Thursday, April 11, 2013

I'm Back!!!

Hello everyone!  It seems like that it has been forever since I've been on here.  In January my appendix burst and I was in the hospital for 11 long days because of the severe infection that spread through the whole right side of my torso.  After I got out it took me quite awhile to get back to normal.  But that didn't last long either.  When the surgeon was operating on me he noticed that my gallbladder was inflamed and hardening.  This is how I found out what was causing my extreme back pain and muscle spasms in my ribs.  I had no idea that your gallbladder could cause so much pain.  I mean it was some of the worst pain that I've ever had in my life.  I cannot put into words how horrible the pain was and nothing would help.  Sometimes it would last up to 48 hours!  I couldn't sleep, sit, stand, walk....anything.  To find out it is fat in food that caused the gallbladder to cause these pains.  So, after I got out of the hospital for my appendix I started watching what I ate.  It was pretty much no fat, no caffeine, no chocolate.  It was the most bland diet that I've ever been on.  I lost 19.5 lbs. in 2 months.  I am hypothyroid and for anyone out there that has this issue you know you cannot loose weight no matter what you do.  So, a few weeks ago I had my gallbladder out.  As soon as I got out of the operating room I could tell the difference.  In the recovery room they gave me pudding and shortbread cookies!  They were amazing.  I feel so much better now.  I had no idea that my gallbladder was making me so sick.  It wasn't just the pain, I was so tired and completely exhausted too.  I wasn't able to get anything accomplished and I didn't know why.  Now I feel pretty amazing!  That is until I see the stupid hospital bills.  Those make me quite sad.

Enough about me.  Here is the card that I made for the Kraftin Kimmie Krafty Krop Challenge #6 - Colour Inspiration & #3 - Fussy Kuttin' & Challenge #153 Flowers.

I used the following items:
Lost & Found Portobello Road Paper
Kraftin Kimmie Gabrielle Rubber Stamp
Copic Markers
Michael's Paper Flowers
K&C Company Butterfly Stickers
Martha Stewart Punch
Spellbinders Oval Die


  1. Super cute card! Love all those flowers! Glad to hear that you're feeling better now! Thanks for playing along with my colour challenge at KKS!

  2. Oh my've been through quite the ordeal! I'm so happy to hear you're on the mend. Your card is gorgeous...thanks so much for playing along with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!