Saturday, December 1, 2007

Journal Your Christmas


Today is Dec 1st and the first day of the Journal your Christmas class. Here is my first page. It's the Mission Statement (Manifesto) for the journal. I'm really looking forward to this journey as this Christmas will be much harder than others. I'm still sick and not working. I can't seem to gain any weight even though they've put in a feeding tube (I look like the borg in Star Trek). I can't get the swallowing treatment because I don't weigh enough to withstand the treatment. It's been a very long year. In Sept. the doctors finally discovered what was wrong - I can't swallow. Hummm, I've only been telling them I can't swallow for over 4 years!! When I was diagnosed with cancer in my neck, they decided that radiation treatment was the right course. Unfortunately, the radiation didn't do a thing except make everything worse. It didn't do anything to the cancer, which continued to grow during the 6 1/2 weeks of treatment. What it did do was make the surgery much harder, destroyed my thyroid and most of the nerves in my neck - hense the nerves that make you swallow don't work!! To say the least in 2 years I've lost over 50 lbs. And I only weighed 120 to start with! Well, when you weigh less than a 10 yr old the doctors finally start to take notice. Ok sorry about the rant.

Anyway - back to the reason of this post  - The first page of the Journal your Christmas album. TFL
Have a great day.

9 comments:

crazierinreallife said...

love the simplicity of the page it truely highlights the journaling

Laurie said...

Lisa, I am so happy to see a familiar face from our digi playground! I love your manifesto! Very pretty! Now I need to get cracking on mine!

txscrappylou said...

I love the simplicity and elegance. Great work.

Wendi said...

really love your opening page for the JYC journal. Hang in there. I'm a very sympathetic ear since my dad was just diagnosed with throat cancer and will begin radiation in the next few days. I'll pray for you and for the dr.s who are working with you that your cancer will be cured and that you'll heal and be healthy very soon. Blessings!

Veevs said...

I love your page Lisa! I didnt know you were so ill. I hope now that they have diagnosed you that they can start putting things right! Veevs xxx

Liv said...

lisa. i am speechless. you are so brave and so wonderful despite such a trying time in your life. you don't need to apologize for what wasn't even a rant. i apologize for not knowing sooner. if there's anything, anything at all i can do... just give me a holler. i will keep you always in my prayers, in your own special place there. take care and know that we at jessica's love you to pieces and will always be here for you. (((((((hugs)))))))))

Kari said...

Lisa,
I'll be joining you on the Journal your Christmas journey and hope to post on my blog, too! I had no idea about your illness ... either you didn't say anything during class or I read right past it! My prayers will be with you. Please let us (your JS family) know if there is ever anything we can do for you!

Jana said...

Lisa, your blog is lovely and so is your first entry for the Dec. journal. I didn't know about your illness until today. I hope the Dr.s now know better how to help you. You will be in our thoughts & prayers and everyone at JS always has a shoulder to lean on and an ear to lend. Please let us know how you're doing and if we can do anything to help out. Take care and enjoy the season with your family. Looks like the holiday lights are up! :D

akhn said...

lovely page. love the journaling and the star with the date on. very nice.

can't wait to see more :)