by Designer Lori Esterly

Posts tagged ‘Drexel University College of Medicine’

A Friend of Mine…Joanne Graves

Hi Everyone,

How are you all doing This new week?  I hope you had a great weekend like I did!  I have a question for you.  Did you ever have a friend who would do anything to help you?  I have great friends!!! The best friends I have every had in my life have been the friends I have since transplant.  They are the kind of friends who will help you with anything but give you a good kick in the pants when you need it.  Joanne Graves is a friend like that.

Joanne took me to Hahnemann last week and it wasn’t the first time she has taken me to the hospital for check ups.  She is also helping me with a lot of details for my son’s Graduation party at Church coming up very soon.  I hope you have faithful friends like I do.  I try not to take them for granted.  Also, I try to reciprocate as much as possible but I have to tell you my friends appreciate me even when I can’t reciprocate.

I never had a lot of friends in school but I learned a principle.  If you want friends you have to be friendly.  So, I began trying to be friendly.  It worked!  People started smiling back at me when I smile at them.  Say hello and they will respond.  Put yourself out there and be friendly and you will be surprised how people respond especially in this world where everyone is too busy to be personal.  You may just make someone’s day with a smile.  Try it! What do you have to lose?  Then come back and tell me what happened.  I’m waiting to hear from you.

And to Joanne…Thank you so much for all your help and especially for your friendship.

Have a Great Week!

~Lori

After Hahnemann…

Hello,

Monday was my day at Hahnemann University Hospital.  Last week I admitted that I dread going and taking all the tests etc.  Well I had nothing to dread this time, PTL!  I had to have my blood drawn and I had an echo cardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) which is sticky but doesn’t really hurt, (unless you get a tech that presses really hard like I did) and I saw my doctor, Dr Howard Eisen.

*A little side note here, if you have to go to a cardiologist and you live anywhere near Philadelphia there is no better doctor for your heart than Dr. Eisen.  He has cared for me through my transplant and 12 years later I am still being taken care of by him.  So, I trust him and you can too.

Now back to your regularly scheduled program…I was suppose to have a Lexiscan Stress test, which is the tougher test of the day, but it had to be rescheduled because it was never properly scheduled in the first place.  So my day was pretty easy as far as days at the hospital go.  Now I have that stress test next week but it is local so I don’t have to go to the city for it.  I am praising God for a good day!  I am still dreading that stress test though…but the good news is I can have the whole test in one day instead of 2 halves! Yay!

So, in my joy I created two new necklaces.  Take a Look!

Floating Glass 3 Strand Necklace

Aqua Crystal and Sterling Silver on a Figaro Silver Plated Chain (matching earrings) Matching Aqua Crystal and Matte Finish Sterling Silver Earrings

I hope you all enjoy these pieces as much as I do.  Have a Great Weekend!

~ Lori

Blue Crystal and Silver Chain

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having a good week. This week is a busy one for me.  It started out Monday with having some tests for my annual heart transplant check-up.  On tap is the normal  Blood work, Chest X-ray and Bone Density Scan but this is just the beginning as I will have another whole day of tests on the 21st.  I have to admit that I dread the trip to Hahnemann and a whole day of poking and prodding but it  always makes me pause to Thank God for another year, as well as the beginning of a new year.  Plus I always have a friend who drives and keeps me company,  Huge Thanks to Joanne.  I am extremely grateful!

What lays ahead for this new year?  It promises to be very busy and challenging since starting A Jewelry Masterpiece for You.  I am looking forward to the upcoming opening of my very own Etsy shop.  I am hoping to have it open for business in June.  That is just a couple of weeks away and there are still many things to do, but that will be the place to see and buy a Masterpiece of your very own.  Please remember that I not only custom design but also repair jewelry.  So if you have a favorite piece that you are unable to wear because the clasp broke or it is just looking old and needs an update, allow me to create something just for you that you will love once again.

Blue Crystal and Chain

Have a Great Weekend!

~Lori

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