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New Wrinkle

So now I can add a backache to my list of hurting places .  DOn’t know where it came from but it came on last night like gangbusters.  I’m sure that some of it is how I have to lie on my back to sleep–very stiffly and not moving.  I have about twenty minutes until I can take my next pain pill, so I will do that then go back to bed.  I’m developing a lot of bruising around my incisions, so that is starting to look interesting,.  I go back in two weeks to get checked up  on so I will see how that goes.  I feel like today’s going to be another long day with not being able to do very much.  But sleeping should help move it along.

Going to cut this sort so I can go ahead and take my meds soon,  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Recovery

Now I am recovering from gallbladder surgery.  I have four nasty-looking cuts and some pain breaking through the meds,  But otherwise I am fine,  I have to e careful what I eat as my body adjusts to not having a gallbladder, but otherwise I think I am doing fine,  I’m resting up and seeing how lazy I can be 🙂  They want me up miving around but not necessarily doing anything. So I am just walking around the house a bit and trying not to overdo.

I think I will cut this short and go lie down some more.  Hope everyone else has a good rest of the week and weekend!

Here We Go Again

It is again unconscionably early and we’re getting ready to go to the hospital for my gallbladder surgery.   I get there at 5:45 a.m. and they start surgery at 7:30 supposedly.  At least I hope everything goes that smoothly.  Miracle of miracles, I barely coughed last night so wasn’t tempted to get a cough drop after midnight.  Hope that run holds through the hospital, too.

See you all after the surgery tomorrow.

Happy Birthday to ME!

So now I’m celebrating my 45th birthday today.  I’m handling it petty well–much better than I did my 40th. My fortieth I think I was suicidal. But now I have some years of stabiity to look back on instead of time wasted (in my eyes).  So I am in a much better place now than I was then.

Trying to get some things done before my surgery tomorrow.  I’m doing laundry so I won’t be lifting any right afterwards. So that is a chore.  But at least I won’t have to worry about it if I get it done.

Put on my favorite jacket today and found out it was a little snug :(.  That did  not make me happy. But maybe after my surgery recovery is over I can start some exercise,  I need to do something because the weight is not stay8ig under control.

Went out to lunch with Bob today and was good–I got chicken and watermelon and a small slice of chocolate cake for my birthday cake.  I feel like taking a nap but my little one will be coming home soon so I don’t really have time for that,  But I wish I did 🙂

Here’s hoping that everyone has a good week–best wishes!

Another Day, Another Surgery

Counting down to surgery on Wednesday.  But before that I get to celebrate my birthday, my 45th, on Tuesday.  I went out to lunch with the family on Sunday. out to lunch with my mother-in-law today, and will go out to lunch tomorrow with Bob as a private date. Fun fun fun!

I’m still doing well in class–I made another A on a small project and that was nice.   This week I’m writing Twitter poetry.  I’m taking a poem I wrote about mania (Crazy Days) and adapting the stanzas to twitter length. So that was a fun little project this morning.  I’m going to turn it in tomorrow and see how it works.  Then I’ll have my assignments out of the way before surgery.

Hopefully everything will go well and I’ll go home the same day. That’s what I’m shooting for.  Pray for me that everything will go well with no complications.

Surgery Again!

3rd one this year!  I’m up to have gallbladder surgery on September 23, next Wednesday,.  Hopefully this one will close out the year and I’ll go back to being healthy as a horse from here on out!

Got my assignment turned in to create an internet meme and am getting feedback from my fellow class members.  I really enjoy reading comments–everyone really tries to be upbeat and positive even when criticizing something.  It’s a healthy atmosphere so far. Which I am thankful for.

Go see my therapist tomorrow and I think we may discuss going to even longer in between appointments.  I’m not really having major issues right now, and that money can go towards Christmas for the girls.  I’ll have to talk it over with her and see what she thinks.   I’m really doing well and would like to keep it that way, and if continuing to go will do that, that’s all right too.

Post-Op Doctor Visit

SO I go back to the doctor and she releases me back to normal activity except for sex.  Apparently I need to wait another four weeks on that.  That’s ALL I needed to hear.  Otherwise it was about what i expected-waiting around 2 hours to see her.  Hopefully I will not have to go back for quite some time now that I have finally quit bleeding.  Hallelujah and Praise God!

I’m trying to write more now that the kids are out of the house and in school.  I’m working again on the bipolar book Finding the Eye in the Storm:  A Memoir of Bipolar Disorder.  Changing the name on the advice of a writer friend of mine.  So we will see how this goes.

Friday I will hopefully see a friend I haven’t seen in almost twenty years.  My college roommate is visiting from New Jersey and I hope to meet her in Flowood for lunch after my cllass Friday.  SO we will see how that goes.  I’m looking forward to it

I’ve got so much to look forward to.  I hope my doctor is right that I’m in remission.  I hope that means I can add more to my life than I have had the past few years and really start living again.  I can’t imagine going back to the life I was living back before I was diagnosed.  But I pray that God has something even better in store for me after this trial and I can realize it in my lifetime.  I’m trusting and praying that he will.

Hope everyone has a good rest of the week!