Posted by Christie Hund Monday, November 15, 2010
November 13, 2010 12:46 PM
ANOTHER great tutorial for another sweet card, Christie! I just read your comment today that you have Fibromialga(sp?)and now am even more inspired by your positive,indusrious attitude! Erin Glee (eringlee at sbcglobal.net)
Congratulations again Erin. And thanks for the wonderful compliments too. You are so sweet. Not many people realize that I do have chronic pain issues because of my attitude and my outlook but I believe that is why I am able to deal with it all the way I can. And I like it that way because I don't want to be treated any differently but you all are friends so I will tell you a little about it. After my foot surgery 4 years ago that left me with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). In basic terms it is like the pain signal never shut off after the surgery. It is a burning, stabbing pain that there is no cure for. You could not touch my foot or leg at all. I have had to relearn how to live my life. I have gone through many treatments and procedures but today I am a bit better. The toll it took on my nervous system brought on the Fibromyalgia. I chose instead of dwelling in the negative I would look at the positive. One of the positives is that all of this is when I began really scrapbooking because I was unable to do much else. Creating art makes me happy and when you are happy your body creates endorphins... those endorphins are natural pain killers... thus art makes me feel better. A win win for me. :) I don't choose to use pain killer pills because this is a life long journey for me and I want to remember it and enjoy my life, not be addicted to meds. I use other things like distraction, meditation, physical therapy, etc. I do use lidocaine patches when I need to walk any distance and my loving husband is a great help to me. But God has blessed me with a great attitude and love for life that will not be soured by anything. You make of life what you choose. My favorite saying is...
"Life's not about waiting for the storms to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain."