Warning, warning, this is going to be a long post so grab a cup of coffee or cup of tea before you read. You will probably switch to better reading material before you are halfway through this one... LOL I probably would!
Seriously I can't believe how bad craft withdrawl can be...I haven't had time to craft in what seems ages..and I don't like it one bit. At the moment there doesn't seem to be anything I can do about it. I do have a few things on the burner that I was working on before bedlum broke loose again in this household. I hope to work on them little by little until they are done and posted. Don't give up on me yet! I'm still here... BTW.. Thanks to all of you who have been sending me private emails... They have certainly brightened up my days. You will never know just how much.
I thought it was time that I do an update on what has been happening. First of all most you knew that I was suffering from severe bouts of pain that was all consuming and could last for weeks at a time, with visits to the emergency room for mega injections of pain medications. I finally out I have a rare condition that has a name about a mile long. Seriously I don't think you should have medical conditions if you can't pronounce them... or spell them.. LOL... That sure would cut down on a lot of illnesses in my life as I can't pronounce 2/3 of them. Anyway it affects about 200,000 people...80% of the people don't have major problems with it...then there is the 20% who are debelitated by the pain... Guess what category that I fall into? Yeah! yep that's me... Since they know nothing much about it the treatment is limited and basically consists of steroids and super pain meds. Needless to say... after much steroid treatment I am tipping the scales at nearly 200lbs and I don't like it one bit. Next I have been diagnosed with diabetes type 2... Now this is the real kicker. The doctor sent me home with this diagnosis, but not a clue or a word on what I am supposed to be doing about it. She told me to eat healthy.... Well to me that is eating once a day, which is what I am still doing. I have no symptoms other than excessive thirst from time to time, but not that often... so I am just winging it. Then my brother was in a serious accident. Thankfully he is going to be ok... Just a long time healing, but God was so good to him and us and for that I am truly grateful. Next our one and only child, age 34, has a rare severe form of rhumatoid arthritis. From time to time his hips will lock and he cannot move at all. We usually end up taking him to the hospital and spending hours there. When this happens not only do we take care of his daughter, but also him while his wife works, which means the upkeep of their home, yard and whatever else falls to us. I am NOT complaining... I am just so thankful that God allows my hubby and I to be able to help. When we are not double or triple dutying it somewhere else then it is time to work a little at our own home and my parents have been needing more help this summer than usual... There are days I feel that everyone wants a piece of me and I sometimes feel there isn't enough of me to go around... so I have had to let some things go and one of them for the moment is crafting.
All in all God is so good to us and without Him I know things could be a whole lost worse. He always lets me know He is still in control of our lives no matter what we are facing. Even with knowing all this yes I still get down in the dumps because that is human nature, but in my heart I know He is always there for me... I am praying everyday for a cure for our son and for anyone else who suffers from RA. It is heart wrenching to see someone you love in such severe pain knowing there is nothing you can do... Someday I pray that God will provide a cure as I know that HE can.
Hey all is not doom and gloom.... my lovely Miss V keeps hubby and I in stitches laughing. She is an absolute hoot and such a delight. Even with me being so tired, she can always manage to make me smile and be thankful that she is our gift. Also since May I have lost nearly 30lbs. Whoo Hoo... I think it is from helping to keep up 3 lawns and all those flower beds that have to be weeded. Now if I could just lose another 50lbs....I'd have it made. LOL... See something good is happening. IF only my thinning hair would grow back in and not be white... life would be perfect. LOL.. who am I trying to kid... says the lady who is going to be celebrating that big 60 later this year... When you have time... stop in and say hey! Keep in touch and I promise I will be back as soon as I possibly can... Think of all of you so often.