Hey Everyone, I know I say this every time, but I really do want to update you more frequently on how things are going and what we are up to. We have some big news and a prayer request that we shared via Facebook this week. I wanted to share it with those of you who follow me through my blog.
Today is the one year anniversary of my amputation surgery. I am so grateful for all the support from so many people this last year. Honestly, today felt pretty normal, I did try and think about what it was like the day of the surgery, before and after the surgery. I can't remember much, I remember saying goodbye to David and my mom and sister in Pre-Op and the...
Happy New Year everyone. I thought I'd write a little year in review to close out the year of 2017. If you'd like to read more details about the adventures i took this year check out the list on the right title Blog Post Archives for a complete list of all my blog post from this last year.
January. This might have been the most eventful month of the year. In January David and I set out from Idaho for Boston. January 25th I had my amputation surgery to remove by left leg above the knee
Christmas came early. I got my prosthetic!! This Monday, I finally got to bring home my first prosthetic. It's going to be a long, slow process, but I'm excited to get started. Because of my genetic conditions (you can read more about that here) the process of learning to walk with my prosthetic will probably take longer than it would for a normal amputee. Dr. Spencer explained, a while back, that I might only be able to wear my prosthetic for 15-20 min at a time. I have a lot of work to do to build up the muscle in my stump and to learn to walk On Tuesday, because my stump was sore from my appointment with the Prosthetist on Monday, I wasn't able to wear it. However, Wednesday was better, and Thursday I wore it around the house, doing dishes and cleaning.
I'm sitting here with my nephew, Nathan. We are waiting for the yummy food to be done; and we just got done watching the Thanksgiving day parade. Nathan says, "Happy Thanksgiving." Nathan is 4 years old, he loves Paw Patrol, and playing in the rain with his rain coat. When Nathan grows up he wants to be a fireman, like his favorite dog on Paw Patrol, Marshal. Nathan has two brothers, Micah and Isaac. Micah is 15, in high school, and is on the wrestling team. Isaac is Nathan's little brother, he is 2 and loves Sesame Street. Happy Thanksgiving from the Youngers and the Hansens.
I have been hard at work, making lots of fun, beautiful, handmade Christmas Decorations. I love being creative, it brings me so much joy. And Christmas is one of my favorite times to be creative.
I have lots of favorite things on my site. There is a wide variety to choose from from Wreaths, to hand lettered art work, there is something for everyone. And I'm still creating and adding new things everyday.
Hope you find something to bring you joy this Christmas season. And don't forget to check back for added products. If you follow me on Facebook I will be updating that when I have new products available.
Thanks everyone for your support. Not only does it bring me joy to create things, but I am also trying to help with our financial situation while we are in Boston, recovering from my surgery and learning to walk again. I am getting my prosthetic soon and then will begin the hard process of learning to walk properly and strengthening my muscles I haven't used in so long. David not only is doing a great job taking care of me and supporting me during this time, but he is also getting his Bachelors degree at record speed. He is already over half way done with the two year program and it has only been 3 months since he started. He's a genius rock star for sure. So again thank you for supporting our family during this time. And I hope you have a holiday season full of comfort and joy.
In between physical therapy, doctors appointments, doing some chores around the house, and resting, you will probably find me on the floor surrounded by glitter.
I really enjoy creating things and am having so much fun making items for my online store JOYFUL.
I thought I’d share a little more about myself and my life story. You might have read the ‘Meet Angela’ section of my blog, but maybe you’d like to know a little more. Let’s go back to the earliest memories I have as a child. One of my very first memories is of being in a shopping cart, in the front seat of the cart, and my mom is pushing me. It’s the strangest thing, my siblings are not with us. I have a brother and a sister; I am the oldest...
Going into my appointment yesterday, honestly, I was pretty worried and discouraged. Our last socket fitting appointment was not so great, I was in a lot of pain, and left feeling like I might never be able to walk in a prosthetic without sever pain. Lots of prayers were said, David and I prayed that this time there would be little pain, and I tried to be hopeful. Our surgeon had told us that because of my vascular malformations in my stump, I might only be able to wear my prosthetic for 10 minutes at a time, especially in the beginning.
Hey Everyone, I'm so excited to finally announce that my online store JOYFUL is finally up and running ready to take your orders.
In honor of my first day of standing on a prosthetic leg, I'm offering 10% off your entire order, use code STAND10 at checkout (expires 10/18/17).
Hope you enJOY shopping!