Monday, April 6, 2009

Just a little bump in the road of life....

I really have too much to do to have ended up in the hospital but that's where I spent most of last Thursday and Friday. Chest pains and shortness of breath-not a very good combo. The good news is-it's not my heart. They put me through all of the tests and the results were good. Checking some other things this week but I do feel a lot better. Don't ignore chest pains of any kind! Heart disease is the #1 killer of women! My Cardiologist said that taking one baby aspirin (82mg) a day is the cheapest and easiest protection against a heart attack. (Of course, you can't forget diet and exercise either) Start today!

On a brighter, and I do mean brighter note, this is a little journal I altered for my dear friend Jeanne for her birthday. She has a jewelry business called "just a little something...". I thought she could keep track of her orders in this. She's thinking about an Etsy shoppe..I will keep you posted. The necklace is one she made for me so you can see she does beautiful work! Jeanne is a very colorful woman with a great sense of style. I thought the papers I used on this journal were fun...just like she is! Here she is (on the far left) with her beautiful daughter, Anna, when our book group was having lunch last month at the Hoffbrau Haus, a new restaurant on the Southside of Pittsburgh. Great food!


LaurieStar said...

Oh my goodness, Joyce! What was it? Are you okay now? How awful - what a rotten way to start your weekend! I'm sorry. :( I sure hope you rest and take care of yourself - tell hubby to pamper you. I love the journal you made. Some of my faveorite K&Co. papers. :)
Oh - and tell your friend Jeanne that she looks super young - I thought that was her sister or friend - not her daughter!

mimi said...

Thank goodness that you are fine. You about gave ME a heart attack!!! Let's not do that again:) Rest and get strong---it's estate sale season :) I love Jeanne's journal--what a wonderful mix of papers.

kana said...


I am glad to hear you are well enough to be home and back to blogging!! Please rest up and feel better soon.

marie said...

Joyce ~ I'm so glad that it wasn't a problem with your heart! Hard to believe you went through the same thing I did two weeks ago. The baby aspirin advice is the same I received...and it's definitely good to watch our weight and get soem exercise. I hope they sort out what's wrong soon.

Love the journal by the way ~ the colors are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I so hope you are doing better!!! The notebook looks sweet and your friend will love it!

deb said...

Wow - I'm glad you're doing better!! Take good care of yourself and get lots of rest.

That journal is so pretty. I love the combination of papers you used. And I especially love the name of her shop.

Unknown said...

My heart was litteraly on the floor when I clicked on your link to thank you for adding your beautiful notebook to my group. You just confirm to me the need to make life changes to insure good health. Thank you for the inspiration! Elizabeth

Vicki Chrisman said...

OH.. glad you are okay!! Take care of yourself.. and have a Happy Easter!
That journal is fantastic.. and is that necklace. She does beautiful work. (as do you) lol

Anonymous said...

Oh my Joyce! I hope and pray that you are feeling much better! My family, on both sides, has quite a history of stroke and heart disease. It is such a scary thing. So glad to hear it wasn't your heart!
On to the brighter things~ That is such a beautiful journal. I love the black background with bright pretty! I am sure your friend really loved it. Her jewelry is so beautiful, what a talent!
I pray that you and your family have a very blessed Easter celebration!
He has risen! ~Bekah

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh, I was so sad to read of your recent health scare. Our health is certainly something we take for granted. I hope you're continuing to feel better each day.
BEAUTIFUL notebook creation!!!

The Burp Cloth Babe said...

Glad you are okay...LOVE the notebook!!


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