Believe it or not, one year ago tomorrow, I started this blog.
What am I doing to celebrate? It’s such an exciting day, I’m having surgery! Anesthesia! Vicodin! Oh my! Don’t worry, I’ll be fine. I’m just having a growth removed from my foot. They are 99% certain the growth is not the Big C, but it’s been causing me some pain, so despite this mystery growth stumping both my doctor & the podiatrist gave me a lot of confidence, ya know? they are removing it and I will have to be off my feet for the next 2 weeks or so.
In case you are just joining us, breaking news: I have a 3 & 6 year-old to take care of.
I don’t think the hubs quite understands the depth of this me-being-off-my-feet-for-2-weeks thing yet. After I spent much of last week cooking up a storm of freezer meals, doing what I could to get the house organized & clean… it’s almost like I was nesting again. But it’s a good thing I did because the hubs spent the weekend working on his computer. Way to pitch in! Thing is, he won’t have much of a choice over the next couple of weeks. It’s times like these when your partner begins to realize all you do to keep a family running. I do have crutches, however, I am to use them to get to/from the bathroom, and then I need to rest my foot so it can heal as fast as possible.
The only other surgeries I’ve had to recover from were c-sections. And there was no way to weasel out of caring for a newborn on top of recovering when you’re nursing. Not that I would trade those days for the world! But, the hubs did have my feet and crutch-free arms & hands. This time, I will actually have the ability to recover… uninterrupted. Well, let’s be honest here. I highly doubt I’ll be uninterrupted with my 2 active kiddos, but still. I won’t have to nurse them! I have to stay off my feet for 2 weeks! I have no doubt it’ll be a challenge, but I’m taking it as it comes.
There’s much to look forward to though. As spring brings many new opportunities, this April I am taking on a music challenge with five other bloggers: Courtney Goes to Work, Have Stroller Will Travel, Running.With.Camera., The Weekend Photo Warrior and vanessa.oxygenvalve. Over the last year, I had many successes, but I have never written daily for a full month. However, writing about music is a dream come true. The posts are flowing out of my fingers like butta. Love it. But what I’m really looking forward to is getting back on my feet, 2-3 weeks from now, pain & growth free, so I can go for a walk with my family, seeing the budding trees blossoming… in my sandals.