Because I don’t have these trousers anymore, and I liked the checked print, I bought this checkered suit for Spring! With pink in it!
But first something else then a suit!
First of all, I sincerely hope that you and your family are all okay. And continue to do so.
A few weeks ago I had my appointment with the specialist lung nurse. I have that twice a year and twice a year with the lung doctor. Unless something goes wrong of course. I have known the lung nurse for 20 years, just like my lung doctor who retired last year. Very unfortunate, but my lung nurse is also a very nice person. And I wanted to know from her if I could go on a holiday by plane.
Since 2012 we havn’t gone on a holiday by plane. I’ll tell you why not. When I had to stop working in April 2012, that was a big blow to me. I loved my job. Soon I got anxiety and panic attacks and that got worse and worse. I quickly went to my pulmonologist and he initiated that I went to rehab and therefore also to a psychologist.
But that only happened the following year. In the meanwhile the attacks gone worse and worse. In August 2012 we would go to Ibiza with friends, which we have been doing for a number of years. And the night before we were supposed to go, I sat hyperventilating all night and I didn’t dare to go. I see myself as a fairly down-to-earth person but I cannot explain to you how those fears feel. Really awful and real. I did not dare to fly because I was afraid that I would choke on the plane or that I would not get air in Ibiza. All very irrational. Gerben then went to our friends in the morning to say we were not coming with them. Terrible situation.
Anyway, since then we have not flown anymore because first I did not dare and secondly I was not really stable the following years. My lungs that is. But Gerben would like to go to Spain again. So now I have to test if that is possibility. The test is only in May, so it will take a while but it is a bad test. Because you will get a needle in your wrist. And on the same day I have to prick blood gases, that’s what it’s called. Which is also in the wrist. So twice in 1 day!
And I can tell you that if you have someone who does not sting well, you will be hurt! Very hurt! And not all can do that prick well, it has to be in the artery. And I will have both my wrists in bandage, my goodness and that with my lungtube! People will feel real sorry for me…. So …. Gerben you already owe me one! (I probably have something on my wish list, don’t you think!) I’ll keep you informed!
My new checkered suit with pink in it
I knew I wanted ankle grazer trousers and a double breasted blazer in checked print. But I also wanted a color in it. Not only black white and grey. And what better color then pink for Spring! I now styled it with red, but any color would look good with it. The red bracelet is so very old, bought it in Canterbury 19 years ago. It is still one of my favorite bracelets.
The trousers are high waist, which requires corrective underwear for me. I added the belt and I think it looks better then without it! What’s your opinion on that? Can’t wait to wear this checkered suit with sandals and a white tee.
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Love the bright accessories with this suit! I wish you well at your appointment in May. I know the needle sticks will not be easy but hopefully the pay off – getting to fly with Gerben! – will be worth it!
Yes it is worth it! Thanks Kellyann!
I do like it with the belt. The pants are such a flattering style!
Thank you very much Mireille!
Ouch, that does sound rather painful, Nancy! I do hope you get the desired result and you get to travel to Spain once the horrible virus has upped and left. I do hope you are keeping safe! As for your checked suit, it does look amazing on you. I love how you paired it with red, and I especially love the big red flower corsage! xxx
Thanks Ann. Well I won’t be traveling any time soon now of course.
You are always so upbeat considering the things you have to go through Nancy. What an inspiration.
And I’m so glad you added pink to this suit…it’s gorgeous styled this way.
My mom has a ton of flowers like you’re wearing!! She will love to see this,
I have them in all sorts of colors too! Thanks Jodie, that is so very kind!
Such a chic look with and without the belt! Love the red! I have a similar pair of pants (trousers as you say!) but no matching blazer. It would be nice to have a blazer too!
Yes or perhaps a slightly different blazer! Thanks Carmen!
With this double-breasted style of blazer, I think it looks better un-belted. I like belting blazers when they are fitted (narrow waist already) or oversized (and then your waist looks tiny). This is a fabulous suit, Nancy – looks great on you! The red flower is amazing – I think I would do it on the lapel.
Please be extra-extra careful with any travel, my dear! I know you will be, but just concerned for you as someone with health issues.
I have had a panic attack in public – I fainted at a concert and had to be carried out. It was really scary, and yes, it’s hard to explain to others. Hugs to you, my dear. Stay safe.
Oh really, because of the crowd? Awfull isn’t it! Yes I won’t be traveling for the next months I think. Thanks Sheila for the advice also!
Great suit Nancy – love the addition of the red. Canterbury? in Kent? My local shopping centre. Jacqui x
Really! I havn’t been there for a while but we were planning on going there in April. But I think we have to cancell that trip! Oh Jacqui we should definitely meet one day!
Nancy, I’m so sorry you have to go through all that. I so admire your upbeat attitude despite your health challenge! I’m hoping your tests go well and that you and Gerben get to travel. Thanks for your bravery in sharing your challenges with all of us. We all have them but are not so forthcoming. As for that adorable suit–I love the red belt on it! And of course, you have the perfect red booties, my friend! Super cute!
Oh thank you very much for these more then kind words Darlene!
Oh Nancy those tests sound terrible! But if you get through them successfully, and are able to fly once the skies are open again, it will be amazing to get back to Ibiza again.
This suit is spectacular! I love the pink accessories. It’s sooo stylish.
Yes it will! Thanks Gail!
you look great in this suit!
Thank you very much.
All the best to you my dear friend. Keeping my fingers crossed for you and sending lots of love. You are such an inspiring woman and got the greatest attitude! xo Sabina
Oh thank you so much!
You are so brave, I can’t imagine how much it hurts. Just normal blood tests are painful, so I really feel for you. You look beautiful in your suit xo
Thank you very much!
First, it’s a really cute outfit! I love it! You look fabulous!
I used to have horrendous allergies and get so stuffy which would eventually lead to me hyperventilating. Then I would have some mild panic. It’s really unsettling and scary. Not silly at all! And you have a legitimate concern with your lung condition, I can see why you would feel insecure about travel if everything wasn’t stable. I’m sorry you have to have the artery puncture for your blood gases. I’ve been on the other side of that needle, so I know what is entailed. I hope it all goes very smoothly.
Oh really? Yes it’s a awful one and I have been pricked so many times by people who did do it wrong. Oh what a horror. In the academic hospitals they prick in the ear now.
Ear pricks? I had no idea that was possible. I’ve been out of the medical laboratory field for quite awhile now.
Well it’s only since a year that they do that and only in the academic hospitals. It’s so much better!
I am in LOVE with how you styled the suit – I love the belt on top. Such a pop of color and a fashion-forward vibe!
Im really sorry to hear about your upcoming lung tests, hoping all goes well and that you can travel!
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What a cute pop of color! So chic dear!
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Nancy, I hope you can get through the testing process with ease and are able to fly to go on your trip to Spain. This suit is absolutely amazing and so totally you. I love that it has pink in it and that you wore it with red. Such a great combination. And I think I do like it better with the fun belt! Thanks for linking up, my friend.
Thank you very much Shelbee!
This is beauitful on you! I love the plaid with the red. The flower is such a great shot! I love it as a brooch or added on the belt. You look great!! I love a plaid suit. I have been thinking of you and I know this is tough!
thanks for linking!
But it is for you too Jess! Stay safe and take it easy!
Such a fun suit on you, you wear ti well and it looks great with and without the belt! How horrible you have to go through such tests – and now you can’t fly to Spain anyway with the changes around the world 🙁 Hopefully you will get to go soon!
Hope that you had a good weekend. We celebrated my son’s birthday at home, with no guests, instead of the big party we had planned in the park, but he still had a good day 🙂
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