January 28, 2011

I'm Alive

Hello Everyone! I hope that life has been treating you fabulously! I have been resting for the past couple of weeks since my surgery and am glad to FINALLY be up and about a bit.

My surgery went well, however I didn't know it was going to hurt this much or that my incision was going to be so huge. Ugh! I was a mess before surgery, especially after a two day liquid diet and the threat of more icy to make the roads un-drivable (Is that even a word?). I think at that time, I would have walked if I had to. I did not want to go through the anxiety of waiting and wanted to get through the horrible fear of dying that I had. Feels good to say that now that it is all said and done. I really was scared that it was going to be the end for me. I kept saying, "God, please let me live. I'm not ready to die yet". So, enough said except for Thank You God for letting me live and for letting everything go well.And thanks to all of you for your support and prayers!  They really worked, especially when it came to getting my IV in quickly.  I had the best nurse and she got it in LITERALLY the first time in less then ten seconds!  WooHoo!

Below are some chip board hearts that I made for Alpha Stamps (before surgery). Oh how I love Alpha Stamps! I think I spend even more money now that I am on the design team, because I just want everything. I've always felt they have unique items for my art and now I get to indulge even more!

These were designed as an example for a current, but closed swap. There are new swaps posted often, so if you would like to have a great experience with swapping, check out the Alpha Stamps Yahoo Group. And great news for you, when you join the swaps there is a sales page for you to get the materials you need. Check out the Alpha Stamps Blog for great ideas as well new products and giveaways.

Have a great creative day, and if you have any questions about the items I used, feel free to let me know! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo


Gail Thayer said...

Yay, so very glad you're home and recovering! That must feel great to have it behind you...
Love your hearts, those are beautiful!

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Rhonda, I am so sorry that you were so fearful, but you had major surgery. I am just so glad that everything is over and that you are recovering. I know it will take time, but you are healing every day, I think about you all the time. Rest and relax, I am sure you are tired of that by now. Hugs, Terri

Home and Heart said...

I am SO glad to hear you are doing better Rhonda!! Your hearts are lovely, and you are missed! Jody :-)

debi said...

Rhonda, I'm sorry to hear how scary it was for you before your surgery, but, so very glad that all went well. I'm happy that you are starting to feel better and hope you will be back to your ol' self very soon. HUGS!

Rella said...

Hellloooooooooo little bee!!! I am stopping in to leave a hug and tell you I was thinking of you. Big hugs, actually, because I know you are doing more and more each day and I am guessing you are so delighted with every baby step towards total health.

Stop by Faerieluna.......I am having a little give away in exhange for telling me what brings you joy...

xox Rella