Where have I been?

SO, I have been away for sometime as I am sure all of you have noticed.

The last year has been rather difficult I am no longer working with Kathy (Mum) at The Make-up Artist Boutique or doing Make-up Artisty as a career why? Well its a long story but I will shorten it down for you.

In 2003 I was in a car crash as some of you may already know and I damaged my back pretty badly since then I have been fighting with GP's and Consultants to find out what is wrong with me. Early last year my back got so bad that I could not walk unaided and due to previous diagnosis of the issue being "All in my head" I have had to fight to get attention.

I finally saw an amazing consultant in September who finally referred me for an MRI (never had one of these before only an xray on the night of the accident) and it was finally discovered that for 8 years I have been walking around with a very large slipped disk. The disk is pressing on all the spinal nerves and causing pain all down both legs.

What can be done? Nothing is the short answer! The disk that has slipped is the final disk its so large and because of its location and some other factors having an op would quite likely leave me paralysed from the waist down. I am now stuck taking very strong medication which doesnt fully take the pain away but it does mean my quality of life is much better.

I am now going to focus on getting the blog back up and running, starting a youtube channel and continuing with my clay work which you can view here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AMillionLilPieces I started making these back in December because the boredom of doing nothing was driving me insane. The clay work has helped get my motivation back and I am now pretty focused and I have a list of things I need to start, finish or maintain the blog being one of those things.

I hope all of you will welcome me back and help me out but requesting tutorials etc

I have missed you 

Ems xo