Hello from Greenville!
I have been hanging out at my parent’s house for the last 11 days. My mom is calling this “forced rehabilitation” because we both know that if I were at home I would be over eager and overactive. This is the part of any major surgery that is difficult, but even more so for a type-A personality like me. From my past experiences, once I start feeling good I am always eager to start feeling great and get back to normal life again. I am still wearing out quickly, taking naps, and having to limit myself so I can continue to heal. This time in the recovery process is always a lesson in patience. I am very ready to get back home to my husband and my puppies. I miss them all terribly!
On a positive note, I am getting to spend lots of quality time with my parents and sisters. I am staying in Greenville a little longer than I probably would have because my baby sister, Frances, is getting married next weekend at my parent’s house. Being home has allowed me the opportunity to take part in lots of wedding planning and projects which is SO fun! The three of us now live in three different cities, so anytime we are together is always a treat. There are lots of projects going on to get the house wedding ready, one being some major landscaping. Caroline (my middle sister) is a landscape architect so she is is putting her skills to good use.
I have been terrible about taking pictures the last few weeks. I have had lots of visitors and had the opportunity to hang out with some friends from high school. Last weekend both my sisters and their husband/fiance were at the house all weekend doing wedding work in the yard. On Saturday Frances had her bridal portraits, and so I cooked my first meal since the surgery. I got an A+ for taste, but it wore me out!
My constant companion has been my moms one-year-old Vizsla, Hazel. I have started calling her my appendage. She follows me wherever I go and sleeps whenever and wherever I am sleeping. I may steal her and take her home with me (mom don’t read this!). We have also been going on lots of walks.
Some things I am looking forward to are seeing Brad next Thursday and seeing my puppies when I get home in a few weeks. I am also looking forward to getting to take some of my dissolvable sutures out in a week or so. They are sewn externally and are driving me crazy. It’s the little things, right?