Thankyou for checking up on me :-). I have had a horrible week, both pain wise and family crisis wise. I will send you a private email soon, explaining what has been happening.
The positive thing for my family this week was my youngest daughter Jessica. She made her First Holy Communion on Sunday morning with both sets of Grandparents, aunts, uncles , sisters and parents there to watch. This gave everyone in the family a positive & happy occassion to celebrate....which we did!
My Aunt & Uncle travelled to Bathurst from Sydney to spend the weekend with us & attend Mass on Sunday morning. We started the celebrations on Saturday night with a great family dinner, and I managed to cook & entertain 15 people with out pain meds!!!! I did help polish off a couple of bottles of champers though (giggle), so I really wasn't feeling ANY pain.
Sunday morning was very cold, but thankfully the weather held off a threatening snow storm until lunch time, so it was reasonably warm in the Cathedral, and the log fire was roaring when we arrived back at the house. We invited one of Jessy's school friends & family to join us for lunch. I had made a huge pot of pumpkin soup (I'm rather famous within our circle of friends & family for making THE BEST pumpkin soup in Bathurst hehehehe), and I had made several quiches & an egg and bacon pie. It took a long time to find space in very full tummies for the cake we had ordered from our favourite baker....but we managed....who can resist cake?
We finished off the weekend by sitting down in the family room, close to the fire & watched Nicholas Cage in the movie "The Family Man". Everyone went to bed exhausted, but happy and thankful for a great weekend.
Today, my pain level is back to normal *sigh*.....at least I was able to switch it off to handle our family emergency, and then our family weekend. I feel very flat & tired today, as I have enough time to think about myself!
I have made an appointment with a chronic pain councillor and still visit my family doctor once a week. I have resumed most of my activities, although I am still finding walking a challenge. When I couldn't walk at all, I was very frightened & worried that it could stay that way. I will know more after I visit the specialist again in a few weeks time. I already have quite a list of questions for him! Thankfully, he is used to that & is always ready to answer them all.
I hope you are feeling better these days, and that you have been well enough to enjoy your animals and your guests. I miss our chats, and hope we catch each other on ICQ again soon.
Love, hugs & cheers,
At Sun, 26 Aug 2001, Sally Grigg wrote:
>H, how are you? You haven't written in awhile and I'm a little worried about you.
>I hope you are out having fun, and not in the hospital having cysts drained, etc.
>Anyway, write, ok? Love, Sally
-- Positive Affirmation
Say this with your hands above your head (victory style) and repeat three times: I'm Alive I'm Alert I'm a LOT of fun!!
That should get you smiling!