Well, good morning! A lot has changed in the past week. Paul brought our daughter home from college on Monday, so she’s been getting settled back in, and we’re all readjusting to one another with minimal drama. (Whew!)
Our son took his last final this week, so he’s also done with college for the summer, and I had my first post-surgical follow-up appointment on Tuesday. I was able to drive to and from, which felt like a big accomplishment. (It’s 40 minutes away.)
My surgeon was pleased with my progress, and I was happy to get a good look at everything. It’s a little surreal, but I have absolutely no regrets. It’s been a bit up and down this week as far as my energy level and pain management goes, but when I think back to how I felt last Sunday, it’s like night and day.
In fact, I drove into Philly yesterday to see the Patsy Cline musical. A few days ago, I wasn’t sure I’d feel up to it, but I did fine. It was just my older daughter and me, and it was nice to spend some one-on-one time together. Unfortunately, the show was a huge disappointment, and we actually left at intermission… and not because I wasn’t feeling well. Oh well, at least it will give us something to laugh about for a long time!
I wanted a good picture of the two of us in front of the theater, but we were running late, and it was drizzling. I didn’t see anyone I felt comfortable stopping and asking to take a picture, so we just took a selfie.
Let’s see… what else. It’s been a rather slow week, as I’m still laying low and allowing myself plenty of time to recover. My daughter has been cooking dinner, which is an absolute godsend. And not only cooking, but planning and shopping for it, which is the worst part, as far as I’m concerned. We just won’t talk about the condition of my kitchen when she’s done… ahem.
I’m looking forward to feeling a little more “normal” this week and getting out and about more. Tomorrow will be the two-week mark, and my doctor told me before the surgery to expect one week of rest and recovery, and after two weeks I could resume most normal activities. I feel like that is right on target.
I actually have a lot on my calendar this week. I’m supposed to have breakfast with a friend one day, I have a photo shoot with Alison for a couple of sponsored posts that are coming up, and then I have my standing nail appointment on Thursday and a hair appointment on Friday. I’m also looking forward to this rainy weather moving out and spending some time by the pool. So yeah, it will be nice to get back to some semblance of normal.
That’s about all I’ve got for today. I need to hop off here and get ready for church. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!