I know I’ve been quiet on the blog lately. You’ll have to excuse me, surgery took a lot out of me and I’m still super slow-moving. So what do we want to catch up on first? Little thing? Big things?
Lets go big. I’m sure you all saw the pedestrains stuck on Young St. We’re all fine and as far as I know, everyone we know is okay. Such a scary thing. For me it brings up a lot of sadness. I totally revert back to flashes of Ben’s accident. If you didn’t know, Benny was struck by an SUV, our exact model ironically, and I can still see it so clearly, if I don’t push it away. He lived because it had rained, it rained and he landed on a soft spot. Isn’t that crazy. It’s just such a sad thing to have happened, all of it. It also brings up a lot of feelings about the survivors and their families. But we’re all safe, the story goes on. Right?! ‘This is not the end of our story.’ We say over and over again.
Ok next thought. Surgery. If you missed it I had an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) of C4/5 and C6/7, which added to my previous bad-ass titanium fusion of 5/6. Now I’m better than a third titanium spine. I often wonder how much my medical bills cost. We don’t get that info in Canada. It’s all behind the scenes. So how is it going? I don’t know, every day is so different. Some things are so improved! I can’t recall exactly how much detail I shared before surgery but I was in pretty rough shape. I was having a really hard time walking, moving, breathing, feeling my fingers, so much blick. Post surgery my nerve pain is feeling better, not all but some. I feel like I’m caught somewhere in a bipolar trend. It’s good, it’s bad, its’ good! Gahhh!!! Just stop hurting already!!! Today is good, yesterday BAD. SO VERY BAD. What makes a good day? I have no clue. I’ve just been trying to sit very still and let my bones heal. We’re only 2 weeks out, I need to be patient and just let it heal. So when I’m frustrated y’all can go ahead and remind me. It’s still soon! Get some ice, take some medicine, get a drink, whatever, this is very hopefully not my forever.
Lets talk fun. I love the new house, its fabulous. Oliver has been doing a lovely job. This week we got drywall and windows! Windows!!!
Next week paint, floors, then a kitchen! I’m saving lots of videos in the collection ‘Dream House’ on Instagram, so if you miss anything, it’s a good catch-up spot.
Last, I think you’ll remember that husband’s Grandma passed away last month. Well, sadly, husband’s Grandpa passed away as well. I’m not sad, I’m bitersweet happy. They spent their whole lives together, and now they are together again. It’s a beautiful love story.
So please, how has everyone else been? What have I been missing? Fill me in on everything!!!!