Thursday, 22 April 2010

A very mixed week - illness, awards, wins & buys

Good evening

Seems so long since I was last on blogger and I've so much to catch up with - both reading, commenting & replying.  The reason? Tuesday afternoon I was struck down with the worse migraine I have ever experienced :( I went to bed about 2pm and slept for 3 or 4 hours - normally that would do the trick & I'd feel ok - not this time :( At 9pm MrVV called the out of hours doctors as I was in such pain I thought my head would split open. They sent a doctor who arrived about 11pm and he prescribed some very strong painkillers which took the edge off it - enough for me to get some more sleep. I slept most of Wednesday too and a big part of today as well - however I now feel more 'normal' - hopefully tomorrow I shall be back to my usual self. I've got a doctors appointment for next month as I think its time I got some proper advice & help with these attacks.

Onto the good stuff;

An award from Sue @ Dollytub Cottage;
The postman brought me a parcel one day - I can't remember which. It was from Ellouise88 - I was the winner of her first giveaway;

A gorgeous soft snuggly scarf and some fab East Of India postcards - thank you :)

Tuesday morning before I started to feel ill was the first morning I'd spent by myself for what seemed like weeks. The boys had gone back to school and MrVV was working elsewhere.  After a while the silence was too much so I headed into town - the lure of the charity shops and the fabric shop was too much!!

another Ladybird book for my growing collection.

Strawberries & Stripes - no idea what I shall do with them yet - shall ponder a while more.

Don't forget this - Suffolk Bloggy Meetup. Looks like it shall be on Sunday 27th June in Southwold. Quite a few signed up and room for plenty more - even if you're not from Suffolk ;)

Last but not least for now - its this chaps special day tomorrow;

He's also the Patron Saint of Scouts and we've got a big parade in town on Sunday which the boys (along with 300+ other scouts, cubs & beavers) shall be taking part in - MrVV's band is leading this and I'm told there is a special surprise too ;)  My role? I'm in the refreshment tent!!

Until next time

xxxx Vicki xxxx


Kandi said...

Vicki ~ poor soul, sorry you have been unwell, I know how you feel Migraines are dreadful.
Congratulations on the award!!
Loving the new fabrics too.
Kandi x

Catherine said...

Poor you! Migraines are such miserable things! I hope you get to the bottom of them soon!

I do love your new fabric! I'm sure you have ideas galore! Cx

bellaboo said...

Poor you...I can't think of anything worse than migraine.Hope the doc can help with it.The fabrics are very pretty indeed.Congrats on your award...well deserved.

Bellaboo :0)

CraftyHelen said...

I'm another migraine sufferer, and that one sounds truly awful. Do you suffer with the migraine 'hangover' too? Mine seem to last for about a week.Hope you have a better week-end.xx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

My goodness that migraine sounds horrid, hope you don't get any more of them again and the Drs can sort something out x

Vintage from the Village said...

Oh no you poor thing, hope you get sorted soon
Best wishes
Sue x

Tabiboo said...

Migraines are the pits and I'm so glad your feeling better.

Not too sure if this will help and I haven't tried it myself, but apparently an old wives tale is that carbon is suppose to be good of headaches and migraines. Basically burnt toast - really burnt toast!!

Not that you would feel like eating anything anyway when you have an attact, I always feel way too sick, but I may give it a time.

take care and fingers crossed,

Nina x

winnibriggs said...

Vicki I really feel foryou. My DD also suffers and DH has just started having attacks. Not I hasten to say as bad as you, so it is good you are going to have tests. Glad you are feeling a little better. Take care. PS the fabric is scrummy.

Alexandra Mason said...

Hope you are feeling better. I am having some bad migranes at the moment, alot more than i normally have, they are horrible xx

Emma said...

Vicky, I used to suffer from terrible migranes when I was younger, so I sympathise with you.
Hope you get it sorted out soon..x

Kelly said...

Hope you are feeling better now?
I'm sure all the gorgeous new things will speed recovery! If only so you can play with them!!

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh dear, migraines are awful, i get about 10 each year, i feel your pain!! I had such a bad one i had to call an ambulance as my husband had to stay home with 4 young children at the time, soooo awful to be a fully functioning adult ringing in tears at 3a.m. to be taken away . . . that was my lowest migraine moment. So glad you got over it - bet you had that post migraine haze for a while, i find our Australian blue skies are blinding post migraine!! Love Posie

Andrea said...

Praying you will get relief from those terrible migraines!

harmony and rosie said...

Oh you poor thing, that must be awful, especially when the pills don't take it away. Perhaps you should keep a food diary and see if there's anything in particular that sets it off? Oranges and chocolate springs to mind but I'm sure you know all of that.

Hope you enjoy the weekend.
Kate x

Shirl said...

Happy St George's Day! Glad to read you are feeling better, horrible things migraines. Lovely fabrics.

Shirl x

andamento said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Migraines don't sound like fun (fortunately I've never had one).

The scarf looks lovely.

Enjoy your weekend!

Country Bliss said...

Poor you, glad you're feeling better now, migraines are the pits! Love the fabrics & ladybird book and congratulations on your award.
Happy St Georges day.
Yvonne x

Isobel said...

Hi Vicki,
Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I hate having migraines too. Love all your goodies. Congratulations on the award and Happy St George's day!

elegancemaison said...

Very sorry to hear about your migraines. I do know how you must suffer as though I don't get them myself (deo gratias), my eldest (grown up) daughter does and they really knock her out. If I see her even just after an attack I want to cry, she looks so terrible. Please keep that doctor's appointment and hopefully find something that helps you. Love the vintage Ladybird book, I am collecting them for my granddaughter. Enjoy your time in the refreshment tent - Happy St George's Day!

Diane said...

Sorry to hear you have not been well - I like the sound of being on the refreshment tent - I bet you will be run off your feet. xxxx

Pooh's Abode said...

Vicki, so glad you are now feeling a lot better. Love the ladybird book ....there's something very special about them isn't there?
Take care

Felted House said...

Do hope you are soon fully recovered. My OH has had a migraine this evening and always feels fragile for a few days afterwards. Hope you can rest a bit more before Sunday! xx