Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fearless Husband Update

Thanks Retta.  That was super fun!

Sometimes the right people with the right ideas come along just when you need them.  Retta over at Loretta's Journey from 460 to 199... drew the wonderfully creative item above in black and white and asked her readers to have some fun with it and add our own inspiring word.  She encouraged us to do whatever we wanted without worrying about being good or doing it right and then share it. 

I took her art and uploaded it into photo shop and then just colored away.  It was fun because I could try different colors out quickly, erase them if I needed to and then just stop when it looked good to me.  I don't think I've ever just finished coloring without every space being filled, no white space left.  But this felt right to me this time and with Loretta's permission I got to do just that!  How freeing!

And now for the update part:  With definitive information from a current CT scan, my husband and I now know that the most extensive repair with help from a second surgical specialist is the best way to go.  We want to achieve the most permanent result possible with the highest life quality quotient.  Knowing how well my husband came through the initial life threatening infection, our doctor believes that he will have a fabulous result.  So, it's go big or go home!

Do I have fears?  You betcha'.  Are there downsides to this choice?  Naturally.  As with anything worth doing there are no guarantees.  But where would any of us be if we never took a risk? 

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
-Kenji Miyazawa


  1. Love the picture! The coloring looks perfect!
    I will keep your husband and you in my prayers!
    Good luck!

  2. Awesome news about your husband and his surgery option! I love the GO BIG OR GO HOME. It's right up there with COME HARD OR DON'T COME AT ALL. And I am not talking about sex. We are still talking about taking chances. ALL OR NOTHING. I think we live in a culture that works and plays hard. We are risk takers. Dream believers. And there is no point in shooting small. Who admires that? Nobody. We like the underdog coming from behind and winning. We like someone doing it while someone else saying it can't be done. We may all pretend to be pessimists but we are really a nation of optimists just waiting to be surprised. And we admire the people who GO BIG. We want to be the people who LIVE BIG. However, most of us are just too afraid to let go of the rocks and DO IT. COME HARD OR DON'T COME AT ALL. Makes you wonder what the world would be like if we all did it....

  3. Jasmine: I told you it would be okay. Don't you believe me? I know how far my positivity can take me. I do not throw it around lightly. He will be fine. I could not be so bold if I could not back it up.

    Robin: You are one piece of work!

  4. I really like that effect, of the colors next to the crisp black and white parts! Great word choice. And with what you are facing with your husbands surgery, it's perfect.

    What a powerful quote, about embracing pain and using it as!

    I'm glad you joined in the fun and enjoyed it. :-)



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