Thursday, June 24, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted on here. I have been very busy with swaps, re-organizing my craft area and life in general my blog has been neglected. I will be posting some cards that I am doing for a Cricut Club SS Swap here at my LSS as soon as I get them done. I can't believe how time is just flying buy. It will be fall in no time and back to the cold weather. It has been so wonderful here with all this warm weather. I can't believe I have been wearing shorts and sleeping with my window open. I am usually so cold I have the space heater on. But praise God I am enjoying some very nice weather.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend and got those creative juices flowing,
Lee Ann

Monday, May 10, 2010

Get well Card

Here is one of many get well cards I received over the past week. This one is hand made by a very special lady and one I am blessed to call friend Peachy. She is a very talented lady the picture does not due the card justice. You can see more of her creations at peachy paper crafts. Thanks Peachy I love the card.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

I am not a mother but wish everyone who is a very Happy Mothers Day. I went to church today boy did it feel good to get back into the swing of things after this past week. I was very humbled by everyone who kept coming up and welcoming me home. I truly do have a church family and they are wonderful. I received these beautiful flowers from one of my friends. I also received a ton of cards. Thank you Lord for putting such wonderful people in my life.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Kitty Kat Paint Can Swap

Here are pics of a paint can swap I did in April. This was my first time at decorating a paint can. But I did enjoy it and will do it again.
This is the card I sent along with the can.

I made goodie bags for Brenda's 4 fur babies

Here is a peek of all the goodies I put inside

This is Lady Grey

This is Gibson

This is Wikkit

This is Archer

This is the top

Guess where I have been???

There is nothing like a little water on your heart and lungs to interrupt your day. Went in Friday for and echo gram and they rushed me to ER. So much for my plans to go buy me some scrap booking goodies. They operated on Saturday morning, there is nothing like waking up with tubes and wires sprouting from your body. Later that night got slam dunked into ICU, my blood pressure got down to 60. So I spent a couple of days there which they just had to add another tube like I did not already have enough. On Sunday they removed around a liter of fluid from my left lung. Monday they moved me to a regular room where I spent the duration. I did have a great room mate Helen we got to share God's word with each other, what a blessing. Wednesday they removed my tubes and wires the tube from my chest felt like a hundred bees stinging me all at once may I just say OWE!!!!!!!. Between Saturday and Wednesday around a gallon of liquid was drained from my heart. I got home between 5-6 pm. Have been trying to take it easy but 5 days hanging out in bed is not my idea of a good time. There are only 3 positions you can lay, and only so much TV. you can watch before you start going stir crazy. But I can say I was blessed with the medical staff the nurses were wonderful. God always seems to place me in the best medical hands. The chief of surgery did my operation. So anyways I get my stitches out next week yahoo!!!! I told my friends enough people have seen me naked this week I feel like a stripper

I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. What a blessing you all are to me. God is sooooooooooo good, I know I say it often but I am truly blessed. Nothing compares to the promise we have in Jesus. He is my comfort, my shelter, my tower of refuge and strength. Glory be to Him, once again He has carried me thru the valley. The enemy keeps trying to tear me down and God just keeps building me up. Praise your name Lord and thank you for loving me and using me as a witness to how wonderful you are. To you be the glory for I know it is only because of you that I am still here. A special thank you to my Aunt who never missed a day to come visit me. Her and my Uncle are a true God Send for me, I love them very much. Thanks to my church family for your prayers and cards. May God bless you all and keep you safe in the shadow of His wings.

Friday, April 30, 2010

6 Week SS Swap

This is a what I received on my SS Swap due last week. It was a very nice surprise to open this box. I can't wait to play with all my goodies.
Friday Follow

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Rainy day Tuesday

Woke up today and it was rainy wet and cold. It looked light night time out, so I stayed in bed for awhile watching TV. which I rarely do but it was so nice and warm I did not want to give it up. I went to the doctor yesterday and it was very positive my blood work is all normal, all though my C125 has gone up it is no where near where it was when I started seeing my doctor. There is however fluid building up around my heart and behind my one lung. I guess since Satan knows he cannot defeat me with the cancer he is trying to attack me with these new symptoms. Just another healing I have to thank my Heavenly Father for. God is so good I am so thankful I have a Father as loving and as faithful as him. I have to get an ultrasound done Monday of my heart but I am healed of this too. My God is greater than any sickness on this earth on by His stripes I am healed. I will post more later. Have a great day and God Bless.

Friday, April 2, 2010

A New Understanding of Good Friday

Got my results back yesterday and get ready for this, there are now new nodules on my lymph nodes. The one they found has shrunk from cm's to mm's. There was a spot on my other lung which is not there now, everything else has not significantly changed. Praise God, I am healed. So I ask all of you believers in Christ to give a shout of praise to the Lord. He is great, He is good His glory and Grace is never ending. I have to see my doctor on Monday. I am waiting for him to explain to me how this happened since I am not back on chemo. My chemo is trusting and believing in God with all that I am no matter what this world may say. Just to think if I would of listen to my doctor I would of been back on chemo getting injected with poison and living my life on the couch not having the energy or ambition to live my life as God intended. My doctor told me in late October, early November that I could not be cured of cancer. That I had 2 options get back on Chemo till they find a cure or get back on Chemo till I have no quality of life. I chose NOT to do chemo but been doing ulternative treatments(all natural and a change of diet). But most importantly I have claimed my healing I have stopped asking God to heal me, instead I have been thanking Him and praising him for my healing. I have not been listening to Satan's little voice that keeps trying to tell me I am not cured cause I still have this symptom or that symptom. I am healed Jesus Christ died on this day Good Friday to cure me of my cancer. He came to this world to pay the price for me today and for anyone who will just ask. He freely suffered (more than I can imagine) and then died, so I could have everlasting life and be free of all sicknesses. He did this so I could be a witness to His glory so I could one day sit here and write these words I am writing to anyone who reads this. I want to shout from the mountain tops and dance for the whole world to know that God is greater than anything Satan can throw at us. He is in control and we must trust and believe in Him and His word even when our world is crashing down around us. I want to thank all of you for your prayers. I ask that you all still keep thanking and praising God for my healing as there are still side effects I am dealing with from the radiation and the chemo. But you can believe and know that I am healed.
Thank you Father God for all you have blessed me with and all the wonderful plans you have for me and my future.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I also made my partner a birthday list book, some sentiments and a photo frame for her cat Logan. Not to mentioned I sent her other goodies as well which you can see on her blog Peachy Paper Crafts.

I joined a mail box swap awhile back here is my creation




Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mail Box Swap 2010

I joined a Mail Box Swap and I received my box today from my partner. Once I send out my partners I will post a pic of the box I designed for her.
 This is a Faith album she made me it brought tears to my eyes. I would post a pic of each page but just take it from me the inside is awesome. I had to sit for a moment it truely brought  tears to my eyes.

Next is an exploding box filled with my favorite dark Chocolates Yummy

Next is the 2 small purses she made me that were filled with goodies

and finally here are all the goodies that she bought me to fill up all the things she made.

Thank you so much Peachy, God truely blessed me with you as a partner and that I can call you friend. May God Bless you and keep and may His light shine on you and His grace fall on you like a sweet rain shower.

Monday, February 22, 2010

This one of two packages I am to recieve from an embellishment swap

Friday, February 19, 2010

I started Tai Chi classes last night. It will take a little practice but they are going to be very helpful in relaxing and getting rid of stress. After that I went to my Cricut Club this is the make n take we did

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Well just got back from my doctors appointment. I must say I feel more at ease today. He said that the new nodule on my thyroid was not cancerous, don't ask me how he knows that but he said even if it was it's not that serious of a cancer. So PRAISE BE TO GOD I will take it at that. We discussed some treatment options for the cancer in my lungs which would be chemo. But instead of 3 drugs I would only be doing one drug I think it was taxol. Which means being bald again yuc!!!. But I have till march 13 to decide what I want to. He did mention a Pet scan but I seriously doubt I will do that. I do not want to be injected with more radiation once again I have done this twice. The last thing I need is more radiation in my system. So I am keeping on with my alternative treatments will be getting a CT scan done before the 13th and see what is going on. But Glory to God for He is ever faithful. He is the great I AM and I will praise Him in the middle of this storm.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Well I got the results back from my ultra sound on my thyroid. Well honestly I have had them back for over a week. I guess I was just putting off posting my results on here. Well there is a new spot on my thyroid 1.5 centimeters big. So all the Chemo and radiation I went thru did not really kill the cancer like they said it would so much for that. Any who I go on Wednesday to talk with the doctor and discuss a treatment. I am at the moment doing an ulternative treatment Eating right for your blood type.
I am still a firm believer that God has healed me. Everything comes in His due time and I will not stop believing that I am healed. The Lord has not brought me this far for nothing. I honestly believe I will be a witness of the greatness of our Lord and His wonderous power and love. Now saying this does not mean that I don't have ruff days I do, Satan is doing his best to mess with my mind and get me to not believe. But I know he is a liar and he is not going to win this battle for HE who is in me is greater than he who is in the world. Isaiah 53:5 tells us by His stripes we are healed. SO I choose to believe the word. I thank God everyday for His healing and every blessing He has given to me. This is not just a physical and mental battle but also a test of Faith.
I have not decided yet on which way I am going to go in my treatments I will decide that after Wednesday. SO for those of you who read this if you pray for me. Please pray for the Lord to give me strength(physical and mental), for guidance in which way I should go with my treatment. But above all give Him praise and thank Him for my healing. For He is an awesome God.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I join a lot of swaps this is one where I had to send embellishments. I always get so nervous cause I never know what to send. I like to be different so people step outside of their comfort zone and learn something new. Right now I am working on a mail box swap but I can't post pics until my partner receives it from me.

This is a picture frame I did for my cousin in New Hampshire. This was my first try at doing a picture frame. I am working on another for a friend of my Aunt. I'll post a pic when I finish it.

Monday, February 8, 2010

This is a Valentines card I did for a few girls in two different swaps I joined. Some of the hearts are 3-D. I bought the heart card at Jo-Anns and embellished it with chalk and my Cricut.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I think I finally got it how to post smaller pics. Thanks to my cuz Deb she is so smart. So now I can go posting pics wild. It is snowing once again and cold but then again I am always cold here I go BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

Got my blood test done on the 28th, did an ultrasound of my thyroid Monday, seen the eye doctor yesterday (which was good my eyes are in great health, I am, was a diabetic since I have been on this ulternative treatment I have had no longer to take my diabetic medicine "Praise the Lord" I do not like to give myself injections blah!!!). I see my my chemo doctor tomorrow. So it's been a busy week.

I am staying home today and working on some swaps I have to finish. My uncle also made me a new rack for my stickles Yeah!!! and I will be able to fit my inks on it too when he is done. Nothing fancy but it works perfectly for my needs I will post a pic when he is finished. It's amazing the things he comes up with. Now all I need to do is get me all the colors he he.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Been pretty busy lately. So just to catch up. It has been so cold here I have not wanted to go outside BRRRRRRRRRRRRR!! It seems like I keep saying that, maybe that should be my saying just say BRRRRRRRRRRR ha ha.
Well I am very excited the group Casting Crowns is finally having a concert here. I GOT TICKETS !! I can not express how excited I am they are one of my favorite groups. I just luv their music. I am so excited I can't wait. Yahoooooooooooooooooo!!
I have joined more swaps and will be posting my creations so you all know I am just not all talk. Right now I am making some home made apple sauce. It goes great with all this cold weather out side.
I also finished my nephews Christmas afghan and am now finishing my niece's. Seems like it is taking forever. My Aunt and Uncle went up north for a few days so it is just me, my 2 cats and their dog Gus. He is a min pin and my watch dog. My uncle is working on a ribbon rack for me he is so wonderful my scrap space is coming along wonderfully. I have to get up early tomorrow for more blood test and Thursday I have a thyroid ultrasound. Oh how I love all these test. Well gotta go and check on my apple sauce.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

More Organizing

Well got up early this morning to get more blood test, Praise the Lord my primary doctor ok'd the other blood test my homeapathy doctor wanted. God is good! I have a appointment with her on Friday. The tech who takes my blood is a sister in Christ what a blessing she is. Well stopped off by Wal-Mart got me some of those plastic totes to store stuff and some 8x11 1/2 drawers to put my ribbon in that is not on spools. So I got home built a fire and spent the rest of the day doing that. I just woke up keeping warm in front of a fire can sure make a gal sleepy. So other than that have not done much today just sitting here munching on some cherries and going to bed shortly. Have to get busy on my swap.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What a Day

Woke up this morning to my aunt and uncle working on re-arranging my craft area, so I have been busy all day today. My aunt and I was talking about it yesterday so today they helped me to re-arrange and improve my crafting area. It's not much just a small space but it is mine and it is wonderful. I do have another space in my living area where I store my paper and embelishments. I will be working on that area when I finish this space. All the furniture was given to me by my 2 uncles. Once I have it done I will post some pics so you all can see. I am so excited to get this finished and do some crafting.

Went to church yesterday it was great, we are studying the book of Ephessians great book! Still not sure if I will be changing churches. I love the people and have made some great friends. I just don't agree with how certain things are done so I am going to give it some time and see what happens.
It has been snowing all day long needless to say I have not been out side brrrrrrrrr!!. I would love to go outside and take some pictures though. I love the snow just hate the cold. Well time to go to bed I want to get up early tomorrow and finish organizing my space. So much to do and the days just seem to fly by. Good night everyone and God Bless.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

It's Cold outside

Good Morning all,

Is it cold outside BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!! Just came in from out doors trying to help a little with getting wood for the fire place. Although I guess I am not much help as I have to stop every so often to catch my breath, but if finally is done. Well I had a wonderful Christmas it was just me and my aunt and uncle. The rest of the family came down on new years week end and it was wonderful.
Last year my 2 cousins decided that we should make the presents for this year which at first I was like are they kidding.( I was not feeling up to that spent all winter in chemo and on the sofa BIG COUCH POTATOE, then spring came and I spent ALL my days in bed with a couple of trips to the hospital I only got up to go to radiation treatments then right home and to bed. I could not believe how much that will take every once of energy out of you. I went from 150 lbs. to 122 lbs. in what seemed like over night. Doctors kept wanting to put in a feeding tube and I kept refusing. Finally June came and I finished both treatments Praise GOD and am now working on getting back to normal and trying to get healthy.) Any who we had such a great time opening and making the presents this year, we decided to do it again for next year. I already know what I am doing for one of the girls and have started.

Had my doctors appointment this Wednesday and explained to him why I am not going to start chemo again. He was ok with it and will see me on a monthly basis and do my blood work. So for this week my white and red blood cell count was a little down but not much. So I must work on that. Other than that I am back crafting and swapping which I love to do. But am taking it easy not to bite off more than I can chew. I am spending the day at home and just going to enjoy the day and try to stay warm.

Friday, January 8, 2010

WOW almost 2 years since I have posted on here, time sure flies by. Well I never mentioned that when I was in PR. I had a tumor on my neck and since I was a cancer survivor I was pretty sure what it was, just had so much to deal with at the time just put it out of my mind.
Needless to say the past year has been filled with doctors, chemo, and radiation treatments. My tumor is gone but the throat cancer has moved too my lung, the ovarian cancer I thought I survived is in my sternum also located in between my lungs. I finished 40 rounds of radiation and chemo this past June. The chemo I had been doing for a year. Evidently the radiation killed the cancer in my left tonsil and limp nodes in my neck but not before it moved to my lung. (this explains why I have not posted nothing for such a long time. It takes everything out of you, I could write a book alone about the past year and a half).The doctor wants me to do more chemo but for the moment I have chosen not to since he told me there was basically nothing he could do for me just buy me time. So I have chosen an alternative treatment for the moment. The bible teaches us that by the crucifixion Jesus not only saved those who believes but also healed us of all diseases, So I stand on the word of God by His stripes I am healed. I am living one day at a time I am doing great and I feel great. I know God is with me and if it is for me to go home I know I will be forever healed there. But God is good and forever faithful and I will praise Him in this storm no matter where it leads me. Even though I am going thru this, I have been so blessed during this time with the people I have met and the new friends I have made.

Well just to catch up on other things I no longer have my message board or my Design team just could not cope with everything. Sometimes we have good intentions but just can not complete them. I just walked away from everything once I got back home and started dealing with all the changes and the illness. For any of you who have gone thru cancer more than once can understand. I just started back on doing scrapping and card making a few months ago. I do cards for my church but that could be changing here shortly as I may be changing churches. I still live with my Aunt and Uncle bless them both. My cat that was in PR waiting for his plane ride did make it home but he got very sick about 6 months ago and I had to put him down. Moo Moo and Honey are still with me Praise God, thank goodness for my fur babies. I am still married just with everything that has been going on the last thing I want to deal with is lawyers and a divorce. My husband has kept in touch with me and admitted to everything but that does not change anything. I am here and he is there and that is how it will stay. I am working on me getting healthy and my relationship with GOD. I have no desire or do I see myself starting or wanting to be in another relationship.
It's funny how your life can change in an instant, I can say I do miss my friends, the food, and the warm weather in PR. But I am home, I have peace, I have a loving caring family, good friends and a Father in heaven who loves me, what more could a girl ask for.
So this is where I am now in this thing we call life. May God Bless all of you and good night.