My newest update!!
As I continue to ponder on what I want to do for this side of my life, I also come back to the realness of what and who I am. What I mean is (since you asked, lol!) that since I said a “See ya later” in one of my last videos and closed the shop, I mentioned that I was going back to work, I’m a Certified Medical Assistant by trade, and I started the hunt. I then realized that my back had gotten significantly worse since the move and was having such a hard time. I tried to continue with the job hunt and taking care of my family and exercising but holy cow….I felt like I was gonna literally break in half!!! Seriously some of the worst pain. I had to go see a Neurosurgeon…again…but this one had a plan and from the minute he explained to me what had to be done, I had to try. I had him remove my useless good for nothing Spinal Cord Stimulator that wasn’t worth the $20,000+ it cost to implant it, it worked for less than a year and then it didn’t for about 4-5 years after wards…yeah!…can you tell that still makes me upset? Anyhow, he removed that in December 2015 then came the big mama surgery, the 2 level spinal fusion in my L-4, L-5, S-1 in May 11, 2016. That was one of the most painful recoveries I’ve ever experienced….and I’ve had back surgery years before and injections and PT and medications…it was a long journey. Today, March 19, 2017, 10 months later, I’m so glad I did it! I don’t have that same pain anymore, my legs work fine too! I still feel weak in my back and I have to work at my home exercises to strengthen, but I’m making it!
Since I’m hoping for a maximum recovery I decided to try and get back into the medical field but since I’ve been out of the game for about 7 years, I decided I’m going back to school to retrain! So, yes, I’m re-certifying as a CMA in the state of Washington! I’m so excited about this, I feel like the light that was once a tiny dot at the end of the tunnel is now a whole lot bigger! Now, I’ve been hitting the books since the end of January…wow, almost 2 months!…and I’m loving it so much:) I’ve never been a good student but like the last time I went to trade school, I told myself I WILL SUCCEED and be better than my child self in the 80’s!! I am currently at a 3.8 and on the Deans List for these last 2 mods (4 classes total)!!! I’m grateful for the chance to do this!!
I will have to leave my YouTube stuff on the back burner still and maybe work on things when I can….which is why I’m mentioning this. I kid you not, I have tried to get my studio ready and tried to unload some items and working on furniture for the studio and for the house but I just cannot get things done fast enough. With the recuperating over the last year too…it’s just been impossible. I hope to stay in touch via Facebook and Blogger and whenever I can, YT. I really really miss interacting with you guys! You’ve been so supportive and patient with me, I’m also grateful to all of you!
Thanks for popping in today:) Happy Spring!!
Oh, just to share a few little things….
A little Succulent gathering in a bamboo steamer I put together last Spring!
My great nephew Michael had a Mickey Mouse theme Birthday party a couple years ago and I had the honor of making these for him!! I cut 160 Mickey heads by hand!
I have been into chalk painting furniture..I enjoy this so much! This is one of my first pieces I redid for our home. I LOVE white!!!