Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Monday, 22 October 2012

Acronyms and a Hiccup


All medical terms seem to be in the “ acronym” form, and lately that is what has been a large part of Hugh’s life. And mine, as I consult with Google to decipher some of the mysteries surrounding the heart, the  stents, and more.

FUO. RCA. LAD,LMS,  LCx, DES  and so many more.

The FUO might well be a UFO, as his  extremely high fever is a total enigma. Nothing shows on blood tests, ultrasounds or X-Rays so far. he had another emergency trip by ambulance to the ever helpful ED at Wanganui Hospital, yesterday at dinnertime, and an overnight stay in their AAU ( Acute Assessment Unit).

Again my thanks must go to the staff, who would have had many patients there over the long weekend.As we left at midday today, the Rescue Helicopter was there on the heli-pad,which is right in the hospital grounds, I was hoping that there would not be another road accident with more fatalities.

In New Zealand Labour Day is a  public holiday on the 4th Monday of October, and commemorates the struggle for an eight-hour working day.It was first celebrated  in New Zealand on 28th October 1890.

Well, I can truly relate to the word “ Labour”, it entails firewood,  digging up the rows to plant potatoes, planting, lawn-mowing, and driving.but this will finish at some stage. Hooray!!! Listen over the internet for shouts of relief and happiness!!

This is the front of a bag I made, using McKenna Ryan’s pattern ,a gift to one of the assistants at our vet clinic, who was so caring one sad day.McKenna Ryan Rooster

The wall hanging  was done  in  one of Anna William’s classes,  “Print Magic “. The flower is a Tibouchina, and I was so  pleased, well, DELIGHTED, ( add  totally ecstatic,jumping for joy, even proud of my achievement) when it turned out so well. In those days I was a novice, and free motion quilting something I had not done before, so to be able to start and actually finish this was a real bonus in my quilting life.

Print Magic tibouchina flower

Wellington Harbour, 2011.This view appealed, for its simplicity, calm water,  and tall buildings keeping watch.Taken with my Canon Ixus.

Harbour serenity

Quotation of the day, author unknown.

“ As we sail through life, don’t avoid rough waters,

sail on because calm waters won’t make a skilful sailor”

Greetings from Jean


Susan Heather said...

Oh dear - I do hope Hugh is on the mend. A big hug from the north.

Nancy J said...

Thanks so much Susan, things going OK now at 7.33 p.m. after a rocky afternoon.Gale winds here today, hope you have good weather up there and all OK with you. Cheers from Jean.

Julie Fukuda said...

All that talk in initials drives me nuts and they are coming up with new ones every day. Prayers are on their way.

Nancy J said...

Thanks so much Julie, all prayers,hugs, words of reassurance are so welcome and greatly accepted. I guess the acronyms are easier for the Drs etc to say, but so easy to get one letter wrong and it could have a whole new meaning.!!! Cheers from Jean

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Oh golly just when we thought your good man was on the mend. Hope he's feeling better.

Love your flower picture. My favorite shade of blue.


Michaele said...

So much you have to deal with right now - and you are doing amazingly well. I am hoping for the same for Hugh. Love the bag by the way!

Ashling said...

Your hoorays will be well-deserved! Love that flower--gorgeous! And the rooster bag is adorable. Hoping Hugh improves soon; it'll be a relief for you both.

Janet said...

So sorry that Hugh is having health troubles. Prayers and thoughts for you both. Love the flower. Very lovely!

Nancy J said...

Thank you, all, we are OK this morning, another day and I need to do a list of " blissings",( see Ashling's post for this) to read each day, your friendship will be at the top of the list for sure.and no matter how many times I say " thankyou" it will be totally inadequate for how I feel,comforted, loved, by friends from afar. Fond greetings from Jean.

Gayle said...

Was hoping Hugh was on his way to feeling a lot better. Hope they figure things out soon. Your quilting work is amazing!!

Nancy J said...

Hi Gayle, have missed your blog this week. All OK this morning, he is what they call " A Mystery" for the latest problem. Maybe a virus, that is what they call it when they really do not know. How is your snow?? Fond greetings from Jean

Barb said...

An infection? I hope he's feeing much better. It's a scary time.

Nancy J said...

No blog today, so my comments.Hugh is OK, taking life slowly,maybe my turn to sit on the ride-on today. a 0.2 Celsius frost, beans and tomatoes will need hosing before the sun burns them. I continue to be comforted/supported/reassured/and more by words, emails and phone calls. My thanks to all. On the medical side, all tests totally clear, ECG ' Faultless!!!" The Doctor called him ' A mystery man' for the latest trip,not heart related at all it seems. Fond greetings from Jean.

Lori Skoog said...

Glad that Hugh is ok. Your work is beautiful...thank you for sharing.

Kathy said...

My prayers are with you as I know all so well the not knowing what is truly going on can be scary. Sounds like you have a great staff. I know they will love the bags, the rooster is so cute as they all are. Take care and prayers sent!

KB said...

I am very glad that Hugh is okay now... Those medical terms can be overwhelming - I hope that you're not going nuts figuring them out.

I love your work. The bag is gorgeous! You are such a talented person.

Nancy J said...

My thanks to you all for words that continue to uplift, give me the hope that all will be OK, and the knowledge that I have wonderful true friends all over the world. Hope to put something on my blog later today.Fond greetings from Jean