Thursday, September 15, 2011

Guest Heart Thursday #75

Welcome to Guest Heart Thursday -
A place to share YOUR heart!

Here is where I usually share with you hearts found 'round the world ...
Today, I must break tradition for several reasons.

First, my computer is ill. When I turn it on, I have between 5 and 20 minutes before my screen freezes, and I have to hard reboot ... my 'system administrator' has diagnosed an interface issue between two programs I use, with the end result being I must do a 'wipe and restore' before I can use it for more than a few minutes! It has crashed twice since I started working on this post! Arrrrgh!!! Treatment time frame is TODAY - with my computer going back to full health sometime this evening or tomorrow morning!!!

It breaks my heart that I was unable to visit everyone who linked last week, but PLEASE rest assured I WILL catch up, and am looking forward to visiting each and every heart I missed!

The second reason for breaking tradition is that I haven't been feeling well lately. I have had a painful burning sensation between my shoulder blades, radiating into my chest. After a particularly painful episode, my blood pressure went through the roof (for those of you who don't know, I survived a stroke nearly 2 years ago, which I documented here) - and I knew I was in trouble.

I went to Providence Sherwood's Urgent Care clinic, where I underwent multiple tests.
As I sat waiting for the results, I went over in my mind the 'possibilities'. Stroke. Heart attack. Lung cancer. Bone cancer. GERD - all of these have similar symptoms.

To make a long story short, each test result came back 'negative'. It turns out I had hurt my back while scraping some moss off the roof. This injury for some reason caused extreme acid reflux whenever I started moving around a lot, and the resulting pain (and stress) spiked my blood pressure.

By the time I left the doctor's office, I was feeling much better, and my blood pressure was back to near normal. I am taking one more pill per day, and making further lifestyle adjustments, until things get back to normal. Sigh.

Guest Heart Thursday should be back in full swing next week - I have a whole file of WONDERFUL hearts YOU have found that I can't wait to feature !!! In the meantime, PLEASE link your hearts this week! I will be around sometime tomorrow to check them out!!!

I THANK YOU for sharing YOUR HEARTS!!!
I will be visiting all of them. SOON.

One world. One people. One heart.

As always - a huge thank you to all who participated in Guest Heart Thursday last week. I loved seeing all of the delightful and amazing hearts you found in your world!

Would you like to share your heart on Guest Heart Thursday?
The rules are easy ...

There are none!!!
As long as your post includes a heart!

If you have found a heart (or drawn a heart, or designed a heart, or ...), please join us for Guest Heart Thursday. Just link the URL of your heart post to Linky! It would be nice if you linked back to Random Hearts ... but it's okay not to ... we just want to see your hearts!
The link will be open from Thursday morning until Sunday night.

Have you found more than one heart?
Put in more than one link!
Is your heart from a long time ago?
It doesn't matter, as long as you put the direct URL link to that post!


Boki said...

Dear Clytie, so sorry to hear that you were unwell! I'm glad it was nothing too serious and that you are feeling better!
Take care and look forward to more hearts next week :)

LauraX said...

so glad it was nothing serious Clytie, but I'm sorry that you and your computer are not feeling well. blessings upon you my friend as your body heals.

Karen said...

Oh dear Clytie...what a time you've had! I hope you will be feeling better soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

I´m so glad you are ok now and nothing serious happen :) So I have some more hearts for you today :)

Inger-M said...

Dear Clytie, I'm so glad you're feeling better!
Hugs :-)

Debbie said...

feel better soon!! i am plumb out of hearts, i better get busy!! xo

Dorincard said...

I could encapsulate all I want to tell you now, like this: "Dear Clytie..."

Dani said...

oh, dear Clytie. So sorry to hear you've been ill, but glad now you are better.
I have problems posting on blogger, so no hearts this week.

Sending you many many heart hugs...

~Cheryl said...

I hope that all is now well in your very special Heartland. Scary experience for you; annoying experience with the computer. Have a restful weekend. ♥

Beth Niquette said...

My sweet Sissie, I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better--I'm sorry to have missed Guest Heart Thursday this time around--having been gone all that week, then the business of the weekend--well, I promise I'll be ready for next week! These hearts are just beautiful. I love this meme.

((hugs)) You are such a great sister! Thanks for your help sorting things out for the retreat. I couldn't have done it without you!

Beth Niquette said...

I must say, also, that I am SO relieved that you are feeling better. Your heart is my heart. My heart is your heart. I don't know what I would do without you, my darling, most treasured Sister. I love you more than you know. ((hugs))

Lynette said...

Clytie, honey, I am so glad that you're getting the care that you need and that there is a plan of action. My prayers are pouring forth from my heart, for you, your care-givers, and your family.

LauraX said...

welcome home Clytie! xoxoxoxo