Well it’s been a few weeks since I posted anything and the same for writing. I am going to try to get some writing done today since I have the day off from work. I must say, most of my procrastination is due to the horribly uncomfortable chair in my home office. It quite literally sucks! That’s what I get for buying cheap online.
I’m going to be very honest in this post. I have had a rough couple of weeks. Part of the reason the chair is so uncomfortable is because of my back. I have suffered from horrible back pain since about 2008 and neck pain since the late 90’s. I thought all of this was due to an accident in 1996 that I never received proper treatment for. Well, it turns out, my mid-lower back is due to a fall I took in grade school. And while I’m sure the accident helped make it worse, it wasn’t the cause. The stupid things we do as kids can really come back and bite us in the butt later in life. My spine is so messed up and eventually some kind of surgery is probably inevitable, but in the meantime, I am trying like hell to avoid that with a personal trainer, a chiropractor, stretching and yoga. Hopefully I can manage the pain and progression of this degeneration of my back for a few more years at least. I’m told it is about as bad as someone in there 70’s and I just turned 47. I have far too much to do in this life to be this miserable already.
On top of finding out just how bad my back issues really are, we also found out last week that my husband has cancer. We caught it early and the prognosis is good, but even with that we still have to decide on treatment plans and weigh the concern of side effects later. I am really trying to be tough and supportive for him and our family, but honestly, it scares me and I worry about him. He is my everything and we have been through a lot over the past 15 years, especially the past 12 months. Any prayers would definitely be appreciated for sure. I want him around to walk our daughter down the isle in a couple years and hold our 1st grandchild someday. I want to enjoy our retirement years with him working on his beautiful wood furniture while I write more stories. I hope for us to continue rescuing more fur-babies for years to come and grow old together watching movies and going for walks.
He is my biggest fan, my biggest critic, and my biggest inspiration. He has helped me with the storyline, he has been one of my editors and is the one that pushed me into finally writing my 1st book at all. I had talked about it for years, but never acted on it and then when I found myself unemployed for a few months, I decided he was right and I should just do it. I pray we get through this to have many wonderful years ahead of us.
For now, I will take one day at a time, continue to live our lives the best we can and squeeze in writing and blogging whenever possible. Now I’m off to work on Lily’s story.
Have a great Memorial Day and thank you to all who have and currently serve this great country! Your sacrifice is truly appreciated every day!