Thursday, February 14, 2013

These Blood Clots Are Annoying! Will I Live Or Kick The Bucket? God Knows!

February 2013 Give A Way

Special thanks to all of you  for sending your messages of concern regarding my long absence.  Thank you to old and new followers for your support in reading my blog and leaving comments.  I am grateful.

Blood Clots were on the loose in my leg a few days after this picture was taken in my Brother's driveway.  Cute car.
 My sister-in law passed away.  My trip to honor her journey to heaven took three hours by air and three hours by car to my brother's home in the beautiful small country town where I grew up.  I had the opportunity reunite with family and friends that I had not seen for decades. 

The pain in my calf was awesome!  I self-diagnosed  using GOOGLE.  But, please don't try this at home.  LOL.  In the emergency room, I told the doctor,   "I have a DVT (deep vein thrombosis)."  He asked me, "How do you know you have a blood  clot, young lady?"  I proceeded to tell him "My Clot Story"  from 10 years ago.  I was immediately sent for CT scan and the little critters showed up. 

"Will the clots cause me to kick the bucket?"  I actually have a 10 year old "umbrella" in my vein to block the clots from the most important places they like to go like the heart, lungs and brain.  Maybe it still works and maybe it doesn't.  Google: "economy class syndrome" (ECS).  The information may help you and others during your travels. 

Sitting here writing my blog post and feeling great!  Mostly because my grandsons spent the weekend with me and we had soooo much fun.  And that I am making a connection with you.  And that my husband gave me a new Mercedes-Benz to help ease my pain.  Yes, it did help.  And that God may be giving me another chance to enjoy my life here on earth helping others.  

My favorite daughter knows how much I care about my Blog Friends, and she will post to let you know if I kick the bucket.  

How to enter drawing for February Give A Way:

Be a follower of my blog AND leave a positive comment on THIS POST ONLY before the deadline of Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time.  One winner will be drawn and posted the following week.  If you are the lucky winner you must contact me within seven days to claim your prize.  Dress is 4 inches tall.

Prayer Request:  Please pray for strength for me as I recover and for my dear cousin, a cancer survivor like me, whose husband of 44 years passed away.  The other night they were laughing and talking in bed as usual before going to sleep when he suddenly just died.  I will be attending his funeral tomorrow.  



mcddiss said...

En primer lugar siento mucho las perdidas de tu familia,y tus problemas de salud, espero que estes recuperada,y me alegro de que estes por aqui otra vez,
me gustaria mucho participar en tu sorteo, lo anuncio en mi blog



Drora's minimundo said...

Dear Felma, I'll be thinking positive with all my heart for you. Your attitude towards life is what counts. Be happy and enjoy and have fun with your family. Sad news about your cousin's husband. The only comfort is that he didn't suffer.
Your giveaway, is gorgeous, as always! I'll put a link on the sidebar of my blog. Having already won one stunning dress, I'll leave
the opportunity to others.
Thanks and many warm hugs,

Fabiola said...

Dear Felma I'm sorry for your recent losses. My condolences and a big hug.
I hope that your health will be better, now.
Please, count me in your gorgeus February giveaway. This dress is perfect for my new project. I put the link on my blog.
Bye Faby

Hannah said...

You have done wonderful dresses. I added a link to my blog and hope you count me in to the giveaway. Hope you are feeling better now too. Hannah

Ana said...

Hola Felma! Siento mucho lo de tu cuñada y de la esposa de tu primo.Es algo muy triste, pero ellas solo se nos adelantron. Un abrazo muy fuerte y estarán en mis oraciones. Por favor cuenta conmigo.Gracias, besos Ana (mucuy)

Marisa said...

OMG Felma Im sorry to hear about your friend but I'm glad you are felling better and yes I want to enter your give away so don't kick the bucket until I win ...LOL..just kidding.

it's more fun to have you here than on the other side were I can't tease you.

take care

Love and Hugs

Marisa :)

carmen said...

Felma, todo irá bien! anuncio tu sorteo en mi blog

malu2 said...

Hola Felma!
Siento lo que te ha pasado! y estoy contenta de que estés mucho mejor!!
Siento también lo de tu cuñada!!
Estas muy guapa en la foto!
Me gustaría participar en tu sorteo,te publico en mi blog!
Besos de las Malu´s.

Lida said...

Wish you and all that loved him strenght and may God bless his wife with love from all that attent the funeral.

Blanca Martin said...

hola telma ,acabo de descubrir tu blog y me encanta,siento mucho la mala racha que estas pasando,pero esperemos que pase pronto,me encantaria participar en tu sorteo,un abrazo,tienes unos nietos lindisimos

shaairah said...

I'm so soorry for your losses :( My prayers and thoughts are with you and may you have many, many wonderful years ahead!

Please include me in the lovely giveaway - I will link to it on my blog :)

Micaela in Finland

Plushpussycat said...

Hi Felma, I'm so sorry about your sister-in-law and cousin's husband. It has been a tough time, with the blood clots too! Congrats on your beautiful new car and on spending time with your grandsons. Spending time with loved ones and being positive are where it's at. Your latest dress is gorgeous, as usual. I've already been blessed with one of your gorgeous dresses, so let someone else win this time. I'll post your giveaway on my blog and pray for you though. Many blessings! xo Jennifer

sognatriceabordo said...

I'm so sorry for so much pain... And your lost.
I repeat to me every day "never give up", I hope that everything will be okay very soon.
Thanks for your kindness. I'd like to partecipate.


Chris P's Minis and More said...

Felma, I am sorry for all the trials and sorrow going on but you are more than a conquerer in Christ...prayers for your famliy and hugs to you. please count me in your new drawing for that sweeet dress!

Anita M said...

I wish you a lot of strength in this situation, I have lost my father last Year in my 30 Years Birthday. It was hard time. Yesterday I met some men who was very like my father , and I almost cried, when he was reairing my car.

Rosamargarita said...

Lamento mucho su pérdida, lamento también sus problemas de salud.
Pero me alegro verle de regreso!
Un abrazo

Anonymous said...

Oh dear! Sending out tons of warm and happy thoughts to you!! Nothing lasts forever, not even the bad times!!
I would love to be a part of this generous give away, your work is very beautiful!! I am a follower and will put a link up on my blog.
Love & care, Jannet

Anonymous said...

Siento mucho lo que te ha pasado.
Muchos ánimos.
Me encantaria participar en tu sorteo. Es muy bonito.
Ya tienes una seguidora nueva. Un abrazo.

Unknown said...

i cant believe i just now found your blog, i love you work. Please include me in your drawing and you are in my prayers. God bless and watch over you.

Amy said...

I just found your blog and am blown away by the gorgeous clothing! I would love to be entered in the drawing.
I am so sorry you've been thru so much and the rest of your family as well. I hope things get easier soon!

Francesca said...

Dear Felma,
A big hug and all my happy thoughts to you :-)
Your dress is wonderful as usual.
Thanks for this precious giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I linked over from pinterest and just love your dresses! I will pray for you and your family as you make your way through this time of lost.

susanne said...

Dear Felma
A lady who can experience so much of the bad things in life, which we all hope not to....
To red your blog, comments, hear of your thoughts...I must say I admire a lady with so much light inside, with such a fine and beautiful soul and mind. Keep your spirit light shine on you and on your wonderful family. You will only know so little, but you have already had an impact on so many know and unknown people. We all learn to be a better person by ready about you and the way you embrace life.
I wish you the very best.

Please count me in for the February give-away, I would be honored to win and disply such a beauty and remember your words every time my eyes catch it.

T. V. said...

My prayers are with you and your cousin! God is truly in control of all, and He is awesome! I'm glad you are feeling better! Prayer works!

It's good to know that your cousin will have eternity to spend with her beloved husband! Meantime, try to help her keep her eyes on Him, and pray for her daily. It is not easy to miss someone everyday. Christ said he will never leave us nor forsake us......when we are silent, and thinking of Him, we can hear the still small voice of God and know that He is right there with us!

I am not posting to enter the contest, just to wish you a long and happy celebration of life!

Unknown said...

I have already commented awhile ago to be part of you giveaway but i was trying to send you a message to say I hope your feeling better but I couldnt find a way to do it privatly so letting you know you are in my prayers and I hope you are doing better :)

My Journey To Celebrating Life said...

Thanks to all of you for leaving the wonderful encouraging comments above. I feel so Blessed to have Blogger Friends. Those of you praying for me are doing a fantastic job in sending your messages to God because I am doing so much better. The blood clots are going away and looks like I may not kick the bucket as a result of the clots.

Thanks for entering the draw and posting my give a way on your Blog. Tina, I am so sorry that you could not contact me through my Blog. For those of you having trouble contacting me through my Blog, please contact me at until further notice.

I cannot wait to see who the lucky winner will be for February!

Love and Hugs to all!