I’ve been gone for a while again, but it was for a better reason. The doctors finally figured out the issue, I had surgery, and I’m back to work! All of my extreme leg pain that caused me to barely walk, not be able to sit, and have problems standing was caused by my left ovary. Which I no longer have. It’s a very rare condition (of course!), which is why it took so long to be diagnosed. And, I have a lot of back issues, so with the way the pain was, it seemed to be coming from my back.
I just want to jump back into life, and all of its activities. I can’t, because I spent so many months barely able to move, but I feel like I missed so much that I want to make up for lost time right now. So I’m doing as much as I can each day, and then falling into the recliner to recover. It’s so wonderful to wear pants again, and to know I can just get in the car and go to the store if I need something, and that I’m not dependent on Husband to make it happen.
My family was amazing, and I couldn’t have made it through all of this without them. I truly do have the best and most amazing Husband in the world. It fell to him to do everything, including clothes shopping with Oldest One for sorority rush clothes, and going to the dance store with Little One for school dance class items. He did it without complaint. He drove, cleaned, cooked, shopped, and went to doctor’s appointments, procedures, and surgeries. I know there is a lot more he did, but you get the idea. He was there to make me smile, cheer me up, make sure I ate, hold my hand, and just be the most incredible all round best friend and Husband anybody could ask for. I am truly blessed being married to him.
The girls were great too. They got used to me just lying there, but they did a lot of getting me things, watching TV with me, talking to me, and helping me. Oldest One did household shopping before she left for college, and she called me several times a week to chat and see how I was. Little One would make sure I was comfortable, and keep me company, and was very happy to tell me about her day in detail. My girls both cheered me up and kept me going through all of this. I love them so very much!
I can’t say I’ll write every day, or even every week, but I’ll make an effort. Getting back into the swing of things, and starting to run around again, as well as working full-time is going to keep me busy and exhausted for a while. But writing and reading all of the wonderful blogs I follow truly helped me to keep going, so I don’t want to feel cut off from all of it. And once I find my groove again, I’m sure it will include time to write, post, and read.
So for now, I hope everyone is enjoying the New Year, and that life is treating you well!