Friday, November 6, 2009

Ya give me fever...Valley Fever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sick as I've been I'm happy to pass on that I've been diagnosed with Valley Fever, a spore that lives in the AZ desert & yup...its in my lungs. Blood tests came back positive & now I'm just relaxing away. I did have pneumonia, often a symptom but the fever explains the enlarged nodes & while a follow up CT will be required this 99.9% explains the abnormal nodes & dismisses cancer. An anti fungal drug is only used in severe cases & knock on my wooden head I got it good but not that bad so rest, sleep, eat well & months of slowly getting better will do me just fine.
Thank you for all the love & support. Its made me feel so loved& we all know that's the best medicine.
I'm so looking forward to getting back to blogging in the next week or so. I have missed you all so very much.
By the way the images are my favorite flea market painting & then tole tray for my autumn transformation of the house. The tray was at the Ann Arbor Antiques market: last hours of a double weekend & tucked at the back of a display. Paid half price at $60.00 & the picture doesn't do it justice. It also big at 24"x20". All my years in the antiques world taught me many tricks of the price trade, which I'm thinking could make a good post. I can tell you that wherever I go Ann Arbor to Rose Bowl my compadres make me do the purchasing. The painting was from another fabulous Alicia at the Royal Oak Flea in tiny Royal Oak Michigan. Another photo that doesn't do it justice.
In my old home it hung over the fireplace mantle for the autumnal season. By the way I do have MVD: mantle vignette disease...dressing it for the season but think Martha or Eddie Ross. Natural resplendence I call it. With my closet full of decor my mother calls it nuts. Hey I was in high end home decor retail for 10 years & paid wholesale: NDI, I really miss you. :)
Happy weekend!!!!!


Averill said...

I'm so relieved to hear it's not cancer. Rest up and enjoy the down time as much as possible.

Have a wonderful, restorative weekend, Alicia!

Kitty said...

sorry you're not feeling well! i had to comment on the mantel picture: it looks so perfect against the orange background of your blog. xo kitty

The Stylish House said...

Sorry you are under the weather, and I wish you a speedy recovery. I lived in Tucson so know about valley fever.

Jacqueline said...

Oh Alicia.....even though you are poorly, I'm so pleased that it wasn't a nasty diagnosis.
You have a lovely rest and get better....I have so missed your wonderful posts. Your painting is beautiful and so autumnal..... don't do too much, pamper yourself and take care. XXXX

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Alicia
It is such good news that it is not bad news, so take care my dear friend and rest up.

You'll be feeling your old self in no time and tramping the blogland causing happy havoc. We have missed you and your happy posts! xx Julie

KarenB said...

I'm so sorry to hear you have Valley Fever. It can be pretty awful, from what I hear. I'm happy to hear you're on the mend. I'm headed to the Rose Bowl Flea Market tomorrow. Wanna give me some pointers?

Karen @ Elderberry Street

Sanity Fair said...

My goodness! I'm so sorry! It's terrible to be sick and not know why. Relieved to hear you have a diagnosis, and now just need to follow doctor's orders! I recommend lots of long novels :) Get well soon.

Alicia B. Designs said...


So glad you're okay!! Get better and just relax!


Beth Dunn said...

I was involved in a book campaign on the subject. I hope you feel better. xoxo


kate said...

so happy to hear your not real sick,,,,somethng you can get over fast I hope, best to you and your family

Lori said...

Sucks that you are feeling so bad but I am glad they found out what it was and can treat it! Hope to see you up and at em soon.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Dear Alicia; I am the scum of the earth. I have been sleeping on my key board because I have missed your recent posts and didn't know you were so sick. I am most relieved that it's not worse (not to diminish that VF is a walk thru the park) & especially that "C" word. I have yet to hear of Valley Fever. Sounds like mad cow disease. Just know I'm happy to know you are mending & happy to be reading your posts once again. Sending you mega hugs from Houston. xxx deb

Windlost said...

Dear Alicia, thanks for dropping by my blog. I love new visitors. So nice to find you and also so sad to hear that you have not been well. Poor dear. Do take good care now that you have a diagnosis. My thoughts are with you.

xo Terri in Calgary

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