Post-Surgery Swollen and Sore… and Feeling Like A Million Bucks

So, as the title kinda foreshadows, it’s been one heck of a week. If you really wanna know the truth, it’s been a heck of a month …year even. It’s been challenging to say the least. Becoming a mother for the first time and dealing with the stresses of one income and the addition to the family… getting used to the whole change of lifestyle — of life. We won’t even discuss the pesky issues that landed me in the hospital a few times.

I’ve been faced with more obstacles in this one year than I’ve known in all prior 29 years. I was forced into reality and shoved into courage. I now know what it’s like to be powerless over my love for another person. I’ve felt the types of joy and satisfaction I never knew existed. All at the same time, the dynamic of my home and relationship (and the amount of sleep I get) has significantly changed. And needless to say, there is a fair amount of pressure that comes with being a good wife and mother. I have my struggles with body image and there is the occasional guilt of not bringing any income in for now.

Buuut, I see the light. For the first time in a long, long time. I have hopes and expectations. I’m making plans and goals. And yes, while my daughter and family is a huge motivating factor, I’m making these plans on my terms. Don’t get me wrong, of course my family is and will always be first priority but I am anxious to do these things to make life better for them. It will work for me this time because I plan on doing something I am passionate about and good at. I won’t get into it too much (can’t jinx myself after all)… but I am so excited.

Just wanted to share a lil joy with ya. I’m about to sign off and I know I can’t have a title about surgery and not tell you what it was all about. What had happened was (teehee) I have this thing thats kinda like a tumor that recurs every so often. It’s not serious…. just uncomfortable is all. Got through all that with my wonderful nurses and surgeons. My husband, MIL, and marmie have also been tremendous. And thanks for all the Xs and Os from those who knew.

Til next time,


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  1. It has been one hell of a year for you I agree. For the both of us even. You became a mom, you’re starting your blog (YAY!), you’re trying things that you have never tried before. To say that you are not a strong person would be false. The obstacles that you have endured would overwhelm the strongest of people yet you still wake up each day hoping that that day will be the best day yet. I love you. I respect you. I’m proud of you. Keep up all the great things that you’re doing and remember that to be a Minute Made Mama you first have to be a Minute Made Woman.