Thursday, April 10, 2008

Physiotherapists are great!

This is a very special card, for a very special young woman. Unless this is your first visit to my blog, you all know that I recently (8 weeks ago) had bi-lateral knee replacement surgery. I'm doing really well and, in fact, seem to be about 3 - 4 weeks ahead of the recuperative schedule outlined in most of the articles I've read. I attribute this first to God for looking after me, to the prayers of all my very special cyber friends, my family and, last, but definitely not least, to the physiotherapy I've been receiving over the last several weeks. I am fortunate enough to have two physiotherapists, Tarja, and a young woman, Kelly, a student at McMaster University in Hamilton. Kelly is doing her very first work placement at St. Joseph's Hospital and I'm her very first patient. Under the very capable supervision of Tarja, Kelly has made sure that I'm doing all of the right exercises. She's with me every step of the way making sure that I'm getting just the right amount of stretch or flexion, riding a recumbent bike, walking straight, and a myriad of other things that need to happen before I'm declared 100% following the surgery. Tomorrow is Kelly's last day of the 6-week work placement and I wanted her to remember her first patient (me), so I made this card for her.



This card is based on BSC23 over at Splitcoaststampers. Thanks, Jamie, for a terrific sketch.

Kelly actually looks a lot like Barbella. She's slim, trim, blonde and I'm sure she must be physically active if she's choosing a career in physiotherapy. Kelly knows the muscles in the body and how to get them to work after years of non-use (me, again). I wanted the card to reflect the benefits of working-out and thought Barbella was the perfect choice. The cardstock and patterned papers are by SU in one of their scrapbooking packages. I love the colours, but don't know the names of them. The ribbon is by PTI, in the Auqua Mist colour which matches perfectly with the SU colours here. I added the brass brads and photo hangar for pizzazz. The image was stamped on Selecte White and sponged with Aqua Mist.

Okay, that's it for know. I just wanted to say 'thanks' to Kelly for working with me and helping me to get back on my feet. Good Luck in your studies, Kelly.

9 comments:

Denise... said...

Cute card...SO glad you're doing so very well!

Alexandra said...

Barb, this is a wonderful card - I am sure she will love it, love that bella, so cute!! Glad to hear you are doing so well!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Melissas said...

Congrats on your progress! I'm sure Kelly will love this card :)

Anonymous said...

Wow Barb you have come a long way in a short time..l love this cute card..l think Kelly will hold this close to her heart..
l'm so happy your doing so well its nice to see your cards again.

pescbrico said...

I'm sure she will love it and will remember you! :)

Tracy.H said...

Great card, Barb! I happy to hear that you are doing so well! :0)

JessicaLynn said...

Barb.. I am so happy to see you making cards again!! I have a new set for you to design for!! :) Tell me when you are ready for it!!

Jessica Lynn
http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

Barb, I love this card! Oh I bet Kelly was excited to receive this!

Love the colors, layout, embellishments and all the thought and sweetness that went into this beauty!

Jennifer :)

flipflops4sherri said...

What a card this is. I can't wait to hear how she liked it. I love it!!