Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Scrapping Therapy

The surgery went well, thank you to everyone who has thought of me and kept me in their prayers. I am now the proud owner to an 8" long incision going down my abdomen. The hernia had been repaired, my muscles have been pulled and sewn back together, and I'm trading off a rather large scar for having some of my excess skin removed (YAY!) I'm healing, slowly but surely and this has been a lot harder than what I imagined. The hardest part is not being able to hold and carry around Chloe, who does not understand AT ALL why her momma can't hold her. This has been the only thing that has actually brought me to tears regarding the surgery. The pain I can handle, this I cannot.

Today I decided to do some much needed scrapping. I could only stand for a while but it felt GOOD, really good, to get some creative juices flowing. And Chloe just loved that I did a layout about little ol' her, even if it does showcase her OH SO COOL comb over {insert hysterical laugh here}. Wanna see??

I know she'll kill me when she's older but I love this photo!!! And I desperately needed a smile today.

I'm also tossing around the idea of starting weekly challenges on my blog. I'm ready to be stretched creatively, and not only scrap the happy times but also the not-so-happy ones as well. Stay tuned for more information on this...

6 comments:

Nicole said...

Tina don't want to write a book, but I'm so glad everything went great...I have been stalking your blog waiting for an update. LOVE the layout of your precious baby girl. So sorry you can't hold her!! I'm crying with you and "oh yeah" for the challenges - count me in!!!

Happay said...

yay for the surgery going well. sorry that the aftermath is so rough on you and Chloe. I do love the LO, that is the best comb over ever. totally funny LO

hugs!

phug said...

I totally understand..I had an ectopic pregnancy recently and had to have emergency surgery and I too have a huge scar across my abdomen..it just slows you right down!! I could barely stand and could not drive for 3 weeks.. The toughest part along with losing a baby was..all I needed was cuddles and to hold and hug my 2 year old son..and couldn't!! They do not understand either which makes it harder.
LOVE The layout of your cutie!! Good luck with the recovery.

Cheers, Paula

Danielle said...

I feel your pain, I've been there!! I LOVE that layout!! Gorgeous!

Kate O'Brien said...

That layout is stunning as is the photo!

I hope you are feeling better!

And the challenges on your blog sound like fun!

susan opel said...

That come over layout - ha ha! Good stuff!

Hope you can grab Chloe up into your arms SOON!

Loved seeing you today!

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