Wednesday, February 17, 2010

disappointment and giveaways

I went to a new back dr and got the answer I did not want. There is no magic wand to fix me. He really said that. lol. I just want to know I am not going to be crippled and bed ridden in a few years. No such luck. I am told to remain as active as I can, don't give up and hopefully it will not progress as much. *sigh* Well...I'm not going to let it get me down (very much) and keep pluggin along. The new pink gym digs will help my spirits anyways. They do make me smile :)
I am jut disappointed to realize that I have something that will not go away. It may get worse, but not go away. It's discouraging. But I won't give up. Maybe I can get massages once in a while..
I happened upon this giveaway, and had to enter. I love vintage items. Maybe it's because my mom had a ton of these things and didn't do anything with them. I wish I would have kept more of her things. There just wasn't time to go through it all. I cherish what I do have though. Anyways...sorry..got side tracked... Here's the link to Robin's egg blues giveaway..robins egg giveaway 
I found another giveaway! A scrapbooking one this time at Linda's Crafty Creations.. Here's the link lindascraftycreations
I had to enter this one too!!

Another one from Fern's Creations..This one is awesome blog candy

\the greetings farm giveaway from A Latte Inkin fun im-farmer-blog-candy
And another from mydesertcottage for 500 followers!!

8 comments:

Candi said...

Keep your head up, baby sis. We are going to love you and get you thru this. I know how you feel, it took me a while to accept that i have a debilitating and possibly disfiguring illness. But I did, and I have learned this...it is all in the attitude. I CHOOSE not to let lupus or RA interfere with what I want to do.
Of course I know I have limitations that other people don't, but I just modify and move on. It is much more fun that looking for that magical thing that will "fix" me.

Watery Tart said...

I didn't realize you had pain issues. In my day job I manage the research for an Anesthesiologist and people living with pain is our primary focus. I am not an MD, and don't know much of the medical or technical side of things, but I've heard some powerful stories about the impact pain can have on a person's life. I wish you the best in finding a realistic way to manage it. I'm glad things like pink workout facilities cheer you.

I can recommend someone who MIGHT have some ideas: in my sidebar is a blog called 'Tartitude' and Jan (aka: Hope) is a former physician come romance writer, but did a ton of research on HOPE--she has a series on her blog, and one of the applications is chronic pain. It is worth seeing if she has any reading, meditation, or suggestions to feel more hopeful, which in the long run, improves your prognosis.

Watery Tart said...

(I just noticed you and I also have about the same amount of weight left to lose. Keep it up!)

Gines "Party of Five" said...

You do amazing things will all you deal with:) You always inspire me to go to the gym...even IF I don't want to go:)

Sugar Whiting said...

Thank you all. You almost made me cry with your comments. It is nice to know ppl do care.
I do feel bad for Marina for having to hear me boobing and whining all day :)
I will check out your blog wt. ty

*The_Fisher_Family* said...

My brother has maybe the same thing he is 26 and has the back of an 80 year old man- they say its runs in our family- my mom actually has a small case- he has gotten those shots in his back and it caused him to lose a lot of weight and to deal with the pain he self medicates with shwag :( Well keep your spirits high because if you let it cripple you it will :( I am going to purchase SCAL after I finish this post yay!!! I am sorry about the pain and no magic wand- wish there was one of those for all our problems eh??? Hey your ruining my chances of winning that blog candy at Lindas and Ferns lol JK!! Awesome stuff huh!!Did you enter for Nanne's too? :)

Sugar Whiting said...

sorry megs..I had to share them! lol..i think I just entered the three..I'll have to check :) I love blogging!!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Sugar,

Thanks so much for coming over and entering my giveaway and leaving your wonderful comment. I am just blown away by everyone's heartfelt responses! Its a wonderful thing to be able to share our passions and our sorrows with so many like minded women. I feel like I have friends all over the world and I am happy to count you among them. Have a wonderful week!!

xoxo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage