Saturday, March 27, 2010


My absence from my blog was due to the issues with my heart since last fall. The cardiologist insisted that I have a cardiac catheterization, also called coronary angiogram. It is a test to check the blood flow in the coronary arteries, blood flow and blood pressure in the chambers of the heart, to find out how well the heart valves work, and check for defects in the way the wall of the heart moves. Fortunately, there was no blockage, but it confirmed my heart arrhythmia. It was a very painful experience and I pray I never have to go through it again. They did change my medication and all I do is sleep! Unfortunately, this could last up to six weeks with no caffeine or wine. Nuts!

Speaking of nuts, I really believe my constant snacking on raw almonds and walnuts are the reason my heart valves passed the test. I love them. They are great art subjects too. Since I have not been up to creating any art lately, I dug through my old drawings and found one I did when I was a young gal 43 years ago. Drawing was my first love. I have several that have survived the many moves I have made over the years, but I wish I had kept more.

Think I'll take another nap.......


  1. lovely drawing and yes, go take a nap. Perfect to nap in the spring and you have been through a very big procedure so rest up!

  2. Eva !
    Beutiful nuts - drawing !
    And hope you soon will feel better !!
    B. Liv

  3. Thank you, Blue Sky Dreaming, for your kind words

  4. Liv, I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.
    I feel fine, thanks. I'm just tired and sleep all the time!

  5. nuts are a real bless for heart !! and i loved your nuts ;)
    really good work . you are so elegant to draw !

    i do wish everything get better for you .

    all the best Eva !!

  6. nuts indeed! At least you are keeping light hearted throughout...but so sorry for the pain you had to go well.
    your drawing is lovely.

  7. LOL Merci, I have to keep my spirit up or go nuts :O) Thanks for your comments.

  8. Wow, what an experience. It amazes me the things we must live through in our individual lives. I wish you all the best - hope the period of rest finds you invigorated on the other side. Love the nuts, by the way.

  9. Great nuts Eva. Sorry to hear you have had a rough time. I agree nuts are wonderful. I snack on them all the time too. Snack and Nap lots and get your zest back fast.

  10. Hi Eva, No coffee? Sorry to hear about your heart and health problems; thanks for sharing. I hope you get to feeling better soon so you have the energy to create!

  11. Geeeezzzus!
    Been there, done that. Sucky Wucky.
    Get better. Love

  12. Thank you everyone, Dan, Susanne, Peggy, Doug, for your comments and well wishes. Every day in every way I'm getting my mojo back!!!

  13. I hope you feel better soon--- sorry to hear of your health issues. My youngest son has an irregular heartbeat, so far no health problems.
    I also love to eat almonds and know they are very healthy for you...
    take care

  14. Thank you Donna. I understand irregular heart beat is very common and not necessarily something to be concerned about. Hopefully his is benign. Keep eating those nuts :O)

  15. Dear Eva,

    I know it has been some weeks since I have visited and so as I arrived this evening and read about your health, I feel as if I have been blindsided. As you know I too suffer from a heart problem and though it is not the same as yours, I can feel your pain, uncertainties and hope.

    I wish you all the very best and keep eating nuts, as I do also. Sleep is good and soon life will return to what you were used to.

    Warmest regards,

  16. Egmont, I appreciate your concern and kind words. Not to worry, I'm fine, it is just taking me awhile to adjust to all the medications and drugs I've had. I'm so behind in all my chores, that the thought of catching up doesn't help ;Ozzzzzzzzz


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