Friday, September 12, 2008

New Art Journal Page

It felt good to do an art journal page today. Its been a while! This past week I have actually done some stamping too for a new stamp sheet that Artistic Outpost will be debuting soon-they asked me to be a guest designer and I gladly accepted. I can't put those creations on my blog yet, so you will see those later.

I am still having my pain, although lately its been milder, so I have been able to do a bit more.

If I am on my feet alot though, I usually pay for it later in the day or even the next day.

All this has had me really wishing I was invincible-hence the journal page for today.

The past week has revealed through my CT scan that there is really nothing wrong with me, other than a stupid fibroid. The fibroid is in the spot where my pain is and that is all they can find that could possibly be causing my pain. It is also accompanied with nausea and a low grade temperature. So , it looks like a Hysterectomy IS in the future. I am waiting a bit longer though, because I want to see how my pain level is. If its mild, I think I will hold off a bit. Plus, I have to pay like 30% of the surgery cost, which HURTS. That is ALOT of money. Plus, having 2 small children in school and no family nearby is really hard too. But, if it just gets to the point where I can't stand it , I will have to do it. I can't suffer like this. As per my doctor's instructions, I am seeing an internist today to make sure she did not miss anything. Which honestly, I don't know how they possibly did. I have had blood drawn, an ultrasound and a CT scan. Along with urgent care and 2 other doctors. sigh. Okay, enough whining. But I have had people wondering so I thought I would tell y'all what I have been up to (which other than doctor appts and being doped on Vicodin for the pain, has not been much!).

I do hope to be doing more art, and continuing to be a trooper (as my doctor told me this past week).


Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

So sorry you still have pain-sending hugs and well wishes-good luck in whatever medical course you choose!
hugs, chris

Erin and Nathan said...

Lately, I wish I was invincible too! I hate hospitals and doctor's that really sucks that you have been there so many times. Feel better, you trooper.

Anonymous said...

Boy you are a trooper!! Hope you feel better! Hang in there!

Beautiful page! Love the colors.

Mary S Hunt said...

your spirit shows through with the journal page.
hope that however the prognosis goes for you
surgery or not
that you get to feeling better quick.
feeling in pain all the time is a plain drag...

Suzan Buckner said...

Kristy--I hope you feel better soon!! If I lived close, I would come watch the kids while you had surgery!!!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

Kristy...I do hope they help you manage through the pain...your journal page is great...I gotta start doing that.

Wanda H said...

Kristy, your page is fabulous!!! I think we all wish we were invinsible.

Blaiz said...

I'm glad to read an update from you. I've been thinking about you and wondering what was going on.

Your art, as usual, is fantastic.

I hope everything works out for you.