Thursday, October 20, 2011

country living fair & surgery

i feel like this is the third update in the now trilogy of madison's broken nose.

after seeing the doctor tuesday, we were referred to an ENT yesterday.
the doctor's office had lead us to believe they'd "snap" it back into place in the office.
well, first of all, there is no "snapping" back into place in the office. she'll actually being having surgery in the morning to put it back in place, under general anesthesia & all. goodness.

& yes you're right, we could opt against the surgery. i've heard stories of coaches popping broken noses into place etc. however, she's a young female with quite a crooked nose. if we opted to wait and see if it healed well on its own, she would probably continue to have the persistent headache she's had since the injury. also, waiting means waiting at least a year for the healing to finish. at that point, if it's still noticeably crooked and we desire to do surgery, they would need to re-break it, scrape all the new bone growth and then realign the nose. a much more involved surgery. and in the mean time, she would continue to have headaches & probably some sinus issues. etc.

she's a trooper though. no complaints from her. however i've been so impressed with her passion & ownership of her squad. when i told her she probably wouldn't feel well enough the day after surgery to go watch them compete ( in a very loud gym mind you , in a competition that lasts for hours), she was all "mom, that's my team. i have to be there to cheer them on". seriously that was the most upset she's been since the injury. well alrighty, no holding her back!

thank you to those of you who have been so super sweet & encouraging. while it's certainly no life threatening issue, ya'll are the best.

on another super fun note, the country living fair will be here this weekend. & by here, i mean around the corner from my home! i'm beyond excited! i plan to swing by friday afternoon after her surgery, hoping they won't be all sold out! 

here are some of my images from last year with some images of a few of the things i purchased.

 jennifer's paintings are spectacular.
my personal favorites are her acrylics on linen

my sweet friends ashley & jerri won't be making the road trip this year :(

a few of the goodies i purchased~

these linens were created by french laundry.
debbie jones , the creator , & i had shops beside each other a lifetime ago.
her line is the current special over at one kings lane.
head on over & sign up.

if you get a chance to go, have a fabulous time!!


Carol S. said...

I adore your pictures and blog stories! Good luck with the nose. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, she is a trooper! Oh those paintings are delicious. The bird and basket of cherries....oooohhhh....sensational. Enjoy the fair, good treat for you after a stressful week.

Misty said...

I'm so sorry to hear that she is going to have to have surgery! I pray that she will be feeling up to going to the competition. We just went through surgery for a sports injury in April our son. He injured his knee while pitching at baseball camp. Because it was a school sponsored event, the school insurance paid for what our insurance did not cover. That was such a blessing considering everything cost about $6000. So, if you haven't already, be sure to check into it since her injury occurred during practice. Good luck!

Bethanie said...

Good morning Paige...praying for that sweet girl. I think the surgery is a good idea, get it over with now instead of going thru it all again in a year!! Boys with a crooked nose is a battle scar (insert some manly grunt), but with our beautiful girls...not so much!!
I have "Country Living Fair" marked on the calendar on my desk at school...I dont know if I'll make it, but I cant wait to see what goodies you find!!!
Have a great weekend!! My daughters best friend is a comp cheerleader, Im sure they've been at the same competitions as your girls this year...was thinking of going to cheer her on this weekend, so if some stranger calls you out, it's just me :0)

Christina said...

hugs to madison!
; )

Jennifer Rizzo said...

I want to go on of these days! You are so much better off doing surgery now! I had surgery as an adult for a broken nose I didn't know about! She'll bounce back so much better and stay healthier. I had a ton of sinus infections until it was fixed. You are doing the right thing!!

Shannon said...

I hope Madison has an easy recovery and the surgery goes well!! She will be in my thoughts tomorrow morning, I remember all to well going through the same thing :(
On a happier note, I am sooo excited and a bit jealous you get to go again to the Country Living Fair. It looked amazing last year and you got so many great goodies! Love those paintings and can't wait to see what you come back with this year :)

Alecia said...

I'll be praying for made the decision I would've made...I can't imagine the alternative of RE-BREAKING...oh, that just sounds AWFUL! What a team player she is...I hope she feels well enough to cheer them on.
I SOOO wish I could go to that super cute many great things...I LOVE the paintings...gorgeous!
Hope they save some stuff for you :-)

Sheri said...

Will be praying for Madison tomorrow. Love all the pics on this post. My girlfriends and I were actually going to go to the country living fair this year and then I realized that it was on the weekend of Savannah's homecoming. Hope you get lots of goodies.

Kelli said...
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Kelli said...

Prayers for Madison - you've had your share of breaks and sprains this year! My friends and I are going on Saturday - hopefully it won't be a mad-house and we can enjoy it. Last year we went on Sunday and it was quite nice. Have fun, Paige!

Anonymous said...

oSending prayers and hugs for Madison. I am so sorry she need the surgery, but it will be better than a year of possible discomfort followed by an even worse surgery.

Looking forward to seeing what you find at the fair.


Jboo said...

Your poor sweetie! Am sure she coming through with a beautiful new nose! My sister broke hers in baseball and ended up the best nose in the family. She said -- what a lucky break that was!

Cool stuff at the fair!


Between You and Me said...

so sorry to hear that your girl's nose is broken...but you are doing the right thing to have the surgery and fix it now....

I broke my tailbone when I was a little girl, and we let it heal on it's didn't heal correctly, and I've had issues ever since. Right after I had Luke, a doctor went in and re-broke it hoping to give me some relief.....12 years later, I still have issues.

Tailbones and noses are different, I know, but you won't be sorry for taking care of it now.

BUMMER for her.

Kelli said...

Sweet Madison...such amazing strength and loyalty :)

City Girl Turns Country said...

First, I pray for Madison and a speedy recovery. That can't be an easy thing to go thru at any age. Second- I am so excited for the Country Living Fair myself... I missed it last year so, this year I marked my calendar well in advance. I Hope I get a chance to run into you....

Anonymous said...

Do you have the name of the artist for the quotes on canvas? These would be great for gifts!

Hannah said...

praying!!! hopefully madison will have a speedy recovery! i'm heading to the clf on saturday and can't wait to see what goodies i can find...since i have bday money burning a hole in my pocket! hope you find some great things again this year! :)

Anonymous said...

Praying for Madison. Destiny

3 Peanuts said...

Praying for sweet Madison! That must be awful.

I hope the surgery goes well and recovery is easy and pain-free.

LOVE that orange damask coat!!!


brockey said...

Praying for Madison. I went to the Country Living fair here in Ohio and it is to die for !!!! Have a great weekend

traci said...

madison will be in my prayers. i am sure everything will go off without a hitch.

someday i am going to make it to the country living fair. looks like it is a good one.

Privet and Holly said...

What a shame about
M's nose....a pain now,
but a good story to look
back on in the future : )
Enjoy the fair. I remember
pinning those crazy chairs
and they have been re-pinned
several times since! LOVE
those paintings, too....
xx Suzanne

Hillcrest Acres said...

Hope all goes well with the surgery and hoping she has a speedy recovery. Will be thinking of you and your beautiful daughter.

What a lucky girl you are to have the country living fair so close. Can't wait to see your photos from the fair this year.

Lindsey said...

That country living fair sounds so much fun! Hope the surgery goes will this morning. Praying in Alabama!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...


Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Oh and I'll pray for peace about the surgery for you guys.

melissa said...

Oh Paige .. again, I am so sorry about Madison's broken nose and surgery. As a mom of 3 very athletic boys, I have have more than my share of injuries and surgeries. When Connor had ACL and meniscus surgery (out of state in Alabama, non the less) .. he insisted on being at his team's regional lacrosse game 2 days after surgery. Passion and commitment for his team :)

Big prayers going out to you.

Oh .. and the fair .... wow!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Paige!

I love that candle holder...I believe it's in the last picture! May I ask where you got it?

I am praying for your daughter! Hope all goes well!


Holly said...

how would you feel about a visit to new york, and decorating my little humble abode? I need one of those multi fabric colored chairs. Like really really need one... Praying for Madison! I've had a couple of friends under go the same type of surgery for broken noses!

Lulu and Co. said...

Sending love and prayers for surgery. And that she is back cheering her team on just as she hopes! Bless her heart. Have a great time at the fair, can't wait to see what you pick up,

Hollie said...

It was so neat to meet you today at the CL Fair! You are as kind and beautiful in real life as you are here on your blog! :) Hope you found lots of goodies and that the surgery went well! :)

Kerri said...

Prayers for sweet Madison! Such beautiful photos of her too! I love the photos you took of the fair last year. Such great finds!

Happy Weekend!

Jodi said...

Well,it's Saturday and I hope and pray that everything with Madison went well! I don't blame you for doing the surgery. She is a beautiful young woman and I am sure she wouldn't want to have a crooked nose for the rest of her life or have to go thru surgery later on! So, I hope and pray that it went well; I certainly will be thinking about you!

Country Living fun; I can't wait to see what you have found this year! I love the pictures from last year. There is never anything so wonderful around here like that! I would be so excited if there were and probably very broke(ha)!

Take care!

JerriR said...

Wish we could've come to see you again the year for CLF, BUT we will do it again! You are doing right thing with the nose, this coming from mother who's son talked her into waiting and then ENT told me what a "horrible" mother I was! Now he has terrible sinus issues, a nose that "goes around the corner", and will likely need extensive surgery to correct!