Sorry … it has taken me all day to get here again! All the good intentions in the world don’t always make it happen!!! I am beginning to learn that! 😉 😀 We have had FANTABULOUS news at the specialist today … He said Gav’s hemangioma is “very interesting” … but is actually a “red herring”!!! He spent quite a bit of time poring over the MRI … and has found a bulging & torn disc evident. (That’s the original diagnosis by the chiro … before this hemangioma turned up on the MRI!!!) But … even better … the pain is a result of the inflammation around the nerves … and although it has been so agonising … it should settle and resolve itself!!! Possibly 6 weeks full recovery … but hopefully it will only be a week or so before he is feeling significantly better. So … NO SURGERY!!! Woo hoo!! He has given Gav a referral to have a steriod injection to the nerve (with cat scan guidance) to settle the inflammation a little more quickly … but we can’t get an appointment until Monday afternoon … so by then it probably won’t be needed! I feel a bit of a fraud now … all that fuss … for something so insignificant!!! So … even though I am feeling foolish … I am just so thankful for this final diagnosis. I know that there have been lots of prayers … and so much concern and care from so many … and I know God has been in control the whole time … and this is all part of His plan! Thank you to all those who have sent messages of concern. It has been a huge encouragement to me and if I could give you all a BIG HUG … I would do so!!! Even in the mail today … when we got home from the doctor’s … was a sweet hand stamped card from my dear blog friend Lynda! It truly warmed my heart … just as every comment and message has! My “thank you” words hardly seem adequate … but in blog land … that is all I can do! Say THANK YOU! 😀
I do have so much to share with you after Convention … I have some gorgeous swaps … and photos of some FAB projects that were demonstrated … but I thought I would start with some photos from the weekend!
I didn’t realise how tired I was looking until I saw these photos! Not the best … but after the week I had … who can blame me??? This is the first time I have tried inserting a slideshow into a post! I hope it works ok for you all! It did seem to be working ok in my preview! I know you are all probably hanging out for a card … I will try and get back tomorrow to show you some samples from Convention. So … that should give you some inspiration … and help your mojo along a little. I just need to get those photos organised! C U soon! (Fingers Crossed!!!) 😉