Friday, July 10, 2009

Been MIA

It has been one heck of a year. There have been so many different and unusual events in my life this year... mostly stressful, and I could get into depth but I am going to try to keep it brief. First off- something is happening to my teeth! I keep having them shatter or explode below the gum line and then I have to have surgeries and go through the process of getting implants. I have been in so much pain due to complications from the last surgery, and that is not all... it looks as though I may be losing another one! I am too young to keep losing my teeth. Besides the expense, which is huge, it is emotionally difficult. Yikes! This has got to end.

Now about my sweet puppy, Lucy Matilda. She actually isn't a puppy anymore as she will be 2 September 1st, but we still call her our puppy. In February she got her Rabies shot which is required by law. We nearly lost her due to a reaction from the shot. For two weeks it was touch and go. I wrote about in my blog already, the short version.

Well... to make a long story short, yesterday while brushing her I gasped at a huge bald spot that just kept getting bigger every hour! The hair just kept falling out! Today Lucy had surgery and had to have a huge chunk of her skin taken out to send to a pathologist, along with a myriad of blood tests. We are hoping it hasn't turned cancerous! The condition which has caused the hair loss is totally due to the Rabies vaccination. Her condition is extremely rare and my vet had to file a complaint with Fort Dodge, the maker of the Rabies vaccination. I get her blood test results tomorrow and the pathology report next week. So we just have to wait. Meanwhile sweet little Lucy is in pain and all stapled up. The incision was quite big for just a 5 1/2 lb. pup! Wow, what a day. Sadly, I had been so caught up in my own pain and healing that I didn't see this coming.

Has this slowed down my scrapbooking and crafting and cooking and all the fun things I do? Definitely! I am also involved in my church with a huge calling and I am in charge of a big Summer Social coming up soon. God will have to help me pull through! I cannot do this on my own.

Back to Lucy... I had no idea how much you can love your dog. It is unreal! I love her like she was one of my babies. I will be posting pictures tomorrow, and I plan on keep on up better with this blogging. I am through with enduring this year, and now it is time to embrace life and get on with living joyously.


  1. OH you POOR thing.. geez..
    my thoughts and prayers are with you.. I hope all gets better before you know it.

  2. Joyce, Give Lucy a loving scratch behind the ears and under the chin from me :-0
    You feel better too.

  3. Hi Joyce.. just checking in to see how your doing!!?? your in my thoughts and prayers :)

    with a xoxo grin,

  4. I love your Little House album!!! Joyce, my album is not a patch on what you do, but i'm still having loads of fun doing it!!! I hope you like it!!! I love Little House!!! Ironic, that I just bought 2 books at the library in the used book store on Laura's life. ONe of them is just a small booklet that someone must have purchased when they visited her home. It's called "The Horn Books Laura Ingalls Wilder, Artices about and by LIW, Garth Williams and The Little House Books. It's quite interesting. Talks about how they recruited Garth Williams and Laura's reaction to the art he provided. The other is called "A Family Collection" by Laura. It appears to be a series of short/long stories by her. "Life on the Farm & in The Country", "Making a Home", The Ways of the World", and "A Woman's Role".
    Anyway....I enjoyed your videos!!! Your albums are inspiring!!!

  5. HI Joyce :) thanks for the sweet comments you left on my blog!! makes me grin!! Hey how are you doing? I hope all is better :) hugs,

  6. Hi Joyce,
    I MISS U & LUCY. I will email. Your in our prayers as always. Take care my Penpal.
    Love JXXX

  7. Joyce, I hope things are going to be much better for you and your puppy soon! Peace!

    Life's a beach. Scrapbook it.

  8. HI Joyce!
    :) just stopping by to say hi :) I'm so very excited to see your next mini!!! :) I loved your monkey album.. and went an made a monkey album ..heee no way did it turn out like yours!! yours was so super !!
    with a grin,

  9. Hi Joyce.. hope all is going ok with you :)

  10. Hi Joyce, i was so happy when you started this blogg, as i love your craft and minis, they are so neat and beautiful. I am sorry to hear that you have to go through all of that, i will pray that you will get better. Hopefully you had a good year this year, and the next year will be even greater and better in all ways. Your puppy is soo cute, her hair is gorgeous, esp with the knots.
    bless you and your family, a little chilly greetings from sweden :)

  11. joyce,
    I do not know you but yet I was drawn somehow to your blog. I hope that you are doing well and that Lucy is well. Those dang shots! I see you have not posted for the longest time, but just wanted to say hello from Idaho.


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