EASTER 2019

EASTER 2019

Brunch is one of the things that the hubs and I do best –Give us some beautiful weather on an Easter Sunday and we are all in! We went to a resturant in the shockoe bottom district of Richmond. It was so nice to take a break from working on our house to celebrate Easter. Spending time together and sipping on bubbly was what our relationship was founded on and we are pretty good at it. lol

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CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN RVA

CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN RVA

I can’t slow down. My scs proceedure over a week ago has me feeling like a million bucks! Make that A MILLIONE BUCKS! 😉 Needless to say everyday has been the best day of my life! If you know me personally then you know my happiness. I can’t stop singing, dancing and smiling! We went into Richmond today for the cherry blossom blooms! I have been obsessed with these trees since we moved to VA and I relized pink trees were a thing. lol. There is a short time frame when they bloom so you have to know when the time is to go. Peak bloom is now and I was happy I got to enjoy them with my husband, pup & Nana.

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SPINAL CORD STIMULATER PROCEEDURE

SPINAL CORD STIMULATER PROCEEDURE

03.29.2019

It’s been three days since my spinal cord simulator proceedure. My body is still extremely weak and in pain from it but I have a good feeling that life is about to change for the better! (But to be honest, I’m a little scared to get ahead of myself) For the first time in a while my chronic pain was gone. I hurt from the incisions but the deep sharp pain I felt all the way to the inside of my bone is gone!!!!!! I’ve been fighting pain my whole life but the chronic pain that disabled me, I’ve been fighting for about 3 years. Lance and I went on a short slow walk and I couldn’t stop smiling because I was walking with no chronic pain. Just the normal pain from an operation. Magic, right!?!

03.30.2019

Ok… I was going to make a blog post of how my overall procedure went but I’m still so early in the recovery process. I’m supposed to only do very light things for the next six weeks but I so badly want to take off! As I mentioned in the previous paragraph, it’s nothing short of magical! Today the only pain I had was from where my surgeon put the battery implant in at. He said that it was harder to put in me because I didn’t have any fat to hide it in. This will probably be the only time in my life that I wished for bigger love handles. Lol! The other two incisions from where the lead was put in feel fine. I kept telling my Nana and Husband that I feel like the little mermaid when she gets her legs for the first time. I mean it’s crazy!! The simple things in life like walking is no longer hard to do anymore and I don’t know what to do with myself. Actually…. I decided the best thing for me to do is walk around Home Goods. I even brought Mac! (lucky dog) Pun intended. An hour went by and I realized that I was perfectly fine. Before this procedure if I could make it out shopping I would only be able to stay a short time before my body would completely give out on me from pain and just exhaustion. I mean like BAM! I would hit a brick wall. I found myself in there for a few hours just doing normal people shopping things. My Nana and Husband kept reminding me that I’m supposed to be taking it easy. I will admit that I am running off of a little lot of adrenaline. I really can’t blame myself for probably doing too much though because I feel like I just got this brand new body!! I mean wow! Medical technology can be so good! I promise that I will take more time to rest in the next few days.

04.01.2019

If you’re reading my blog post then you know that I’m not resting! April fools! Gotcha ya. 😉 I have been following my doctors orders. I’m just having a really hard time sitting still. Patience. is. hard.

04.03.2019

It’s been one week since my surgery! I was pretty exhausted today but all is going well. Everyday feels like the best day of my life! Forever thankful.

I didn’t realize when I started this post that I would be able to feel the affects of the surgery so quickly. I figured I would blog to let everyone know how it was going along the way. So if you read this blog post then thank you for letting me share my happiness with you. 🙂

 

HARMONY

HARMONY

I spent the day dressing up my cousin Harmony and taking her picture. We both have been wanting to get together for a girls day and we finally got our chance! We didn’t initionally plan to do a photoshoot but one thing led to another. lol I dug through my sister’s closet for outfits, did her hair and make-up and went out in the yard to take advantage of the natural light. In my opinion these pictures turned out gorgeous! Not because of any skills I may have but because this lady is such a natural beauty. We literally just walked around the yard talking and laughing while I snapped these shots. We changed looks towards the end and although they were all different we couldn’t pick a favorite. I’m already looking forward to our next shoot together. Next time we will plan beforehand. haha

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FAMILY SUNDAY FUNDAY

FAMILY SUNDAY FUNDAY

Today made for some great family fun! I got to meet my new nephew Brody for the first time and spend time with my family. Everyone from my Dad’s side came over to eat and visit since Lance and I are in town. It is very rare that all of us are at the same place at the same time. The last time was at our wedding almost a year and a half ago! Family means everything to me and I’m so blessed to have the best.

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MOVING ALONG

MOVING ALONG

I’m not going to lie this is a little challenging of a time. I’m just counting down the days until my procedure. I’m beyond ready to get this done and be recovered. The world better watch out once I get my body back! Lol I’ve been down way too long. (Don’t have back surgeries and your thyroid removed, friends! Because turns out past trauma to the nervous system and missing a thyroid can really take a toll on the human body. Lol) Not only does Lance pick up my slack when I can barely get out of bed but he works full time and just took on taking the CPA! With so much going on I’m so thankful that we can still make time for each other. We went to one of our favorite restaurants for lunch and per usual it was a great! We can’t wait to go back and sit outside next time. Hopefully by then it’ll be spring! I’m so ready to bust out the sundresses and spring hats.