August 18, 2016

Updates on the Homefront

Wearing shoes for the first time in months. It was a sad, sad day. ;)
If you have been paying attention, you probably noticed I missed posting last week. I'm afraid I've been distracted both by the start of a brand new school year where all three of my boys are going to school for the first time (WOOHOO!!!) and by my upcoming surgery.

You read that right. I am old enough to have all three boys in school.

*insert cheesy grin as I laugh at my own joke*

That's not what caught your eye, though.

Surgery.

Yeah. That.

It's a simple procedure - the doctor is going to shave off the offending portion of the disc that causing me problems. Recovery time is a mere six weeks and I should be feeling better within two.

I'm both looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time. I've been dealing with this bulging disc for five years now. At times, it's been manageable and most days I was able to function at full capacity. Lately, not so much. This last "episode" has been miserable and difficult and has tested my limits in every possible way.

It's time.

Do you want to know what I'm dreading the most? It's not the actual surgery itself or the recovery or whether or not the procedure will actually take care of the problem. It's the stupid IV. I have the worst luck when it comes to IV's. Once, as I was going in for a different procedure, my husband joked that the nurse would have to stick me three times.

And she did.

He will never make that joke again.

I wish that was the worst of it. It's not. I won't go into detail because it's painful just remembering. *shudder*

That said, I'm going to give you a heads up - my blog posting will likely become erratic for the next couple of months while I work through pre-surgery prep, the actual surgery, and post-surgery recovery. I do have two Dream Chasers lined up - one for next week, in fact - and I will post about my adventures at the Salt Lake Comic Con. I may tweak my posting schedule so I'm posting on Fridays. My WIP is going to suffer. I'm hoping to catch back up during recovery and while my kiddos are all in school, but I don't know. We'll see how everything plays out.

What I do know is that I have the best readers in the world. I appreciate all your support and patience as I work through this and get everything figured out. I'm looking forward to feeling like myself again so I can get back to what's most important - my family, my friends, and chasing my dreams.

Wish me luck!

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