My sister was supposed to have surgery yesterday at noon. However, it was delayed until 5 pm last night. It was supposed to take 6 hours. It only ended up taking about 2 hours. She has had a prior surgery from 1997 when her intestine perforated. The Crohn's disease always comes right back to the spot that they cut it out at. Hers did, she had a bad fistula that the Remicade had tried to heal. It did heal the spot, however it strictured the bowel down so tightly that even a pill/capsule could not pass through. That's where they found the capsule camera, at what was essentially a small bowel obstruction. The surgeon resected the bad area, taking about 2 cm of bowel out, and sewed it back together. Thankfully, she did not have to take a lot of bad area out, otherwise my sister would have ended up with short bowel syndrome. It's where there is not enough surface area to absorb nutrients from food and the patient suffers from malnutrition. Not that with the Crohn's disease that she doesn't have those problems anyway, but still. So, very good news. As good as can be expected right now. She will be in the hospital all this week and provided there are no complications (infection, etc) she will most likely be home by the weekend. I talked to her husband last night, I hope to talk to her today.
We got a foot of snow yesterday, and I finally got my snow pictures. I needed them for a calender I'm working on for my mom. Today it is really icy. Which makes looking at this Cosmo Snorkel summer album all the more sweet:
Summertime Mini Album
Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Patterned paper kit; Cosmo Cricket Jack's Blackboard Album; Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Rub-ons; and Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Ready, set, Chipboard; plus white bazzil cardstock.
Instructions: Print photos out on 4 x 6 photo paper and trim to fit album. Cut patterned paper and cardstock to fit album as seen above. Put photos on the right or bottomside of the album; put patterned paper on the top or left side of the album. Adhere rub-ons as shown. Adhere Chipboard title to the front of the album. Note: I love the ready set Cosmo chipboard. It pops out with the backing still on it and you can move it all around until you get it where you want it. And if you adhere it and change your mind in the a couple of minutes, you can move it easily. However, I wouldn't change my mind hours or days later, it is fairly sticky. Love, love that stuff.
Have a wonderful day to all who stop by. I really appreciate all the wishes and the prayers for my sister, thanks so much for them. Stay warm! Tomorrow I'll have some Lil' man projects. Can you believe I still have at least 4 more projects to post? I'm up to 23 layouts/projects for the month already. I'm really looking forward to working with Scribble Scrabble and more with the Studio Calico kit.