Well this is my very first blog lol and I really do not know what I am doing. Hopefully someone will clue me in lol
I have been trying to keep up with emails, but it is hard for me to sit long. I just wanted to let those know that might be concerned. That I am pretty sick. I have DJD (degenerative joint disease). I am trying to lose 30 pounds by September so that my Orthopedic doctor can do a spinal fusion which he says will take 14 hours to do. I do have a 2nd degree slippage and my spine is cocked. He has made me use a walker so I do not do any more damage to my spine. If it slips anymore I will be in a wheelchair. So it's not good.
After I recoup from my fusion both of my hips will be replaced. I also need surgery on my knees and shoulders, and the wrists aren't in good shape either. This disease affects all of your joints, and spells of feeling like you have the flu, so tired you just sleep.
At one point other doctors had me on some very bad medications, my new Orthopedic surgeon who I adore, has me on the right track. Those medications made me so depressed. I mean REALLY depressed!!!
For the past few years, I feel like I have just been existing. I miss painting, I miss my painting pals. And it was so hard for me to face the fact that I couldn't do what I used to be able to do.
I will write more.. but just know that even though I haven't been around, I've had wonderful memories that have kept me going. God willing.. maybe someday...
Lots Of Love