Sunday, September 9, 2012

spooky canvas

Kimberly Crawford canvas 5 CU

I made a fun canvas for Halloween the other day. Its super easy to make and I will show you how over at the Crafty Power Blog. <--- click there

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

P.S. A personal update. During this past week, I had to begin I injecting myself with medication. My previous medications were not working they way they should and this was the next step. To say I was freaked out would be a huge understatement. Scary because of the thought of having to give myself a shot. Scary because I thought we would get a couple of years of relief from the first medications. Scary because there are some long-term side effects. It has made me unhappy, bitter, and very angry. Sparing you all the details of my downward spiral, today, things are much better. I have an amazing group of supportive family and friends who are constantly lifting me up in prayer. Their prayers have bolstered me and kept a small glimmer of hope alive. And thankfully, God is still here, dragging me along. The shot was not as bad as I built it up to be in my over-active imagination. And to see improvement with 24 hours has put a very large smile back on my face! By the next morning, the large lump on my left wrist was gone. By the weekend, I had feet, toes, and ankles again. There is still pain and fatigue. But it has reached a point of being tolerable. Once again, I can think about maybe living a normal life again, with some modifications. This brings a favorite Bible verse to mind, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13. Without Him, without faith, without hope, my life is bleak. Even worse than I could imagine. But if I trust in Him (and with that His plan and my doctors) I can do this.

10 comments:

Roseanne said...

Ur canvas is awesome and your words are inspiring!! Thanks for sharing both and am glad to hear that ur feeling better in such a small amount of time!!

Keep ur spirits up - He will keep u going if u continue to allow Him in ur life!

Quilter58pink said...

From your personal comment, can I assume you have RA and that you are now injecting Enbrel or Humira? If so, I wanted to mention that I have RA and have been injecting Humira for years with no side effects (yet!!! and hopefully never). My pain and fatigue are nearly gone. With winter coming they will increase but my life is so much better now. Good for you! I hope you get the same type of relief I've experienced so that you can enjoy life. God bless you!

Rox-Ann said...

Love your canvas great job! I am so glad you are seeing relief with the new medicine praying that it continues and you can return to all the activities you so enjoy pain free.

Jennifer K said...

I'm so sorry you're having to go through all the pain and suffering but glad you've found some medication to bring you some relief. And I completely agree about being able to handle things when God gives us the strength. God bless.

a1983alaskan said...

Bless you, Kimberly, for your amazing witness. My prayers are lifted for you and your health concerns. May you continue to feel strength in body, mind and spirit. {{{Hugs}}}

Kalyn said...

Your canvas project is just awesome - great techniques and perfect for the season!

I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Kimberly. I have all the faith in the world that you'll be able to power through these tough times and that things will get easier. <3

Angela Fehr said...

Thanks for sharing this update - you've got more support & prayers than you know!

HandmadebyTLC said...

Bless you Kimberly, I wish you tolerance, patience and endurance through whatever pain or illness you are suffering. Your crafting is a testiment to your faith and strength! Love the canvas!
Hugs
Tammy Louise

Lucy Pochedly said...

Hi Kimberly, if it is RA that you have I have been using Enbrel for a very long time. It is a true wonder drug for me. good luck in your treatment.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Spook-tacular canvas Kimberly!

Sending prayers that your health continues to improve with your new medications. Your faith is inspiring - keep it strong!