Saturday, July 12, 2008


I know this is a stamping blog, and I try to keep it that way. I had every intention on posting this past week, as I had said, but once again life decided otherwise. We spent last weekend (4th) visiting our son and his wife in Nebraska and had a wonderful time. On our way to the zoo in Omaha I had what I call an "episode" where I lost the use of the upper left hand side of my body. I am very stubborn and was determined to spend this well planned and looked forward to day with my family who I love and miss so much. So I downplayed it and went on with the zoo and mall. We returned home late Sunday night and I started teaching 25 4-6 yr olds in Bible School Monday morning. My left side was still weak and I was exhausted but I pushed on. I came home and slept the whole day away.

Well, come Thursday I could not take the migraines (going on 3 weeks everyday) and the constant fatigue so I called my doctor (duh huh?). They told me no appointment but to come in as soon as I could get there. Of course with my luck a horrible storm came through town and we ended up sitting in the hallway of the clinic for 45 minutes waiting for the sirens to stop and the all clear to be posted. He treated me for the migraines and I was on my way with a check up appointment next week. Well, come Friday during Bible school it got progressively worse. I lost my hearing, taste, total use of left arm and numbness in my left leg. My son took me to the emergency room. The doctor thought I may have had a mini stroke. After all the test and questions they think I may have something called migraine paralysis. I go in early next week for an MRI to rule out a stroke. I am on a very strong blood thinner as a precaution.

So I do not know that I will be posting next week or not. I have had a new reward set sitting on my desk since before we left for NE and it is not even mounted yet, so unlike me. I also have my new catalog pre-order arriving Monday. So I hope to get some strength back.

I hope to be back and stamping soon!


  1. Oh my Debbi, I'm adding you to my prayer list. Please keep us updated my friend. Take care of yourself.

  2. Dear Debbi, I have just recently come upon your Blog, and I must say how impressed I am with your creations! I am so sad to hear of your terrible health lately! I, too, suffer from migraines, but have never had the experience that you described with the numbness, etc. I do think you should persist and even get another opinion on what it could be. You certainly don't want to be worse off because of someone's poor diagnosis! I will keep you in my prayers! God Bless!


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