Starting back tomorrow, I will begin the new year with a movie review and follow up with the usual updates on Wednesday and Friday with yarn projects in progress and completed.
Until then I wanted to update you all on what I have been up to in the past 4 weeks. My Christmas was hijacked this year but really I didn't mind. Due to some changes in my insurance, I really wanted to have the surgery completed before the end of the calendar year. So when I started down the road with the surgeons office the only available surgery date was Christmas eve.
Knowing this, I was really worried about surviving the surgery and I didn't want to ruin everyone's holiday. Needless to say, the surgery was successful and the holiday was saved.
|Picture of me before the surgery|
As I lay there in the hospital, the true spirit of the holiday was presented. My best friend brought me a care package that had some toiletries that helped me feel normal during my stay. Thank goodness for deodorant and lip balm. I also got notes and messages from friends and family checking in on me. I was a little hyped up on pain medication and could only handle the briefest of responses but I really appreciated the gesture.
Once I got home, my friend Becky drove in from Philadelphia to come and stay with me. She and I got to hang out and watch really bad TV. I think I may have got her addicted to NCIS. Really there were a ton of marathons on. She also taught me some of the basics for Magic: the Gathering. We had some wonky weather and she was able to leave on Friday to visit her parents before heading back to Philly.
While recovering, I did get some lovely surprises in the mail. Quite a few people sent me get well cards but work really outdid themselves. Samie was able to convince work to buy me yarn and patterns as a get well gift! How awesome was that?
|I definitely was feeling well after opening this!|
I also got a Barnes and Noble gift card from my friend Dianne and quickly spent to help keep me occupied. As time passed I was able to be more mobile and could drive. I even got out on Thursday to my knit night.
The good news is that I can head back to work on Wednesday which is just in time for my first class of the semester. That day should be pretty busy but I might as well jump back into life with both feet.
So far I feel great and have lost 25 lbs since the surgery and can now tolerate some food as I progress to a full recovery. I just want to thank all of you for reading this blog and thinking of me during my surgery and recovery. Now back to our regularly scheduled program. :)