Saturday, October 3, 2009

sorry no posts for a while

Hi All,

What a heartbreak it is for me to be missing posting & chatting with you all for so long. I have been too sick to even get to the computer. It's a combination of chronic respiratory & sinus infection and migraines, etc... that has all gotten unbearable. I think it must be a result of the mold exposure I experienced for so long. Those of you who've known me for a while know that this has gone on for far too long. It's getting a tad old, by now!

I'm finally seeing a Naturopath this Tuesday, since mainstream medicine has no answers for me, yet. I'm hoping that I can learn things to help me work on getting much better and be back sharing things with you again very soon.

I miss you more than I can say!
XOX
Mel

106 comments:

Virág Éva said...

I'm so sorry! Quick recovery wish!

lisa808 said...

Take care of yourself. This has been going on way too long. You need to worry about your health.

Nicole Maki said...

You poor sweet girl.

Wishing you much health.

Vicki said...

We miss you but completely understand!! Just take care of you and we will wallow in all the creativity you have shared with us up to now! Prayers for health and peace...blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel,
I wish you the very best of luck with finding help. I'm so sorry for your suffering. You have a great talent and I'll miss seeing your creations. Get well soon! All the best, Mary

Diamantin said...

Get well soon!

CraftyFoody said...

As someone who has dealt with illness due to mold for many years, I can sympathize. I will keep good thoughts that you find the right doctor and treatment soon. We miss you.

Wendy

Akwaba said...

Sad to learn this news. I wish you to find courage necessary to overcome this test. Take time that it is necessary to remake you a health and don't worry; I will be there, like all your faithful admirors, the day when you will return to share your wonderful work with us. Courage. Amicalement.

stamps&cars said...

Make sure you go through your house and get ALL the mold out. Check your toilet tanks, your bathtub and sink drains and overflows. Mold hides there and we don't even think about it. Then there are house plants. Check your crawl space and attic as well. My daughter had an awful problem, sick for months and then they found black mold in the attic of the apartment they were in. Now, all it takes it a little mold on something like a peach and she starts to get sick. I feel for you Mel and pray for your speedy recovery.

liannallama said...

Oh, I hope things get easier for you soon!

Southern Cricut said...

I am going to miss you so much. You put so much work into this blog, you deserve a rest. I hope you get better soon. I hope you get better soon so you can get back to us. You will be missed. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy said...

Mel, I hope Tuesday brings you some answers, or at least starts you on the path to recovery or to a point you can be with much less pain. We miss you so much.

Dawn said...

Sorry to hear you are still not feeling well...please take care of yourself and we will still be here when you are better.I will send you lots of positive and healing energy sweetie !!!

Nena said...

Great option; hope you are able to
find some help there. Acupuncture
sure is a great support during these
time when our bodies are weak. Sure
will miss you but take care!

Gabriele said...

oh poor Mel... I`ve been reading your website for quite a while now and read too often that you`re not well.
I had the same problem and I know that it's really annoying if you think: "now its getting better and I can make everything I want to again" and then... you're sick again.

I wish you a soon recovery and a doctor who knows how to help you...
I am convinced that a huge part of the bloggers/ cardmaking/ paper crafting world is thinking of you. :)

Take care!
Hugs from Germany
Gabriele

Stamping Mutt said...

Awww, Mel! Don't you worry about us...taking care of yourself is FIRST priority! I am so sorry you are still having to deal with all of this. I hope a visit to the Naturopath can give you some relief somehow. For now, lots of cyber "hugs"!!! Get better soon...

Alma =)

Willow said...

I have followed your blog for so long without posting a comment. I know you have been sick on and off for a long time. Please know that I am praying for your complete healing, so you can get back to making us laugh and sharing your incredible creativity with us all...warmly, willow

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Wishing you a quick recovery. I'm so sorry you're feeling poor.
Hugs to you,
Nancy

Chrisd said...

Take care of yourself and know we will be waiting for your return when you are up to it. I have big time allergies too. Hang in there. Hugs from Michigan

Nichole Taylor said...

I hope you can get this all taken care of. We'll all miss you. I'll be praying for you.

Betty Benton said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon! Let us know what you find out -- my asthma/bronchial problems are getting worse every year! I'd love to find something that works better than the meds I've been prescribed!

Finja said...

Get well soon... i'll miss your posts...

Jackie said...

I miss you, too, but you take care of yourself and get well - that's what's important!!

Elaine A said...

Hi Mel -

You do what you need to honey. As someone who suffers from chronic sinus infections, bronchitis and once in a while, migraines, I fully understand. The constant coughing, stuffiness, nose blowing and general feeling crappy, really does get you down and it never seems to end. For me it starts when there is an extreme change in the temperature. Has gotten so bad, I've developed asthma now. So, dear girl, you need to do what you can to take care of yourself.

Elaine Allen

Esther said...

I too suffer from migraines and know how debilitating they are!
I REALLY enjoy your blog, and hope you can find something to help you feel better soon!

Sharon said...

Mel. Get well soon. I am currently recovering from a severe respiratory infection so I really know how you feel. Bless your heart. Take car of yourself a get well soon. Hugs

Dawn said...

praying for you kiddo! hugs

take a little piece of my art said...

Mel...just worry about Mel for now...you're missed but you need to focus on getting well!!! Hope the Naturopathic doctor works for you! I had to take my son to one because mainstream medicine wasn't working for us either and it worked wonders...(it was a different reason than what you're going through) but I have more faith in these doctors than I do the regular ones!!! Get well soon!!!

Linda Peterson said...

Good luck, my niece had the same symptoms and eventually it got better, but it seemed to take quite a while and she saw many doctors and had a lot of tests done. Never did figure out exactly what it is. I hope you get better real soon.

Lisa Foster said...

I'm sorry to hear you're feeling badly! Get better quick!
Hugs,
L

Shawna said...

You will be in my prayers! Take care, get well, and come back soon! We will miss you, too!

pescbrico said...

I hope you will feel much better soon! :)

Vina said...

Hi Mel,
I'm so sorry that you are suffering with so much pain. I hope you are able to find some relief soon. Have you had your head scanned (migranes)? A few years ago I suffered from terrible headaches for months at a time; then one day I got the worst head explosion of my life & it sent me to the ER. The doctors found a brain aneurysm that ruptured. My headaches were caused by the aneurysm which lead up to the actual rupture. Anyway, I tell everyone I know to get an MRI or CAT scan if they have constant headaches. We will miss you but your health is our priority too! Take care..Vina

Laura said...

I am very sorry for you. I also suffer from migrrains almost everyday so I understand you very well. Take care of yourself.

Lou said...

Mel....I'm sorry...Good luck with your medical treatment and PLEASE take care of yourself...

I'm a fan of your work...I'll miss you...

Get well soon!

Hugs...Lou from Venezuela

Patzee said...

I wish you a speedy and thorough recovery. Your blog has brought me so much, including your totally upbeat approach. Hurry back! We're all pulling for you!

Susan De Crafter said...

Hope you find a solution soon. I enjoy checking out your blog every day for ideas.

Gen well soon.

Linda said...

I have only recently discovered your blog Mel so I am sorry to read today that you have not been well for a while. I hope the naturopath has lots of answers for you and that you are soon on the road to a speedy recovery. Take Care Mel!

Megz Mom said...

I'll miss your great ideas. But your health always comes first. Bless you and hope you find some relief soon.

cal8007 said...

Hopefully the naturopath can help you. Take care Mel, we miss you.

Hugs and prayers,

Carmen

Ann Kranitz said...

Oh Mel!!! Feel better soon....sending you well wishes...

911barb said...

Mel I hope that whatever you try next works for you.
Get well soon.
barb911

Mary Leeson said...

Hi Mel! I'm believing you'll find the right doctor that has the right medicine for you very soon. But most importantly I'm believing the promise of 3 John 2 for you...that God wants you to prosper and be in health ABOVE all things! That's my vision for you....you do so much for us with that great "heart of giving" of yours the least I can do is keep you in my prayers, right? Bless ya~

Carla said...

Please, just take care of yourself..it sounds like you have been really dragged down with the symptoms and I'm happy your seeking alterative measures..Get well soon!

Sharon Rotem said...

Take care and get well soon.

MrsETaylor said...

We will all be here when you return Mel. Love your work and my thoughts are being sent your way for a speedy and healthy recovery *huge hugs*

shoshana said...

i'm so sorry
get well soon!
love

Ann said...

So sorry Mel - I really hope you are soon better.

Ann xxx

Mari said...

Oh Mel, I'm so sorry! I hope you get to feeling better - *soon*! (and congrats on making Mo's DT!) *mwah*

Shalini said...

oh dear! please take gud care of yourself... we will be missing your posts all this while so much but would be praying for your speedy recovery too... take care

-Cheers
Shalini
www.craftcurry.com

Kim said...

Mel--

I hope the naturopath can help give you some relief. The standard medical community can be so frustrating sometimes! Good luck, and take care of yourself!

magicwanda said...

Oh Mel
I am so sorry you are suffering....
I pray God heals you and makes you better.
I don't comment but I am a follower and you are one super talented person.....I sure am gonna miss your talent ....but you do what you have to to get better thats whats important!
Take care
Hugs Wanda

marie t said...

Hope you are better soon! We'll be looking forward to hearing from you when you're better but for now, take good care of yourself!

Cazzy said...

I hope the Natureopath will help you. Sorry you are feeling so awful.

Cazzy x

Beate said...

Mel, I hope you feel better soon!

LORi said...

Praying for a quick and full recovery!! Hugs~LORi

Eunice Jackson said...

Mel may I suggest that you visit a church that has a ministry called http://healingrooms.com/index.php
and I agree this thing has gone on too long, I pray that you will be healed.
Eunice in the UK

Sue said...

You have soldiered on when you weren't feeling well for so long...feel better soon. Hope Tuesday brings new insight to help you do just that. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers that you find a way to better health soon.

6p00d83453a39969e2 said...

You are missed. Your work is so inspiring to all who follow you. I hope you get feeling better soon - I can so empathize!

Jan

Kim Etherington said...

I'm happy you are taking time off to focus on your health and getting better. I know how much you suffer!! Get better!!! Love ya!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Oh I am sorry you are not feeling up to par:( Your blog is always so inspiring. Wishing you well soon.

acreativeneed said...

I'm so sorry you're feeling this way Mel! I hope you can get some answers and start to find ways to improve your health. Wishing you the best!!
hugs,
Deena

Cynde said...

Mel Bless your Loving and Giving Heart! I so want you to feel better and be able to do what you enjoy. I to have problems with sinus, respiratory, migraine and cluster headaches, so I sure can sympathize with what your going through. I have been a follower of your blog for ages now, and always feel so bad when your not doing well. Please know that My thoughts and prayers with be with you.
Big Hugs,
Cynde

Kathlene said...

So so sorry to hear that you're still experiencing health issues, dear Mel. I'm sending positive vibes for a solution and big hugs.

Justme said...

Have you seen a pulmonologist that specilizes in critical care? They are the only reason I'm still her, I always suffered as you do from those things then when I was referred I found I had poor lung function due to my arts, hobbies, and all of the rest, my lungs, bronchial tubes and sinuses were damaged. I'm on meds and an oxygen machine now and I am limited but I have not suffered the way I did for SO many years SO SICK. You might want to look into it and God Bless.
Donna

Shantaie said...

Mel,
I hope you find some awnsers soon, as you are far too sweet to not be feeling well!
I have been thinking of you often, and we miss you at "cuttlebug central" Be well my friend~ Shantaie

Bluemoon said...

I have encountered health issues from these also.

Please don't worry about your blog right now, just concentrate on resting, reserving your energy to heal your body. I wish you good health very soon!!

Besides Mel, there is enough awesome things to read and learn on your blog to keep us all coming back while you try to look after yourself. Take good care of yourself!

Susan said...

Argh, those sinuses! I finally got relief using a product called Xlear (like clear). I haven't had a sinus infection for several years and have been able to cut way back on decongestants. Good luck and take care.

Janine said...

Mel get better!! I am thinking about you!!

Lorraine said...

I am so sorry Mel you have suffered such a while with this. Let us hope there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Dizzy Broad said...

Hi Mel - haven't commented in a while but here to wish you quick and full recovery soon. You've been spoiling us so much with your creations but now it's time to take care of yourself. Get well soon! - gigi

Samara Navi said...

Dear Mel - sending you prayers new friend. may the angels of lightness and love kiss every boo boo and may they all rise up and say "trick or treat" and you say "treat" and you will be all better! lots of love to you miracle girl. xox samara navi

Heidi Van Laar said...

I hope they find the cause and a cure for you soon! All my best, take care!

(-: Heidi

Elena said...

Oh, Mel... I am so sorry you don't feel good...
I hope you will get better soon, I will be thinking about you!
Sending you my hugs,
Elena

Beth said...

Oh GF take care of yourself and get well that is all that is important right now you will be missed but you have such awesome stuff on your blog it will keep everyone busy checking it out.
Praying that you get better real soon my friend.
Hugs

Therese D in Oz said...

Dear Mel, you will be missed very much. Your blog is a fantastic resource and I have thoroughly enjoyed learning so many things from you. I wish you a speedy recovery and that you find the right treatment and help very soon now.

Kim said...

Mel-

Hope all went well with the Naturopath today. Be sure to let us all know!

Chris said...

It is too long to suffer so much -- hoping someone can help you finally get better, and soon! Rest up!!

Marja Rolfes said...

So sorry to read this, praying for healing!! Hang in there!!
Marja Rolfes, the Netherlands

Theresa said...

Sorry you are are suffering. Wishing you the best to recover from all your illness. Take care of yourself and get better soon.

SueB said...

comfy jammies,
cozy bed,
big soft pillow
for your head.
worry not,
the world can wait.
take your time,
recuperate!

get well soon, mel!

Lara said...

I hope you find soon a cure and get well.

Etha said...

oh :( I'm so sorry that you are not well. Hopefully the "real" doc will be able to help you heal. I haven't had success with normal med docs in about 20 years and have given up on them...\
Feel better soon!

Silsine said...

Im sorry, Hope you gettin well.

I'be righ here until you come back. Take your time, and thanks for all

Linda said...

We miss you and want you to be healthy again. Do what is required and we will welcome you when you can come back.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mel, So sorry to hear you are down for the count. Homeopathic medicine, as I am learning, has sooooo much to offer. Good luck and we hope you are back soon.
donna

Karin said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

kathleenh said...

Oh Mel, I know you have been suffering a long time with this. I'm so sorry to hear you're still struggling with it. I hope the Naturapath can help you get to the root of the problem. Take care.

Tatanky said...

Mel I'm sorry to hear this. I hope you'll recover soon. Best wishes for a speedy recovery all the way from Mexico.

Jenyfur said...

Much love to you, Mel...

Leann said...

Take care of yourself Mel - we'll try and cope without you ;)
Hope you're feeling better soo,
Hugs x

Heather said...

Mel, I hope you can get some answers! Feel better soon!

Whimsical Wendy said...

We'll all still be here waiting when you get better! Now's the time to focus on YOU.

Keep smiling and be positive - happiness is a great cure ;0)

Cathy said...

God Bless! I hope your feeling well soon.

Hugs Cathy

Mary Bennett said...

Please get well Mel I have missed seeing you on here. Maybe you have been back I don't know as my computer has been acting up. Like me LOL You sure know your stuff my dear and I wished I had half of your talent !! You are one of the best I will tell you that I have quite a few of your tutorials in my favorites and will keep them.
Love ya and get well and stay well,
Mary Bennett rbennett993@embarqmail.com

Pam said...

I am sorry to hear you are sick. You poor girl. Your blog is fabulous. Thank you for sharing the templates. I just signed up to follow your blog.Sending you get well wishes,
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

I miss you... but please do take care of yourself.. I will be very happy when you come back.. all good and new :))

Hugs, xx

Anne said...

Missing you but hope you are getting better each day :)

Bonnie Brown said...

Get well!!

maiahs_momma said...

Get better soon, sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well.

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

The Wired Angel said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Mel.. I know first hand that you have to take care of yourself first... and if you don't no one else will!! Special thoughts to you for a quick recovery. Lots of hugs, Peggy

Jenni said...

Hope you are feeling much better very soon!
Jenni x

Rachael said...

Get well soon!

Hugs,

Rachael

Jody said...

Oh! sorry, take care of yourself and recovers as quickly as possible.

Debby said...

I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well. I hope the naturopath can help. I starting seeing one about 6 years ago and she completely turned my life around. It was awesome. Take care.

tinac said...

I send hugs your way.