Friday, 12 July 2013

Some Happy Mail-to cheer me up

I'm a bit fed up at the moment....4 weeks ago I went for a long walk....which resulted in an achy knee....which turned into a very painful knee.....a visit to the doctor and an x-ray resulted in a diagnosis of arthritis....now that doesn't surprise me....but how it can go from the occasional ache.....to debilitating pain I don't understand!!
The knee is now.....not only extremely painful....but has stiffened up so will not bend properly either.
This makes so many things difficult or impossible at the moment...... driving, walking, shopping,sitting at the computer,gardening....even sitting crafting becomes painful after awhile....and getting taxis to work was not in my planned budget!!!!
So I am not a very happy person right now.
But 3 pieces of Happy Mail have cheered me up......the first was from Jennifer....a prize from her wonderful 'Projects that Wow' course.....a lovely assortment of [mainly Basic Grey] goodies.
Then came a giveaway prize from one of the cardmaking mags......a package crammed full of chipboard embellishments.
And then I won a giveaway of Steph's 'Clearly Besotted' stamps on her blog.....I could choose 4 sets......I asked if I could have 3 stamp sets and the hexagon dies to match the hexagon stamps.....not only did she send them.....but also the dies to match the 'Make a Wish' set.....so kind....and her stamps are such high quality and good value.....you might want to take a look in her shop.
Now I just need to actually start crafting again!!

19 comments:

Kathyk said...

WOW!! That fab mail would cheer me up too - you lucky thing you.

Sorry to hear about the arthritis flare up. Paracetymol works better than ibuprofen on arthritis and maybe some physio on that knee (helped my mum). They'll also be able to advise on some gentle exercises to keep you more mobile too.

All the best

Kathyk

Cheri said...

Great happy mail! Having been through debilitating knee pain with chondromalacia, I can truly sympathize. For me, it was ice packs, Aleve, and exercise to strengthen the quads and loosen the hamstrings (those muscles help take some of the burden off the knees) that got me back to mobile.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh, Jacky, I'm so sorry to hear about your knee! It's lovely that you received all that happy mail to cheer you up. I'd say you're on a bit of a lucky streak, all except for the bum knee. Take care of yourself! xo

Jo.C said...

Loving the hexagons and die. Glad something cheered you up. Make sure everyone is spoiling you rotten and looking after you x

Heather said...

Boo :-( about the knee
Hooray :-) about the happy mail though!!
My last post was about doing some Happy Mail myself so if you or your readers want to check it out I'd be happy to see you there

http://heathers-scraps.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/happy-sunny-days.html

Hope you are being thoroughly spoilt xx

Karen said...

So sorry to hear about your knee. Constant pain can be so exhausting. I hope they find some way to relieve the pain so you can enjoy your new goodies!

Amy said...

Oh Jacky, so sorry to hear about the arthritis diagnosis - hopefully you will find a suitable form of pain management and medication to help. Happy mail certainly goes a long way towards cheering you up though I am sure - take care :)

Karen said...

Oh poor you - hope that the pain becomes manageable soon as not being able to drive strips you of your independence. Lovey prizes - Lucky girl!

furrypig said...

So sorry to hear about your knee Jacky at least you have lots of lovely goodies to distract you and play with, sending hugs xxx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Sorry to hear about your painful knee Jacky...it must be so frustrating for you...fingers crossed it clears up soon!
Gorgeous parcels in the post to lift your spirits though...
Hope you have a good weekend in the sunshine,
Susan x

Abi said...

Oh Jacky I'm so sorry to hear about your knee. Hoping it eases up soon. Those goodies look fab- especially the stamps!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

So sorry to hear you are suffering Jacky. You really are on a lucky streak with the give aways though! I'll be posting your parcel out on Monday :o)

Lilian said...

What a lucky lady. You sure will have fun with all that, Looking foward to seeing your makes,
Hugs
lilian

Barbara Eads said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot!! At least a bit of consolation for that arthritic knee! Hope it gets better soon as I can't wait to see what you create with all of your new goodies!

Stephanie said...

Oh you poor thing Jacky, I'm wishing you well XOXO

Maria Ontiveros said...

Woohoo! I know you'll put those all to good use. I'm taking it very easy right now as my left leg (from knee to hip) is oddly cranky.
I hope it's nothing serious (for me), and I hope you feel better soon.
Rinda

alexa said...

So sorry to hear about your knee :(. That really is bad luck. Hoping you are not in pain by now (sorry to be behind in my blog reading) and so glad you have had happy mail to cheer you up. Hurrah!

Alison said...

Have been very lax in my blog reading and have just seen this post....sorry to hear about the knee, and hope you're getting a bit of relief from it...hope the good weather continues !
Alison xx

Jennifer Grace said...

Oh no, I hope your knee is feeling better now, how frustrating for you. I'm glad the prize helped to cheer you up! x