Monday, January 9

Life.


I spent New Years Eve in the ER, followed by a week of visiting the doctor's office having blood tests done and my white blood cell count monitored. It seems the Universe is testing my commitment to staying positive in the face of a unique health challenge. I'm no stranger to illness, but I sure did not expect 2017 to start with one first thing! So, obviously I need to take a different course of action this month than I had planned. What does that mean for the DS blog? Less blogging, unfortunately, which saddens me, because I simply love blogging! Luckily I've prepared a couple of posts before I got sick. I'll have to see what my energy levels will be like a few weeks from now. 
Six years ago I'd been in this situation before (as my long time readers might remember) so thankfully I know how to navigate through it, however, in my case getting my health back is always easier said than done. I am what doctors call a paradox. What works for most seems to backfire with me.
No matter, I will take each day as it comes and view this as a temporary set back. I will keep focusing on the good and remind myself that I have so much to be grateful for. Right now I'm especially grateful for my husband's support. He's taken some time off work to help me even though I know his employer frowns on such a thing. I will do my best to eat healthy, get enough sleep and though I'm not allowed to exercise I can still exercise my mind. I will focus on my beautiful new shop (I really love my shop) and do my best to update my blog, including the popular Monday moodboards :) I had been so looking forward to attending the Creativeworld trade fair at the end of this month, but I'm not sure I'll be able to go. That really sucks. But life is much like an oak tree with branches twisting and turning and you can never fully predict which branch you are going to end up on. At this point I'm hoping, no trusting for a positive outcome. Thank you for reading this quite personal post and please bear with me while I get a handle on this (old) new situation.

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20 comments:

  1. Hallo liebe Duni,
    ich wünsche Dir schnelle und wirklich gute Besserung und dass Du einen guten Arzt / Ärztin findest, die Dich in Deinem Weg der Heilung unterstützt.
    Ganz viele liebe Grüße, Synnöve

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  2. I am sending healing purrs your way! I hope they help a little.

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  3. Hugs and prayers coming your way for better days ahead.

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  4. Liebste Duni,
    auch ich wünsche Dir gute und schnelle Besserung und rasche und kompetente Hilfe!
    Sei ganz lieb gedrückt, ihc denke an Dich!
    ♥ Allerliebste Grüße,Claudia ♥

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  5. I hope you manage to get on top of it all and feel better soon Duni - hugs from the UK <3

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  6. I'm so sorry, Duni. Lots of prayers and hugs.

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  7. Alles, alles Liebe auch von mir, liebe Duni!
    Ich bin in Gedanken bei Dir und drücke Dir ganz fest die Daumen.
    Gute Besserung für Dich!
    ANi

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  8. I'm sorry you're dealing with this again Duni. Sending positive thoughts and prayers that you feel better soon. (((hugs)))

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  9. ::Hugs:: to you, Duni. So glad your husband is there for you!

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  10. Take time to heal and stay positive! I'm sorry you have to go through this again.

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  11. I am so sorry to hear the new year is starting out with poor health. You are a fighter and will get through this. Sending healthy vibes your way.

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  12. I'm so sorry you are battling a health problem Duni. We have all been sick for weeks around here (including hospital stays) but seem to be doing a little better. I hope that giving yourself some time to relax will turn things around quickly for you. Sending hugs from Chicago.

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  13. I hope the rest of the year goes much more smoothly and the doctors get you some answers! Sending thoughts and ((hugs)).

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  14. Oh no! so sorry to hear this Duni! I hope that you are feeling better soon. Go easy and take care of yourself

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  15. Your positive spirit will see you through, Duni. Take extra good care of yourself and hopefully, this will past quickly. I am so sorry that you are ill. Know that I am thinking of you and praying for a speedy recovery!

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  16. Sorry to hear you're sick Duni, I know that sucks to miss events for it, your brain wants to go and your body won't cooperate! Sending you positive thoughts and well-wishes, I hope it passes soon.

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  17. No, "you can never fully predict which branch you are going to end up on." I am experiencing some health issues also, and I fully agree with your statement! We do what we can, taking care of ourselves, and keep on with our purpose! Good for you! Hoping your recover very soon! Sending hugs and prayers your way.

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  18. Sorry to hear you are struggling with your health. I hope the doctors will figure out what works for you, and that you'll feel better soon!

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    1. Thank you, Marieken. I hope so!

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  19. Liebste Duni, Du bist so ein lieber und positiver Mensch! Ich wünsche Dir von Herzen, dass es Dir schnell wieder besser geht! Was für einen lieben Mann Du doch hast, der immer Dir zur Seite steht. Das ist ein wahrer Segen!

    Ganz liebe Grüße und Umarmungen,
    Deine Verena

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