I awoke from surgery very groggy, as one would expect. As I write, an undercurrent of lethargy still exists with every breath I take. While the anesthesia wears off, I feel a mixture of that same lethargy, combined with increasing soreness. Yet through the many feelings I’m experiencing, the one that stands out and trumps all others is the feeling of Joy. From the moment I became aware I was out of surgery, although I hadn’t yet opened my eyes, I felt joy. Not happiness, not contentment, but the joy of knowing: It’s Over. The realization that that Joy existed Continue reading >>
It’s no secret: I’m a reader. My favorite solitary past-time is reading silently, my dog at my feet and a cup of tea within reach. This past weekend the weather was dreadful. Rainy, cold, dreary…a perfect day to read. Recently, my friend sent me the first three chapters of a manuscript he’s been working on. I’ve been so eager to dive into it. Finally, the timing was right. Husband playing golf, boys playing nicely upstairs, tea beside me, dog at my feet, AND the fireplace going – I was ready. As I opened the document on my laptop, so excited Continue reading >>
…and I love him too. Here is just one of the MANY reasons I’m thankful this Thanksgiving week!
Here I sit, Friday morning, experiencing this deep feeling of JOY. It began day before yesterday, the first day my doctor released me to resume ALL normal activities. I quickly asked, “Can I ride my bike? How about lifting weights?” He confirmed that I could, but warned me to ease into a workout routine, saying, “Let’s not start with the PX90, okay? How about some Richard Simmons? Try that first.” I got the message. Start slowly. But rather than choosing one of the extremes he jokingly mentioned, I went back to my all time favorite: Jillian Michaels! Sure, I couldn’t Continue reading >>
Recovery is going very well. Lately I’ve started to feel as if I’m really making progress. Receiving the okay to drive last week was a nice milestone. Now, back behind the wheel, running the boys here and there, going to the grocery store, meeting friends for lunch, it all seems hard to believe that less than five short weeks ago I was lying in a hospital bed. So you can imagine that it throws me off a little when I run into someone who I’m seeing for the first time in months and they say something like, “How did you Continue reading >>