The last few months haven't been easy for me. I've had some trouble with heart arrhythmia and have been tired and worn down. Then, recently, I had a procedure to repair the issue and it looks like it worked! But the healing time was rough, I had some small set backs, that slowed the recovery time. In ten days, I had surgery, a severe UTI that sent me back to the hospital, a chest cold, then an outbreak of head lice brought in by the kids (not uncommon, but what bad timing!). After that, a kidney infection, asthma problems from the cold I'd caught, and my back decided that I'd laid around enough and decided to attack me while I was down and out. Every time I'd cough, it was accompanied by a small screech caused by a back spasm from the jarring cough.
But I had family around to help me heal, Sugarwings took it upon herself to make some mint tea, and keep me hydrated.
My buddy, Beth, brought soup from my favorite restaurant, and a tattered heart filled with things I love.
Mostly, I didn't want to do much more than nap and watch Netflix ( The Crown was exactly what I needed!).
The cardiac ablation itself went well and the recovery from that wouldn't have been so bad, if I hadn't had the other things to deal with. A cough is worse than normal when you have had the interior of your heart cauterized. Ouch! Add some asthma and a thrown out back, and well, like I said, it was rough. I was glad I'd pre-posted on this blog, and had a multitude of stories that felt like they were telling themselves, I didn't need to get up and go to the computer.
Things started to improve, but I'm still lazing around part of each day. My dining table is covered in semi precious beads, and as I am up to it, I whip up a necklace or two and get ready for Christmas giving.
While I'm sad that I've not been able to do all of the Christmas crafts to sell like I have in the past, I'm hopeful that I can get some done, later than normal, but maybe I'll be able to list some. This is my absolute favorite time of year and I'm determined to create, whether I get to list the items or not.
For now, I'm just enjoying the season. And appreciating being up and about, ready to deck the halls and fall into all that December has to offer!