This week I will share with your three of my contastant companions that got me through my hysterectomy recovery. Let me just say that of course my wonderful husband was my knight in yada yada – but he had some helpers that made me smile. In order of age we have:
#1 – Echo, Physician’s Assistant. He not only had luminescent, x-ray eyes, but he was with me constantly Pictured here during a late night bed check.
#2 – Peanut Puppy, Nurse Maid and alerter to danger, both real and imagined. Nurse maiding is hard work per the pix.
#3 – Lucky No. 13, heating pad heater. They can’t take care of themselves.
I know that people may make fun of me and others that have such love for their animals – but they are part of my family. Not only has their companionship gotten me through my surgical recoveries – but also the knowledge that I will not birth my own children. These are my furry kids, I love them for everything they are and everything they can not be. They make me smile, laugh and love things that are beyond themselves.
They are my Three for Thursday this week and everyday!
You know when you are feel badly, there is precious little that will bring you comfort. This week’s “Three for Thursday” is about the things that bring me comfort when I am feeling my most worst.
Let me just say that, typically, I am feel my worst in regards to what the endometriosis or the (supposed) neuropathy are doing to me. I guess I could also throw in the laundry list of drugs and assorted medications they put me on and what they do to me. Well, for that matter – I guess to cover all bases – it would be what the continual pain, lack of sleep, drug trials, doctor run arounds, emotional drain do to me. Yesterday was a combination of everything when I thought up this week’s list. And yes – my husband is really ALWAYS #1 on every list – but I thought I would change it up a bit this week.
Here we go!
#1 – My puppy Pixie. She seems to know when I am feeling my worst and always just wants to cuddle and make be feel better. She will just lay there and let me pet her to get my mind off the pain. By this point I am surprised she has all her fur on both sides – hopefully we won’t be calling her “Baldy” any time soon.
#2 – My heating pad. Any girl with endo will tell you a heating pad is one of the most important items you need to go into battle – other then your spork! I am currently padding with the XL Sun Bean with the “Superr Sofft” plush washable cover. Its pretty fancy, just like me.
#3 – My bed -or- as I typically refer to it – Bed. Sometimes nothing feels better then just laying down. I know that the pain in my pelvic region is aggravated by 2 things – sitting in a chair for long periods and standing. Lucky for me my desk job does not require either. Caught me – that’s a big fat lie. So you can see why I like Bed so much.
Below is a picture of this week’s Three for Thursday. What are things that make you happy when you hurt?
This week my “Three for Thursday” are things I am lucky to have. Even though it is tough going (especially on days they take 8 vials of blood) it is important to remember there are lucky things I have in my life.
#1 – I am lucky to have my husband. He will always be number one. I won’t bore you with the details – but it is a deserved ranking. I will also lump my awesome furry children in this category too. They continuously make me laugh and still love me even if I am crying.
#2 – I am lucky to have my good friends, all near and far. It is good knowing that even though it has become easy for me to lose touch with people, that I have people who care enough not to lose touch with me. I am also lucky that people who do not know me well still feel confident enough in me to turn to me for guidance. That is one of the biggest compliments one person can show another… and I am lucky to have had that.
#3 – Health Insurance! I can not even begin to guess how much all my medical bills would be at this time. In the past year I have had 3 surgeries, 1 hospital stay, countless diagnosis test, 3 “in office” procedures, and too numerous to calculate lab tests. I know it is hard to just pay down the hospital/doctor bills I have now – but to not have insurance? It’s a scary thought! I am very lucky to have it!
I think it is easy with everything that goes on in our lives to forget to stop and take stock of all we have that is good. Good is good – we all need to remember that! Now go be lucky!
This is my Pixie. She’s my baby and always makes me laugh. We found her through the Crossroad Shih Tzu Rescue in April this year. Since then she has been my constant companion. People may look down on me for treating animals like family – but in our house – they are.
Pixie had a big day! Her first visit back to her “foster mom/family” and then a big walk around Lake Ella with her sister Peanut. This little pup trotted 6/10ths of a mile. Now she is crashed and I am soon to follow.