Friday, July 25, 2014

August is around the corner!

I made up a new August desktop to feature my beautiful Grandbabies. I hope someone can use it as well! I don't believe kids will be heading back to school soon. I even saw Christmas stuff filling the shelves at stores.....say it isn't so! UgHHH I used Amber Shaws free "cute as a bug" kit to design this desktop, there is one included in the zip without the August heading as well. ENJOY http://www.4shared.com/zip/v8sTJRbVba/Augustdesktopdesignsbydenise.html

Friday, June 27, 2014

It is getting hard to find beautiful, new desktops for my computer each month to display my sweet grandchildren. I made a few myself, hope you enjoy!! http://www.4shared.com/get/ng1uqfklba/2014_July_Desktopsdesignsbyden.html

Friday, June 13, 2014

Made this up for my Mom's birthday, she has always given me this advice in one form or another...I thought she might need a reminder herself. Sharing 5.5 x 5 here: http://www.4shared.com/photo/EAYGblKNce/give_it_to_goddesignsby.html

Monday, June 9, 2014

Day 10 Most..... of the pain in gone under my rib cage where my gallbladder was. It still hurts to take a deep breath and I keep having little hitches or hicuups in my breathing every once in a while, with this I inhale and moan a little. I am still tired when I try to do to much and bending over is very uncomfortable. The glue tape on my belly button came off and I am ready for the others to come off because they look nasty. When I haven't eaten in about 5 hours I get a burning in the center of my chest under my breast bone, this comes in the night also and wakes me up.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Gall Bladder Surgery

I had Gall Bladder Surgery on Friday May 30. Exactly 1 week ago I was heading  to the hospital about this time. I really expected after one week I would be feeling better then I do right now. Another sleepless, pain filled night :(

The surgery went routinely. My gall bladder was a mess, totally filled with stones! YUCK! I feel embarrassed but then again in each case I read I see that different circumstances caused various results. I remember just waking up from anesthesia feeling so alone and in so much pain but there was nothing I could do to get a nurse's attention. After my second jolt of pain medication I overheard a nurse saying that she didn't want to eat a doughnut after seeing a picture of THAT gall bladder :(

I was sent home and still very much out of it. My husband filled my pain medicine prescription and it was also discovered I have a UTI so I have to take Cipro as well. My first night was horrible. After 2 pain pills I was itching every where imaginable. I woke up with red, hot skin, now I am allergic to opiates! I had to manage my pain with extra strength Tylenol, just not fair! My husband got out his ice machine that he bought when he had knee surgery and I iced my incisions (4 for me) the next two days off and on. This seemed to help tremendously. I felt like I was healing a lot each day. Laying flat on my back to sleep is ridiculous, I hate it with a passion, I just want to roll over and hug my pillow!

Day 5 A new pain started at the gall-bladder site. A constant stabbing, shortness of breath feeling. It lasted all day and night, not stopping. Day 6 the same pain but at least it was relieved when I was sitting down. Standing up make it worse and deep breaths or coughing made me feel like I could not breathe for a few seconds.
Day 7 I had to drive myself for my surgeon check up. First time putting on a bra and clothes since surgery....Not fun!

My surgeon said I had thousands of gall stones-yuck! She said the pain is probably from going through the muscle during surgery. I can take extra strength motrin with tylenol 3 times a day for pain. She does not believe I have a bile leakage, but did some blood work to check things out. She said it takes some people longer to heal than others (WhY Me?) I am exhausted and done for the day that is for sure!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sharing a gift I made for my son's first anniversary (5x7) printable
grab it here:
 http://www.4shared.com/photo/iMhI-_ne/1year--designsbydenise.html

Sunday, August 4, 2013

I realized yesterday that I still have my 4th of July subway art up so I made a summer one. Before you know it I will be changing it to 'back to school'
Enjoy the rest of the summer :)
Download here:
http://www.4shared.com/photo/LLhHrZj8/subway_art---designsbydenise.html