Monday 29 August 2011

Help For Krafty Karen

I have had the pleasure of becoming a friend through CC forum and being a DT member for Paper Creator, Karen has been ill for two years and been in constant pain, Karen has been waiting for an epidural in her neck to help ease the pain, sadly last week she had a call to say the consultant had gone on long term sick leave and his list had been cancelled,Karen was devastated as you can imagine, luckily for Karen she had a call to say she was on an active list.
Karen is trying to save to see a private consultant to try and get a proper diagnosis and is selling a lot of her craft products to raise enough money to have this consultation.
Karen has been doing some designing and she gets paid for every kit that is sold, you can find these on the Paper Creator, site, this is where we can help Karen raise enough to get the help she desperately needs by purchasing  one or more of these wonderful kits.
Here is a little of Karen's words.

I have Degeneration of the C spine... (My neck) The disks which are damaged by change so far are;-

C4/5 C5/6 C6/7. I also have narrowing to the Exit Foramina which is causing root nerve compression - all of this causes a whole host of nasties for me, not least of which is the pins & needles, numbness to my limbs, loss of use and weakness to my arm, hand, and leg. Black outs, dizzy spells, headaches, loss of vision to my right eye and so many other problems they are too many to mention here.
The biggest thing I live with day to day is the sheer level of constant pain. The pain I have is in my neck, my shoulders, my arm, partly in my back, and in my leg too.

I also get a lot of pain to the back of my skull because of the problems with my neck. I suffer from paralyses and have good and bad days with this.

I also suffer from something called Complicated Migraine, which causes separate issues of it's own, but this is being managed with medication. But it does mean that I am unable to take normal analgesic or over the counter pain relief.

So I go day to day without any pain relief at all.

I have been waiting for such a long time for an Epidural injection in my neck, to give me some relief to my symptoms, which the hospital have just put back - and I am now on an "active waiting list" - I am still awaiting a referral to a London Spinal Specialist - I have been waiting for this referral for a long time now, and again, this appointment keeps getting knocked back.

I am currently trying to raise the funds to visit a private consultant, so that I can get some straight, honest, unbiased answers on exactly what my problem is and what my options are for getting it sorted out., I also want to be able to have the Epidural done if I can raise enough money for this.
I am so desperate to be able to do things with my children again. The worst thing this summer has not been having one single day out with my kiddies. It's made me feel like I've failed them some how.

It is now two and a half years since these symptoms started, and a year since my diagnosis and I am still right at square one for getting any help. I am still suffering daily with no pain relief. I am still fighting to see the right consultant who is willing to help me and give me an honest answer with regards to what procedure is needed.

The only consultant who was honest enough to tell me my neck is in really bad shape, and that I need to go to London, and that I will need a series of operations in my lifetime, has just taken long term sick leave. He was my pain management consultant, and this is the reason why I have now been knocked back yet again, and I am now still waiting for my long awaited Epidural in my neck..
This is why I have been selling some of my crafting stuff in the hope of raising some funds to go and see a private consultant.

The thought of waiting maybe another year to be seen is unbearable 

It seems to just go round and round and round in circles until I am right back where I started hun..

So please if you can help by purchasing one of Karen's Designs it would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance for all your help in getting the treatment she desperately needs.
Hugs Julie xx

Saturday 27 August 2011

Paper Creators Crafts Challenge

Well here we are again another challenge starts. Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge I was overwhelmed at all your wonderful creations. This weeks challenge is Easel Cards, I am looking forward to seeing all what you produce this time, it's still exciting even though we have had a few challenges now.
I will be patiently waiting to see your fabulous works of art, in the meantime here are a couple of my works of art, to help get your creative juices flowing.

My First Card is Poorly House Mouse Hexagonal
Twisted Easel Card Kit From  Paper Creator.

My Second Card is Stick'Em Up Circular Twisted Easel Card Kit, from Paper Creator

The Challenges I would like to enter my cards into are.
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes.
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes.
Digi Doodle Best - Anything Goes.

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Side by Side

.Well here we are half way through the week, I have been catching up with all my cards for this month,where Iv'e been at Mum and Dads I have fallen behind, I am now almost on top of them all, Phew.
This is my Son's Birthday Card, he will be 30 I can't believe where the time has gone,
This Image is from Peerless Designs Cuddle Upz, I have used a 8" x 8" Card base, there are some gorgeous images on there to choose from, I had forgotten that I had got it till I was going through all my CDs to see what I could do for him, I hope he will like it, Men are very difficult to choose.
Hope you all have a good rest of the day, till next time . Love Julie xx
The Challenges I would like to enter my card into are :-

Cards for Men - Must be Masculine Anything goes.
Forever Friends - Must include an Animal.
Make it Monday - Always anything goes.
Paper Playtime - Anything goes.
Stamps R Us - Anything goes.
Whimsy Stamps - Anything goes with a Sentiment.
Top Tip Tuesday - Masculine

Saturday 13 August 2011

New Challenge At Paper Creator Crafts

Congratulation to our lucky winner's of Say It With Flowers Challenge.
Well here we are again another challenge, my where are the weeks going.
This weeks challenge is Red and Blue. For this challenge I chose to work with Birthday Clown Topper and Decoupage Kit and Moon Trip Stepper Card Kit available from  Paper Creator.
Here are my creations, I am looking forward to seeing all your wonderful entries.
I would like to enter my Creations in the following challenges:-
Divas By Design - Birthdays
A1 Factory - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes

Tuesday 9 August 2011

I do he said I do she said

This is my creation I did for my Mum and Dads Wedding Anniversary, I have used s.w.a.l.k stamps and Cd for the Papers which can be bought from Crafters Companion . I made the flowers from My Craft Studio click print and go.I would like to enter my creation into the following Challenges.
Crafters Companion - Glitter and Glitz.
Make it Monday - Always anything goes.
Lollipop Crafts - Celebration.
Kenny K Krafty Girlz - Anything goes.