The WORST summer ever


I don’t have that many followers, but some of you may be wondering what the hell happened to the tuxedo shirt.  Talk about being close, but ever so far away.  

I really had not been feeling well since mid June.  Nothing specific, just that vague feeling that one’s not 100% right.  Around the time of my last posting here things were quickly deteriorating.  I really knew I was in trouble when I was unable to stand at the sink and brush my teeth without gasping for air.  

I was hospitalized for five days and pumped full of antibiotics.  I was the mystery patient, and was discharged with the unsettling diagnosis of FUO  (fever of unknown origin).  Not very reassuring!  The following week my lab work revealed that I had a form of mono caused by the virus CMV.  Cytomegalovirus.  Since then I have been crawling out of what seems like a black hole.  Never in my life did I think I could be so debilitated. 

I’m making gradual gains every week, and soon should have the strength to pick up a needle and thread and sew the buttons on the damn shirt.  All the down time has given me plenty of time to look at patterns on Ebay and Etsy, and to dream about future sewing adventures.  My latest fantasy…. A bonnie prince Charlie jacket, vest and kilt!  

20 thoughts on “The WORST summer ever

  1. Hi, I was wondering where you'd got to. A recent but very interested addition to your followers, me 🙂 SO sorry to hear you've got the blot. Take care, drink plenty of liquids and…or whatever it is you need to do – spend lots of time on Pinterest? 🙂

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  2. So sorry to hear of your illness, How terrible! I am glad that you are healing. Take your time getting healthy and read everyone else's bog while you are recovering (notice I don't have a blog yet).

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  3. I never comment, but I'm always reading! I am so glad you okay and getting better. Remember to take the time to take care of yourself before rushing back to your life.

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  4. I had wondered what happened to you. So sorry to hear of your illness and very glad to hear you are recovering. Do take good care of yourself now that you are on the mend!

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  5. Oh no! I am so sorry to hear that, but ever so glad that you are recovering.
    I can totally relate to the concept of “recovery-sewing” – although I have never used it for more than getting over an ordinary bout of flu.

    Great to hear from you again 🙂

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  6. Oh Dear, I wish you all the very best so that you recover quickly and can find back to your normal life. Your next project sounds extremely tempting because to my opinion a kilt would suit you extremely well. But first take care for yourself!

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  7. It's great to see you're posting again.
    Glad to know you discovered what your ailment was in short order and that you are on the mend. I missed your posts (and inspiration!!). Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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