Yeap, it's time for the pretty flowers to peek out of the thawing gardens and show their beautiful colors to welcome spring, but that isn't what I'm talking about. It's time for me to pull on my 'big girl' panties and move on. I've been told over and over how strong and positive I've been through all this and I guess to a point I have been. What everyone doesn't always see is the tears rolling down my cheeks. The 'feel sorry' for myself as I lay on the couch being uncomfortable. How I want my life back. I want my hobbies to be interesting to me again. I want to enjoy the next six months and not miss it like I have the last six. I barely log on anymore. Well, to clean out my mailbox but even then so much just gets deleted. That is not me. I miss everyone but have had no get up and go when I'm here. It's not like I'm busy doing anything. Hell, I've watched repeats of daytime TV. How sad is that? I use to be 'don't leave home without it', my camera that is. Now? I barely pick it up.. well until recently. I've decided to move forward or change my interests but sitting on my ass doing nothing is not for me. I've been given a second chance and I need to embrace it!
It's also time for an update. I know many of you have visited my sister for updates as well as welcome her to blogville. She is so enjoying herself and I couldn't be happier that she is getting into this and I so appreciate you following her and taking her under your wing.
So me? I'm really doing ok. Much better. I have another incision that starts from the bottom of the last one and goes right to my pubic bone. I have two small ones on either leg, maybe 3-4 inches from the top of my thigh and into my groin area (or there abouts.) Those are the ones that hurt the most, but are doing much better now. I am now able to get into my jeans and the rubbing at my belly button and when I sit is minimal. I've recently been cleared for more activity and I've been riding my stationary bike for about 20-30 minutes every day. I'm not a speed demon by any stretch but I can do it with only leg power and I don't have to stop. Walking is something I can do too. My left foot is still numb and swells at times but the pain is mostly gone and I can walk for more then 1-2 minutes now. That is a good thing! We are not sure about the foot. It could take 6 months to a year before we know if it will come back, or if it won't. I have to learn to be happy with what I do have, but damn walking with a drop foot is not fun nor pretty. Work? I can go back May 5. I'm excited, but then on the other hand wonder why. LOL I love my job and the people I work with but I'd love to be rich and not have to worry about it. Ok, so we all think that way... it's just not the case with me right now :)
So these are new pictures. They were taken Easter Sunday. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh and I hope everyone had a good holiday.. whatever you celebrate. Mine was good. My sister cooked dinner this year. Breakfast was put on hold because my Dad had knee surgery and was being moved from the hospital to the rehab center in the am and it was just easier for my Mom to do dinner with us. He, by the way is doing good. Great actually. He is hoping to be home next week. Time will tell. I keep telling him and my Mom not to rush it.
Easter was good. Bug and Gage were there and enjoying themselves. Bug offered me some of her candy and I told her no. I had to explain why I couldn't eat sugar. It was a good 15 minutes of back and forth conversations and when it was all said and done her response, 'sounds to me like you have a candy problem.' Out of the mouths of babes!!
So there you have it. A little update. I am going to try to be here and on facebook a little more. I've been dabbling with tags and hope I'll have an offer and soon. I do hope everyone is well. I will be doing my best to get by soon. I promise! Love you all.