Wednesday, July 02, 2014

IWSG Wednesday July 2, 2014




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Today is my husband and my thirty-first anniversary! We are going to St. Augustine, Florida for a few days to celebrate. We LOVE it there!

Pondering the subject of this month’s post to the IWSG my fingers gently rub the new scar I now sport upon the side of my abdomen and realize I’m a lucky woman.  Appendicitis is nothing to sneeze at, literally (it hurts like you know what!), and I feel blessed to have come out of it with only healing to do and a scar. When I woke up after the surgery I thought instantly of the Madeline books I used to read as a kid. The very first one is about little Madeline having to go to the hospital to get her appendix out, and how the other girls from her school, when they come to visit her, are so envious! Ha. I wouldn’t be, having now gone through it.
So I could whine about how much writing I’m NOT getting done right now. But I won’t. I will, instead, be grateful for the new challenges I face, because I will heal and be able to work out and have energy again soon. Though I still tire easily, today marks the fifth week since my surgery, which leaves one week left before I can begin in earnest to get back on top of things and WRITE.
I am, truly glad to have time to catch up on life in a slow way, cooking, gardening, talking with family, snuggling our pup and, of course, adoring my husband who has taken great care of me.  So this month my advice is, smile. Challenges in life are here to stay. Trust in a smile to help you march on.



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24 comments:

  1. Hello, Lisa. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your break.
    Had my appendix out when I was a teen. Not as bad as some ops, I'm sure. Haven't read the Madeline books. D

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    1. Denise, thanks for coming by. Bit late on my responses but am getting back up to speed. Just posted on the July WEP blog hop!

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  2. Happy anniversary! Glad the surgery went well. Sounds like you need a few days of vacation.

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    1. Thanks Alex!!! Vacations over and I'm in high working gear!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful time in St. Augustine. And I'm so glad you are healing after such a scare.

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    1. Julie, thanks for coming by. I'm FINALLY getting my responses out! It's been 8 weeks tomorrow and I'm almost totally back to normal. Almost! Feels SO good to be back to work, and to working out again!

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  4. Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a lovely time and come back to the writing refreshed!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll do my best!

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  5. Glad you are healing, well. POPT. Power of positive thinking.

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    1. Thanks Liza, yes, I'm with you POPT!

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  6. Happy Anniversary - that's wonderful! I hope you and your husband have a nice celebration!

    Appendicitis sounds awful and I'm glad you are recovering! It's nothing to sneeze at, really. I've not hard it, but I went into the doctor two summers ago with suspected appendicitis and found out I had a kidney stone. Both are awful. Relax and get better!

    I love your idea of smiling and moving on!

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    1. Thanks, I did and I am better! Glad you dropped by and commenting Krista, thanks!

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  7. What a heartwarming and inspiring post, Lisa! I've had medical challenges that have left me limp as an overcooked egg noodle, and I have worked my way back to health and strength too many times. But it is so worth the fight! Like you, I've have a rock of a husband who has never wavered in his support of me in anything. I make a point of smiling at myself in the mirror every morning! Keep marching! It is worth it.

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    1. So glad you came by and commented, thanks and hope to see you again. I'm on my way to your site now...

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  8. Happy anniversary! Sounds like you have much to be thankful for.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thanks Lee, I agree!

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  9. Hi Lisa,

    I'm sorry it took this long to get to your site. Good grief, it has been a week since you posted and that shows how long it takes me to get here. Yikes!

    Hearty, very belated congrats on your anniversary. After the healing times, your sense of positivity is wonderful, is vital to your well being. "Madeline" would be proud of you! :)

    I'm delighted you are embracing all your positive resources, dear Lisa.

    Take care and keep smiling.

    Gary )

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    1. And good grief, look how long it took me to respond! No worries Gary, so glad you came by. With all you have going on right now, I feel lucky!

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  10. St Augustine, eh? You must not like beaches. ;) (We can't handle the shells.) Congrats on the anniversary, and take it easy. I've been through two c-sections, and the recovery is garbage, but the easier you are on yourself, the quicker you'll be back to life. Take care!

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    1. Crystal I do like beaches but not this particular time! Thanks for the advice, and now that 8 weeks have passed I'm feeling SO much better! Thanks for coming by and commenting. Sorry about taking so long to get back to you.

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  11. Happy Anniversary, I hope you had a lovely time!

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    1. We did, thanks! And hope to have many more... Happy Summer!

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  12. Hi Lisa - I hope now it's 3 weeks later that you are distinctly feeling better - but anaesthetics knock it out of you ... and healing takes its time - it's worth taking it slowly ... this is big Mrs Hmb speaking who hasn't had an op for donkeys years .. so who knows squiddly-squat!

    Hope you both had the most lovely break ... thirty one years - many congratulations ... and see you when you're ready .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Hey Hilary, so nice you dropped by. Thanks for the congrats, and now that almost 8 weeks have passed I'm back to working out and working. I am loving it, especially since the creative "juices" are finally brewing up a storm!

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