Wednesday, 11 July 2012

WOYWW 163

For once it seems to have been a long week since last Wednesday because I've been really poorly and in a lot of pain which has made the days and nights seem endless. When I wrote up last week's WOYWW post, I said that I had pain in my face and jaw. Well, having been to the dentist and had xrays to establish whether there was anything wrong (and there wasn't), I had an appointment to go back to the doctor to try and get to the bottom of why I felt so awful and in so much pain. During the day last Wednesday I began to get lumps and bumps on my chin and by the time I went to see the doctor there was a rash up to my eye and beyond. The doctor then realised that I had shingles. It is the most painful condition and something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy (not that I've got any - lol!).

Anyway, the purpose of this post is for today's WOYWW 163 to show what's on my desk. I've been trying to do a bit of crafting to try and take my mind off the pain, but haven't felt like doing anything that requires much thought or creativity, so I resorted to using a kit that just happened to come in the post a few days ago - My Craft Studio everyday essentials.

You can see the little piles of the different sections of the kit sorted ready to make some more cards.

You can also see three Stampotique Christmas stamps that I got with a voucher I won from Crazy 4 challenges a while ago.


And this is my desk to the right of where I sit - you can see quite a few cards that I've made with the MCS kit - some have been blogged, but some need to have bits finished off - so I feel I've achieved something this week even if I haven't felt up to much.

I started off last week with visiting other WOYWWers, but, unfortunately, became too poorly to do so for the rest of the week. Thanks to everyone who visited me and left comments and for all the get well wishes.

63 comments:

  1. Oh goodness! Shingles!! I've heard they are terrible. I hope you recover quickly or at least the meds kick in and give you some relief. In spite of your pain your projects look lovely and the kits fun. Congrats on winning the stamps!!
    ~Sandy #122
    sandy's crafty creations

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  2. Hi Hazel. I'm sorry you are feeling so poorly. I remember when my mum had shingles. It's nasty!! I do hope it begins to improve soon.
    The kit looks like a good way to do some gentle crafting while you recover.
    Kate x 81

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  3. Yikes!!! Hazel Shingles it is sooooo painful. bless you!!! I do hope the pain calms soon.. love your desk and the kits look fun... Thank you for your kind coments today!! Hugs May x x x#8

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  4. Wait! What good is a worst enemy if you can't wish things upon them, like shingles? I've heard they are awful so I hope you can be rid of them soon.

    I enjoy card kits too. They are the best when you want to craft but the creative muse is waning. That kit looks like a lot of fun and like you get a whole bunch of cards out of it.

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  5. Oh Hazel! As I was reading your post, before you got to the diagnosis, I said to myself, it's shingles. So sorry you have to endure that!! Awful!!
    Try to be crafty to get your mind off the pain!!
    xxDaniella#27

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  6. Hi Hazel - I am sorry to hear you are suffering! But you do seem to be working hard just the same. Thanks for popping by to see me though I am not to sure how you managed to comment on last weeks WOYWW post :-D Wishing you a speedy recovery. Take card WOYWW Hugs from Helen 69

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  7. Hope you feel well soon. Shingles is awful. I love your desk. The paper looks so organised. jenx 135

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  8. poor you,shingles is most unpleasant,remember to rest though and not over do it
    have a fabby crafty week
    kay #52

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  9. Love the stamps on your shelf, so sorry you have been so poorly, hopeyou are feeling better soon! Trace x

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  10. Hi Hazel...hope you feel better soon...shingles can be so painful...thanks for sharing your desk today...happy woyww...hugs kath xxx

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  11. Oh poor you! I hope you're feeling better soon and that the crafting is helping to take your mind off it too. Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz 133 x

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  12. Oh Hazel that's really nasty - my SIL has just had them. Get plenty of rest and let's hope it clears up quickly. x Jo #63

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  13. You poor, poor thing. I can't believe you're still crafting and leaving wonderful comments on blogs.

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful desk and for visiting me.

    cheers, rachel #11

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  14. Oh good grief, get well soon, Hazel--that can really be uncomfortable! I'm glad you felt up to sharing this week, and thank you for stopping by my blog.

    :)trisha
    #36

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  15. Oh Hazel, very sorry to hear that you ended up with Shingles. Thankfully I've never had them but I know it's a very painful condition. I really hope you're out of the woods now and can get over it quickly. I like how you say you haven't done much, but you've posted a load of cards since last week!

    Hugs
    Brenda 3

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  16. Hi Hazel, how awful for you, hope the pain subsides soon! I really feel for you and no wonder you don't feel like doing much. Hopefully your win of the stamps will help you get a bit crafty when you feel better. Thanks for your visit. Anne x #54

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  17. Hi honey! I'm on a Woyww tour!
    Just seen the massive stack of papers you have there and very jealous.
    Obviously sending you well wishes through this medium as well as the others!
    C xxx

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  18. I hope you are feeling better this week. Last week I went on vacation before I could visit anyone. So, I'm sure people can understand. You got some beautiful stamps with that voucher. All set for Christmas? Happy WOYWW from # 1.

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  19. Oo shingles is awful hope you are feeling better soon. Your desk is very organised, you had a great win so that is some good news to think about
    janet #7

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  20. am so sorry to hear you have shingles a horrible condition to have I do hope you got it in time to have that viral drug, but that must be within the first 72 hours to be effective. I had shingles years ago and would not wish it on my worst enemy. My thoughts are with you, please take it easy. I would love to send you hug but it would probably hurt. Cyber one anyway.

    Eliza

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  21. Oh poor you ! Hope you are soon feeling better & more like enjoying your crafting ! thanks for stopping by ! Sending a hug ! Ali #60

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  22. Shingles! You poor thing it must be horrid for you. Hope you get better soon. Kits are always the best thing when you aren't 100% - HUGS BJ#80

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  23. You are so tidy and organized! WOW! Love the stamps!

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  24. Poor you, shingles is horrible!! At least you've managed to keep yourself occupied with a few bits and pieces. Thank you for taking the time to visit, Cindy #18

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  25. Oh my Goodness... that's AWFUL!! I hope you get to feeling better soon. I give you a lot of credit for getting in there and being creative while going through this. I don't think I could! Thanks for visiting me and happy WOYWW! Warmly, Tracy #24

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  26. Sorry to hear you have been poorly Hazel. There seems to be a fair bit of shingles about at the moment. Keep your chin up and keep crafting. I am sure it is helping you through as you are doing some!
    Hugs
    Hettie

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  27. Oh my, Shingles! It seems quite a few at our church has or had them in the past year! I sure hope you get to feeling better. I hope your crafting helps you, too. Thanks for taking the time to visit my room. Carol N #117

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  28. I am so sorry! I hope you feel better soon!!!
    I know there is actually a vaccine for it now. We were debating about it on a message board.

    Mary Jo #107

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  29. Oh Hazel, I'm so sorry to hear you've had shingles. I had it in 2007 at the beginning of my M.E. when I went down with a whole series of ghastly viral infections - I had it on my back, and it was quite obvious (at least to my hubby lol!) what it was, and I got on Acyclovir really quickly so avoided the worst of the symptoms. It was still pretty awful, though. I hope you are feeling tons better now.

    Thanks for your visit to my blog, and I hope you enjoyed my shop! Tonight I've uploaded my Cricut cutting machine which I need to sell now I'm up and running with my Cougar.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #4

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  30. Oh poor you, hope you feel better soon sending you warm (((hugs))) Thanks for the visit to my blog. Sandy :)

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  31. Hi Hazel

    I just read all the lovely comments above, aren't folk so kind. You already know I'm wishing you better, but it doesn't harm to say it again.

    Enjoy using the card kit(s) - quite therapeutic when you aren't in a mood to stress out. Make sure you rest too!

    More hugs, Di xx

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  32. Oh dear, I was thinking "shingles" before you even said it. That's really awful. Never had them but know a few people who have had it. Hope you got onto the wonder drugs in time. And, hopefully your cards can be a good distraction. Thanks for visiting and for your kind words.

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  33. Oh no, I've heard Shingles can be just awful! I hope you get to feeling better soon!! :) Thanks for sharing you desk today and stopping by my blog. I really like those stamps out on your desk...

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  34. Thanks for coming by to visit me earlier, Hazel.

    I'm so sorry you have shingles and sorry that none of us thought of that last week! I've had it and Mister has had it and it's no fun. You've got a great attitude to join in WOYWW and visit others when you feel so crappy.

    The meds should help quickly now; hope you have a much better week!

    Darnell #34

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  35. oh poor you that's so not nice!! I hope you feel brighter soon. Rest up lots and don't overdo it!!! Its good you can take your mind of it with a bit of crafting though. Thank you for visiting my desk. Big blog get well hugs xx #105

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  36. Aww Hazel, I’m sorry to hear you’re unwell. There can’t be much worse than Shingles, not that I’ve ever had it but I did have Chicken Pox when I was in my late 40’s and that was bad enough, so I feel for you hun. Hope you’re on the mend soon.

    Looks like it’s not keeping you from yore craft room though and you’ve some nice cards in the making I can see.
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x
    #94

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  37. Oh Hazel poor you. I remember when Julia had it last year, she was really rough. I hope the meds start to kick in and sort it out.

    Sending hugs and love,

    LLJ #57 xx

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  38. Oh No! I'm so sorry to hear that, my Mum has suffered with them twice and I know she was in terrible pain too, I do hope you recover soon! Glad to see you're managing to craft a little. Best wishes for a fast recovery x April #86

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  39. Wishing you some good health, hope you are better soon. Enjoy the little kits, and thanks for stopping by

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  40. Hope you're feeling better really soon. Shingles is so painful. I know a couple of people who've had it. Enjoy the crafting, I find it helps take your mind off health problems, and I have quite a few to contend with. Have fun, Karen T 91 x

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  41. Oh Hazel, that sounds very painful, l wish you a speedy recovery.

    Love all of the pens on your desk, TFS.

    Happy & Healthy WOYWW x

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  42. You poor thing, my friend had shingles so I know how painful it is. I really hope you get over this quickly, get plenty of rest and do a little craft to keep your spirits up. Thinking of you.
    Von #51

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  43. Not had shingles,thank goodness, but I do know they are very painful so I really feel for you. I'm looking after an invalid myself today, Mr B has a tummy bug (you would think he'd just had a leg chopped off from the fuss) so it's lots of tea and a bit of sympathy - he's still in bed so I can do what I want today.

    Thanks for visiting earlier - much appreciated.
    Ann B
    #56

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  44. How awful for you to have shingles,I know the pain and it is excruciating. Hope all settles with time and hopefully some drugs.
    'Sandra @43

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  45. Oh dear! I do hpe you feel better soon.
    Thanks for stopping by,
    Have a good week
    Laura

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  46. Oh dear, I do hope you're feeling better soon!
    Wow, you've had a lot of visitors...how cool is that? Thanks for stopping by my desk #148 and 149......jeez I linked twice. Hugs to you! Nan

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  47. So sorry to hear about the shingles,very painful! Hope that your crafty pursuits will take your mind away from it at least for a while. Those cards and stamps look very interesting, i'm going to have a closer look. Thanks for stopping by and leaving anice comment for me. Hope you'll soon be feeling better x toni #78

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  48. Hazel, sorry to hear that the shingles has got a grip on you. I'm surprised you managed to do the rounds at all, so a double thanks for visiting me.
    It is nice to get some projects completed and perhaps a bit diverting from the pain. Keep warm and sleep as well you may.
    Warm wishes,
    Ros. #76

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  49. Hazel, your workspace is so nice! Thank you for visiting my worktable this week, even with shingles! I have to tell you, I had Shingles about seven years ago. The same thing happened to me, where it started with jaw pain on the left side of my face. I had just had my checkup at the dentist, so I couldn't figure out what it was, and then the bumps appeared on my chin and in my scalp, way into my hairline. The doctor took one look at me and knew what it was! The pain is so awful, and I truly feel for you dearest, but please know you will get over it very soon! Take care and rest. Sandy at #152

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  50. I am sorry to hear about the shingles. Great cards and thanks for visiting me. Hope you start to feel better soon

    Carol

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  51. I am sorry to hear about the shingles. Great cards and thanks for visiting me. Hope you start to feel better soon

    Carol

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  52. Hi Hazel, how awful that you've not been feeling well, I really hope you feel better soon and can get some crafty therapy done soon! :-) Debs #125

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  53. Oh, so sorry to hear about the shingles. :( I hope that medicine and time will heal you quickly and that your crafty activities will bring temporary distraction to you. Thanks for popping over to my site for a visit! ~ Laura #114

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  54. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely welcome. I wish I had a permanent crafting space. I think I shall have to reorganise my spare room. Amazing cards on your posts above this one. See you next time. M #66

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  55. Hazel hope you feel better soon, take care and thanks for popping by my place. Looks like you've got a productive work space. Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

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  56. Oh Hazel, I am so sorry you have Shingles. I don't know much about it but I know it's painful. I hope the meds and crafting can keep your mind off the pain.

    Thank you for stopping by my desk and now I feel especially honored since you aren't feeling well.

    BTW, I love the idea of using a lazy suzan under your markers. I learn a new thing every week of WOYWW.

    Take care and I hope you are feeling well soon. Putting you in my prayers tonight.

    Belinda

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  57. oh poor you , my aunt and DH have both had shingles and it really is horrible. I do hope you are feeling better soon and able to get on with normal crafting though the cards you've shown on your next post are lovely. Thankyou for sharing and visiting my blog, tae care. Anne x

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  58. The Doodly Birds say they thought they had invented the word "shingles" and it was a little shimmy shingle dance they do after a wash in the bird bath.
    Get well soon from me and my shingling friends x x x
    Lynn x x x

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  59. Oh dear, I have heard how painful shingles can be. Am sending you lots of love and wishes for the pain to subside and the whole thing to go away.
    Congrats oh your win and what a great idea to buy those stamps with the monies.
    Sorry I am late this week and thanks for the good wishes. Hugs, Neet #47 xx

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  60. Happy late woyww, sorry its been a busy week here. Sorry to read you have not been feeling well, hope you feel better soon. Love the steam punk digi images you made further up.
    mark

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  61. Oooh gosh, sorry to hear about the shingles - never had it but have heard it is often really nasty. Hope you're taking it easy and taking care of you.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog - it seems many people share my doily die frustration! :/

    Ali #87

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  62. Oh poor you, Hazel. Shingles is horrible. I hope you start to feel better very soon. Just make sure you get plenty of rest and relaxation.
    Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy WOYWW.
    Take Care
    Hugs Lisax 84

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  63. My Mum is a regular with Shingles, so I can appreciate what you're going through. Hope you're starting to feel a lot better by now...

    Thanks for stopping by.

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