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Healing In Progross

 

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Recovering from surgery is no fun. It consists of sitting around with your feet up, taking pain meds that makes me feel loopy and disconnected. I hate the process of healing. However, I do know the importance of listening to your body and taking the opportunity to rest up. Resting and doing what is necessary to rejuvenate my body is key. Healing is an ugly process, but the results afterwards allows me to become beautiful.

I am facing an 8 week recovery time from my surgery. That means that I had to postpone my infusion and I hope to be have it done in the middle of July. I have learned the valuable lesson of becoming my own advocate. Doctors do not talk to each other nor do they contact each other. My ENT thought it would be fine for me to have my infusion, but my Rheumatologist had another idea. I am trusting her, because she is familiar with the drug medication and my illness. It is up to the patient to contact the doctor, especially if the patient has a chronic condition. I knew I needed to ask about my infusions because it suppresses by immune system and although my ENT thought it would be fine. I knew that Dr. Kahn would know better. I am thankful that I have a team of amazing doctors that allow me to be the best version of myself. I have built a relationship with them that is open, honest, and powerful.

While sitting around healing, I have been coloring. I am enjoying the process of picking out a page to color and then choosing colors. I’m often times amazed at the results. I have no artistic ability when it comes to choosing colors, drawing, or anything that involves creativity. My creativity consists of writing and I do have a knack for photography. There are a few things that I enjoy while looking through my friends Facebook, Twitter, and video channels. I love looking at their children and their pets. I also love seeing their creative projects and for my ladies out there their hair and makeup. No matter the health condition of the person, I have seen some creative projects that make me smile and inspire me.

To me being bored is a choice. You are choosing to be bored. There is so much one can do while they are sick. Here are a few things that I have been enjoying the last couple of days:

Journaling: I was just blessed with three new journals that my sister got me at Burlington Coat Factory. I also find journals at Big Lots. Having a pretty journal to write in, I prayer write, I talk to Jesus, I work out my issues and even plan things that I want to take up with my medical team. Journaling is never boring. I know I have an awesome mind and I know that you all do too.

Coloring: For my birthday I was given a wonderful coloring book with awesome quotes. I now have three coloring books to choose from. I also have a huge collection of color pencils so the color selection huge. This alone makes me smile. I have put all my color pencils into this glass storage container that I had for flour. It’s an awesome way to display what I have and it is easy to use them and put them away. It is also a neat looking display to show off too.

Reading: Yep, as you can tell by the book reviews that I have on my blog that this girl loves to read books. Currently, I am in the middle of Gabrielle Bernstein’s new book. Yes, I will posting a review when I am finished reading and digesting it.

Movies: Movies allows me to get away into a fantasy land, just like books allow me to do the same thing. I am getting the movie Risen and I’m looking forward to watching it this weekend.

These are only a few things that I do to keep myself from being bored. What are some of the things that you do? Plus share them below, I always love hearing from my readers.

Keep on breathing!

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