Sunday, July 5, 2009

My First


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


  1. Oh sweetheart! I had no clue things were so tough for you :( I'm going to pray and believe that things are going to just get better and better for you! I know they will! God has many plans left for you and your loving and talented self!!! You've touched so many, me included!
    Welcome to Blogland! I will love having you here!

  2. Thanks so much Darla, I will get better!!! I've been watching "the secret" did you ever watch the DVD? There are books also and I believe there is a blog on here too. Very inspiring, and I truly believe I can regain good health and all the rest. BECAUSE I truly believe it!! and want it more than anything.

    I spoke to my son today and he is going to help me do some things, he says I do need a new computer to do some newer things... but I can't afford that right now. So we will make due with what we have lolol He said I could use his laptop for maybe some online classes until I can afford a new puter.. so we'll see. I am just feeling like I have something to inspire too once again. Even more then the painting believe it or not, I miss my girlfriends and thats just what I thought of them all. Each time I went out to paint, I was Blessed with wonderful people in my life. And we all shared the love of creating, so we'll see how the "Power Of Attraction really works" lolol You must visualize what you want, feel it, see it, believe in it!!! And I do!!!

    Tomorrow I go to the dentist to get my uppers ripped right out hahahhaha Good Gawd!! But the good news is I will finally have nice pearly whites lolol I am looking forward to it!!!


  3. Oh, I hope it all goes well for you! I have the book and the dvd of 'The Secret'!! I bought the DVD on ebay and believe it is a pirated version, didn't know that at the time. It's not very good, but from the parts I was able to see, I loved it!
    We DO have to believe in ourselves. I try to do that daily. It can be hard though :)

    I have an award for you on my blog! If you need helping picking it up, just email me ok?

  4. Hi Donna Lee,
    I've popped over from Darla's website.
    Oh dear, you are in the wars!
    I hope you can loose the weight, have your operations and be pain free shortly.

  5. Hi Donna Lee, welcome to blogging! As a relatively new blogger myself, I can tell you that the connections you'll form here have incredible healing powers! I'm so glad you have found the Law of Attraction and are in good hands medically! Sending you lots of healing energy! Hugs, Silke

  6. Hi Donna Lee,

    I popped on over from Darla's blog to welcome you to the blog world. I'm sorry you are going through so much right now but I'm glad to see you are being inspired by The Secret. State of mind plays a huge role in the healing process. Apart from The Secret, I have also found the Abraham-Hicks DVDs and books a great source for healing and creating your own reality. Esther Hicks was on the first edition DVD of The Secret and I was instantly drawn to her words. I have all of the Esther & Jerry Hicks' Law of Attraction DVDs. They have inspired me so much and have given me a whole new perspective on life. Eckhart Tolle's book - A New Earth - is another that I would highly recommend.

    Sending positive vibes and prayers for your healing.

    love, light and peace,

  7. Hello,
    I don't know you very well but I've heard a lot about you from previous painting sites. I am so sorry to hear that you are having so many problems. I am happy to hear that you have found a doctor that you trust. Take care and hopefully you will be able to paint up a storm again. You do such beautiful work.

  8. Welcome to Blogland!! It`s good to see you again!!
    I hope to see more of your painting..and I`m sorry for your health issues. Get better soon!


  9. Donna, You have been on my mind so much during the time you've been away. You had prayers when you didn't know it. I'm so glad you have found an ortho who has you on the right track. Remember we are here for you when you need us.
    BIG (but gentle) HUGS!! Carol DeLong