Thank You!

First of all I want to say thank you to all the new followers I’ve had recently. It still surprises me that people want to read my ramblings…especially since my writing has been so sporadic lately. I appreciate all of you who get some enjoyment, support, or information from my posts. I am really behind on reading posts since my break in writing, but I am going to catch up eventually. So, if you see that I’ve “liked” one of your older posts, that’s just me going through the mountain of emails that is patiently waiting for me. I’m sorry that it has taken me so long and please know that I am still here and am so sorry for anything that I have missed in your lives. My readers are the BEST and you all deserve the best from me. I promise I will catch up soon.

I also wanted to say thank you to one reader in particular GreenGrowsDark. She was the one whose continued love and support inspired me to pick back up where I left off and write again. There has been so much heartache going on in my life recently that I’m just not ready to write about yet. One day I will. But that is one of the main reasons that I haven’t been writing lately. I know I promised you all that I would always tell the truth in this blog about my feelings, or what I go through on a daily basis, but as much as I love you all, I’m just not ready to go there yet. However, I think I have processed things with myself now and I am ready to continue with my rants, ramblings, and information about adhesions.

I also want to say a big thank you to the lovely people in my adhesions group on Facebook. It is called Let’s Shine a Light On Adhesion Related Disorder. They have truly been my rock lately. There are over 200 members now and we have had 2 newspapers write articles on adhesions thanks to one of the founders of the group. One article in particular was really well written. The journalist did his/her homework and wrote a really great article. So good, in fact, that it was picked up by USA Today as an online piece. Here is the link to it: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/13/health-adhesion-disorder/6391777/. If any of you have adhesions or know someone that does, you should really check out this group. It is a closed group because we write about really personal issues that bother us or about some really embarrassing symptoms of ARD (Adhesion Related Disorder). However, if you have adhesions or know someone who does, then please join the group. It is great support for those who suffer with this debilitating disorder and good inside information for those who have a loved one with it. It’s a way to “see” what we go through on a daily basis.

Well, that’s all of my “thank you’s” for now. I hope all of you are doing well. Please leave me an update on how you are in the comments section. I will be seeing you on your blogs soon!

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My Week Away From Home

I just spent a wonderful week away from home at my sister’s house. I really needed the time away and I had a great time with my sister, my niece and grandniece, and nephew. I suppose the highlight of the week was my grandniece, who is 18 months old and one of the smartest, most beautiful babies you could ever meet. No matter how bad you feel, a simple look from her big blue eyes leaves you with a big smile on your face. I found that out the hard way.

Towards the end of the week, my sister ended up in the hospital to have a kidney stone removed that was stuck and couldn’t pass. Since I was staying with her, I ended up spending the next two days and two nights with her, my niece, and grandniece at the hospital. If you think hospital beds are bad, try the uncomfortable recliners. Add to that multiple trips all the way to the other end of the hospital to the cafeteria for food and I was more than exhausted. My pride was the only thing that kept me from asking to borrow a wheelchair on the second day. The funny thing was, that no matter how bad we felt or how tired and cranky we were, just having the baby there kept us going. Well, she definitely did for me. To be honest, her mom was a little frazzled by the end of the hospital stay.

I am still recovering in bed from those two days, but all in all the week gave me time to think about things and put what’s been bothering me in perspective. Even though my sister has not always been there for me when I was in the hospital, it feels good to know that I was there for her. It has reminded me about how important family is and how they usually are there for you, especially when you need them the most.