten time and I do hope he will be well - your card is lovely - thinking of you both - hugs - Michelle x

Gail said...

not easy to watch someone going through a health crisis --- praying for both of you - your card is lovely- blessings and hugs from Michigan

Linda Simpson said...

I am so sorry to hear this Kitty, my thoughts and prayers are with you and hoping hubby will recover. Take care of yourself too.
Linda xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

My heart goes out to you. Wishing your husband a fast recovery . Your card is so lovely too
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

scrappymo! said...

Your card is lovely and I am honoured that you continue to enter whilst in this stressful time with your husbands health.

My prayers are with you. I pray he will reover enough to come home and that your 4 hour transportation trip will come to a close. That must be so exhausting.

Can you send me your address? My email is

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.

DIANA L. said...

My sweet friend I am keeping you and your hubs in prayer for his quick recovery and for you t have energy and strength to get through each day. I love your sweet card. Be safe on your journey tomorrow.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day


(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Oh my.. I am sorry to hear such news about your husband.. I will keep you in my prayers.. praying for a quick recovery.. hugs

Jack Suzen said...

This is really beautiful. I love the fact that I’ve never seen something creative like that before.

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Fikreta said...

Im sorry about your hubby.
wish him he get better soon.
card is so nice!
lots of hugs

Lisa said...

I am praying that you husband recovers soon and is able to come home. Praying for you, too, my friend. I hope that you are able to rest. Your card is so beautiful!! I love the sweet image and the little birdie. Keeping you in my prayers. Big hugs :)

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Seemaa said...

So sorry to hear about the troubles you are going through, bless you with strength, patience and loads of positivity. lovely card, and really hope that your crafting is therapeutic for you....
Thankyou for joining us at Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies Challenge this month, we look forward to see more from you in the future too. All the best.
Seemaa DT

Megan J said...

Hi KT, I hope your husband is on the mend and progressing well with the correct treatment. A lovely upcycled Christmas card for your stash, thank you for joining us at LPoCF, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, KT. It breaks my heart to hear all that your DH is going through. I so hope you see brighter days soon, and that he makes a full recovery. You have really been through the wringer with this one! I can only imagine the toll it is taking on BOTH of you, but especially on your health as well. As you said, it is also emotional, but the FMS really does affect our stamina, which of course, affects us chemically as well. Yes, you are held dearly in my heart, and so is DH. I wish you did not have to go through this - and be so far apart in the process. Please take care. xx

Patti said...

I Kitty,

I have been thinking about you and your hubbers and praying that you are both well and happy and that your recent trials are behind you!

Take good care of yourself my friend.

BIG (((Hugs)))