I've been officially released from Cleveland Clinic. My practitioner's exact words were "Go live your life" ! What an amazing feeling!! I am oh so blessed that things have gone in my favor and that I am seeing positive outcomes from all these surgeries! I am excited to get back to work, back to the gym and most importantly, back to ME! Life won't be consumed with this disease anymore or with the next surgery/recovery period. God is good and has answered many of my prayers! *feelin extremely lucky right now* :)
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Yesterday I got some fantastic goodies in the mail!! A beautiful Thanksgiving table runner as I have oh so much to be thankful for this year! Thank you Greg and Vicki Pfiz! I also received a funny magnet and amazing card from my travel buddies!! I love you all-your sweet notes to made me cry. XO! Oh and well, I bought the Broncos sign, because really, what else does a girl need?! Her team and her dog!! :)
I gave away this 'bag full o goodies' to The Pouch Place where I had always gotten my ostomy supplies. They are expensive products and I can only hope they lighten someone's 'load' especially with the holidays right around the corner. And trust me when I say, I was MORE than happy to donate these items...seeing as I don't need them anymo! Yay!
Mom and I at the concert!!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Well although I'm incredibly grateful for a lot of things in my life; this week, I was thankful for an amazingly supportive, patient, caring mother and PAINKILLERS! Those were the two things that got me through an incredibly rough couple of days! I'm also thankful that I am going to see my GI doctor in the AM and will hopefully get some answers as to where this crazy pelvic pain is coming from...let's pray its only a UTI and that my antibiotics will do their job!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Momma Joyce at the Limestone Cafe...the awesome little diner we stopped at for lunch on our way home from Cincinnati!
Happy to get cuddles from my love bug once I got home!!
Yay for putting on real clothes and not pajamas/sweatpants!! This was post op day 8!
Me and Momma outside the Old Mill. Post op day 11
On top of the world!! And feelin good :)
Monday, November 10, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Today was monumental and marked the last time I will have to change my appliance. See ya later my little friend...no more 'brown baggin it' for this gal! Yay! I'm so incredibly grateful for modern medicine and the grace of our good Lord.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Momma Joyce and I busted outta the hospital...7/4...trust me when I say I looked better than I felt...
Watching fireworks from our hotel room. I was very uncomfortable and in a lot of pain. But happy to see em; fireworks are the best!
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Dropping Momma Joyce off at the airport in the AM...so sad to see her go BUT I will see her again in a few months! Ready to start back to work this week-I'm going to start back with 2 nights in a row for sure, and maybe do a 3rd depending on how I feel. My job is amazing and allowing me to do 60 hrs every 2 wks instead of my regular 72. Hopefully this allows me to get more rest and to fully recover prior to my final surgery in late October! I had a great last weekend with my momma-she is truly one of my best friends and we always manage to make things fun despite life's trials and tribulations. Oh and I should give a little disclaimer here, I went to church this morning so this blog gets a little bit religious (and I get choked up at times)...but my feelings toward organized religion are something I've struggled with for quite some time now. I truly hope that no one finds my words offensive because that was never my intention at all. Everyone has their own way of expressing their faith and I hope we all can respect that. That being said, I believe in the power of prayer and I want to thank you all once again for keeping me in yours! *Much love*
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
Momma J and I made the long trek back up to Cleveland once again today...hoping to hear good news and get things on track for me. Looking forward to the Botanical Gardens in the AM and then an appt with a new gynecologist later in the afternoon. I'm curious to see what that darn cyst on my ovary has been up to...
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Not much to say about this week...trying to do little things throughout the day and it continues to prove to be exhausting most of the time. It is frustrating to me, but I'm grateful for the good days and the time with my Momma. She's been so good to me, even at times when I'm undeserving. God Bless her :)
Monday, July 14, 2014
So as if recovering from a major abdominal surgery wasn't enough...now I've got to tackle a hemorrhagic cyst on my darn ovary! Wtheck?! The good Lord must really be trying my patience...just to make sure I'm strong, inside and out, I suppose. Anyhow...my attitude has taken a hit these past few days...trying to stay optimistic, but it's difficult when things keep piling on top of each other! Oh well, I just keep telling myself that it will all be worth it in the end!! Thanks to my awesome family and friends for all the amazing support! <3 you all!
Saturday, July 12, 2014
My dad and I
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
Ahhhh!! So I'm getting ready to go to bed...wake up call is 3:30. I've got to shower with this special soap in the AM and then head over to the hospital around 4:40. Admission time is 0500, which is super early for this night shift gal!! I just want to send a very special thank you to my mom, Bill, my Dad and Theresa for being here in Cleveland for me during this crazy ordeal. I'm not always the easiest patient and they put up with a lot! And although I appreciate the prayers from each and everyone of you, I think you should also say one for them-as well as the surgeons and nurses that I will encounter these next few days. I know that I am being carefully watched over by my sweet Davery, Grandma and Grandpa Roberts. I wish they were here with me, but I know they will guide healing hands over me during the surgery and my recovery too. I'm a very lucky lady to have soooo many people that rooting for me and I'm humbled by all of the outpouring of support and well wishes! I love y'all!
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Met my buddy and coworker Rob's and his wife Rachael's 3rd son! Mason Beckett! He was such a sweet lil pea!! Love those cheeks and double chin!
Went to Bill's kickoff party for kickball! Enjoyed a nice gluten free cider! Gluten has inflammatory properties and I'm not drinking any beer in fear of my joints going nutso again. This kid is incredibly supportive of my surgeries and he sweetly helps me stay on track with my diet! I'm pretty lucky that he's such a caring individual and that he's willing to put up with all the craziness that this disease throws at me on a daily basis. Very lucky actually 😄
Dinner date night at Schuck Raw Bar!
All dolled up for Alison and Brian's wedding!! This girl danced the night away!!
I cheated that day and ate quite a bit o' cheese!! Soo yummy tho! And I alternated a glass of wine and a glass of water all night! (At an open bar no less!!) this second surgery means the world to me!! But I did have to give in to the cheddar 😊