Sunday, June 26, 2011

Down And Back Again

It feels almost weird to write a blog post again but I'm so glad I'm back. Last couple of months were a bit of a roller coaster. I was struggling to maintain my daily schedule and the little energy I had went to my job, after that I was like a balloon without air. I knew it must have been a matter of health but I couldn’t find the time to go see my family doctor - you know how it is with a new job. And usually when something goes wrong in life, it's an easy downward spiral from thereon. And I went on neglecting the warning signs my body sent me until I fell unconscious and ended being transported to the emergency room. I was diagnosed with anemia, the kind that develops when the body has had a low level of iron for a long time.Two blood transfusion later I was able to go home. It took me almost another week at home to start to function normally and to slowly go back to work. There is really nothing intelligent I can say about my self-neglecting (read: stupid) behavior. I can only hope that I learned my lesson.
Why is it that sometimes you have to loose something in order to learn to really appreciate it? Like your health...or other things money can't buy.

On a more cheerful note: am I the last one who learned about Pinterest? When I came back to the blogland, the buzz war all about pinning, everywhere! Learn more about it here.
Needless to say, to an image junkie like me this is the most needed source of daily dose of inspiration.
 Thanks for visiting and please stay healthy!



Sherri B. said...

Yay Yasmine!...That's what I always say when I see you!! So sorry you have been ill, anemia can bring you down for sure, so happy that you are better now.

A few weeks ago I asked to be 'invited' to Pinterest and got an email saying I could play along and to respond through my Facebook, which I don't have, or Twitter account, which I don't have either, so how out of the loop am I? Everyone says how great it is so I will have to open a Twitter account soon.

Have a great day and it was so good to hear from you again!!

Zhu said...

I have no idea what Pinterest is! I guess I missed the news, if news there is.

Anemia is very common unfortunately... happened to a lot of people around me. The problem is, most don't realize it right away or only during routine bloodwork and it can take a while to get energy and iron level up.

Hope you'll be okay soon!

Yasmine said...

@Sherri: so lovely to read you again! I must admit that I don't care for Facebook or Twitter neither - so not for me. I love technology, but I love people more.
@Zhu:thank you for stopping by! Yeah, some health problems can sneak on you if you don't listen to your body...

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