New twist

and why people say to me “can’t you just catch a break?” Typically when friends and family are upset about some other hurdle or sideways path that pops up I just shrug my shoulders and move on. Every body is different and heals in its own way. Sometimes the path to...

Pain – 1 Lisa – 1

Some gains in my world tonight. Pain has been controlled since mid morning which means we may have figured out how to get through this tough healing process. With this gain comes the side effect of sleep. Sleep for me is always fitful – rarely do I sleep longer...

Pain – 1 Lisa – 0

Tight night. Pain is expected, even welcomed at some level, because pain is part of the recovery process. No one has a complicated abdominal surgery and reconstruction without pain. It’s the uncontrolled pain that makes it tough. Last night I lived in a large pond of...

Truth

It’s 0430 and I’m awake. I slept fairly well last night, which means I only woke up twice before drifting back to sleep. By 0430 I knew my luck had past and I started reading the news updates on my phone. It’s hard reading stories of such sadness like the one about a...

The next big thing

Yesterday brought me within one week of what is supposed to be the final surgery for reconstruction. I, of course, am not counting on it being the last as we all know I tend the follow the path of MOST resistance these days. However, next Friday I will head back to...