As bad and a hard as last year was, this year has been the complete opposite. The only hiccup were the two discs I severely herniated in my neck this Summer. I’ve opted to try to stick it out and let them heal on their own, but it’s meant for months of sitting on ice packs, physical therapy, and missing most of the summer flea markets…and not getting too much done around the home including gardening. I am finally at the point where I have very little pain, but lifting anything flares it up, so when you see me and hubby at the Flea this weekend, tell him what a great job he has been doing. He’s been my back and arms this summer and I could not appreciate him or love him more for it. The upside to this whole things is the kids have all learned to do laundry and have gotten pretty good at it. Everyone I have talked to who has had disc stuff says besides cortisone and surgery, it just takes time. I’ll give it time if it means avoiding surgery, but I also know if I get to a point where it seems like its’ not getting any better, I’ll do what I need to to get back to normal. At least right now I’ve moved past not being able to move my left arm very well and the awful arm heaviness, and my day is almost normal without lifting. That’s always a plus.
But it’s a small bump and while I feel maybe it came at the worst time, maybe God has had a plan in it to make me slow down a bit, because it certainly has. And I’ve learned how to rely more on other people too, which I am not used to doing very well. I am very DIY and I haven’t been able to do much of that, more of pay someone else (as a good friend would say.). Which actually is kind of nice too. 🙂
But the best thing is, besides the stencil line,my book is coming out and I can’t believe it! And we are having a book launch party to celebrate it!
If you are in the Chicagoland area,and would like to join me to celebrate the launch of my book on October 18th, please e-mail me so I can give you the details.
We are also having cupcakes by Smallcakes of Naperville who have amazing cupcakes! It’s one of our favorites.