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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

It's been SO long

Hello everyone

I am so sorry it's been so long since I have posted on my blog.  Since my knee surgery I have been plagued with even more bad health.  My back problems seem to be getting worse but I just have to soldier on.  I learned from my Pain Management doctor that there is surgery that could relieve some of my pain but... Ohh there is always a BUT....  the public health systerm we have don't think I suffer enough and they wont do this surgery.  I cannot walk 25metres without being in terrible pain however, if I use my walking frame, it's not too bad.  It's so true... the rich get better and the poor don't.  PAH!  I am rich!  I have a wonderful husband, two great sons, their wives, who I consider my daughters, and four outstanding grandchildren.  Oh and lest I dare not mention, the Duchess, My Fergie.  I am so blessed.  I no longer have my parents but I have my Heavenly Father, without HIM how could I go on?

As well as my back problems I was having a problem with my blood sugar.  I am a Type 2 Diabetic and on two different Insulins which amounts to 5 needles a day.  My BGLs (Blood Glucose Levels) had been terrific but of late, because I cannot do the exercise I used to, my morning sugar levels were up a little.  I saw this Diabetic Educator who, in my humble opinion, was a FOOL!!  Oh I don't think I will go into this too much...  anyway, she started me on an Insulin Mix, which meant I would only have 2 needles a day... the two insulins are 'mixed' in one Insulin Pen... Those of you who take insulin will understand.   The FOOL, once she started me on this new regime left the clinic where I was seeing her and when I asked who and how I would be looked after and helped, adjusting to this MIX.. She said she would do so but.... oh yes... here comes the BUT... she would do so by text messaging!  Do you think I am kidding?  Oh no... Starting on this mix I had to start low and build up to the appropriate dose for me.  I didn't understand it much because it was different... so to have my only support done by text messaging was not something I could cope with.  I had to record my BGLs and then photograph the book, send it to this FOOL and when she could be bothered, and often it was near midnight, she would tell me what to increase my insulin to.  My sugar went up and I got scared. In the end I SACKED the silly woman and I'm happy to say, I am with a wonderful Educator now AND as of Saturday, just gone, I am back on the two insulins, which I prefer, and also with a few changes... now only 4 needles a day.  I'm a happy lady.  Ok.. enough of my health issues.  I just wanted to fill you in a little. 

Yes, I've been busy card making and I'm still working for Fatcats on their Design Team. Here is some work I've done since I posted last.
I've been using some of the Sue Wilson - Creative Expressions Dies so I will show you these and then over the next couple of weeks, I will show you other work I have done.

That's it for now.  I didn't realise just how many cards I have made since I posted last but never fear, I shall be back to post them.
I have one more thing to tell you and that is.... I've finally started making some You Tube/Videos. For now I have only made them available for my PENNY FLOWERS Group but very soon I shall post some links for you all to see.  Angelina Jolee I am NOT...  but I try.  
Can I just end by saying... THANK YOU to all of you who haven't given up on me.  Living with Chronic Pain makes my life so unpredictable... I don't know from one day to the next what I am doing... more often than not my pain dictates how my day will be.
Ok... that's enough from me.   Love you all.    Angie


Dr Sonia S V said...

Penny so glad to see you post your gorgeous creations. I have been a fan since years!!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Dr Sonia S V said...

Sorry I called you Penny...have made that mistake earlier too. Do forgive me Angie

Ann Williams said...

I am so very sorry to hear about all of your health issues. I am also a type 2 diabetic so I can understand where you are. I pray they will be able to help you with your back issues. Your cards are more wonderful than ever if that is possible. I have always admired your work. I also love sue wilsons dies. So pretty . Please keep posting

Ann Williams said...

Hi Angie

So nice to have you back. You were missed. It is so difficult living with chronic pain. My heart goes out to you. how do you join your Penny Flowers group. Is it open to anyone?


Hanna Robert said...

Penny Hope your doing good with health!

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kidbux blog said...

Good sharing, Knee pain is a common problem with many causes, from acute injuries to medical conditions. Normally people will believe surgery is the only way to relief knee pain, in fact, there are ways surgery free for relief knee pain. Example like using Unloading bracing technology, having ergo mattress etc. Visits:

Nancy Hill said...

How do I join the Penny Flower group? Your flowers are amazing and love them!!!

By Neymes said...

Parabéns!! Um mais lindo do que o outro.Valéria.