I am BACK, a Recovery Give-A-Way and the Red Creation!

I am back!!  If you haven’t heard on 10/7 I had bi-lateral knee replacement, in other words both knees were fully replaced!!  What a life changing event for me.  I am already up and walking – with canes – and getting more mobile every day.  But for me, the most amazing thing is how straight my legs now are.  I was born with severe club feet and most of my life has been spent with knee, ankle, hip and back pain.  Over the past 10 years or so things have gotten worse because of my weight gain.  I had lost a bunch of weight over the last year, however an injury while doing my exercises.  Then another injury.  That was the beginning of the end.  After that things went quickly downhill.  In the end it was decided that neither knee was strong enough to support the other during rehab, so we did both.  I am happy about my new knees and because they have been straightened so much I have actually gained a couple of inches in height.

These are photos 2 days after the surgery….



one week after surgery


IMG_1373And just look at these straight legs!!!


And now on to ‘BEADING’ news!!  Did you see it?  I have a studio on Amazon Handmade now too!!  For the moment the creations are listed in both places, however, I plan on creating some EXCLUSIVE designs just for that studio!

FireShot Screen Capture #042 - 'Amazon_com_ Krafty Max Originals' - www_amazon_com_s_ref=bl_dp_s_web_0_ie=UTF8&search-alias=aps&field-keywords=Krafty+

And I had finished the RED Glass creation the morning I left for the hospital, but I wasn’t able to get it listed until this morning.  So, here it is!!  What do you think?

Red Glass Beadwoven Necklace 1

And since I am feeling so much better and I love to SHARE in my joy I have opened up a new give-a-way!  Just click to enter….and remember the daily entries too!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And of course since I can sit…..I am now able to bead!!  So I picked out one of my projects and am starting them up this morning.  GREEN seems to be the color of the day!  Remember, you can come over to my Fan Page, Google+ Page, or my Instagram Page throughout the day to watch updates and working photos.

green agate slice wrk 1

I thinks that is enough for today!  So I’ll leave you with this thought;


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8 Responses

  1. Sandra Watts

    Welcome back and I hope to goodness you are feeling better soon. Thanks for sharing those awesomely gruesome photos. Very cool for the Halloween season. Seriously, I love gruesome stuff. 🙂

    • Krafty Max

      hahahahaha!! I am just proud of those scars!! They mean recovery and strength to me!! 🙂 ~KM

  2. Virginia

    Welcome back my friend, its good to see you. Looks like you are healing nicely! Keep up the great work too!

    • Krafty Max

      THank you so very much!! It is GOOD to be back! ~KM

  3. Keri LaPensee

    YaY!!! And look at that you seem to be healing up quite fabulously! Love that red creation! How awesome is it that you are now on Amazon Handmade that is wicked exciting I’m so happy for you!! Thanks for the chance on the giveaway You so rock!!

    • Krafty Max

      Thank you so much!! Yes, I am proud of my scars!! ~KM

  4. Julia Reed

    Love this inspirational qoute! All the best to you.

    • Krafty Max

      Thank you so much!! ~KM