Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The WORST summer ever

I don't have that many followers, but some of you may be wondering what the hell happened to the tuxedo shirt.  Talk about being close, but ever so far away.  

I really had not been feeling well since mid June.  Nothing specific, just that vague feeling that one's not 100% right.  Around the time of my last posting here things were quickly deteriorating.  I really knew I was in trouble when I was unable to stand at the sink and brush my teeth without gasping for air.  

I was hospitalized for five days and pumped full of antibiotics.  I was the mystery patient, and was discharged with the unsettling diagnosis of FUO  (fever of unknown origin).  Not very reassuring!  The following week my lab work revealed that I had a form of mono caused by the virus CMV.  Cytomegalovirus.  Since then I have been crawling out of what seems like a black hole.  Never in my life did I think I could be so debilitated. 

I'm making gradual gains every week, and soon should have the strength to pick up a needle and thread and sew the buttons on the damn shirt.  All the down time has given me plenty of time to look at patterns on Ebay and Etsy, and to dream about future sewing adventures.  My latest fantasy.... A bonnie prince Charlie jacket, vest and kilt!