Friday, April 18, 2014


Hi Everyone!!!
I have missed you all so much!! I have been sick, and really crafting is the last thing that I have wanted to do.  I never thought that those words would ever come out of my mouth.  I have been struggling with a lot of pain in my back, it is so bad sometimes that I can't stand for more than 5 minutes.  I recently had x-rays, and this is going to sound crazy but I was so hoping that it would show that there was something, and they could take it out, and everything would be great, but they just got the results, and they found that I have arthritis in my back.  So I feel defeated.  There is nothing that they can do, I am going to try physical therapy, and if that doesn't help, my Doctor will be doing more tests.  The thought of not being able to even stand at my kitchen sink to peel potatoes, is so depressing to me.  I am trying to keep my hopes up, and trying not to get depressed, and have a positive attitude, but I gotta say, it is not working out to well.  So I had committed to make a cake for my niece's 6th Birthday cake, and I thought that would take my mind off waiting for the test results, so I am able to work on the cake while sitting down, so I did get that done, but I just can;t seem to get into doing anything, so after never even getting started selling Stampin Up stamps, I am going to have to see if I can put that on hold, and just concentrate on feeling better.  I will be checking in with you all to see what AMAZING things that you have all been doing, and here is a picture of the Little Mermaid cake that I made.  I hope to get back chatting, and scrapping with you all!!  Karen♥


  1. Hello dear friend:) I'm so sorry to hear about your back and I do hope therapy helps. You will be in my prayers and I will be checking in with you. Please do not worry about SU and you just take care of yourself and worry about you:) You did an amazing job on this cake, I love love it and god bless you for creating such a fantastic cake during your back pain, you are one awesome aunt!! Take care of yourself my friend!!
    Big Hugs,

  2. Thank you Norma, so much!! You are such a great friend! You are such kind caring person, and you mean so much to me, I hope to be back to the old me soon!! Thanks again for all that you have done for me! ♥

  3. Karen, Karen, Karen, please do not give up! You are not defeated, my lady. There are many things you can do. Of course, I don't know the extent of your arthritis, but I have had some problems myself. Arthritis is in my genes; I have it in my neck and spine, and also in my big toe, which sometimes makes it difficult to walk. I am a true believer in physical therapy, anything that would prevent me from having surgery. So give PT a try, along with other things the doctor may recommend to you. I've been doing PT for over a year, off and on, and you learn to manage by stretching and proper strengthening exercises. Find yourself a good specialist that deals with arthritis; I'm sure they can provide help. After PT, doctors sometimes suggest a steroid shot to the affected area, and lastly surgery. Hang in there, my dear, and keep me posted.


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