|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.