Dear friends and family,
Did you know that facebook jail is real, and that you can be put in it for simply posting too much in one day. hahahaha!
So for now I'm a sitting duck....
That's okay! I was meaning to take a break from social media this summer anyways. I believe it was a sign (and this is just my own spiritual intuition here) from above that I've been doing too much online lately with the live-streams 2-3 times a week, publishing, and who knows what else just to keep my mind off things.
I've been doing things to help boost my endorphins! Currently I purchased a kayak and did my first paddle around a gorgeous lake in the Pacific Northwest. I saw eagles, wildlife, fish, and heard children laughing, saw people camping and building fires, cooking wonderful food. I felt the breeze in my hair and enjoyed sitting in solitude out on the calm water watching the clouds and listening.
I started hiking again too! What I love about the woods here is all the trails are covered by shaded trees, moss, and always a refreshing breeze from the ocean, or a scenic view of Saint Helen or Rainer in the distance.
Even though I still have a lot of health issues and in pain, I've decided I'm not going to let it prevent me from doing what I love...even if I have to be a little uncomfortable. I will do so as safely as I can, but I'm not going to be a vegetable any longer unless post-surgery.
My hysterectomy surgery was finally booked and officially going to happen in July. The next few weeks I'm meeting with my PCP for bloodwork, and other health-related stuff; getting my back x-rayed to make sure the pain I've been feeling is related to my uterus/ovary stuff and not something else like a herniated disc, etc. Then due for pre-op meeting and testing for COVID (i.e. a requirement now before surgery), and then all ready to go into surgery the following week.
As for the things I can do, that's what I'm focused on; health-related activities and my several projects (more on this later!!! Exciting stuff...). I've signed up to start working with a counselor on some baggage I've been meaning to get rid of too, and my doctor helped me get into a weight loss program. I'm starting weight-loss medication and working with a nutritionist and counsler on this soon. Hiking, kayaking, being outdoors, and enjoying the summer is what I aim to do until I have to go in for surgery.
With all this said, if anyone wants to get hold of me, just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone or text.
I got a new phone too, so e-mail if the number you have doesn't work and I'll give you it!
Much love and hugs to everyone!!