Finally, A Winner! And Why I Might Be Absent…

Wayyyyy back on THIS POST, I asked for your help with ideas for a scrapbook company name. Boy did y’all come through! I had such a great time reading all the suggestions and then, as I often do, got sidetracked by life and forgot to pick a winner. Thanks for your patience if you’ve been waiting to hear who won the RAK, and I owe it to bluemoon for reminding me yesterday :)

There were 21 entries so I asked one of the kiddos to pick a number between 1 and 21, and they picked……NUMBER 3 !!!! Yeah, Number Three!!! We have a winna’ and it is DANA, from Dana’s Scrap Therapy. Go check out HER BLOG, it’s a good read. Actually, both her blogs cuz she’s doing the Perspective 365: Picture a Day Project and here is her BLOG for that.

Miss Dana, you win a RAK of some scrappin’ goodness. I’m getting a big Memory Works shipment this week, so I’ll go shop it for you and post a pic of your winnings. In the meantime, I’ll e-mail ya’ for your addie. Thanks to everyone for playing!

Now, as if being laid off this July isn’t bad enough, now I might need gallbladder surgery (boo hoo, will you join my pity party?). I was in the E/R most of yesterday with THE most horrible abdomen and back pain since childbirth (yeah, without the epidural). After lots of pain, a blood test, an ultrasound, an IV, and much needle-prodding because I have “bad veins,” the E/R doc says I have gallstones which will probably need surgery. This morning I’ve posted on my fave MB’s (CKMB and AMRMB) for advice because I know right were to go for the good stuff. And of course the ladies have come through. I’m also making calls for surgeon referrals and talking to everyone I know who’s been through this for advice. Basically, they all say “take it out” before it gets worse, and you don’t need the damn thing anyway. I hate hospitals, have never had surgery, so I am very scared (that’s what I do when I’m scared of something, go into total research mode). I called my SIL who is a nurse and she said they called gallbladder disease “The Four F’s: Female, forty, fat, and fair.” Okay, not everybody because my other SIL had her gallbladder out and she’s not fat, nor fair. I might be some of the Four, but I won’t admit which!

Anyway, if you ever don’t see me posting her for a few days, that’s whuzzup. I hear the surgery is usually laprascopic and recovery is about a week, unless you have some reason they need to open you up, then it’s major surgery and the recovery is longer. First, I’m praying for no surgery and a miracle drug! Second, I’m praying for the easy surgery if I have to have one. Believe me, I was praying yesterday for relief from the excruciating pain and He came through.


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4 Comments on Finally, A Winner! And Why I Might Be Absent…

  1. Rachel
    January 16, 2008 at 7:28 am (7 years ago)

    Let us know what happens! I hope you a speedy recovery. I am sure you will feel so much better after the surgery.

    Congrats Dana!!!

    off to read more of you blog

  2. Julie Smith aka Scrapperday
    January 16, 2008 at 8:35 pm (7 years ago)

    Hang in there on the gallbladder stuff. You can get through it. I had not had a chance to stop by here in about a week, so the negative comment thing took me by surprise. Here’s my take: It’s your blog – write what you want and delete what you want. If people don’t like it, they can go elsewhere!
    Take care of yourself!

  3. bluemoon
    January 17, 2008 at 2:16 am (7 years ago)

    Congrats to the winner! I hope you feel better. Good news, a friend had this done, and came out just so quickly and healed so fast. All the Best to You!! :)

  4. leslie
    January 19, 2008 at 12:19 pm (7 years ago)

    Sorry I didn’t participate in the naming RAK – I’m soooooo terrible at things like that. I actually wanted to tell you that I’m going to steal your idea, very soon!

    Thanks, Hope you feel better soon!


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