Monday, January 3, 2011

recovery and new beginnings

It's a beautiful sunny day. A new year with new goals to accomplish. I could make a list, I should make a list, just to stick to it and actually start something!

We have some intense home improvements coming up in a few weeks. My kitchen cabinets and countertops will be ripped out and replaced. After, before or during all that I want the entire main floor painted, trim too. And at the same time, the wood banisters will either be sanded and re-stained or replaced and stained, and we'll finally add those iron balusters I have sitting in the garage. I have the mess and chaos to deal with first, but then I get to enjoy the clean newness of it all. I'm looking forward to all of it, except for dealing with my dogs barking for 2-3 weeks! Hmm, they may have to go on a vacation.

My daughters and I have a baby shower to plan for my new grandbaby due in May. Invitations, a fun theme, colors to use... all fun and creative. I better start brainstorming!
Sewing to be done for that same new grandbaby. I'll make his nursery bedding and curtains like I did for Carter.

Exercise. Getting back to it. I've done absolutely nadda for the past month. Recovering from lung surgery and also this evil upper respiratory virus has left me with almost zero energy. Still. I have 4 more days on antibiotic and then I hope it's all a distant memory, and I can get back to feeling normal again. My VATS recovery this time has certainly been rough. I still feel the soreness, inside, where the incisions are. My post appointment is this Wednesday, so we'll see what the Doc says.
And then, I don't go for another scan until the end of April. That will be 5 months of not seeing what if anything is going on. That's a long time. I'm hoping once these "reminding pains" go away, I'll be able to enjoy those months without thinking about my health. No thinking, just enjoying. Playing tennis and golf again and being outside in the beautiful fresh air. Feeling good.

New beginnings!


  1. Wishing you all the best for 2011! =)

  2. i think 2011 is going to be great and i really hope it's a healthy year for you (once you're done with this bout of illness). hang in there! xoxo

  3. You deserve a wonderful 2011. Maybe even a hole-in-one! :)

  4. I'm afraid you'd faint if you actually saw my kitchen & house. It all needed replacing many years ago, which is making it ever-so-difficult now, to do all the updating.

    You are one amazing woman & I'm in awe of all that you do!

  5. the Doc says I'm good! Chest x-ray looks great and I can do whatever I want to do. He did say I'd probably keep having those "reminding pains" for 3 more months though while all the nerves heal.


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