A little bit of sad news from me today. You won't be hearing from me for a month as I need to take a break from designing and journalism work too. I was hospitalized in Tuesday as my blood pressure shot up to 180/110. I nearly had a stroke, and at my age (32) that's just not the kind of sickness I should die of!

I will write about the lowdown here once I get well. For now I'm keeping it short, as my medicines make me nauseous and I feel tired quickly. I was discharged from the hospital after two days, and I've been advised to take a week off from work, to rest and was put on medication for a month. More lab tests are being done on me to pinpoint whatever underlying disease I have that's causing my bp to shoot up that high.

So I apologize for this inconvenience. This is my fault really, as I haven't been taking care of myself these past years. My work stresses me out, and when I'm stressed I turn to unhealthy foods for release.

So no blogging nor emailing for me for the next couple of weeks. My health is now my top priority- everything else takes a backseat! I do hope you'd all still be around when I come back all fixed up and in the pink of health. :-)

Words from a sick wise: If you love yourself, then take darn good care of yourself!

16 croaks:

Sansai
at: March 5, 2010 at 9:11 PM said...

OMG! take care! we'll be thinkin of you :)

Rebecca says:
at: March 5, 2010 at 9:36 PM said...

Oh, girl, take care of yourself!! We all need to be reminded of that sometimes, and I'm sorry you had to have such a shocking reminder!! I am so glad that you are okay - how scary that must have been!! I hope you are feeling better soon!!!

Big hugs...

juno says:
at: March 5, 2010 at 10:26 PM said...

Rachelle, I'm so sorry to hear of your scare! Saying a little prayer for you...
juno
xx
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Joy says:
at: March 5, 2010 at 11:14 PM said...

Wow, that's crazy. :( Sorry to hear that. You're in my thoughts and prayers!!! Take care of yourself!

Christina says:
at: March 6, 2010 at 1:11 AM said...

OMG that is so scary! You take care of your self, we will be here when you feel up to it.

Lora says:
at: March 6, 2010 at 1:34 AM said...

Thank goodness you are able to take a break and find out what is going on with your health. You will certainly be in my prayers and please don't push yourself back to work too quickly. Keep us posted on how you feel when you are up to it.

Simply Sarah says:
at: March 6, 2010 at 1:55 AM said...

Rach.... girl! You definitely need to slow down. No one wants you sick and out of commission. Get well soon and please please stick to the no email/blogging. You should be laying in bed with your feet up, watching boring old soaps with hot chocolate.

Keeping you in my thoughts....

Carissa says:
at: March 6, 2010 at 8:10 AM said...

Wow! I hope things get figured out for you soon. I agree, good health is one of those things we tend to take advantage of. Keep us updated as you can and make sure you take it easy!!

PaMam
at: March 6, 2010 at 8:40 AM said...

Oh dear....yes this is time for a break yor work too hard. Wishing you get well soon. And please take good care of yourself.

I'm always be here.

Lainey says:
at: March 6, 2010 at 11:17 AM said...

Hi Rachelle, your health is most important so take care of yourself. I'll be here when you get back...
Hugs,
Lainey

iNg says:
at: March 6, 2010 at 1:07 PM said...

rach...
take all the rest that you need. health is wealth... we'll all be waiting for you. on the other note... please don't be away too long... teehee.
ingat rach.
ing

Pom says:
at: March 6, 2010 at 4:40 PM said...

As I said in the mail, I'll be here as always. ;-) You take care, Rach. Don't worry about a thing!

shelly c says:
at: March 9, 2010 at 5:32 PM said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Rachelle, hope you'll rest well enough. Health is really important, please take good care of yourself!

krutch1000 says:
at: March 9, 2010 at 8:29 PM said...

Please take time to relax and take care of yourself. I pray that you will be feeling better soon and be able to control your blood pressure.

I enjoy your blog and artwork.

Love & Grace to you!

PaMam
at: March 12, 2010 at 10:42 AM said...

Hi Rachelle...hope you get better now.

Just stop by to send a big hug to you.

PaMam says:
at: March 19, 2010 at 8:44 PM said...

Sending you a biggggg hug Rachelle.