Monday, November 10, 2014

New Blog

I recently set up a business blog!
Hop on over and check it out

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Write Your Story

Anytime Fitness Contest, Shop, POTS, whatnot and so forth!

Wow, these past weeks have been hectic - thanks to my ever so faithful friend, POTS!!! lol  First off I wanted to let y'all now that I have entered into a contest!!!  Please feel free to read and vote and also if you want to share it I wont complain one bit! ;)  Living with EDS and POTS 
Between feeling pretty poor and losing the draft(s) about half a dozen times, I was kinda surprised I was able to pull it off in time.  Every time it was deleted or lost it got a little frustrating  but I kept wondered if it was a God send that it had deleted.  There were so many times I wasn't pleased about how I had written it and was so close to submitting it before it was deleted. I'm happy be able to sit back and let God do the rest!

I know I promised some pictures of my shop in my last post.  Better late than never I guess! Here's a variety of pictures.  I don't have any new shop pictures right now but I am working on setting up an official website!

The back of this counter was really  icky so we put a piece of linoleum on back and it looks great!!

Getting flowers ready for the opening day!

Love what spring times does :)

Perfect way to end a good workout!

Another amazing sunset on the way to an evening play!!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Little Update

Seems like its been ages since I've written on this blog.  Well, I guess it has been ages!  Time seems to fly by lately.
My hips doing good.   No major complaints.  Things are still healing but I'm 96% back to all normal activities.  The screws can get a little annoying at times but nothing I can't handle. 
No major injuries for the past several months.  Still in PT for cervical instability.   POTS has probably been giving more trouble than anything else.  But that's life!
For the past two weeks I've been working on opening up a studio and gift shop in town.  It been a lot of fun.  It feels good to work hard at something and get lots accomplished.  POTS has pocked its head in the door more than once during these weeks but its all about adapting and making the most of what you CAN do.  Setting up a shop has been a good experience.  Its been good to just step out and take a risk.  Learning new business terminology (ugh!), and what its like to have a lot on your plate!  I'm loving every moment of it and wouldn't want to do anything else right now!

Will post more about my business adventures and pics later!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Almost Six Weeks Later................

PT is going very well and I'm pretty much 95-100% off my crutches!!! What a relief.....not sure if my shoulders could have handled it for much longer!  The past week, while walking without crutches, my leg is so weak that I tend to walk like Festus (which happens to be my new nickname :P)!  My therapist said most of my left leg movement is horizontal causing a lot of truck rotation which in turn is bothering my back, neck, shoulders, ect.  I've started to walk more normal now since my leg is getting stronger and I think I can tell a difference in discomfort.  The other week I went for my four week post-op check-up and had x-rays done.  Apparently I don't have two screws....I've got four.  So far everything is healing nicely and I'm happy with it!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Four Weeks Later

I can't believe is only been four weeks since I had surgery and I ditched a crutch last week. Besides separating a joint in my left foot and pumping a tube of air into my blood stream, recovery has gone well!!!!  My foot healed up quickly (Thank-goodness)  and the air thing......well lets just say I'm not likely to forget to prime the tube again.  Recovery has gone drastically different than expected.  With changes to the surgical techniques I had no hip restriction from the beginning.  Meaning weight as tolerated ect,  Every day brings new surprises with what I can do.  I'm just having trouble slowing down!  I had no intention on having my other hip done anytime soon but now that I know how things go, I'm putting that on the plate as a possibility next year.  We'll see what happens.

Nothing to Fear

LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup, and have made my lot secure.   Psalms 16:5

Sunday, October 13, 2013

My New Hip!!!

Having a PAO was a big decision but so far I'm happy I made it! Now on to recovery:)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


One bum shoulder (right) and with the fact that I'm right handed I figured I'd sit down and begin the art of mastering such tedious matters left handed!  Hip surgery is approaching and as I prepare for that I'm also busy with pre-op appointments, commissions ect. ect. ect.....

I had to donate over 500ml of blood for this surgery coming up.  With all honesty, I'm just starting to feel a little better from it and its been a week.   Losing all that blood really didn't help POTS;)

one of many paintings I've been working on!

LOVE it !!!!!