This post is going to be a little long because it will be covering two weeks, so hang in there with me..Lets start on July 5th this was the day I attended my morning church service, then came home and started the bedroom project (painting).
We are almost done with remodeling and i am super excited & proud of the work we have done!!
July 6th I woke up and took Khali on a 2mile Marina Walk
I Also was able to meet up with some old friends from Texas that I haven’t seen in over 5 years. I love making new memories!
July 7th It was a very very painful day. I laid around most of the day. I also met the new specialist. So far I am very impressed with her. She met me and ordered every test even ones I have never heard of. Her attention to detail made me very happy even if in two weeks i get more bad news from all this testing. Tomorrow She ordered bone and other scans. I am scared but excited to get all these new tests done! Her bed side manner was awesome as well. Then i Went home and did my weekly chemo meds.
I got up a little early for me because I had to get my scans done for the Dr. Then walked the Marina . Spent the rest of the day in bed. Pain level an all high. Boo!!
July 9th I am not feeling well but my friend from High school is in town, so I used all my spoons to visit with her. Hopefully we don’t wait another 20+ years go by. Good friends are hatd to find..grateful Facebook exists so we really never lost too much time 🙂
July 10th I went to Shannons house and visited with my church family. I love these intimate times getting to know them at a deeper level. So blessed with this amazing church family. Later in the evening, Brian surprised me with Mani/pedi. He knew my week was extra hard & boy did my feet & hands need some pampering!
July 11th, Boy is my body giving me a hard time thus week, i feel miserable!! I did however Have Brian take me for a mini ride and he even stopped at a friends jewelry party so I could say Hi. It is very important for me to support my friends. I expect the same in my friends. What a Gorgeous day outside to bad my body wants to stay inside.
July 12th Church service really touched my heart this morning and i realized how protective i am of my church family. For the privacy of my church members i will not name the parties involved but i do want to say this; i have watched people come and then make rude comments and or snicker when they realize this is not the church for them and/or are visiting a member of our church, if you are this type of person, please just excuse yourself and walk out quietly, just because this is not your cup of tea does not mean we want to hear you make rude comments about the place we love! (There are many churches, i pray you find the one for you) We are a bunch of misfits, we are unlike any church i have ever been too & i love it!!! Yes our pastor is probably different from who you’ve seen but i have never wanted to be closer to God than i do at this very moment. Pastor Eric inspires me to be closer to our God and to be a better person. Which leads me to this other issue i recently experienced at church. A visitor came and was making snide remarks and shaking their head in a negative manner and was just being completely disruptive. I had to use all my spoons to stay in my seat. All i wanted to do was say excuse me can you please either just sit there or leave!! I realize you are a guest of a member but no one hog tied you and forced you to be here. So since you are here,Try looking around and you will see over 200 hundred faithful family members who love not only this place of worship but our pastor! We are proud of our pasyor and his dedication not only to God but to us, the church family.
I love when I go home and feel so much love around me….however this past sunday i went home crying. Crying because i realized i am super protective and i even though i should not allow this person to hurt my feelings, i am human & it really affected me! Word of advice, please don’t disrespect others at their place of worship, you make an a** out of yourself when you act like you did. If your a visitor, just be polite, our pastor doesn’t talk all day! 🙂
July 13th Monday, this day was just awful & busy. I had a Dr apt with the surgery Dr and then he gave me the yucky gut mix to drink for the next few hours. Man is this stuff crappy. It tasted like pure salt and really upset my belly. Yes I know it is meant to empty your gut but this was just yucky!! For most people they drink it in 2 hours and within the 3rd hour, they are emptying their guts, but for me due to my gastroparesis, it took 8 hrs…….and since I feel asleep…I ended up destroying the bed mattress. Not a day/night i wish to repeat!
Tuesday 14. Surgery day finally here….It took 9 Iv’s to get going. I was so frustrated. Then the meds did not put me to sleep fully so I was awake during the surgery. Thankfully the Dr Numbed my back up for the most part. I only threatned to kill him like twice…LOL After surgery we went home and that is when the real pain started. I was so sick and the pain was 50 on a scale 1 to 10. I sat in the bathroom and cried to God to take the pain away. Did I say this was only the first part of the surgery?! Next month is part 2. I don’t know if I will be doing part 2!!!! Also thankfully a friend of ours made dinner 🙂
July 15th Wednesday. I just had to get out. The Dr called and said that I could walk for about an hour and then I had to go back to bed….i ran out of the door (well not ran but you get the point) I then went to the LOH(ladies of Harley) meeting at pj’s. It was good to be out with friends.
July 16th which was yesterday, i got out of bed and ran some much needed errands, walked the dog and then went back to bed.
Today is Friday and i have really no plans but relaxing, i got maybe 2 hours of sleep due to pain. I have a lot more to post this week but i am exhausted and hurting! So please have patience and i will write more soon:-)
Thanks for all the support and love!