Day 76 – Dear Diary

Dear Diary,

Wow, it’s been a long time since I have written in the series.  I just finished the final part to my addiction series.  It took a lot out of me, emotionally and physically.  After all these years. it’s still hard to talk about.

Today is Valentine’s Day.  To all those who are single, may next year is a better Valentines Day for you. And to all those that are with someone, hope you have a great day. My husband and I usually aren’t big fans of this holiday. We get something small for each other and that’s about it.  Not really into having a day where you have to tell someone you love them.  That should be done 365 days a year.  Just my opinion!

It’s now been 7 weeks since surgery.  I am feeling about the same as I did before the surgery.  I don’t have as much pain in my lowest part of my back but that is where the broken screws were, that they had to take out and replace. My incision itches all the time if I don’t keep lotion on it all the time.  Which is way annoying!  But I am getting used to it. I just can’t believe how fast time has gone by.  7 weeks have flown by.  I guess, for the most part, is a good thing but that just means that my husband goes back to work this Thursday after being off since December 23, 2016.  He will truly be missed at home.

Eric has done so much at home these 7 weeks that I have been downright spoiled.  He cooks dinner, cleans the house, takes the kids to and from school. takes care of me, and makes sure I have my medications.  He has done so much these 7 weeks that I’m sure it hasn’t felt like a vacation to him! Unless you call this a working vacation.  I wish that I could send him on a vacation.  He very much so deserves it. And he did all this without complaining.  Like I said, I am so spoiled.

I am just glad that this surgery is over with.  I was really worried about this one.  I don’t know why, but I was very anxious.  Having that in the past is a good thing. I just hope that I stay off the table for more than 3 years this time.  I need to start making it to 5 years like my surgeon wants. Or I would prefer if this was my last surgery and I didn’t have to worry about it anymore.

I’ve been trying to think of a different topic to write about and wanted to get your opinion.  What would you like to see on my blog?  Any particular topic you would like me to cover? Let me know in the comments below.  It doesn’t have to be just about chronic pain and chronic illness.  If there is a subject or a review you would like me to do, let me know.  I am up for doing anything.  Like if you want me to go into more details about my planners.  Or why does it make me happy to wear makeup? And what are my favorite brands and what brushes do I like.  That is something I definitely like to do to help me get through not having enough spoons. This is your time to let me know what else there is that you would see, besides just chronic pain and illness.

Well, that’s about all for today.  I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day.  And even if you don’t have that special someone, know that you are loved by me.  Those of us with chronic illness and pain need to stick together.  So you are my valentine for this day!

Until next time………







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