Monday, February 9, 2009

Thank you...

to everyone that commented on my OWOH giveaway, but especially for those who showed concern for my health.

I got my diagnosis on January 30th and have been processsing the fact that I do have Fibromyalgia. I did the routine blood work and x-rays to rule out anything else, but from what I know about the condition from friends who have it, it wasn't too much of a surprise. It is nice to know that I'm not as crazy as I was feeling. Now I can get the help I need and move on with my life and hopefully get back into creating my art on a somewhat more regular basis. The last 6+ months have been hard with the job change and the fibro flareups becoming more frequent and intense, but I am able to see the light at the end of the tunnel now.

Anyway, thank you all for making this year's event an amazing one for me. I never thought I would receive so many comments on my giveaway, especially since I hadn't even made my prize yet. One journal is completed, but I haven't been able to take pictures of it yet because my camera is on the fritz and I have yet to make a second one, so the 2nd and possibly third prizes will be something that I already made and most likely something that you've seen in my journal.

Thanks to all 400 of you wonderful people!!

11 comments:

Andrea said...

Best of luck to you. How difficult, but how good to finally know. Sending positive thoughts and a prayer your way.

Digital Misfit said...

My best wishes to you. It is good that you finally have a diagnosis. The not knowing can be just as bad as the pain sometimes. I hope your treatments lead you to a positive and pain-free life of art and beauty.

Jan Rader said...

I hope everything goes better for you! I wanted to let you know you won the "Things to Do Pack" on my OWOH giveaway. Please let me know where to send it as soon as you can.
Jan
http://thehistorykeeper.blogspot.com
jrrader at kent dot edu

Trish said...

Hi!! You have won the destash prize in my OWOH giveaway!! I have yet to put the destash together, so when you email me with your address let me know if you have strong likes/dislikes i.e. love paper, no idea what to do with fabric, etc!! Congrats and Best Wishes! Trish

Zan Asha said...

OK!! Haha, one last time!---sorry, I was GOING to say that you have also won my OWOH giveaway, but I had to recount (freaky number generator), so woot! I have your address and will be sending stuff out! Yayay!

Papermasks said...

Okay, you are seriously lucky because you also won MY OWOH giveaway!

Good lord, girl, how'd you do it? :-)

You are now the proud owner of a Ball of Bun!

Only thing is I can't seem to find your email address.

Please send me your email address so I can get it sent off to you! I need to hear from you by Monday morning or I will have to pull another number! Email me, girl!

Papermasks said...

Oh, in case you can't find it on my site, my email is

eleanora.sgb@gmail.com

faerie enchantment said...

Sending some positive magic and good wishes your way!

Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

Arzu said...

Wooo! Congrats on winning the Ball of Bun, and it looks like a few others to boot! I may pretend to be jealous, but I'm really very happy for you. My mom has had fibromyalgia for more than 10 years now, so I know what sort of things you're dealing with. Stay positive, and don't give up! *hugs*

Kiamyka said...

Sending you reiki hugs - thanks for commenting on my OWOH
xx chris

soprettyboutique said...

all my best wishes to you.
xo.