Monday, September 30, 2013

Grumpy While Healing; But It Won't Last Much Longer Till Blogging Returns

Last week, I had knee surgery. This happened while I am still wearing the neck brace and going thru physical therapy after my neck fusion. I'll be checking in with the neck surgeon in a couple of weeks to see if the bone growth is where it is supposed to be.

In the meantime, my knee took a nose dive, which I assumed was from the workouts I did while getting ready for the neck surgery. Since I was still in the neck brace, the anesthesiologist chose to do a spinal block instead of putting a tube down my throat to put me under. I agreed with that assessment as my head can't go backward. I thought it would be interesting anyway, but boring to wait for the numbness of my lower half to wear off.

So as I am in the operating room, they put propophal in the IV, which is supposed to put me out. It didn't. It did, however, burn like heck. IT BURRRRRRRRRRRRNNNNNS!!!! The anesthesiologist asked if I'd like more and I said oh, heck no. That stuff burns like crazy. I'd rather be awake for the surgery but I asked him if, since I was awake, I could watch the surgery. So they turned the monitor toward me and I watched. My surgeon thought I wouldn't remember. I wonder if all the surgeries I've had have just started making me more resistant to these kinds of drugs. I don't know.

But what I do know is that I could follow what was going on a lot better than when he brings in the pictures afterward that are really hard to tell what is what. It's been a hard week. It was far more painful than I thought it would be with a lot more swelling. I started PT for the knee last Friday, just a few days after surgery. And I have my first check-up tomorrow, which will be interesting.

All that to say that I thought I'd be catching up on my blog this week with all the time I've missed sleeping and resting, trying to heal from the neck surgery, but I really couldn't function during the week. Monday and Tuesday I have many appointments with surgeons and physical therapy and I imagine I'll be sore and exhausted but I'm really hoping that this week, I can get to blogging!! I'm way behind. I have great products that I found at Cosmoprof North America that I haven't even told you about yet. I'm so sorry for the huge lag this year, but I hope to be back soon. In the meantime, if you follow me on INSTAGRAM, I have a lot of moments that I share, as well as products and product previews.

So...join me there until we get back up and rolling here....which I hope is later this week!!  In the meantime, this video cheered me up.  I hope you enjoy it.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Let's Talk Nail Art From NYFW For A Minute

There are many exciting elements to New York Fashion Week in addition to the obvious fashion of the shows.  If you are someone like me who has an interest in upcoming trends and sneak peeks at what's coming in the next season for hair, makeup and nails, as well as color, texture and pattern trends, you want to be sure to go where you can see what's on the whole fashion horizon.

If you are particularly interested in nail art, you've got to see this list of some of the nail looks from the latest New York Fashion Week that just passed.  These are creative and honestly, some are so simple that anyone could do them.  You'll notice a few recurring themes, such as the half moon manicure.  I'm going to have to try some of those soon.

Anyway....check it out on Buzz Feed by clicking this link.  I hope you enjoy it as I did.  Tell me what you think, if you'd like.  I'd love to hear your impressions of some of these new nail ideas.

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