Friday, October 26, 2007

Trying to find that groove.....

Looks like I have still NOT found that "groove" yet with my work schedule, now that I work ten hour days, it seems tougher to get to the computer, so my posts have been so sporadic.

Has anyone else been hearing the news on the staph and MRSA scares? It really hit home for me this week. Back in September I mentioned how I had got bit by a spider and posted some pictures, well a couple weeks ago I got another one on my side and before that one had completely healed a few days I got another one! I realized they were probably not spider bites. I was feverish and had flu-like symptoms with them, they eventually break and the pus drains. I found out that I have (had) a staph infection, this recent one sent me to the emergency room in the middle of the night. Thankfully my Doctor I saw today diagnosed me properly and I am getting treated. I heard that many people are mistaking the staph for spider bites, so all I can say is be careful! If you are not sure, go to the Doctor asap.

Some exciting news for me; after getting some excellent advice from Jen R. at Sanctuary Arts at Home (go visit her site, she is SO talented) and from lovely Karla at Karla's Cottage I decided to pound the pavement offering my faux services to businesses in my area, on my first try I got a bite!! I have a job lined up in the next couple of weeks with a salon that is turning their downstairs into a spa, one big area and three small ones to showcase my work in. I love how blogging not only connects you with friends and family, but connects you in a business sense too, allowing you to "pick the brains" of some of the most talented people around the World. I have been able to get more help from my blogging friends than I ever have from anyone I have asked advice from in "real life". Thank you so much ladies.

Tomorrow I am attending a Halloween Gala that our Arts Alliance is putting on. I finally decided, with the help of my hubby, to go as a bee keeper! No brainer huh? But not just any bee keeper, a bee keeper that died from anaphylactic shock! I'm going to make bee stings and welts all over my face. I will try to remember pictures, ah.... no, wait! that's like asking a firefighter to remember their gear, this girl never goes anywhere without her camera! :)

Now I must get around to see everyone, I have missed everyone all week! Thank you all for coming by here and dropping me a note, it lifts my spirits so much.


24 comments:

Meggie said...

Hey Michelle: I missed you! So sorry to hear about your staph infection. Glad they finally got the diagnosis right. Can't wait to see photos of you as an anaphylactic bee keepter.

Jen r. said...
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Jen r. said...

I am very happy for you about your job. Anything else, just let me know. I'm glad they caught that staph thing. That seems really scary. I'll keep that in mind with my kids. Good luck with the job!
Jen R

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Michelle,
I miss your frequent posts and visits :-(...But I am glad you are working...Thanks for the tip on the staph...yikes!

Congrats on the faux job!! That is sooo cool...You are going to do an awesome job!

Have fun at your Halloween Gala.
Penny

NeereAnDearCreations.com/wordpress said...

Glad to hear you found out what the problem was so it could be treated correctly...congrats on your new faux job and here's to many more to come!

JO

GeorgiaPeachez said...

I'm so glad your doctor diagnosed the staph! It is becoming a problem here in our schools so everyone has been on alert. Also, I love the idea for the Beekeeper costume! Brilliant! Can't wait to see the pictures! xo, suzy

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Michelle,
Our school system is finding MRSA in one school after another. But they arent cleaning & disinfecting each school until they find a student in it that has it! I wok in a middle school and asked the assistant principal why, with this epidemic, they werent cleaning them all and he just looked at me like a deer caught in the headlights and finally said he didnt know and scurried away. Doofus! I hope your bout with it is done for good! So glad you got diagnosed correctly before it developed into something out of control!

Nunnie's Attic said...

Michelle, I'm so glad you were just busy. I've been thinking and wondering about you as of late and I was getting concerned. Not that I want you to be stressed out from over working, mind you. But, with the new job, your grandmother, etc - well let's just say I was worried.

Have fun at the party and I can't wait to see the pictures!

Love,
Julie

FarmHouse Style said...

Hey, Michelle! You take care of yourself! Those Staph infections can be quite scarry.

Congratulations on the Faux job!!!

Hope you have a great time at the Gala:)

Rhonda

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

I thought of you and that "spider bite" when news came out about MRSA, and I thought, thank goodness she's all better. Good thing you went to the hospital. Congratulations on landing some work; that is GREAT news!!
Alexandra

Back Through Time said...

Hope you get better soon! That MRSA isn't anything to mess with. I am so happy for you and your faux work!! Can't wait 2 see your bee keeper costume, sounds like a hoot!!
You have a great weekend:-)
Michelle

Counting Your Blessings said...

My son came to me yesterday morning with something that looks like a large red blister on his stomach. He's currently on an antibiotic because he's been sick for the last week or so. I told him last night that I thought maybe we should get it checked to see if it's staph. He's a teenager so of course he's ignoring me but after reading about your story, I'm definitely going to get it looked at. I remember when you had that spider bite. Another blogger's husband had been bitten by a wolf spider around the same time. So, did you get better when you were on the antibiotics (before they knew it was MRSA) because my son seems to be getting better but still has the red mark. Anyhow... I'm glad that you're doing better now. Have a wonderful weekend. And I'm so happy for you with your new venture. Blessings... Polly

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Michelle,

That is so scary, I'm glad you got a proper diagnosis and are receiving treatment. Congrats on the side job! That is awesome!!!

Hugs,
Dena

Sondra said...

Oh my, I hope you're feeling better soon! Take care of yourself and have a wonderful time at the Halloween Gala!

Esther Sunday said...

Don't stress about it! You are loved! You can only do what you can do... Love, Esther

the feathered nest said...

Thank goodness you got a proper diagnosis! A few HS in the area have cases of MRSA. So far none at my daughter's though.

That's really exciting that you have a job using your faux painting talents! Way to go! This is just the beginning of something great!

Manuela

jbrealtor said...

I had a similar "spider bite" that wouldn't go away last fall. Now I understand why the Dr. freaked and put me on antibiotics and monitored me daily. Glad the Dr. was ahead of the curve on this one.
Janet

Pandora said...

Oh how scary for you! I hope the new diagnosis gets it all cleared up. And congratulations of the faux job! That will be all kinds of fun. Can't wait to see pictures of that. Have a great time at your party as the bee keeper. You're sure you don't want to go as a spider keeper? (just kidding :-)

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Did you see 60 Minutes Sunday evening about the Bee Farmer in PA whose bees are disappearing? Lots and lots of bees are simply vanishing without a trace...maybe due to a new pesticide that is not harmful to humans and animals, but is to insects. I never knew how bees were transported cross country to pollinate on farms. A pumpkin farmer just paid double, about 23,000.00 to bring bees in for his pumpkin crop. I never knew such a thing, and thought of our little vintage pinache bee keeper. :)
Alexandra

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Good work on going out and getting your faux job right off the bat!

That is inspiring!

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Rosehaven Cottage said...

Oh Michelle! I'm so glad you're doing better and that you were properly diagnosed. How very scary for you. I'm glad that you are feeling better and able to enjoy the Halloween festivities. What a great costume! Hope you post photos. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Jill Monroe said...

Congrats on the job!

And yes, I have been following the outbreak of staph. Glad you kept on top of it and are now on your way to good health! Take care!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

that is great news about the job, how did it go? And I hope you are feeling fine by now (this is an older post I came across). My son had a mrsa infection and was sick such a long time.