A LIFESTYLE, PARENTING, FOOD, AND TRAVEL BLOG BY JOOLEROO
Thursday, 23 February 2012
#R2BC - Reasons to be cheerful... 1, 2, 3
Thank you so much for the lovely replies to my R2BC entry last week (click here to view), I am very grateful that to all of you who took time to wish me well. It was very scary, and I am so glad to be at home and on the road to recovery. Most of our family have been very supportive and eager to help out so that's helped us some.
It's difficult to remember to stick to doctor's orders, particularly as when I am just sitting I feel okay so I think I am okay to get up and start doing things... not the case, my body lets me know tout de suite that I need to sit back down and do as I am told. It's difficult, I didn't realise that doing nothing required so much determination lol but it has left me more time for catching up with reading, and I can sit and do puzzles with the kids or watch movies, sit and fold laundry... It's not all bad. A few months and fingers crossed everything will be able to get back to normal.
So my reasons to be cheerful this week...
1. I am recovering. I know that you should never google medical conditions lol but I was curious and I don't think even I realised exactly how serious it all is/was, even with the hospital being so stringent while I was there. I have always taken my youth and health for granted, this has made me sit back and think about things. I am very glad to be on the mend and have every faith that I will have no lasting ill effects on my heart from the inflammation or the LVD and that I will be able to get back to normal eventually.
2. Spring is coming! It is a beautiful day out there today, glorious sunshine, and it reminds me that Spring is just around the corner. It is my favourite season and I am so looking forward to Easter and our family holiday and warmer weather!
3. Good family & friends. I received so many lovely messages of support and well wishes while I was in hospital, from friends & family all over the world. When I returned home I was met with a stack of cards and a gorgeous bunch of flowers from my wonderful friends. So many people who were kind enough to be thinking of me, and hoping that I would soon be well enough to return to my family. Not to mention my parents, siblings and especially my niece who ran my home and took care of my children while I was unable to, and everyone who texted, called, left messages and came to visit me in hospital & brought me things to keep me entertained. And last but not least, my husband Adam who has been flying solo while I am sat around watching him do all the work ;) he's one in a million. You really do find out who your friends are at times like these, when it really counts.