the Latest...Not the Greatest ( but not the worst either)
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Just a quick update....My daughter (aged 18 and my best friend) left last week for 5 months away...with a friend. I had a great deal of difficulty with the parting and the days prior and immediately following her exodus. (and an exodus it really was, in the truest sense of the word)...Missed her horribly...I still do, but am coming a little bit to terms with her departure. I still, when out, look at things (such as cookies at Quickcheck) and think "I'll bring some home to A...."But then remember with a jolt that she's gone. Empty nesters have my sympathy. And I'm truly not sure that she WILL be returning to stay...time will tell. maybe I AM an empty nester.
I had my first visit from my new aide today. Lovely lady who helped me quite a bit today...I could really really easily get used to having her around! We will have to, naturally, live by the insurance company's command...
I saw my surgeon yesterday and have scheduled my next surgery (to replace my other hip) in one month. I'm praying that there are no complications and that it'll get done and I'll be well into recovery by early summer. it would really be nice to get a whole season of walking in. It seems like years since I've been able to do my cardio outdoors. (Frigid temps and wood smoke don't agree with asthma).
I've gradually been dipping my toes into the Spark pool once again. I have not begun to track food or do regular exercise (apart from PT ) which I know I should be doing. (the exercise especially). I can't decide if I'm reluctant because I"m lazy or if it's because I really do feel pretty crappy;--maybe a combination of the two.
I've missed you all. I've missed the discipline and focus on health. I've tried to live GENERALLY healthfully. I've not been eating large amounts and have usually been eating healthy food...although could use some more fresh veggies. And while I want to be back full force, I know that my body won't tolerate that yet...and it would probably be only a tease as in a month, I will be back to square one again.
How many times have I heard that here on Spark?
I guess it's how we all learn to walk.