Sunday, February 3, 2013

What's New

It's been so long since I've posted, I've almost forgotten how.  Since pulling the Gallery together and getting it opened in an ungodly time frame, I fell very ill, I believe due to the stress.  I don't think I've ever worked so hard in my life and....there really wasn't a tremendous amount to do.  Just time consuming details.

I discovered, I have a hard time asking for help or delegating chores.  I think I can do it all or better than anyone else so why ask.  Well, when I ended up in bed for going on 3 days and the darn pain wouldn't go away, I knew I wasn't going to have a choice.  Off to the hospital I went leaving my new born, just opened gallery, in the hands of all the other artists showing at the gallery.  I was suffering from a bowel obstruction.

It's hard to describe what went thru my mind when I was hooked up to all kinds of tubes and told you ain't going anywhere for quite awhile honey.  Thank God for pain meds because, not only did it take the pain away around the clock but it allowed me to sleep my troubles away. 

After several days, I started to feel better and Dec. 1st (my Grand Opening Event) was just a few days away.  I wanted nothing more than to get the hell out of there and be at my opening.  So I did leave and went to my opening against better judgment because I really wasn't well and I knew it.

My Grand Opening was spectacular with over 100 people showing up throughout the night and it was raining.  Here's a link to our YouTube video...take a peek.
I was definitely holding my breath the whole night hoping I would hold up till the end.  I can only say looking back, that I would have done it again and again in spite of the way I felt.  It was worth seeing my vision come true.  A week later I was back in the hospital hooked up again and feeling if it were possible, worse. 

I really don't want to bore you with my medical plight since I left the hospital on Christmas Day till now.  I'll only say that although I am feeling much better, I'm still not out of the woods yet.  My pancreas is now my enemy it seems.

With all that said, I want to focus on what makes me happy and that's art and my gallery.  Here's a photo of how it appears today...


Lisa Holtzman said...

You have done the most phenomenal job with the gallery Renee! I can't believe what you have been able to accomplish. No one would ever have guessed you were ill through the birth of your gallery baby. Wishing you good health my dear friend.

Jane Farr said...

I am soooo happy for you, Renee! You did it! I love The Word is ART Gallery, and it's Grand Opening looks fabulous. So well attended! Congratulations. Praying the support you received is a good medicine and that you are getting better each day. xoxo

april said...

Your gallery is beautiful! How wonderful! And hope you continue to feel better and back to normal soon!