Hi you guys! Can you believe it’s February already? I sure can’t. And I can’t believe this is my first blog post of the year! (Hanging my head in shame over here.)

Hope that you can forgive me, I’ve been going through a super rough patch. You see, I had knee surgery back in August (read all about it here, don’t worry there’s no blood and gore ha!). And all was going fine up until a few weeks ago. That’s when I started having these horrible burning pains like hot knives stabbing me whenever I walked. Kinda feels like my leg is being dipped in molton lava and it’s dissolving. It is awful, worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life. Kinda put a damper on most things.

After x-rays, a CT scan, and an MRI the doc figured out that it’s nerve damage from the surgery. I’m taking medicine for it, have to ramp up and won’t have the full dose for 2 more weeks yet. But it seems to be getting better — cross your fingers! It’s so good to be able to walk again. And even sit, for that matter. Up until the last few days I’ve been stuck having to keep my leg straight so that the nerve didn’t get set off.

I didn’t get to go to CHA this year, made me so sad not to see everyone. But! I made some cards for the Studio Calico booth using new stamps that Hero Arts makes for them — these are so awesome, just love them! Above are the scraps from some of the cards. I’ll be sharing more over the next few days. So happy to be back!

Missed all of you,

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34 thoughts on “Happy February!”

  1. Oh no! So sorry to hear of your knee pain! Yikes it sounds really bad Lisa I really hope you get better soon. :> Love the scraps and cannot wait to see what you make! How did you color the butterflies like that?

  2. Hi Lisa, I really missed seeing you at CHA! I loved the cards you designed for the Hero Arts workshops; Sally, Shari and Jennifer did a great job. I never made it to the Studio Calico booth so I’m looking forward to seeing your cards posted here….by the looks of the pieces I’d say they are pretty awesome!
    I’m hoping your new medication will kick in quick; there’s nothing worse than nerve pain and nothing more wonderful than when it’s gone. Sending you hugs and lots of love!

  3. Lisa I am so sorry you are going through this and you were in so much pain! I was worried about you, because you weren’t posting any news. Good thing that you are getting better. Fingers crossed you will recover fast, super fast. Best wishes from me and Aris, all the way from Greece. We are thinking of you.

  4. Oh Lisa, I’m so sorry to hear about what you’ve been going through:(

    I just presumed you weren’t posting because you were super busy preparing for CHA. The pain must be just awful, I hope it’s all sorted out for you soon and that you’ll be back to yourself in no time. Take care.

  5. Lisa, so sorry to hear about your terrible knee pain. Healing is a complicated process and sometimes you can feel you are not moving forward at all. I hope the pain medicine will help and that you continue to heal and feel better. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Happy to see your creations again.

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