Apr 11, 2009
Life happens . . .
. . . when you're making other plans. And that's what's happened to me. Looking back at my last post it's pretty evident that I had a bad feeling about the numbness that I was experiencing. A diagnosis has been finally made and I have multiple sclerosis. DANG, it stinks. I've been sad, mad, guilty, paranoid, frozen, crazy, and everything in between since then and now. It's hard to deal with - really, really hard - but if this is going to happen to me, I'm not going to take it without giving a punch or two back. In some way, I hope to do something, I'm not sure what, but something to help put an end to this disease.
A little start: We've formed a team to walk for MS on April 19th. For more info, see CtfightsMS.org . Our team name is "Strike Out MS!" - inspired by my baseball lovin' boys. Here's one of my sleepy headed boys sporting our team shirt:
I truly believe there will be a cure in our children's lifetime. They are making big strides in diseases like MS - gotta keep the momentum going!
I'd love to talk to anyone dealing positively with this disease. Email me! If you're a crafter, all the better - I'm having a rough time with that part of my life . . .
And now on to scrapbooking . . . In celebration of Easter last week, I'm posting a layout I did a while ago (pre-MS) about my grandma's egg scale. So many memories of grandma from this little egg scale . . .
(lots of My Mind's Eye rubons, Heidi Swapp letters, Making Memories metals, Basic Grey paper)
And here is a layout I did recently about ds#1:
Yes - this was done "post MS" and that paper covered diecut almost killed me LOL!
But I am not going to let MS get the best of me . . . have a creative week! - betsy