Fabric swap goodies and some answers

I went into hospital on Thursday to have a tilt table test. It’s a bit of a weird experience where you are covered in wires and blood pressure cuffs, strapped to a bed and have your heart rate and blood pressure monitored. After a while when they’re sure you are stabilised they tilt the bed to an almost standing position, it feels weird on the back of your legs and I didn’t know what to do with my arms or neck at this point as it was very unnatural, but turns out I didn’t have to wait for long. 12 minutes into being upright I had one of my “episodes” which is the reason I was referred to the hospital and I now know I have NMS (Nerally Mediated Syncope), which is a posh way of saying my blood pressure plummets to fainting point. Why this happens to me we are not sure yet, NMS is a symptom rather than a disease in itself, so I may have to go back for more cardiography stuff. For now I’m happy that it has been proved that it’s not psychosomatic πŸ™‚ So I have invested in some flight socks and trying to drink more fluids as a way of combatting it.

Anyway, I thought I’d share these lovely fabrics I got through the post today from Tammy in the Parallel Botany fat quarter swap:

Love that flower one!

And here’s what I sent (Tammy told me she liked primitive style):

I love these little double hearts at the moment so made her a keyring too πŸ™‚

Right then, I’m off to make cufflinks!


One Comment

  1. Posted October 3, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

    at least finding out about the NMS is a start, hopefully find out more soon.

    lovely fabric you sent and received πŸ™‚

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