I worked 23 years as a Floral Designer (flowery) get it:). Many people don't realize the work and flexibility that goes into it. Every weekend and nights and every freakin Holiday Hallmark cared to create! Working 12-15 hour days and on your feet the whole time. Delivered off and on and that just became to much with lifting. My specialty was Designing for Weddings, Special Occ. and Funerals. Took 3rd place 2 years ago in a big competetion in Minneapolis. LOVE competing! keeps ya fresh!
I've always been sorta artsy and enjoyed gardening. So years ago, I worked at a flower farm and from there it started. I'm not able to work anymore though. Worked through lots of different surgery's. I worked after my back surgery in a chair with my leg lifted on another chair...just keep the hands movin'.... until I just couldn't do it anymore!!! Right before I left my thumb joints were locked because of a flare and it was sooo painful. Not to mention standing on cement floors etc.
I do some silk Wedding out of my house for friends and friends of friends sort of things.
Miss it all terribly. I miss co-workers and the day to day stuff that goes on with the fellowship of a job. Mostly, contributing $ for a family.
Crohns, Diabetes type 2, Fibro, (Depression and Anxiety..who wouldn't?) Back surgery on herniated L-4 L-5 and S-1. Total of 13 surgerys!
Imran 200 mlg, Asacol, Colestid, Bentyl, Lamotil, Paxil, Amitriptlyne, Nexium, Probiodicts, Vit D, Folic Acid, Lots of Potassium, Fish Oil, up to 6 Immodium a day. Oh, and one Giant Pill holder!