By 2009, sick to point that I was doing very little. I met Dr Aboumatar, on my first appointment, he told me, you need surgery (i.e brain surgery). I shut down. Got my husband, let him talk to the doctor. That is what started the path to surgery. By Feb, I had gone through lots of tests and was ready for surgery to happen. It's not an easy thing. Two brain surgeries later, I was done. After healing, It took about 2 months before I realized I was better. Not just a little better, REALLY better. Like better than I had felt in a decade!! Of course, they will NEVER call surgery a success in a two month period. Never. In fact, you don't yourself. You spend your time constantly praying for another seizure free moment, seizure free day, seizure free night, and for thanks for that seizure free moment that you were given!
This month I will hit 4 years.....WOW. The further I get, the BETTER the likelihood is that I will remain seizure free. There's a percentage of people who go through this surgery like mine and have seizures again, many in the first year, but some in the later years. So I try to always be thankful for what I am given NOW and to give back to all those who have helped me and been there for me all this time.
So, Let's Celebrate. I am giving back to all the crafters out there, both old and new as the crafting community was so very good to me when I was going through the whole process prior to surgery, having the surgery, suffering post-surgery, and then step-by-step getting better after surgery!! I have so many people to thank!!
Here's a card expressing my Love and appreciation to all of you guys!! Big Hugs. Everyone please leave a comment below. Winners will get drawn from this location all month long!! Then, each day as postings appear, there will be people picked. All countries are welcome to join in.
I anticipate that many people will win more than once, thus packages will be mailed at the end of Feb. I am usually pretty quick at getting packages out and I will post which packages get mailed out everyday. I also have companies giving prizes--Huge thanks to Paper Temptress, Scrapbook Stamp Society, Sherri Baldy, Babycakes, Squigglefly, and Sweet Pea Stamps!!
If you see you name on the winner list, drop me your address, firstname.lastname@example.org. If at any time you have an issue leaving a comment, you can email it to me and I will be sure to post your comment to the day's contest.