Friday, November 30, 2018

Can this be happening to me?

I  know that I said a while back that I was having problems with my sinuses which I have had an infection since June.  I saw Allergy and they gave me a strong antibiotic for 10 days...and I still continue to have disgusting stuff that comes out.  I photograph it just so I can show them.  To make it worse...there are times because of the drainage with the congestion I feel like I can't breathe.  Obviously I am a nurse and I know that I am breathing; however, I feel like my airway is restricted and I have been having panic attacks.  I have never had them before so this is freaking me out.  Then to make a long story short....they are carrying over to other parts of my life because the more that I try to control them the worse they get.  There are times that my socks, bra or other clothing bother me and I have to get out of them or change them because I feel claustrophobic or lumps/bumps are problems.  Then I get mad at myself.  I stopped wearing necklaces that feel restrictive on my neck.  I have talked to my doctor and she offered to prescribe me something to relax me, but I am too stubborn to give in.  I now have an appointment to see ENT in mid December.  I saw my homeopathic healer who has made a remedy for me in the past and it's been over a year since I took any and he asked if I was ever in a restrictive environment....well that was my entire first marriage.  Then we have come to realize that I might be suffering from symptoms of being the same feelings I had when my exhusband physically restrained me or used to pin me down.  WOW! Didn't think that my sinus infection would bring up that snot!!! lol So my heart goes out to everyone who suffers with anxiety and panic attacks.  I am hoping that I can get this sinus stuff handled and that this will all stop, but I have a different understanding.

Now.....for my card today....I used a wonderful image from Mo Manning that looks similar to my daughter's dog and this is who the card is for....Gus.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Lhasa Apso with Santa Hat (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Have you been good or bad
Staples:  Stash
Pom:  Recollections

CHNC - Ch. 413 Anything Christmas with optional create your own background
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 419 Photo Inspiration
CIC - Ch. 459 The Holidays


Margreet said...

What a fun image on your lovely card, Lisa!
Curious how your story will end. Good luck!
xxx Margreet

Lisa said...

Oh gosh, I hope you are able to get your sinus problems fixed. Hopefully the ENT will be able to cure it and you'll feel much better. Your card is absolutely adorable!! I love the sweet image!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Chris said...

Your sinus problem sounds awful Lisa, who would think that it would have such an effect to cause you panic attacks. I do hope that the ENT appointment produces good results and that you feel better very soon.

Love the card, that's a gorgeous image...hope Gus has been good!

Andrea W said...

Your card is super cute! I love the plaid paper and dog image. So glad you joined us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

The sinus situation sounds awful! Do you use a neti pot? When I have problems that's what I use. Earlier in the season I had a sinus cold for two weeks and it was one of the nastiest I had ever had. I hope they find what's bothering you and you feel back to your normal self soon!!! Hugs from Oklahoma!

Fikreta said...

So very pretty card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh no, Lisa Lynn, this sounds just awful and it's spread to so many other areas of your life. I really hope you can get some help from the ENT to get this under control. Your ex-husband sounds like a real prince; glad he's your ex. Sending hugs, my friend. But on a positive note, your card could not be any cuter, what a precious puppy!

Joanna M. said...

Wow, you have been busy Lisa!! I really like them both (and good job entering all the challenges too!)

Chrissy said...

Poor you Lisa..panic attacks must be terrible and sending hugs to make you feel better..I love your cute pooch, he is FABulous.


aussie aNNie said...

Cute card and love the image, take care.x

Carol L said...

That doggie is adorable and I love the traditional Christmas colors of that plaid background! It's a great take on the sketch, and thanks for playing along.
Aside from your card, your post raised a red flag for me with the panic attacks. I was given an antibiotic called Avelox which gave me full-blown panic attacks for nearly 5 months after taking just one dose. I'd never had one in my life until that point, but it was horrible. After doing much research, I learned it's a very rare side effect of that antibiotic in the Fluoroquinolone family. I hope you can figure it out and get relief.

Suze said...

Hope your health problems get sorted soon.

Adorable card. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC with an optional twist of Make Your Own Background.

Melissa Craig said...

What a sweet card. I love the lime green card base - it's so bright and happy. I sure hope you get your medical issues under control. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

crafty-stamper said...

Sorry to hear about your health problems Lisa seems like repressed emotions are bad for your health and will out when you are feeling less stressed who knew!!! hope you feel better soon.
oops nearly forgot love your cute card
Carol x

Gina said...

Your card is lovely Lisa ! And I hope you find a cure soon! Take it easy on yourself! Hugs, Gina

BrendaB said...

Love your cute card, Lisa! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas Challenges!

Debbie said...

So cute! Fun image and great paper!
Hope you will have some answers and be feeling better soon!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Lady Joyful said...

Wonderful card. I love that cute dog. Hope you're feeling better <3 Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT (PS, sorry for how long it's taken me to comment. Life got a bit crazy!)