I was more than a little excited and optimistic when I came home from the hospital the second time. The second operation went very well, so I thought.
It was Saturday, the 23rd, when I was released 🙂 There was an inner comfort and calm that surrounded my spirit. Sunday came and several of my aunts visited me that afternoon. Not long after my aunts arrived, several of my neighbors also spontaneously came over the house, bringing food and drink to share. It was an informal “welcome home” gathering 🙂 I went to sleep that night thinking about how, when, where, and what friends I wanted to meet up with in the coming weeks. There was also a major family celebration approaching the following weekend, an uncle’s 75th birthday!!!
So many people reached out to me during the time that I had squirreled myself away to deal with my health issues, sending me messages with positive thoughts, prayers, and general well wishes, I felt it was important to reach back and let them all know how much I love them and that their friendships are something I highly value 😀
Monday morning, no bueno
I’ve learned since re-entering the hospital a third time, the continuing problem of the abdominal wound opening up is a more complex problem than me being too active and stressing the incision. The problem requires the attention of a surgical specialist. I’ll be transferred to Loma Linda sometime in the next few days. When I first received that news, my spirits sank so low, thoughts of crawling into a cave and letting nature run it’s course seemed like a viable option
However, after becoming more comfortable with my new reality, I embraced the opportunity to make a new me 🙂 Some of you have heard me say, when I’m talking about myself in another point in time in my life, that that was me 5 versions ago, or something like that 😀 The difficulty I was having with the lastest news was that it seems like every few days the past 6 weeks I’ve had to adjust my perception of myself, and what that means moving forward
But…like I’ve said and written in the past, the essence of who we are is a constant 😀
It’s late. I’m tired. Wanted to update y’all after my head and heart leveled out