A Step Back


Well folks, this has been a very rough journey for me after surgery and this weekend was tougher than I could have imagined at this point. I was doing well, and this weekend I had a setback. To say I’m disappointed would be an understatement. For years I’ve struggled with pain and digestive issues, migraines, many medical issues and anxiety. As you know, I’ve had a major surgery a month ago and my recovery is not going as quickly or as smoothly as I would’ve liked. I was starting to come back and doing more, feeling more myself and then, oof!! I hit a brick wall. Ugh. 😞

This is really a long and rough journey. Life has not always been easy for me, or for many people with this disease or other diseases, but one thing I know is, you have to get up every day, not give up, have a strong support system, and a wonderful medical staff to work with, humor and positive vibes around you! I am a strong believer in healing and living as naturally as you can, but there is a place for medicine in our lives too, when things are beyond our control. I try to do 90% natural healing, but 10% of medicine, working with good doctors, helps when you need more support.

When healing, especially after a major surgery, rest is of the utmost importance, but getting up and moving around carefully is also essential. My problem is, I don’t sit well for long. I get “ants in the pants” & need to do something. I get bored and hate sitting for long periods of time! 😫

I’m trying to tell myself that this is my time to take care of me and chill a bit. “Trying” being the definitive word here. I have a dear friend of mine who sent me a funny email and I hadn’t laughed like that in a really long time! 😂🤣 That helped release a ton of overwhelming stress and made me forget what had transpired days before. I have to remember the fun and the funny moments and to rest.

We live in a society that pushes us to keep going and do so much, and we forget to rest and recover. We forget to have “me time”. We’ll be our best selves if we can take more time to take of ourselves, whatever it is we may need. So, take care of yourselves. I’m sending you positive vibes and hoping you have a wonderful week ahead! 🌞🌼

One night last week, I was able to relax a bit outside & catch a glimpse from my front porch of this beauty ⬇️ (Not the best picture, but…)

The glorious moon!

On a different note:

My husband, Paul has been doing our YouTube videos for our channel by himself lately, and I want to give him a huge shout out! You’re doing great, Honey! He also stayed by my side this weekend taking excellent care of me and making me feel loved and safe. I am beyond grateful for this amazing human being in my life!

My son was also very sweet and helpful! I’m a Lucky Lady!! ❤️🥰

* Check out our channel: Brambleberry Cottage on YouTube!

Our beautiful flowers & blackberries getting ready to harvest soon from our front yard and garden! The snowball bushes and hydrangea bushes always make me smile!

Morning glory hasn’t flowered yet and something is getting into it and chewing at the base of it. Grrr…

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  1. cheapdad says:

    Hang in there my Love! You’ve been handling this frustrating recuperation well. You will feel better than ever before you know it!!❤️

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