Monday, August 3, 2009

Time Off for Some Surgery

Hello! I wanted to share with my readers that I will be taking a "cardmaking hiatus" effective today and for a little while longer. For years, I have suffered from osteoarthritis in both knees, which has led to the need for total knee replacement surgery. I had my left knee replaced in September, 2007 and now my right knee will be replaced in a few days. I will be involved in intensive physical therapy 3 times a week, so that will leave very little energy to create cards. I have stepped down from my CDS Design Team duties for a few months, but plan to return as soon as I am able. I hope that this news does not disappoint my readers or turn them off from ever returning to visit my blog. Should you feel inclined to pray for my upcoming surgery, I would be most humbled, as I have a strong belief in the power of uplifted prayer.

17 comments:

The Stamper's Touch said...

Linda, I will definitely be thinking about you and praying for you for a fast recovery! I'll miss you while you are gone!!!!!

Linda

Tricia said...

I'll be praying for you Linda. May you be strengthened daily in the Word and by your physical therapy!

Tricia

Traci M said...

Linda, what a good idea to let your followers know what's going on, more prayer, more power!! You will be surely missed...you can always call me if you want to talk...but know I am praying for you!! CDS won't be the same without ya,that's for sure!!

Chef Mama Lori said...

I'll be praying for you sweet Linda Lou!

peggysue said...

Linda, you know I'll be praying! Still hoping for an earlier opening for you! Hugs and smooches!!!

Candy F. said...

Daily prayers for you. Lean on the Lord and let Him provide you with the strength you need to rest and recover. You're blogging and CDS designs will be missed while you are recovering.

patti moffett said...

Hello Linda
Thanks for the update...I will miss your cheery cards and comments but know it is important that you take care of you. I am praying for you Hebrews 12:12-13...strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees. Make straight the paths you walk on, that your halting limbs may not be dislocated but healed. May the Lord guide the doctor's hands and may the therapist be encouraging to your body as well as your spirit.
blessings
patti moffett

Lois Jones said...

Very neat that you are letting everyone know what is going on. You know I'll be praying for you!!

ashjoy said...

Linda, I'll be keeping in my thoughts for a smooth surgery and speedy recovery!

Shawne said...

Oh Linda, you will be missed over the next couple of months, of course I will be praying for a quick recovery for you. You had such beautiful samples this month, thank you for sharing your talent with us!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

All my best to you during your surgery and hope that you heal real soon.

Dawn B. said...

I will be thinking about you and praying for a speedy recovery. Hang in there and I look forward to your return...

Laurie tx stamper said...

You rest well now, be praying for your recovery that you will be encouraged to keep plugging at that therapy and that your body responds to the healing process properly!

Vickie Y said...

Hi Linda,

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and also pray for a speedy recovery.

Hugs
Vickie Y

ashjoy said...

Linda, so glad to hear your doing so well.

Hugs,
Joyce

Vanessa Middleton said...

Well, I don't know you but I recognize your pic and some of your cards from SCS. I sure hope your surgery went well and you're feeling great! I know you might not have time for card making but it is it's own therapy :) You have such lovely artwork. Take care of yourself! And BTW, I love your cottage. It's super cute!!!

Lisa Lara said...

Hi Linda. I am thinking of you and wanted you to know. I am sending special "healing vibes" your way.