Just in case we’re not connected by social media, I wanted to make sure that I expressed my heart here on the blog too. Below is what I posted last week via Facebook and Twitter, I most definitely wrote it with each one of you in mind too.
This is a guest post by my sister, Noelle Dey. Art piece above by her daughter, Sierra.
It was a consequence of time mis-management.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who has these days.
It’s the kind of day when I get frustrated watching a pedestrian slowly walk to the other side of the street as I seethe at a red light.
Or when I start counting the items in the shopping carts in front of me to see if they really have ten items or less.
But this morning my time-crunching meltdown came in the form of glitter.
At this very moment, I am wondering which way the scale will tip.
On Friday, I’m having a double laparoscopic surgery, with two different surgeons for two different issues. If the surgeries are both successful, I literally have the hope of living more normally!! After all these years, how UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING would that be?? After countless days of unending pain, this possibility is beyond overwhelming.
However, there are no guarantees. One of the surgeries is very tenuous. If things look too complicated, the surgeon will conservatively abort the procedure as the risk would be too great to proceed. In all honesty, the thought of living the rest of my life in this amount of pain feels impossibly confronting.
While my blog is usually more about life lessons than my day-to-day health issues, this impending surgery is such a big deal in my life right now, it just didn’t feel right to not acknowledge it. So, this post will be a dash of raw honesty from yours truly. :)
Though our stories may likely be quite different, I’m quite sure that you’ve also faced situations where the stakes were sky high.
Emotionally, how do we handle these times?