Sunday, September 8, 2013

Where has Nancy been?

Well, I am embarassed when I look at this last post and see that it was in JANUARY! I've been away for WAY too long. Let me tell you about all that has happened in my life in the last few months - it has been a whirlwind!  In February I had gastric bypass surgery. The plan was to be in the hospital a couple of days, be out of work 2-3 weeks and then back to "normal." Well, that didn't happen. I had a complication, needing a second surgery, and then ended up in rehab (aka nursing home) for six weeks!  I was out of work for over two months. We had planned for me to retire in June and move to Virginia. This put all our plans out of whack. Instead of going house-hunting together, my husband had to go alone and send pictures back to me. We had a hard time finding a house in our price range that was in the area we wanted to be in, but we finally found one. We moved to Virginia in early June. Believe it or not, we're still unpacking! I still haven't found my embossing folders, my dies, my inks, my ribbons, flowers, rhinestones, pearls! Fortunately I have found all my paper and stamps. At least it's not all MIA!

Anyway, my belly has healed from the second surgery (it took 5 months!) and life is beginning to get back to normal. I did finally retire in August. I have lost 98 pounds since the surgery in February and from my highest weight a few years ago, I've lost a total of 173 pounds - can you believe it? I've lost an entire PERSON! It's been fun trying on new clothes and finding some old things I can get back into now. Most of my clothes I've had to give away but there are still a few out there.

So, expect to hear more from me - I will begin posting on a regular basis again very very soon!


Here are some pictures of me "Before."

And here are some more recent pictures:

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