Whew what a week! Last week was just not my favorite thing ever. If you are just here to see some beautiful pictures and house updates, scroll down two more paragraphs ;-). If you are a regular here, I am about to get personal… So last Friday I had a colonoscopy. At the ripe ole’ age of 35. As I chatted about in “All Things Girlie… And I Do Mean ALL” last week, I have been on a mission to get to the bottom of my anemia issues. Okay that totally was the wrong word usage ;-). Hehehe. So anemia might not sound like the worst thing ever, and it’s not, BUT it definitely has some life altering symptoms that I am beyond tired of. Literally. It causes extreme fatigue among lots of other things and can get really dangerous if your blood levels drop dangerously low. SO I have been on the course of ruling out some things and looking into options to correct my iron levels. Hence the colonoscopy. As well as an upper GI to rule out Celiac Disease which I did test a “possible positive” for on bloodwork several weeks ago. I must say though that it was easy peasy. For real. If you have been putting off either procedure, call your doctor RIGHT NOW and schedule away. I was dreading it like something crazy but it was nothing! The prep day was not so fun but it ended up really not being that bad at all. And once I was at the surgery center on Friday and they put in my IV, all I really remember was being wheeled back and then waking up. And it was over! P.S. Eating Mexican for dinner that night is not recommended. Like I personally do not recommend it. Even if it is Cinco de Mayo. Oops!
So results… I found out immediately upon waking up, and after asking Mark the same question 45 times (supposedly), that my colonoscopy results were great! Yay! And yes, I cannot believe I am writing this on my blog. But you guys have been so sweet to follow along and share advice! I am still awaiting results on my Upper GI which was a bioposy that was sent off to test for Celiac Disease. Praying it is negative although I have decided to go completely gluten free on my own which I began right after my procedures. I know that Celiac would be a whole new level of gluten precautions but for now I am just avoiding actually eating it. So that is that and thank you all for your prayers!!! Up next is finding a way to stop my cycle. That will be fun. First step is an IUD and the SECOND attempt will be this week. Ugh, so far I think it’s WAY worse than my colonoscopy and upper GI COMBINED! Any thoughts my friends?
So today I am sharing a little nook between our living room and main hallway. I was inspired to make this little area cute after I found the most amazing blue coral prints for the re-launch of my Painted Fox Home Collection. I have curated an entire new set of gorgeous items for this collection based on our new home… Our Historic Wonderland… since the current collection is all from our former home. I am so obsessed with these prints that I wanted them front and center in our living area. On Saturday I had Mark hang them above a little blue bench I found at HomeGoods several months ago. I accessoried with some cute throw pillows and a throw blanket and Voila! Here a peek at the new space…
Oh and I will be announcing my Painted Fix Home RE-LAUNCH VERY SOON!!!
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XOXO, Brittany Hayes