Sunday, February 01, 2009


I just wanted to write a quick note to let everyone know I am under the weather. I have been having high blood pressure and lots of aches and pains and I promise to update my blog again just as soon as I can get myself back into good health! Thanks for all your well wishes.

UPDATE - February 6th, 2009

It turns out my pain was caused by gall stones and my gall bladder had to be removed. I had it removed laparoscopically on Tuesday after having and ERCP procedure done on Monday. I am still in a little pain, but I am recovering. It was my first time having any sort of surgery, so it was scary, but I made it through. My inlaws are here in town helping to look after the kids until Sunday. Hopefully next week will go smoothly - pray for me. I plan to update my blog in the next couple days with some pictures from my recent Disneyland trip and some from CHA.


Crafty Math Chick said...

Hi Amanda,

I am sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I know being a Mommy of a newborn is draining (my sister had her first Dec. 27th). Take care of yourself. Wish I lived nearby to help out and bring you some matzah ball soup!

Best Wishes,

Tracey said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Lynn Mercurio said...

oh honey, take care of yourself...we'll be here when you feel better! {{Hugs}}

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh hunni, I hope that you are feeling better really soon!



jen del muro said...

be sure to take good care of yourself!! sending well wishes your way! hugs-jd

Kristi said...

Oh I hope you feel better soon....Thank you so much for my birthday foot are too kind..I NEEDED it too...

Sandra MacLean said...

Oh no! I hope you're feeling better already Amanda! I'll be thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Amanda, so sorry you are not feeling well. Take care of yourself and hope all is well soon.
JoAnn B.

Janyece said...

Aww... i really hope you get feeling better soon!!

jleikin said...

Hope you are feeling better!! I read your blog every dy but never comment.. however, i had my gall bladder removed several years ago and it was the best thing ever. All of a sudden i could eat everything and not be sick.. i spent so many years being sick.. hope that's the case for you!! OH, and I do love your blog and all your creative ideas!!

Anonymous said...

Amanda -

I know EXACTLY how you feel. After my 2nd munchkin was born, I kept having back pain, I thought it was from poor posture while breastfeeding. But after enduring it for 6 months I found out that it was gall stones. Two days later I started turning jaundiced and was admitted to hospital. Had the ERCP (what fun, eh?) and then my gall bladder out less than a week later. My only advice is to take it easy...I thought I was raring to go after a week, but should have taken it easy for another week.

Best of luck for a fast recovery.

Michele Burnard
London, Ontario, CANADA

Anonymous said...

Make sure to take it easy, I had mine taken out after my son was born (almost while I was pregnant with my son) don't push yourself.

I am not sure what is ERCP procedure is but I am sure it was painful. I had the scope done and it didnt feel nice.

Continued thoughts and prayers and hopefully you will be on the mend soon enough.