Friday, January 18, 2008

Some exciting news.....

...for me, anyway! I went to pick up the mail yesterday, as usual, and inside my mailbox were my stamps from JessicaLynn Original. Last night I officially began to make cards as per my Design Team duties. I was so excited and the best news of all, I can begin sharing sneak peeks starting January 21st. So stay tuned to see what I come up with for my first efforts.

Now, on to the business at hand of Bingo. Today we will have seven numbers, thanks to all the contributions received. Are you ready? Okay, let's go on with it!

I17 - Daily
I22 - Norma
N43 - Wanda
G48 - Melissas
N40 - Cathy
I24 - Cathy
G49 - Cathy

Today I'm having coffee with a lady who has had bi-lateral knee replacement surgery. I'm facing that same surgery, probably sometime in February (I'm just waiting to hear from the doctor's office for a specific date). Bi-lateral means both knees are being replaced at the same time. I'm very anxious about this surgery, but I really want to be able to walk again, pain free. Jacqueline tells me I will be really, really pleased once it's all over and done with and the recovery time has passed. Her surgery was June 5th, 2007 and she says she walking just fine now. I'm looking forward to meeting her and asking all sorts of questions. I know it's not going to be easy, but I'm doing it anyway and have mentally prepared myself for the worse pain I've ever felt. Luckily, I have a high pain threshold and I WILL BE BETTER OFF IN THE LONG RUN! I just keep reminding myself that I want to play with my grandsons, take them for walks, bake cookies with them and be a proper grandma to them. I can't do that with these knees, so I'm gettin' new ones. Okay, that's my 'feelin'-sorry-for-myself-time' all used up for today. Thanks for listening.

17 comments:

Sarah said...

Hi Barb,
Sorry to hear you have to have surgery but praying all will go well both with it and the recovery. Do you have to stay off your feet any length of time? I have contemplated having foot surgery because of my plantar fasitis but staying off my feet for 6 weeks isn't an option with three little ones.
God bless,
Sarah
www.homeschoolblogger.com/OhioSarah

NormaJ said...

You have waited a long time for this surgery and I wish you well, Barb. I know what you mean by wanting to enjoy the grandkids. It isn't always possible when your legs won't hold you up. You will have to keep us posted as to your well being. Keep a journal of this time, so one day you can go back and read it and know the difference this surgery will make.
Hugs, Norma

Melissas said...

My neighbor had knee replacement last year, and although the recovery time was long, he is Soooooooo much happier because he can once again be as active as he wants to be! Good luck to you when you undergo the surgery :)

Cathy said...

So sorry you have to have knee surgery, But l'm glad they can do this for you. They have come a long way with this type of surgery Thank God.
l will keep you in my prayers, We have a friend who had this done last year..She said it was the best thing she ever did. She said Know one could hold her back now LOL.. it did take time but was while worth it.
l will pray your recovery time will be short. God Bless

Denise... said...

Barb, I can't wait to see your sneak peeks! I'm sure they'll be great! Two numbers today, yea! Everybody that I know that has had any joint replacement has been thrilled with the results. I'm sure you will be too! You go girl!

Kim H. said...

Can't wait to see the sneak peeks...Hope the knee replacements go well! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Tracy.H said...

Hi Barb,

I hope you get all your questions answered today and that it puts your mind at ease a bit. I am sure this surgery will be tough...but you will get through it. And just keeping thinking of those grandbabies of yours and that will help you get through your recovery!!

Here is my next entry for another bingo number.

http://tracyshappyplace.blogspot.com/2008/01/lovin-this-sketch.html

Anonymous said...

Sorry you have to have surgery, but pray everything goes well with the surgery & recovery. I had hip replacement surgery and am so thankful I did. No problem with recovery at all. Here is my entry for a bingo number. Thanks, JoAnn B.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=776175

Shannon said...

Barb,
I hope you get all your questions answered and can feel less anxious over surgery. My husband is having another ear surgery on Feb 5th and I'm more anxious then him.

Here is a bingo entry using SU stamps:
http://livelovelaughandstamp.blogspot.com/2008/01/priceless-meets-two-scoops.html

Genevieve said...

Hi Barb! I had no idea about your knee troubles. I know surgery can cause anxiety, but hopefully the doctor can set your mind at ease. I sure hope everything goes smoothly and you can get to walking with no pain!

wanda box said...

Good evening Barb, I am glad you have someone to talk to that knows first hand about your knee surgery. I have a card for an extra number Monday.

http://ucanstampit.blogspot.com/

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Wow....can't wait to see what uou make with your new stamps..

All Pink girl said...

Congrats on your design team carn't waite to see what you make ,
hope all goes well with your knee xxxDawnx

My Paper World said...

I hope your knee op goes well.
Congrats on the DT, I cant wait to see your creations!

Lesa said...

Congrats on getting your new stamps....can't wait to see all the cute creations you'll be making! You have been waiting for this major surgery- it will be worth it - we're all here to support you through it. Is your dd still coming to help with the recivery? BIG hugs!

Tami Bayer said...

I am so excited to see what you do with your DT stamps. What an exciting start to the year. I hope the surgery is wildly successful. How wonderful that you have someone to share their experience with you.

wanda box said...

I am not sure if we can still submit SU cards for the BINGO rd 3 I know you said challenge cards here is another card for Monday's numbers

http://www.ucanstampit.blogspot.com/