Sunday, January 22, 2012


Hi Everyone!
Wow what a few days I have had. Friday morning we were waiting for the realtor to stop by our house. I had not been feeling well since Thursday night, but hey, I thought I could handle it. Well with out going into the gruesome details I ended up in the ER and the a stay in the hospital. Oh in the ER they gave me dilaudid. OMG what a great drug, until it wears off. (Thus the migraine I still have as I write.) It seems I have diverticulitis for sure and possibly a ischemic bowl. Ohhh how fun is getting old?? I had a million dollars worth of tests and Tuesday I go in for a "cheek to cheek" scope. Yaaa know from both ends. EEEEkkkkk. I do like my surgeon though and I feel I will come out of it OK. Probably with yet another migraine hhhggg...
My dear sweet husband thought it would be nice to take a few photos of me. I am so loaded and in pain at the same time in these photos that I had to share them with you. You all have seen me at my best in photos and now you get the rare chance to see me at my worse. Hee hee hee.
What scares me more than the illness are the medical bills I have coming.

So here I am, I like laughing at myself so you can too. I was TRYING
to speak to my daughter on the phone.

Mike brought my sketch book and the latest BSD magazine. The nurses thought it was so cool I am published in it. And several of the nursed that have piercing ordered the Beaded Belly Button piece. Believe me there was no time to sketch. See the throw up bag next to me. hee hee hee Plus they had me drinking more fluids than a fish.

 OOhhhh yeeesssss higher than a kite.
Honor and Integrity in Life in Art


  1. Well, since my mother died of diverticulitis in 80 when her bowel preforated, I took my symptoms seriously (I also thought whatever it was would pass). Had the colonoscopy and changed my diet to include more fiber. I'm glad you found out about the condition and have learned how to live with it.

    And yes, I really do know all about those darned medical bills!

  2. Awwww, Nicole. Not fun! I'm so sorry to hear you're dealing with the icks! :( Sending you happy thoughts for health and fast healing dear friend!

    By the way, you're cute as a button higher than a kite! I too love Dealudin as my pain killer of choice. For me it was the answer to a prayer with 2 rounds of kidney stones! Happy kite flying!

  3. Yikes!! LOL-- Think its hilarious That Mike is taking photos of you Looped! Sorry you are feeling so Yucky. Glad you went to the ER thou!!! Feel better! Big Hugz!!

  4. Mi suegra tiene diverticulitis, pero ahí sigue. No te resignes y sigue luchando. Espero que te recuperes prono. Muchos besos, Anabel.

  5. Nicole, I'm so sorry you had to go through all that! But it sounds like you were/are in good hands and that you're getting the care you need, which is wonderful.

    Keep us posted!


    -- Sarah

  6. Oh, Nicole! Here's many wishes that you feel bette soon!

  7. So sorry you have been so poorly and hope the doctors can get you right soon. Thinking of you, Annette x

  8. Best Wishes sweetie!! hang in there, we all love ya

  9. Dear Nicole! I wish you a speedy recovery!!! Greetings: Káli Gopika

  10. Wishing you a very speedy recovery! Take care. Sending hugs!

  11. Sending good thoughts for a speedy, healthy recovery - and no migraines, from one suffered to another! XO

  12. Hi Nicole, sorry to hear you're having 'fun' in the hospital - keep up the good spirits... get well soon and have a speedy recovery! Best wishes from up North :)

  13. Oh my dear friend...Just saw this! You may have been looped, but it doesn't sound like you were having too much fun. I hope everything goes well tomorrow.

  14. Nicole, sorry about all you are going through. Sending you ::well wishes:: and hoping you get well soon. Take care and you look pretty good, high or not. tee hee. Take care of yourself.

  15. I'm not sure if I can laugh seeing those pictures, but I'm sending a huge smile and big hugs, Nicole! Hope you get better soon and out of hospital.


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