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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Health Issues: On blocation

Hi everyone
Thanks for stopping by. I'll taking a short break from blogging. I was recently diagnosed with atrial fibrilation (irregular heart rhythm) and a wonky thyroid. I will be taking some time off to wrap my mind around this latest little setback. I'm handling it just fine, but I feel a need to pull inward for a time. Be back in a few weeks. Till then, be well.
Blessings
Karen

27 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm sorry! There are medicines that control the wonky thyroid problem. Take care of yourself and we'll see you in a couple weeks.

L.G. Smith said...

Welcome to the Wonky Thyroid Club. I've been a card carrying member for years. And I'll tell you -- it's one of those conditions that's always a moving target. Things are in constant flux with me, so meds go up and down, as do moods, weight, brain function...lol. So much fun. But not a big deal really either. You learn to live with it.

Enjoy your break!

Tonja said...

I'm in the club too. I have nodules that the doctors say are 'probably' benign. I totally get the urge to turn inward. Take care of you.

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Sorry to hear of your setback. Take care of yourself and come back when you feel fit......the blogging family will welcome you.

Yvonne.

Karen Walker said...

Alex, thank, yes, I'll be trodding down that path very soon
L.G. Gee, thanks for the welcome, I think!!
Tonja, oh, you, too, gee, this is a nice club
Yvonne, thank you so much

Suze said...

Take care, K.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Sorry for the setback. But you'll be fine, once you get your mind wrapped around in and start treatment. Take care of yourself.

Arlee Bird said...

I was diagnosed with the atrial fibrilation back in 1999. They did some kind of procedure and put me on a medication for the problem. I've been okay since and it doesn't really give me problems. But it was a big scare at first. Take care and I wish you well with your treatments for the problems.

Lee
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Debora Dennis said...

Hope you're back to feeling better again soon. Take care of yourself!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Hugs to you, Karen!

Susanne Drazic said...

Karen, take care of yourself. See you when you are up to blogging again.

Gina Gao said...

I hope you'll do alright. Hope you come back soon.

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~Sia McKye~ said...

It's still scary to have to deal with health issues even when you think you're handling it fine. But, you do need to focus on the healing steps necessary to get back on an even keel.

Glad to see you're taking care of you. My thoughts are with you Karen.

Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

Julia Hones said...

Relax and enjoy your break. We will look forward to your return.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Karen .. it sounds as though you've made a good decision - and getting the meds balanced up, so you can feel like you - while knowing they're looking after you.

Hope all goes well and you'll feel more on an even keel soon - but relax and enjoy taking time out ..

Big hugs and many thoughts - Hilary

Mark Koopmans said...

Aloha Karen,

Godspeed to a full recovery and if possible, a nice, relaxing time in-between :)


PS: Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my recent D-Day post.

CSM Ryan's story has received an incredible amount of support.

A special *Thank you* to DL Hammons - and all the Blitzers :)

Bill said to let everyone know he really appreciates all the personal comments directed his way :)

LD Masterson said...

I just got back to blogging so I missed this post. I can relate because I've just been diagnosed with a-fib as well (without the thyroid complication). Ah, the joys of getting older. Take care of yourself.

Karen Walker said...

Thanks, everyone, for all the good wishes.

Theresa Milstein said...

Oh, no. I'm sorry. Please take care of yourself.

Julie Flanders said...

I'm sorry to read this, Karen. Take care.

Pk Hrezo said...

Sorry to hear that, Karen. You're in my prayers! ((hugs))

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Hugs and take care x

Stephanie said...

Get some rest, and I hope you feel better soon. See you when you get back :-)

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Jack said...

I will be praying for you! I hope your rest helps!

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