Archive for September, 2009

Pumpkin Children Tubes

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Here are some variations of the Pumpkin Girl tube I created with a tutorial.

 

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TOU:¬† These tubes were created by me, Dragon’s Breath.¬† You have free use of the tube, just do not claim it as your own.¬† If your group requires a copyright notice (I do not), please write:¬† copyright:¬† Dragon’s Breath.

 

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Happy Autumn

Autumn Fairy Dust Tag

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

I have a new autumn tag ready for download:

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Hope you enjoy.

Once again

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Well, as a result of my cardiologist visit, I am back on a diet.¬† Having a teacher almost have a heart attack at school only sealed my commitment.¬† The doctor recommended the South Beach diet — low carbs, no sugar, and high protein.¬† I went to the book store to get a book, since he said it explained why this is supposed to work.¬† I haven’t finished the book yet.¬† My other health problems make me fall asleep when I read too long.¬† But¬† I must say that I started this diet on Wednesday, September 23.¬† From Wednesday to Friday, I’ve lost 4 pounds on this diet.

YAY!!!!

The first two weeks I am supposed to eat no sugar and no sugar added foods, besides the low carbs.¬† So that’s no bread, no pasta, no potatoes, and no fruits or root vegetables (like carrots, turnips, beets)¬† I have not been hungry, and I have not really craved these foods.¬† But it is an inconvenience.¬† I was used to eating cereal for breakfast every day.¬† I didn’t want to get up any earlier than I already am.¬† Now I cannot eat cereal.¬† I’ve replaced my usual breakfast with 2 boiled eggs and some canadian bacon.¬† I can boil eggs for the week ahead, so that helps in the mornings.¬† Lunch has been troublesome.¬† I usually ate a SlimFast bar, but it is too high in carbs.¬† Now I eat some raw broccoli, cauliflower, and raddishes with yogurt, and a couple of slices of deli turkey.¬† But that takes some time to prepare each night.¬†

My next goal will be to restart the exercise.

Dragons!

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

So who has enough dragons? 

Here are some dragon tubes that I made. 

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Football Cheer

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Here are some tubes for the football season!

Football

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Cheerleader

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More Cheerleaders

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Enjoy!

Fairy Tubes

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

I found some time and energy to play in DAZ!  Here are two sets of fairy tubes.

Blossom Fairy:

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Enchanted Autumn Fairy:

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Hope they inspire your creativity!

Heart Healthy

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Well, I had my cardiologist appointment on Tuesday.¬† He did order a echogram of my heart (an ultrasound).¬† He said everything looked fine in the ultrasound.¬† My legs were a little swollen.¬† He looked at all the test results that the other doctor had taken, and said he didn’t see anything to worry about.¬† He is concerned about my fast heartbeat, and they noticed an irregular beat while testing.¬† My blood pressure was high, too.¬† Of course, I had just come from school and we were doing PLAN testing that day.¬† Naturally,¬† I was dealing with unruly children who think that they can misbehave when they’re in a different teacher’s classroom.¬† He wants to give me a stress test in 2 weeks.¬† He put me on a beta blocker, hoping that this will also aid my bp medicine and diuretic into controlling blood pressure and swelling.¬†¬† He also suggested losing weight, which I had been working on until my feet started swelling and I was losing all this energy.¬† So we’re trying his assigned diet, which is basically like the South Beach Diet.¬† I’m not sure about this one since it is low carb and low sugar – and I have episodes of low sugar.¬† The beta blocker has a warning about probably making me drowsy or dizzy.¬† Like I need to be any more sleepy than I already am!¬† In fact, that’s why I’m not at school today.¬† I was too dizzy to drive.¬† And I’ll probably be crawling back into bed in a little while.

My mother had a triple bypass when she was in her 50′s, so that is something of a concern for me.¬† This concern came to life yesterday at school.¬† One of our teachers had a heart attack during his 4th period class.¬† This was not his first one either.¬† He’s 61.¬† He was alert when the EMT took him out on a gurney to the hospital.¬† But with my history of heart problems in my family, and my own history of blood pressure,¬† that could be me in 10 years.¬† So I’m trying very hard to do this diet thing, and hope I can get back on the treadmill soon.

Dragon Sighting

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

I found another dragon!¬† This one is a model offered at RuntimeDNA.com.¬† It’s called Piccolo.¬† I love it.

Here’s a render of it in DAZ 3d Studio 3

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Here’s a photoshop version of it:

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This Week

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

I was feeling a little perkier on Monday. Cough was basically subsided. However, on tuesday we started our tutoring program after school, and we also had open house. I left my home at 6 am (school starts at 7 am) and did not get back home until 9 pm. Yes, it was a long day. And it has basically done me in. I am coughing again–not as badly, but still coughing. And completely worn out. We did have a half-day on Wednesday, well the kids did anyway. I spent the afternoon sitting & listening to professional development. Today after school, I had my appointment with the Pulmonary doctor. He’s recommended a sleep study to see what’s happening while I sleep.

Tired of Looking Good

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Well, between morning rush hour and construction traffic, I left early enough to have a 30-minute wait in my waiting room.  I was told to fast, and drink only enough water to take my blood pressure meds and antibiotic.  So no more water, no bathroom, and no cough drops!  Can you imagine sitting in a waiting room, trying not to cough, because I really needed to go to the restroom really bad!

Finally, the nurse called me in.  Hmmm,  I lost 10 more pounds.  Why do I not feel like I did?  Guess, the diuretic had its purpose.

The doctor didn’t hesitate.¬† He told me immediately that all my tests — urinalysis, thyroid, blood tests, chest xrays — all of them came back with great results.¬† I’m definitely not diabetic, he said.¬† I knew I wasn’t¬†¬†¬† So much for that old quacky doctor I threw away!

He still thinks that it’s my blood pressure meds that are causing the lethargy.¬† I did have spurts of energy last week, but nothing to take note of.¬† He dropped down my blood pressure med a step, just to see how that reacts.¬† But my bp was really good!¬† 122/82¬† I haven’t seen numbers like that in maybe 10 years.

He also prescribed some Prednisone to¬† help with the post-nasal drip that’s causing all this darn doctor.¬† Finally, some medication I am familiar with!¬† The old quacky one was giving me a different med every time I came in– and none of them worked as well as the meds my doctor from little ol’ Church Point had given me.

He’s still concerned about the difficulty¬† in breathing, and wants to rule out 2 other things.¬† Next week I see a Pulmonary doctor for possible sleep apnea.¬† I’m also waiting for Cardiology to call and set up an appointment.¬† I have heart problems in my history.¬† My mother had open heart surgery — a quadruple bypass — when she was in her 50′s.¬† I’m in my 40′s.¬† So I’ll be seeing a cardiologist, because my doctor says heart problems can be hard to diagnose, though my chest xrays and EKG were good.

So I’m a little relieved that I’m not diabetic.¬† And soon I should be cleared of this sinus crud & coughing.¬† Maybe I’ll actually be able to talk a complete sentence during my class.¬† But I still am dealing with the burned out energy/lethargy and breathlessness.¬† Right now, I’m living in a fog.¬† The lack of rest and weariness is working on my clarity.¬†

I’m tired of not knowing what’s wrong with me.