Tuesday, May 10, 2011

OMG OMG OMG !!! & A Give-away to Celebrate!

I am so absolutely thrilled, over something so silly, BUT.... its my silliness, and I am just exploding at the seams about it! Most of my readers know that last year was a turning point for me in my life.... I was told that I could have ovarian cancer, and that all needed to be removed el mui pronto.....I was on my way down to Houston to see my quilt at the big International Quilt Festival, so as soon as I got back, I had my surgery. I was in so much pain, I had really large 'cysts' that had been bothering me, and it wasn't until after the surgery that I learned that the largest, an actual tumor, had attached itself to my bowel and was blocking it (now you know Mom why I never wanted to eat on our trip!)...I was extremely worried, scared to my wits end actually, that I would go to sleep for the surgery and just never wake up. But as you can tell, I DID, and all is well. There have always been things in my life I have wanted to accomplish, and last year, I said pooey to waiting for them to just happen, and started working towards making them happen myself.....and one of the silliest I guess, is being able to do a pull up. I was in weights in high school, and could never ever do one, I couldn't even ever do the 'hang' that us girls were taxed with doing, instead of the actual pull ups the boys had to do....then I went into the Navy, was one of the first female aircrewman....was the fittest of my life, but nope, I still could never do a pull up. I told myself last Nov, that I WILL do one this year, and guess what???? Not only did I do one yesterday, or two...but HELLO! I DID THREE PULL-UPS at the gym! And if that wasn't sweet enough, while talking to my Mom on the tele this morning, I realized, that I have lost an even 60 pounds. WOO HOO! I am so happy I just cant even describe it, and so I'm giving away a little pincushion dollye to celebrate my Triumph! Just leave me a comment here this week, I will hold a drawing on the 17th and Mifs Marie could come to your house for a bit of good energy for YOU to fulfill one of your own goals this year :)


14 comments:

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

Rachael- meeting goals is something to celebrate! So glad you decide to say "Pooey to waiting for them to just happen" Congrats!

Janice Moore-Petty said...

Thank God all was negative lab reports! I recently had a scare with a breast lump but again thank God all is well! Congratulations on getting healthier!

prairiegirl said...

Thank goodness all came out well. We couldn't have stood losing you. You're the most talented person in my realm......and I look foward to each and every post to marvel at your creations!

sharong said...

Rachael, how do you do it all, four children, not to mention all the "kids", a thriving business and a new you. Congratulations, and now for the next installment of the Jacobean dress. Sharon

kdkdkd said...

Wow, I am so glad you are OK and congratulations on the weight loss! You will be my inspiration as I too am going through a health scare (breat lump, called back for further testing) and I too am going through in my mind all the things I want to accomplish before the finish line.

Theresa said...

Rachael congratulations on the pull ups..... and Yahoo on the weight!!!!! I sure wish I could say the same but after having Silas last year my weight keeps going up.

Daryle and Katie said...

Oh Rachael... what a triumphant story to tell! I stopped by, just to say "hello"; not expecting a spirit-lifting moment... Bless you and Kudos! Daryle

kdduncan said...

Congratulations on the good news. I know how awful it can be to have something like this hanging over your head. My husband suffered a catastrophic health event a year ago. Since then, our lives have revolved around his hospitalizations, trips to specialists, and impending surgery. I've promised myself that I will accomplish a few of my goals this summer even if they are just basic things. I want you to know that I've been enjoying your blog for a few months now. Your little ladies are delightful.

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Congratulations on accomplishing your goals! And glad they caught the tumor before it did any more damage. After having been through abdominal surgery myself, I know what a struggle recovery can be. Hope you keep meeting all your goals!

JOLENE said...

I can just hear how happy you are about where you are in your life right now, today....so inspiring for me to read. WooHoo on the weight loss, that is so amazing and high five to you Rachael! Smiles to you and I love your amazing work! Enjoy your day....

Rachael Kinnison said...

Rachael, dear, tried to leave a blog comment the official way, but think I goofed it up again. Want to say a huge congratulations on your Triumphs! And thank you for always being such an inspiration. Pooey to waiting for things to happen .... A good affirmation and reminder for the way I think about things ( live life as fast as possible) since I beat breast cancer 1 1/2 year ago. I' m so glad you're ok. I'd be lost without your inspiration, artistic and other wise.
Yours, Trevette


Thankyou Trevette so much for writing~ Im sorry you had trouble trying to leave a comment, some browsers seems to be more difficult than others with blogger~
I am honored to be even a twinkle of inspiration to anyone~ YOU ALL inspire ME more than you know!!!
xoxoxo rachael

Anita said...

You Lost 60 lbs in a year? I hope your next blog post tells us how>>>
I'm glad you are doing so well after so recently going through such a scare. I have never been able to do a pull up either...Yeah for you.

Rachael Kinnison said...

Anita~ I have lost 60 pounds since this past December. I WALK every day, at least 2 miles now, got a treadmill, and the other BIG change I made, was that I now eat my supper for LUNCH, at noon, and when I fix everyone else dinner in the evening, I have something very light that I would have normally had for lunch.....so now my biggest meal of the day is at noon, with plenty of time for me to burn it off the rest of the day before I go to bed. LOVE IT~ rachael

Dogpatch Primitives said...

oh Rachael, I'm so happy the surgery is behind you and all is well. I had no idea you were going through so much.
Congrats on your new life changes, and I am shaking my head in amazement at your losing the 60 lbs, and the discipline!
You are an inspiration!