Jet Lag???? Not really... always be aware of your physical self.




There are times in our lives that we find we must slow down and take a look at exactly what we are doing with our lives. I had the BEST, the VERY BEST time on my Celtic tour, and wouldn't change anything. When I got home I thought I had a bad case of jet lag. I just couldn't get motivated to do anything other than writing my blog and editing my photos. When I went to my Primary Dr., for a regular check-up...I was surprised. First of all, I have a great Dr. and as I had my Flamingo Queen face mask on, he came into the room and stood on one leg, like a Flamingo, and asked me if I could do it too... Of course, I could and did....We laughed and laughed.... as always.... what a great way to start a visit with the Doctor. In seriousness I started asking my questions, Dr. said you are tired because you are anemic. Without going into many details, I spent the next 3 days in the hospital, had an endoscopy, and had some bleeding ulcers. Sooooooo I am going to take the summer off from all my "Stuff"... I am going to continue with my Celtic Tour Journey, and will be painting for myself...a lot of the beautiful scenery I saw on my trip. That's not to say you can't contact me or take my online classes, (RecolorYourWorld.com), just I will not be teaching in-person or doing any shows this summer. I will be getting myself rested, and back to a much more relaxed routine. I will not lose my Silly or my sense of humor....or stand on one foot like a Flamingo., well maybe......it will be just a little more relaxed.


As I think back to the trip I did notice I was extra winded when going up the Blarney Castle, I did seem to have a dull headache, and was tired. I chalked it up to the pace of the trip, and being out of shape, but maybe not. The sciatica nerve in my leg was acting up and I did take some anti-inflammatory over-the-counter meds. That may have irritated the ulcers and made them bleed because I was very careful about what I ate because I know I have ulcers. Or maybe they just wanted to be pesky.....who really knows???? Some advice...listen to your body......