My sweet Amanda,
I am so happy to hear that your boyfriend is so supportive, how cool. Give him a special hug for me. You know all of my friends have quit calling me to go or do anything or just even to chat. Cuz I was the sick friend and they probably thought in there heads that I was making half of this stuff up, but no. I think that hurts as much as anything. But when I get more energy as I still wear out easy, gosh its been a month post-op, I have to remind myself not to do too much cuz I will pay for it. Not bad just aching more or the tiredness if I take a shower and put on make-up, and run to the little store...wow, exhausted.
But I have to realize as you will too that we were not eating right to have strength so it will take some time. But I love to eat now, and cant wait to go, go , go...
That is great that they are going to hook you back up just like me...we shall be twins...
Your parents job is to worry, but your young and I am old and I did just fine and I am sure you will too.
Have a good night
Leslie ...boy got to get off of here tonight...
1992 Diagnosed with Thyroid tumor, has to come out, but not till I am darn good and ready, its not bothering me so .....18 years later I still have it.....
1993 Gallbladder Removed
1998 Carpol Tunnel Right Hand
1999 Spinal Cord Surgery for a Anacroid Syst
2001 Lower Lumbar Fusion L4-5
2003 Sigmoid Colon Resection
2005 Breast Reduction
2006 Right Knee Replacement
2008 RE-did the Lower Lumbar Fusion/ lamanoctomy
2010 Total Colectomy diagnosed with CI
There comes a time when you must stand alone.
You must feel confident enough within yourself to follow your own dreams.
You must be willing to make sacrifices.
You must be capable of changing and rearranging your priorities so that your final goal can be achieved.
Sometimes, familiarity and comfort need to be challenged.
There are times when you must take a few extra chances and create your own realities.
Be strong enough to at least try to make your life better.
Be confident enough that you won't settle for a compromise just to get by.
Appreciate yourself by allowing yourself the opportunities to grow, develop, and find your true sense of purpose in this life.
Don't stand in someone else's shadow when it's your sunlight that should lead the way.