A few months ago, after many months of knee pain I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. It has gotten progressively worse lately and I've been struggling with chronic pain. Next month I will start a series of injections to hopefully give me relief from the pain, and increased mobility. At some point in the future (but hopefully not the near near future) I will have knee replacements. If anyone of you have experience with this, please comment and share any wisdom you may have. I try to stay positive, but there are days when I feel sad that I can't do as much anymore, or frustrated with the pain.
My husband has been my rock, my absolute hero throughout this struggle. He is kind, supportive, uplifting, and keeps me laughing. My family and friends have been very kind as well. After them, the thing that really keeps me going is my art. I have been collecting lots of supplies the past couple of months and I've been experimenting with them as the days go by. On my worst days, when it hurts to walk, I find refuge in sitting with my kiddos and a pile of art supplies and just getting lost in the moment. I've been painting, scrap booking, crafting, and writing. Here are some of my creations. I hope you are well and happy, wherever life finds you right now.