Hey there blogger land, how’s everyone been? A week ago last Friday , I had my gallbladder removed. It was a quick surgery done laparoscopically and was home the same day.
After I woke up from recovery and Todd drove us home, I slept all day and all evening and then of course woke up at 2am and couldn’t go back to sleep. I was so sore and swollen but it got better with every day. I had a few setbacks and mostly it was all on my being a bad patient. The worst part was getting into my bed and laying down. Our bed is really really high and it felt like doing stomach crunches when I had to lower myself to lay down. A few friends told me that they slept in their recliner after they had the same procedure. I didn’t think about that. Then one day last week during all those crazy spring storms we had, our chimney box flew off and slammed into our fence which then caused a portion of our back fence to fall down. Craziness! After Todd was able to push the fence back up and secure it as best as he could, I thought it would be a good idea to hang the planter back but of course its much taller than me. I have a small mosaic patio chair by the fence and I stood on it-which caused the chair to sink into the dirt and I fell down. That stung and brought a few tears but I put an ice pack on my stomach and it was good after a few hours.
The great news is that after 6 weeks, my grandma Nanny was finally released from the hospital. She had spent the last week in a rehab wing at the hospital and had some physical therapy, etc. She got to go home to her apartment but she cant be alone. She’s still weak and not so sturdy. Home health care will be coming 3 times a week and my uncle hired a friend/neighbor to watch over her since she’s closest. I drove out there on Friday evening to spend her first night with her and she was soooo happy to be in her recliner again. Its such a miracle! Many nights she actually wasn’t expected to make it and here she is walking and talking back at home again. Thank you for the prayers!
My mom went back home to Montana the Sunday morning after my surgery. I really wished she could have stayed longer to be there with me at home but it was good to have her take care of me that Friday and Saturday. Nothing like Mom’s sweet gentle hand and voice waking me up to take my pain meds, make me drink something, eat something, etc. I miss her already. My best friend Kimi came and spent the afternoon with me and stayed the night on Monday since Todd had to travel out of town. I was still really sore and moving slow and it was good to have her around . I had to return back to work on Tuesday and the rest of the week but fortunately, I got to work from home. Last Thursday I also had my first jury duty commitment since we moved. In fact , next week is our one year anniversary in our home. Wow- that went so fast!! Anyway, we were held a few hours and finally released by lunch because the persons who cases were called, didn’t show up and the bailiff said one guy was already in jail. Yikes! I did a check in from the courthouse and my friends pitched in with the some hilarious comments . Here is the post.
Have any of you watched the series Breaking Bad? Todd and I recently got Netflix ( I know – welcome to the rest of the world), and we are “binge watching” this show. Holy Cow it’s intense! We are in Season 3 episode 12 now. There are 13 episodes of this season and 5 seasons total. When Todd travels, I don’t watch it.
So basically that’s some of my last few weeks in a nutshell.
A friend of mine was getting onto me on facebook because I was up and about the next day. First thing that popped in my head was the song- Nobody’s gonna break my stride- aint nothing going to slow me down- Oh No- I got to keep on moving!....