Tuesday, September 21, 2010

This past weekend we were planning on doing our last-minute running around before leaving on Thursday for California to celebrate my brother-in-law's wedding. Well, you know what they say about best laid plans!

Last Thursday, I started getting back aches, and eventually abdominal pain. By late evening, the pain had shifted to my right side and by 2 a.m. we were leaving for the emergency room. After waiting 2 hours before being seen, they did a CT scan to check for kidney stones -- nope, acute appendicitis. Within 2 hours, the surgery was over and I came home the following morning. As of today, I feel like I'm back among the living.

I was able to make a necklace on Sunday to wear to the wedding. I used Swarovski crystals and pearls strung on 3 strands of crinkle wire:

And, these are the earrings I made to match:


  1. Love the necklace and earrings! So pretty! Have fun at the wedding.

  2. Hope you feel better soon.
    Beautiful necklace and earring set.

  3. Oh no!!! Sounds like you've been through the wringer. Hope you're feeling a ton better by now. Love the jewelry. Very pretty!