So I'm going to try & ease back into this - because even in the worst of times, there are amazing things to be thankful for.
& I know I've not been the best at writing down the things in the past few weeks, though I know they've been there. It's been what has gotten me through the past 2 months.
The ones I have written down, I've lost track of my numbering as well - so I'm just letting that go for the rest of the year.
So here we go.... Giving thanks in all circumstances
Who knew I'd change jobs & then have to have 2 surgeries back to back? This could be really bad. Luckily, I started off my job with 17 days of vacation time. & I'm going through them FAST - I only have 4 left for the year, but at least I've had them & they've covered my time off with my surgeries. Now, let's pray that I wont need these last 4 for any more surgeries (Please Jesus - PLEASE!!!)
When all you can do is lay in bed with a catheter sticking out of your back side, I got a lot of yarn stuff done. Including a blanket I've been working on for my nieces in their school colors. It fits a queen sized bed - so hopefully it will be loved on for years to come.
OK - I'm not a fan of sodas. I gave up Diet Coke about 10 years ago & dont want to go back - but I was so sick on pain meds that I needed some sort of fizz & got a coke from McDonalds on the way home from the hospital. Do you know - that thing lasted in my fridge, in the cup they give you - for a WEEK! & it tasted fresh & fizzy the whole week long so I could just sip it when I needed to. That's probably not the healthiest thing in the world for something to be able to do that - especially when my sparkling seltzer water fizzes out in about 30 minutes after its open - but when you're not feeling well, its the little things that make you happy - even if its not the healthiest.
Sweet relief! Sitting fully on my back side felt like the most amazing thing of my week.
Sweet love shown on Father's Day
Like I mentioned before - all the sweet messages & texts sent out to me on Father's Day - it really was soothing to my soul on a painful day. Every person who thought of me & lifted prayers during the day for me, I APPRECIATE YOU!!!!! Please know that. I wish I could give you all one big hug!!!
Before this last surgery, at work, they sent me to a First Responder Training. I loved it - every single moment of it. Except having to sit 4.5 hours when I had an abscess ready to rupture - but loved learning all the things CPR & how to do all sorts of first aid training. It's just good to know in case I ever run across a situation - I'll feel prepared - or hope I will. I get to take the training every 2 years to keep my certification. Can I say it again how much I love my job!
... & just because life has been full of yuck & gloom... here's a picture of our BABY...
can you believe how BIG Ernie has gotten?????