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Monday 13 May 2024

"The Life Of Kathe" : One Step At A Time ...

The Next Chapter, One Step At A Time ...

Went to the Orthopedic Surgeon on Friday for my Ankle, that had been giving me jip since Feb 2023.

Originally diagnosed with "Tibialis Posterior Tenosynovitis", the Tendon is now hanging on by a thread, and I need full-blown Foot Reconstruction Surgery - where they disengage the Heel and realign/break numerous Bones!!!

6 months in a Moon Boot, and 12 months to recover!

Mum and Dad came round with Flowers Saturday morning, and WayneO bought me a Muffin for Lunch!

Oh well, just as well I am in my Next Chapter!!!

#TheLifeOfKathe #OneStepAtATime #Surgery #Pain #Waiting #WaitListed

My Next Chapter ...


πŸ’œ Looking forward to "The Next Chapter" ....
On a whim, dyed my Hair on Friday, and then told the Grumble "We are moving forward, today is a new day"!!! I am now 10 Weeks Post Op., and have an amazing Occupational Therapist Marli @ TBI Health Group New Zealand, and I am working with a Team of Professionals helping me with Physio, HydroTherapy, Occupational Therapy etc. I still require two more Spinal Op.'s and I am going to get them. Here's to moving forward one step at a time πŸ‘£ I want to say a special thanks toπŸ’š"Mint Hair"πŸ’š in Richmond, who fitted me in on Friday, revamped my look, and even gave me a beautiful gift being my first time there!
πŸ’œ 2 #SupportLocal πŸ’œ 2 #ShopLocal πŸ’œ 2 #BuyLocal @Followers @Anyone @Friends @Everybody @Everyone πŸ’œ Hair by Mint hair πŸ’œ Makeup by Kathe πŸ’œ Featuring Bobbi Brown Cosmetics πŸ’œ Dress by Augustine

Saturday 11 May 2024

Please Help In Danielle's Lipoedema Journey ...

Please Help In Danielle's Lipoedema Journey ... 

I just received the heartbreaking news that my friend's daughter Danielle {Dani - 24 years old} is very poorly {Stage 3}, with a disease called "Lipoedema".

Danielle Thake is a 24-year-old Mother, who has a beautiful 6-year-old daughter. 

She has been living with a rare disease known as "Lipoedema", that was unrecognised for six years.
She has recently been diagnosed with early Stage 3 of the disease. 

Lipoedema is a chronic progressive inflammatory fat disease, caused when inflamed tissues accumulate under the skin and progress into other areas of the body. 

Over time Lipoedema progresses up the Legs, eventually to the Neck, and will attack vital Organs. 

Lipoedema is not to be confused for Lymphoedema or Obesity, and it is a disease that cannot be exercised or dieted away.

Dani has restricted mobility, and suffers the physical and psychological burden of this disease on a day-to-day basis.
Dani is in constant pain, with swollen, heavy, and achy Legs, that feel like her Legs are encased in concrete.
The Lipoedema has now traveled past her Legs and Thighs, and it is now affecting Dani's Back and Arms as well.

Danielle has tried multiple public and private approaches in the New Zealand health care system, yet has been Declined any help.
This includes Blood Test{s} $350, and measuring her legs for special support tights that are to be worn for 8 weeks before Surgery.
A Specialist is now having to fly to Nelson from Aussie this week, to measure Dani's Legs, after the NMDHB refused!

Fortunately, Danielle is now a patient of "Lipoedema Surgical Solution"' in Queensland, Australia, who specialises in this disease. 

Dani and her Mum Wendy have been traveling to her Appointments in Australia, in readiness for her to advance to the next stage, of her "Extraction Surgeries", in which Dani is needing a total of 5 Surgeries.

So if you can donate in any way to her "Give A Little" page, I know the Thake family, Dani and her daughter especially, would be immensely grateful.

#GiveALittle #Lipoedema #LipoedemaAwareness #RichmondGirlThroughandThrough #WaimeaSupporter #WOBRFC   

Friday 23 July 2021

ModgePodging Wooden Coat Hangers ...

ModgePodging Wooden Coat Hangers ...

If you're looking to create a handmade gift, that is inexpensive, but still holds a personal touch, then try ModgePodging Wooden Coat Hangers.

All you need is ...

  • One Serviette per Coat Hanger
  • Wooden Coat Hangers
  • ModgePodge

You will need to remove the Ply's till you get to the 1 top Ply {the patterned Serviette often come in 2 or 3 Ply}, smooth ModgePodge onto the Coat Hanger, start along the base first by cutting a strip off, then rip and layer until the Coat Hanger is covered.
Allow to air dry, but separate the Coat Hangers, as they may stick to each other.
If you are in a hurry, then use a Heat Tool to speed up the drying process.
My Coat Hangers were all made with the same patterned Serviette, but each turned out differently.

You can usually purchase Serviettes in the singles from your local craft shop, such as "The Creative Craft Room" in Stoke.

Wah-lah ... a handmade personal gift, ideal for Mothers Day or Christmas!

Whilst trying to write this article for my website The JorjaRose Files, and they be like sitting on my legs!!!
Momma Madi on the bottom, left is Maisy-Daisy, and top right is Chonky Boy Felix The Pug πŸΎπŸ•πŸ’–

Monday 19 July 2021

My Best Friend's Gender Reveal Party ...

My Best Friend's Gender Reveal Party ...

What do you do when your best friend tells you that she is pregnant ... start planning the Gender Reveal Party of course!

On Saturday, Aleisha and Ryan celebrated their new baby boy due December 2021, and also revealed they are pregnant with twins!!!
We find out the gender of the second twin in three weeks.
I knew of course, but have had to keep it quiet these past 17 weeks, which was oh so hard!

Aleisha wanted to do a Gift Table, so that each guest went home with a handmade gift.
There were 60 gifts that I made, ranging from Calendar Fridge Magnets, Calendar Notebooks and Decorated 3B1 Notebooks, what a BIG job!!!

I also made two framed artworks for the Nursery, and a cute matching card.
There were little details on the framed artworks, like the Teddy Bear holding the Calendar with December written on it.
I always add a tonne of pearls, but always odd numbers, like 3 large Pearls, and 5 small Pearls ...

I hope you enjoy the medley of ALL these photos taken at the Baby Shower, and of the gifts I made ...

"Photo Wall and Grazing Table"

"Grazing Table"

"Drinks Table"

"Gift Table"

And these are the Gifts I made, first off the Mini Calendar Fridge Magnets...

And the Mini Calendar Notebooks ...

Whenever I have a bulk order to make, I always pre-cut everything,
 then make an assembly line ...

I was really honoured that Aleisha asked my daughter JorjaRose to be the Photographer/Videographer at the party.
From my family to yours, wishing you all the best for the journey ahead Aleisha and Ryan ... with TWINS!

Another "Create With Kathe" Original

#JorjaRoseNZ #SocialMediaMaven #CreateWithKathe #HandmadeWithLove #MyBestFriendsGenderReveal #Twins! #TwinBoys #CraftinTillYouBleed!

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