Not really, but I’ve been kind of quiet lately. I’ve got surgery scheduled for next month and I’m a bit nervous. A kind of anxious -but I feel good about the decision- nervous. My body lately seems like a car that has just been paid off – it’s starting to nickel-and-dime me. I’ve got something called “Frozen Shoulder” which really sounds benign,but it has got to be one of the most excruciating things I’ve ever dealt with. I have searing pain in my shoulder all day, every day. If someone bumps me, the pain knocks me over it’s so intense. I can no longer lift my arm past chest level, I can no longer stretch my arm out to the side, I have trouble shampooing/conditioning my hair, have to clip it one-armed….I even have to have my 9-year-old help me with my bra. It’s been a long 10 months – physical therapy, home therapy, doctors appointments, MRIs, X-Rays, and it’s just not getting better. Worse, as a matter of fact. Which is why I ultimately decided to do the surgery. It was not a decision I came to lightly. I mean, it’s surgery. I researched. I asked my doctors questions. I talked to my family. So, I’m at peace. But I’m still nervous.
I’m down 2 more pounds, so total now is 15. I’m walking, but not doing much else. I hope to continue my walks after surgery. I don’t want to gain the weight back and would like to continue losing. After all, it’s 90% what you eat and only 10% exercise.
Reading wise – I’m in a funk. I’ve gotten quite a few good books lately I’m just having trouble focusing. Hopefully that ends soon – otherwise see some re-reading of my favorites in my future 🙂
“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.”