Monday, 23 May 2011

Summer BBQ

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been by to visit for a couple of days. I had scheduled my post for yesterday and this morning for the Humphrey sneak peeks. I woke up about 3am on Sunday, popped to loo, came back to bed and when I lay down the room was spinning as though I was on a fairground ride. I was hanging onto the bed, very scary. I shouted to wake up hubby and he sat me up slowly. I was then violently sick several times. Couldn't lie down or the spinning started again so he rang emergency Dr. They asked lots of questions and as they have a surgery at one of our hospitals gave me an appointment at 9.15. Dr was very nice and said I had either had labyrinthitis (which I had last year, without the violent spinning, just dizziness) or a form of vertigo called BPPV for short. Both are caused by imbalance of inner ear. She gave me a prescription for some tablets which seem to be working although I couldn't lie down last night so spent night sleeping propped up with various cushions from sofa and pillow. Just feeling a bit weak and wobbly today. Going to see my Dr on Wednesday. I am struggling a bit with using the computer, thank goodness for spellchecker, so hope you understand if I don't comment on your posts as much as usual.

I have a LOTV bear to share with you today. Papers are Papermania Hampstead, which are some of my faves and haven't been used for ages.  Not much need for embellishment with these papers. I used the MS cherish punch again, added a Papermania sparkly strip and some card candi.

Challenges:
Card and a half Fab sketch which I rotated
Lili of the Valley Here comes Summer
Delicious Doodles Let the sun shine
Pile it on You're my beary best friend
Stamptacular Bearnecessities

25 comments:

Linda said...

What a great card and a lovely image. My English is not so good but I think you write that you are ill, so I wish you the best and get well soon.
hugs linda

Nannieflash said...

Oh sorry to hear that youve got vertigo, I suffer with that if I move to quickly so when it starts I keep my head totally still and not move it quickly at least it helps me hope it soon dissappears.
Stunning card love that image and the bright colouring. with hugs Shirleyxx

Jill said...

Oh poor you Marianne, lets hope the pills work and you feel better soon.

Love that cute card by the way! Jill x

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Sorry to hear you are feeling unwell. Hope you feel better soon. I'm sure Graham is looking after you well.

Love this cute card! Such an adorable image and lovely papers.

Lisa x

Lynda said...

Oh Marianne I really feel for you this is one of the symptoms I have nearly all the time with my MS - I sometimes dread going to bed because of the spinning then I get it again when I get up - you really have to experience it to know how awful it is. Sadly the tablets don't work for me but I do hope they're giving you some relief and hope you're feeling better very soon.

Love your card - the image is just lovely. Roll on more BBQ weather!

Love Lynda xxx

martina's kaartjes said...

what a cute card ! greetings, martina
x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just stunning work, big hugs pops x

Vicky said...

Poor you Marianne...I do hope you feel better soon hun..middle ear problems are just awful..

another fabby card...and great border punch sweetie..

sending big hugs..Vicky xx

Jo said...

Lovely card Marianne, hope you feel better soon. Take care Hugs Jo x

pinky said...

Oh you poor thing Marianne, that must have been frightening. Hope they get you sorted with the tablets but good idea to see your own doctor too. Love your cute little fathers day card, love the papers.

Donna Mosley said...

Sorry to hear you're not well Marianne. Hope you get better soon, take it easy hun. Love this very cute card, fab image and papers.

Donna x

CraftyC said...

Hello Marianne, sorry to hear your poorly. Both my hubby and DD have had ear infections this last week, maybe its all the pollen as we've no rain here for weeks now. Your card is gorgeous and I so wish it was warm enough for a BBQ. Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!
Clairex

coops said...

fabulous male card marianne.i love the fab image and your papers are stunning.
so sorry to hear you are unwell.i hope you feel better soon, take care.

xx coops xx

Lynsey said...

This is a great father's day card Marianne!
Hugs Lynsey x

Julie said...

Bless you not feeling well and taking the time to post - make sure you get yourself plenty of rest and put your feet up!! x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and so cute Marianne.
Hope you feel better soon.
luv
Debby

Aussie Loz said...

oh Marianne, I hope you're feeling better now. I sure hope it's nothing serious, dizziness is one of the worst things, take care and rest up, love the spotty brads ♥

Helen Jolly said...

Thanx so much for coming and playing with us, i love your card its very cute xxx

Nina said...

Wooaaw, what a fab card!! Love cute bear and it`s fantastic coloured.

Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week :)
Hugs, Nina.

Sprytebyrd said...

Adorable image and such a lovely card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Ruthie said...

What a great project. Love the design! And so hope the tablets continue to help you - must have been horrid!

Thanks for joining in with Delicious Doodles

Rx

Ildiko said...

Oh poor you, hope you feeling better now. Such a pretty card,thanks playing along with Delicious Doodles this week
hugs
Ildiko

Trish Hughes said...

what a great card, really like those polka dot brads!!! thanks for playing along with PIO!!!

Helen said...

Fab card - I love the LotV bears! :0)
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Leonie said...

Love the rich earthy colours and the LOTV bear is just too cute! Thanks for joining in with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday
Hugs Leonie