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Happy Thanksgiving Goodies

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!  I hope you are enjoying your day with those that you love the most!!  Here’s a little shop therapy for ya.  Click here to see the first part of my haul video.  This is part II.  Simon Says Stamp is having an AWESOME sale today.  30% off of all SSS products and a FREE gift with your order of $100 or more.  I’ll be back with a health update and a card video very soon!!

SSS Thanksgiving Code for 30% off SSS Products:  TODAY ONLY!!!  THKS985

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Simon Says Stamp Haul Video

Hi guys!!  It has been 10 months since I’ve done a haul video!!  Can you believe that?!?  Wow..  I’ve been a good girl for quite a while now.  But it was my Birthday on October 2nd and I decided to treat myself a little.  Actually, I needed to restock a few things after a fairly large card order that I recently did so that’s my excuse for placing this order.  At least that’s what I’m telling myself (and my hubs) anyways.

I also wanted to let you guys know that I won’t be blogging or posting videos for a couple of weeks.  I’m going in for yet another major surgery on November 13th and I’m planning on spending a week in the hospital down in San Francisco.  I hate being so far away from home when I have these surgeries.  That’s one of the hardest parts.

I think this will be my 21st abdominal surgery that I’ve had in the last 10 + years.  Hopefully it will be my last.  But I’ve said that many times before too…  Just to give you a little background on me, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when I was 25 and a year later, I had to have my large intestine removed.  I was so sick at the time, what should have been a 3-5 day hospital stay (because it was a laparoscopic surgery), turned into a 3 week hospital stay.  Every complication that I could’ve had, I did.  This was before I met my hubby and had Jayden though.  I had a few medical errors made on me that led to many more complications.  They really snowballed after I had Jayden though.  When he was 6 months old, I ended up with a perforated bowel and came pretty darn close to leaving Jayden without his Mama.  My local hospital wouldn’t fly me out because they didn’t think I would survive the flight to S.F. so one of my surgeries were performed locally.  All the rest have been in San Francisco.  Over the years, it’s been one thing or another.  I was flown out once because I had adhesions wrapped around my small intestine and my ovaries and basically cutting off circulation.  Another surgery I had to have because my small intestine kept kinking in one area, causing me to have one small bowel obstruction after another until they finally operated and put a stint in.  Now because of all these surgeries, I have a 6 inch cyst on one ovary and another 6 inch cyst on the other…  They don’t think it’s cancer, but they’re so big, they are now causing me to have small bowel obstructions so it’s time for them to go.  That’s why I was in the hospital back in May, it was another bowel obstruction.  Nobody wants to operate on me though!!  It’s crazy!!  They will try to save my ovaries, but I’m preparing to have them both removed.

So I have to head down for a few more tests before surgery and I’m still having iron infusions once a week so between that and trying to wrap up our football season, I’ve decided to just take a little break from card making and blogging.  I’m trying to tie up a few loose ends before I go in and spend as much time as I can with my boys.  But as soon as I’m feeling up to it, I’ll be back on here, sharing my weekly projects!!

I’ll leave you with this oh so fun haul video and I’ll be back in a couple of weeks!!