Archive | September 30, 2011

A few Hand Crafted Cards

These are two images of an embroidered card I did in blue tones. One image is meantto be a more close up shot of the word ” Hi”  and flower to focus on the embroidery.

Creating hand made cardsis one of my passions and I am looking forward to creating my gallery of my work here justso I can watch my progress from time to time.

 It was easy to just write my word “Hi”, draw my flower,  then I pre-punched the holes around my word that then made embroidering a piece of cake. Even for this lady who does not sew, not on cloth anyway. Been known to  buy a sewing machine just for paper though.

Thanks for looking!

 

 

WordPress Notification Emails Down

Hello friend’s,

Just in case I  seem to be ignoring or neglecting to respond to a new post notification or an email to confirm a new subscription, etc.. please know it’s not me.  I have been unable to find any content to my emails from wordpress notifications forr about a week now.  It is not just me I learned tonight and I have sent a second trouble note to the staff. My hope and desire is that it is being worked on as I write this.

Thanks for not holding this against me.  You have to wonder how ever a writer will build up readership this way. Right?

Dr Oz & the word “Disease” did you miss it?

The Dr Oz  show? ….. ahem.. …not one I watch often, only because I don’t watch a lot of TV and rarely ever do I watch day time TV.  So much so had a friend not phoned 5 minutes before  the Dr Oz’s show was to air I would have missed maybe one of the most important pieces of TV journalism and advocacy rolled into one program  I’d seen in a long time.

Did you see it?  Dr Oz’s show this week on chronic pain?  September is Chronic Pain Awareness Month and I must say Dr Oz rose to the occasion.  I for one was pleasantly surprised.  Albeit only less than 30 minutes is hardly enough time to do this topic justice  surprisingly so there was a lot of credible and validating information dispersed in that short time.

One of the most important things as woman who lives daily in pain I heard Dr Oz say was that doctors are just not getting it. Have not been getting it.  He even admitted he was likely to piss off a lot of his colleagues’.  But he also challenges them to take the time to educate themselves.  Would that not be a wonderful time to be alive in our grand USA?  When and where doctors were actually educated on chronic pain as a disease itself in medical school?  Now there is a crazy and brazen idea, yes?   Can you imagine?

I liked what I saw in the first 30 minutes of his show. I didn’t stay around for the rest not only because it no longer seemed focused on CP but because I was not feeling well.   I ironically was hurting from chronic pain.  

If you missed Dr Oz’s show on Living with Chronic Pain, and how the AMA is now ready to term chronic pain as a disease read below.  ( I know…It’s about time don’t you think?)

Please see the links below I’ve tucked in here.

For Dr Oz show below:      

 http://action.painfoundation.org/site/R?i=mR5Q5vBdVvY263N1oAdGVA
The above link is from the website American Pain Foundation   Homepage:           http://www.ameicanpainfoundation.org.org