• Blessed by friends and family

    As I’m coming up to my 6 week mark since my surgery, I’ve been thinking a lot about the first few days after I got home.  My family and my best friend really rallied around me and took care of me.  They made sure we had food in the house, someone always with me for the first week so I didn’t have to pick anything up myself and around in case I had issues.  Plus just being with me chatting and keeping me company.  You can’t ask for better friends and family than that.  🙂  I wish I had thought to get a picture of my mom and me.  She…

  • My summer continued

    Like I said in another post, I’ve had some medical issues these past months.  During the middle of May, when we were trying to get schooling done, graduation set up and Sarah settled, I found I was not only highly anemic but had very low red blood count.  I knew I was more tired for the past year or so, but I was always excusing it away.  I just need to push harder, I’m not taking care of myself enough etc…  Turns out there was a very valid reason I was so exhausted.  I had to have two iron infusions, which helped some, but then I had to have surgery…

  • Health update

    I have continued to heal well from my gallbladder surgery. My surgeon told me that my gallbladder probably wasn’t working properly before, which I think is true. I’ve been feeling real good since surgery, and I can eat everything I ate before, with less bloating and discomfort. Thank you Lord. My stitches are healing well, and I’m starting to do more and more of my normal routines. I’m still not carrying anything heavy, like laundry, but I am doing other things. But I also rest when I need too. The other day I did a major cabinet cleaning in the kitchen and afterward I was tired so I took a…

  • A lesson in resting

    I’m doing well after my surgery last week. The pain is subsiding and I’m feeling pretty good. I do tend to get tired easy, but I think that’s a combination of my body still recovering and I keep waking up in the middle of the night with coughing fits from my allergies. I started taking my allergy medicine again, but it’s taking a while to help me. And when I cough, I need to put a pillow against my stomach so I don’t pull anything. When you are woken up from a sound nights sleep, coughing and trying to find a pillow you tend to not sleep well. 😉 But…

  • Surgery

    This past Thursday I had my gallbladder removed. The surgery went well, and I’m feeling good today. My surgery was at 7am, so we had to be at the hospital at 5am. I was not looking forward to getting up that early. Thankfully the hospital is only 5 minutes from our house, so we didn’t have a long drive. My mom came out on Wednesday to keep me busy with shopping and just being together so I wasn’t thinking on the upcoming surgery all day. 🙂 After Paul and I got to the hospital, things moved pretty quickly, thankfully. The nurses and the hospital was the best. The staff was…