Sunday, August 5, 2012

Paper Players #107 - Back to School and an UPDATE

Hi there stampers! Well, I usually post my project for the Paper Players on Sunday, but this week looks a little different for me. As many of you may know, I had foot surgery this past Friday. So instead of hanging out in my craft room, the photo below represents what life looks like here at home for me, this weekend: 
(Those shoes are pretty awesome, aren't they?)

I did want to share this week's challenge over at the Paper Players with you though. Our very own Nance Leedy is our hostess this week with a fun Back to School RULES Theme Challenge. Please check it out and also stop by and visit the rest of the fabulous Design Team member's blogs to see what they came up with for the challenge. We would love it if you would join us with your project this week. The challenge closes on Friday August 10th at Noon (PDT).

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (you are here)

*An update on my surgery: Everything did go very well on Friday, with both feet. (Both big toes went under the knife, along with an additional procedure on my left foot for nerve damage.) Now the real challenge begins. It is an 8-12 week recovery period, so I will be spending time at home resting to keep the swelling down and the healing moving in the right direction. I am not entirely sure what it looks like under those bandages and won't until this coming Friday. I will tell you one thing though, I am very thankful for effective pain meds right now. It is definitely uncomfortable...ok, painful, that is for sure. I am also very thankful for my amazing husband who has been right by my side helping me out. He is awesome! I'm hoping I can get into my craft room sometime this week. As long as I am sitting with my feet elevated, I'm doing what I am supposed to be doing for recovery. Right now, I'm taking it day by day. Thanks to everyone for all of the calls, cards, texts, emails and messages of encouragement. It truly means so much to me and is helping this process along right now. So until next time...


Have a HAPPY day! :)

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30 comments:

  1. Here's another get well wish for you Anne Marie. Wow, that's a long recuperation. I'm happy all went well and you'll be back on your feet in no time (pun intended - I'm sure you've heard that often enough). Be well - enjoy the forced rest.

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  2. Oh Anne - I'm glad your surgery went well and I'm sorry you're in so much pain :(

    At least your toes are polished pretty :)

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  3. Your feet don't look happy - I'm so glad you have good pain meds so you are a little bit happier...but I bet it will be MUCH better when you can easily craft again!

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  4. Look at you--even with foot surgery your toes still look glamorous in their Cherry Cobbler polish! :-) So glad everything went well and hope that you can take it easy and get the down time your toesies need! Big hugs, my friend!

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  5. Sending along another wish for a quick and speedy recovery. I'm sorry to hear you are in pain, but you are totally rockikng those red toes! Most important to have a great pedicure if your feet have to be sore!!

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  6. Hi AM! I know I've said it before, but so glad to hear that all went well and that you are recovering now. Take it easy, rest and enjoy the pampering. Here's hoping that you can get some crafting time in before too long (but not at the expense of your feet!). Are the boys keeping you company as much as possible and trying to soothe you as much as they can?

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  7. AAAwwwww Ann Marie, so sorry your tootsies are in bandages, but hey... those toes look pretty special! I hope you have happy healing and it would be good time do some MDS creating.
    I hope all goes well and you're back on your feet again soon.
    Hugs

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  8. Anne Marie, I had no idea you were having this done!!! Glad everything went ok though and hope you're back up on those feet soon. Sending hugs! Lynn

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  9. Missing you & your creation---but rest up so you can get back to NORMAL!

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  10. I had a total knee replacement at the end of January, so I well appreciate what it means to have a lengthy recovery – and how valuable that support system is! All the best for the weeks ahead. I spent quite a bit of time on Pinterest in the early weeks of my recovery – it required just the right amount of attention, and made me feel like I was "accomplishing" something by finding all that creative inspiration!

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  11. Dear Anne MArie.. SO glad at least the operation is over for you! You're a trooper. I hope your feet will heal soon and without complications.
    TAke good acre and yes.. Enjoy Pinterest.. Love that place!
    Inky hugs, Pauline

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  12. Well look at those pretty red toenails peeking out! So glad it's over for you and the healing has begun. Enjoy your rest I'm sure your creativity will be on fire when you feel like getting crafty again!

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  13. Yay for Awesome Hubbies! Get some rest and some Kindle time! Thinking of you Sweet Pea!

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  14. Yikes - sounds way too painful! But I adore the fact that you are rocking a wonderful pedicure :) Rest up!

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  15. I wish you a speedy recovery.

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  16. Glad the surgery went well!!! Take this time to rest and be pampered!!!!!

    Sending you speedy recovery wishes from CT :)

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  17. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Way to rock the pretty toes! :)

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  18. Hope your feet feel better real soon! We'll be looking forward to the time you get "back on your feet" and can create some of your amazing cards again! In the mean time, rest and relax!

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  19. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, Anne! I hope you will feel better very soon! And, I must say you have very pretty toes! I hope your feet match those pretty toes in no time! You take good care, hugs!!!

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  20. Аннушка, выздоравливай!!!!!!!!! Удачи!!!!!!!!!

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  21. I wish you a speedy and painless recovery.

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  22. Anne Marie, hope you feel better!! It looks and sounds so painful, but glad to hear your surgery went well. Make sure to keep those feet up and rest. Best wishes and take care!!

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  23. Ouch!! But your red toe nails look FAB!! I bet even the Doc love them. lol Take care of yourself and keep your feet up.

    Love and Hugs
    Shirley Pumpkin

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  24. Oh no, Anne Marie! I've been right where you are...both feet for me too!! I'll be lifting you up in prayer that you will heal quickly and all will be sucessful! Take time to heal properly...I didn't and I'm sorry for it now! Sending blessings!
    Cliffie W.

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  25. I wish you also a speedy recovery !!

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  26. I LOVE your shoes! Get back on your feet soon! :)

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  27. Oh Anne Marie, I it must be so painful. I have had more broken bones in my feet the last 5 years. I wish you such a speedy and full recovery. Enjoy having to stay off your feet:) Like Tracey said love your new shoes! Thanks for your sweet comment.

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  28. Forget the shoes, I was checking out your pretty toenails!! Hope the pain decreases and you are feeling much better soon! Glad the surgery went well and you have your DH to take care of you!!

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  29. Wish you a speedy recovery and happy healing! Blessings! x0x0

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  30. Giiiiirl, you are so NOT the only one behind on keeping up! ;) So sorry about your surgery, it looks painful, ouch :( I hope that recovery is smooth sailing for you! Thanks for popping by my blog, it has been such a crazy summer and I'm ready for the boys to get back to school so I can be around blogland more! BIG HUGS, and feel better SOON! xo

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Anne Marie