5/23/2007

Creative Handicap Railing

Some of you know that I have a medical conditon called RSD or CRPS. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. It is a neurologic disorder that causes constant pain and some physical limitations.

After our House fire and the rebuilding, we put in a jacuzzi bath tub that I LOVE. It really helps calm things down and gets me going a little easier. We elected to put in a handicap railing so I could get myself in and out of the tub when I am home alone.

I have always had a mental thing about it being so WHITE and GLARING. I am sure i am the only one it bothers but that is okay.

Recently the little girls were taking a bath and I was looking at it and lamenting about it being so white and ugly. So I went into my studio, got some paper I knew i had stashed and my MOD PODGE and i decoupaged the darn thing. The girls stood in the tub and helped me.

I then decided it had to have a hint of humor so I pulled out my letters and glued on a message. " Help Yourself" 911

It is very pretty now and makes me smile.


BUSY BUSY BUSY

hi all

Things have been crazy around here lately. John had to have 'unexpected' surgery.
He had an old sports injured knee that he has been babying for years. He was confident he could make it to 60 before he had a total knee replacement. Well a few weeks ago he fell, tore ligaments, and as the saying goes, 'they couldn't put him back together again'. so they did a total knee replacement.

He is doing a lot of rehab and is in a lot of pain still. But every day is a little bit better. He will be home another 7 weeks or so. poor guy. Not much fun when you are so limited in what you can do.

But we are enjoying the time together and it has been so nice to have the kids here to help me out.