Sunday, October 10, 2010

Here I am... ME, MYSELF and MY EYE

Ok, I know I am long over due for showing off my new eye.. It really isn't my eye I haven't wanted to show! LOL I really really really hate having my photo taken! So I have sucked it up and decided it ain't gonna get any better than this - so here I am...
First let me start off by saying this is early in the morning here... LOL what else can as and excuse for a really horrible photo. I can blame it some on Hubby - he isn't really great at taking photos... but I guess I just have to admit.. this is me.

So can you tell which eye it the real thing? ( I have that Sesame Street Song in my head right now... which of these things ain't like the other.. )

Need a close up?
Damn now that is scary!!! Way to close for my comfort! OH and here is my new second glasses! Word of advise... don't let your Husband and MIL pick out your glasses for you while you are on very strong meds! :0)  They were worried about me though... and wanted the safest glasses they could get - really close to goggles here people!!! As soon as I was able I went and exchanged them for these.  I hate wearing glasses! Contacts - I got my first pair when I was 13, and never looked back at glasses. Hate them. But now, they have taken my contacts away - won't let me wear them, even if I can now get twice as long out of them - only need one at a time and they are sold in pairs you know. Nope they say no way, I can't risk any eye infections in my one good eye now. Super cautious and have to be really careful from hear on.

So you figure it out? I lost my RIGHT eye... so looking at the screen the eye on the left is the prosthetic eye.  Freaky huh? So other than being totally blind on my right - and avoiding going down flights of stairs. I look and I am pretty much back to me. (I can't tell how deep a step is.. could be 4 inches - could be 4 feet... very scary!)


Thought this would also be a good time to show you all the love you sent me -


I just wish that I could really show how many cards this is! I tried stacking them, laying them all out - the photo just really doesn't show the quantity of cards here! Hubby was so funny about them, we had to make sure that every card went back into the envelopes - he loves all the postmarks and return addresses :0)  So did my rural country post office, they got a huge kick out of seeing all the cards from everywhere coming through.   So from the bottom of my heart - Hubby's Heart and my post office - Thank you for all your wonderful Support!

This Summer is over - done and now I am just trying to get use to the new me.. and my new vision. Over all - doing pretty darn good. I only bump into things maybe once a week now... and not while I am driving, just me walking - and honestly I probably bumped into a few things with two eyes..  I just take doorways and shopping isles a little to close from time to time. LOL

HUGE HUGS TO EACH OF YOU - and -

60 comments:

Marja Sch said...

You look wonderful just the way you are and I hardly can seen the difference. If you didn't tell I would not have know there was someting with your eyes. Enjoy life and there is so much to love. I always enjoy your donkey story's and I love your cards. Hugs Marja have a wonderful fall season.

Sheri said...

oh my golly Michelle. Even after you told me which eye it was and I went back and looked again and again and once more, I still can't tell the difference. They did an amazing job! And you are a beautiful lady. I am so glad this ordeal is over for you. And try not to bump into things when you are out in public. People start talking about your "drinking" habit. Hey I know because even with 2 good eyes, I bump into things all the time. Just a clutz with no booze. Imagine if I drank!

Oma said...

You look fantastic! The prosthetic eye looks amazing! Take care of yourself!

Diamond Doll said...

Hi Michelle i think your photo,s lovely. I got it totally wrong i was convinced it was the left eye, the prosthetic eye is just so real theres no difference whatsoever.
You are one brave lady and i,m so glad that this has not changed your outlook on life,and you have one fab hubby too!
(hugs)
trish (-:

Marley said...

Hi Michelle!

Your foto is lovelyyy!! and the eye.. wow it looks amazing! really no differences.. xxMarley

Caroljenks said...

Wow Michelle that eye is AMAZING! And you look absolutely fabulous!

How many post bags did your mountain of packages take up???

Great to see you...

Carol x

Marie said...

What a wonderful creation of an eye. They have done a stunning job for you. It looks perfect, must be wonderful to be complete again. It's amazing how well you have recovered from your injury. Be happy and enjoy life!
xMarie

mckinkle said...

Hello Michelle, Im so thrilled to have found you again and looking so very well. There was no way at ALL that I could tell the difference, it is so amazing how clever some people are! Now the person who made your eye as good as that deserves the high bucks salary instead of these football players I reckon!!

Anyway, me and hundreds of others sent you our best wishes and it's so lovely to know they reached you and helped you on your road to recovery! I bet you had donkeys absolutely everywhere!!

Im set to follow you properly again now and to think that you're back to make fab cards is just a miracle!

I know exactly how you feel about having your photo taken so I know how brave you have been to post it but I have to say, you look loads younger on this photo compared to your blog ID one! How did you do that?!

Best wishes
Keryn x

Crafty Chris said...

Wow Michelle i couldnt say which eye it was, they did a fantastic job, I bump into things as well and that is with 2 good eyes.
Take care
Chris x

Karen McAlpine said...

You are beautiful!
PS:
I could not tell which eye which

Kendra said...

You look wonderful! I'm glad things are getting back to "normal" for you! Have a great day! :)

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Michelle, like everyone else, I couldn't tell which eye was the prosthetic, so the people who made it definitely did a great job. And you look FANTASTIC!! I'm delighted you continue to improve & as has been said elsewhere, but cannot be said too oten; you are an inspiration to all of us. Hugs.

Linda Peterson said...

I am absolutely shocked. Your eyes look identical! And beautiful eyes at that! You are so upbeat and that rubs off on everyone who reads your blog.

Cec said...

Michelle, I'm with you - I hate having my photo taken. But now that you jumped into the deep end, you look fabulous. It is a gorgeous photo, great eyes (real and otherwise) and terrific glasses. We have a friend with one prosthetic eye and like your new eye, you cannot tell the difference. In the words of Billy Crystal "You look Mahvelous Dahling!"
Hugs!
Cec

dawnmarieg said...

Oh my gosh Michelle you would never know. I couldn't tell at all, what a fantastic prosthetic! You look great hun.xx

Yvonne said...

Great pictures of you Michelle!! What a big step to let us look at the new you and your prosthetic eye. They did a great job. Take care of yourself!! Hugs, Yvonne

BA said...

you look really fabulous michelle!! take care
xoxo BA

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Wow Michelle, you really can't tell the difference unless you know which is which! It's wonderful that you have kept your great sense of humour through all of this! BTW, you take better pictures than me! I actually want to burn pics of me, they're always SO bad! LOL

Ida said...

Fantastic photo. You really do look great in the photo's and no difference noticed in your eyes. Congrats on getting your new eye and many wishes for continued success as you adjust to a different phase in your life.

Helene said...

Hi Michelle,
You look beautiful!

Pami said...

Your look fantastic. Pami x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Michelle ...you look great i can`t tell ...amazing...sending you all my love to a very very Brave person
hugs
Sylvie
Gibraltar
xxxxx

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Thank you for sharing with us. You are beautiful and the color of your eyes are gorgeous. And you can't tell the difference with your eyes. They both look real. Your Doctor sure did a fabulous job. Enjoy life and your animals and your crafting. You are very talented also.
Have a great week.
love and hugs
bobbi

Marga said...

Michelle you look great, and your eye really no differences..
And also the glasses the match perfect with your faice.

Hugs Marga

Jo said...

Fantastic Michelle, I got the wrong eye, it is an amazing match!! You look fabulous and you have been so brave throughout, it certainly has been worth it. Take care Hugs Jo x

Lorraine said...

You look fantastic Michelle you can't even tell you are as gorgeous today as you were before the accident you really are.Loads of cards and you deserve each and everyone of them hope you got my one ok i loved making it for you.
Keep smiling huni you look beautiful and I don't want to here anymore nonsense do you here me huni your a wonderful,kind,beautiful,stong,caring,generous lady and a true inspiration to us all xx

diane (cookiestamper) said...

you look great Michelle! They did a fantastic job with your new eye!

papersunshine said...

Oh my gosh no way! I can't tell and I'm usually real good at this stuff since I had to match teeth in dentistry... well anyway you look awesome, what a great job that gal did. I'm so happy for you!

Pink lady said...

You look great Michelle! I couldn't tell at all, what a fantastic result!

Hugs Laila.

Craftyanny said...

They did an amazing job Michelle, I'd honestly never have guessed!
I am so glad you feel strong enough now to have your pic taken. There's not many of us who enjoy it - how come no one likes their own pics lol
You look fantastic Michelle!!
hugs
Anne x

Lorraine A said...

fabulous photo's Michelle, you are beautiful :-) ,, I can't tell the difference either ,, fantastic job !! :-)
huge pile of cards there !! every one sent with lots of love am sure :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Jo said...

I couldn't tell! What an awesome job. And you look lovely Michelle, be happy, no need for excuses..ok? The pile of post is awesome. Did you get my email by the way?

Hugs

Lisa said...

wow that is amazing, I could not tell the difference at all, you look great!!

Beth S said...

Hi Michelle... You and your eyes and yes I said eyes, both of them, are absolutely beautiful. I couldn't tell the difference.

Teepee said...

Michelle - the eyes have it and your are da bomb!! There is no reason you should be self-conscious about your eyes. Even after I knew which one to check, there aren't differences. The person who made your eye is really an artist. And, what an inspiration to us all you are. Thank you for sharing your life with us. We're praying and cheering for you.

redstamper7 said...

You look totally amazing and I sure couldn't guess the eye. So excited to see you getting into the routine. Keep your terrific outlook and take care of those baby blues! Love your animal stories too.

Becky T

Deb said...

Hi Michelle ~ Thanks for sharing - your insecurities, your medical journey, your wit and now your photo. Like everyone else, I couldn't and still can't tell the difference between your real and and the prosthetic one. You have had an amazing team working with you and you seem to be coping well. Hurray for you girl!
Hugs,
Deb T
xoxo

Kittie said...

Michelle, I could not tell a difference in either eye. What a work of art for someone to be able to match your eye so perfectly. I am thrilled to see you doing so well. And.....your picture is darling. Don't sell yourself short. Hugs!

Kristie said...

You look wonderful! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Hugs!!

Rufus said...

Michelle, I'm with you..I HATE having my pic taken! But, in your case there is no need, you look darling. As for your eye's...if you don't tell someone they'll certainly never know by looking at you. The woman who did this is an artist! Glad that you, hubby and the post office/mailman got such a kick out of all your cards. Looks like they came from all over the world!
Thanks for having the pic taken (even if you hated every second of it) Now we really know that you're just fine!
Hugs,
R/

Anonymous said...

Amazing job even in the close up you can't tell which eye it is. The depth perception will get better with time. Hugs Ann

Shirl said...

I think you look gorgeous in that photo! Thank you so much for sharing it with us :) Whoever did the eye did a great job! No one would have been able to tell that you had a prosthetic eye :)

And...what a HUGE collection of love from all over the world! :)

anja said...

wauw witch eye was it???i'm sorry i can see it .this is a great job.
tfs i hope is feels good.
gr anja

debby4000 said...

You look fabulous and for the life of me can't work out the difference.
luv
Debby

Heather x said...

You look great babe, I wouldn't have known which was real or fake without you telling us....what a beautiful job the artist did on your colour match!
Onwards and upwards now babe :)
Have a great day x
*hugs* Heather x

Annie said...

such beautiful eyes Michelle! and an amazing job on the 'new' one! Sorry I've not been by in a while .. .. we've had the bugs too and with other things going on behind the scene I've not had as much time for my blogging friends. I hope you are both on the mend now and love the new video clips!
hugs, annie x

wendy scrappings said...

You look great on your picture. And now way I could tell which one was your new eye. Wow, they did a good job on that!
Great to read how you go through this all! Way to go!

Jóna said...

You are beautiful Michelle !!!! That's just it !!!

Your new eye is a masterpiece!
Big hugs, Jóna

Fern said...

Michelle, you are a beautiful person inside and out, and don't you forget it!! They did an amazing job on your eye.. Looks perfect!! So glad your doing so well!! Hugs!!

Carol Dee said...

WOW !!!! They did an awesome job. Perfect I think. Well shoot, no need to be so camera shy. You are pretty. (Just ask your hubby) *wink* As for that bumping into things. I do it a lot with two normal eyes and have the bruises to show for it. What a clutz I am. :) TFS and Have a wonderful week, Big Hugs...

TA Carbone said...

Oh Michelle I cant believe how I couldnt tell which eye it was. Who ever your doctor is that made the eye did a fantastic job.

Hey I to hated glasses and got contacts. Needless to say they did more damage to my eyes and since then I have worn glasses and never looked back. So they are right about infection and everything else.

Hugs
TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

Niki said...

Michelle,
You look fabulous! I thank God for your recovery, your good spirits and your loving family. I could not tell which is the prosthetic eye, great job by the "eye maker."

Thanks for sharing your talent. I look forward to Animal Crackers every week.

Niki

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, good thing you said which one it was, I could never have guessed. Talk about artistic gifts, this eye maker/coloring technician is someone who put their talents in such a possitive way. You are beautiful, always be proud of who you are and what you look like. You make beautiful cards and you are exceptional. Blogging and sharing in your experience has been such a blessing to all of us, thank you so much for sharing.

Net said...

Wow Michelle your eyes look perfect!

Lacey Stephens said...

That is amazing, Michele! I am so happy for you!! You went through so much. I'm so happy that at least you look back to normal!! :-)
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com

Katarina said...

I never would've guessed it. They did a fantastic job. You never have to be self-concious about it. Than kyou so much for sharing.

Kim said...

Michelle you look GREAT! I never would have guessed which eye if you didn't tell me! And all of your work is amazing hun! You are doing wonderfully and I am so glad you are ok!
Big Hugs~ Kim

Sherri in NC said...

WOW Michelle. You truly look amazing and I certainly cannot tell which eye it is. WOW is what i keep thinking. You are amazing!! :) You are so talented and I just love your work. My card should be in that pile somewhere. Hugs to you!! Sherri in NC

Heidi said...

Michelle this is amazing! I could not tell either. You have come a long way girl!

Basteltiger´s Welt said...

Wow, this is wonderful, I can´t tell which is your one good eye. Incredible.
I´m so happy to see you back in your hobby again.

Hugs, Nadine