On the morning of my March Stamp camp (6th March) I awakened with a little hip pain - but over the course of the morning it became a LOT of hip pain. My lovely friend Jeanette came to my aid and sped me off to the local ER where my hubby Alistair met us.
After various pain meds I was given very strong intravenous pain meds that finally allowed me to lie down long enough so scans and x-rays could be done. After ruling out various issues like a twisted ovary and perforated bowel the Dr's decided my pain was from a bulge from a disc in my lower spine. I was transferred to Memorial Hermann at Memorial City and after various issues (too many to mention and a VERY long story) I had spinal surgery on March 17th (Yes I was an inpatient all that time!!) I was discharged home on the 18th. My recuperation from the spinal surgery has been reasonably uncomplicated however the hip pain still remains and I am experiencing some pain and sensory changes as a result of an epidural injection I was given to 'help' the hip pain. My mobility is still slow, painful an exhausting. Follow up was today and now I am being referred for further MRI's and testing, as well as to the Pain Management team. So we keep plodding - or rather hobbling on.
With the help of my great friend Leslie, members of my downline, and a walker frame I managed to attend OnStage last week in Shreveport. I know I probably should not have gone - but I was chosen to be a display stamper and that opportunity may never come again - so I wanted to be there!
I will share some of my display projects - which use items from the new catalog, in the next few weeks :)
So - that's where I am at - I haven't fallen off the face of the planet - although with the pain meds I have had I sure felt like I was floating round a lot :) And, I will be back to share projects over the next few weeks :)
THURSDAY is the Stampin Friends April Blog Hop....so please join me for that and hop along for some Birthday and Celebration themed projects!
With much love, and THANK YOU to all who sent cards and well wishes!