Sunday, January 27, 2013

Back From a LONG Break...

    ~Hello Friends!~

I can't tell you how excited I am to be sitting down to chat with you all once again! I will briefly fill you in on the reasons why I took a blogging break.

But first, you may have noticed that my blog name is now Nothing But Blue Skies, and the template is totally bare bones. I am going to be under construction for a while until the blog looks and feels the way I'd like it to. I hope you will excuse the dust.

Now, on to the reason for my extended absence...
I was in the middle of a very busy summer, a downstairs reno, and lots of company, and I was starting to feel more and more depleted. Something had to give, and I decided that it needed to be the blog. 

As the months went on, I started feeling worse instead of better. In November I wound up in the hospital. I had a lousy virus and had been sick for a week and a half with really high fever and lots of crazy symptoms. The day I went to the hospital I was feeing very strange, and they admitted me from the E.R. after taking my blood pressure (scary low) and running a few other tests.

Suffice it to say, my body went into some kind of crazy autoimmune melt down, and I stayed in the hospital for a few days while they tried to figure out what was wrong. 

After being released, I was sent to a Rheumatologist, who ran a battery of tests, and pronounced that I had Celiac disease, and another autoimmune disease that I was already aware of, but asymptomatic for.

Finally!! - a REAL reason for all of the crazy symptoms! It also was the missing link as to why I had developed colon cancer 3 1/2 years earlier, as untreated Celiac disease can lead to gastrointestinal cancers. 

It's been a couple of months since I have removed gluten from my diet, (no small feet, because it's in EVERYTHING, and there are like 50 different words to look for on labels) but I feel like a whole new person!! 

I have tons of energy now, and all it took was removing wheat from my diet! I love how I feel, and there are so many great gluten free alternatives, I am not suffering at all!

I am going to show you how my house looks after all of the work we had done this past year, but first, I will be taking a short trip to see some family and friends this week. 

Meanwhile, I am so happy to be back! Iv'e missed you all, and I hope you will like the new direction I have decided to take with the blog. 

Stay tuned! 


  1. Hi Lisa! I'm so glad you found the root of the problem and are feeling better! I'm sure the whole family is benefitting from your better health. Yay! Looking forward to seeing more posts...Kris

  2. Welcome back! So glad you're feeling better and have a handle on what was going on!
    Looking forward to catching up ~ xo Heidi

  3. So glad you are back. I saw your comments on a few other blogs, but nothing from you. I wondered. So glad that you found a diagnosis, despite having to go through all of that!! Look forward to seeing what else has been going on in your life!! You've been missed.

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  5. Glad you are back, Lisa. Like your new blog name too.

  6. Glad you are now doing well. Can't wait to see your projects!

  7. So sorry you have had to go through all that...but so glad you feel blue skies are ahead!


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