Tuesday, October 21, 2008

One Year Ago Today . . .

. . . I had brain surgery! Kind of hard to believe it was a year ago -- it's still hard to believe I had brain surgery in the first place. I've had a 100% recovery, no physical or mental deficits (at least I don't think there are any mental deficits! If you've detected any, break it to me gently!).

The girls have recovered, too. No doubt the whole thing was harder on them than on me -- I managed to sleep through most of it. And then afterwards things were topsy-turvy, with six weeks for all of us at Mimi & GP's house (as much as they love them and as much as they love being at their house, it was still stressful for them because it was a change), and then six months without me driving. But a year later, it seems like nothing happened!

I feel so fortunate -- my mom says I must have been sprinkled with fairy dust as a child (I said if so, wouldn't I have avoided the surgery altogether?!). But part of the fairy dust WAS my mom -- we wouldn't have been able to get through it all without her!

3 comments:

zoe'sfriendsyd said...

It's your strength and determination that helped you through it all. There's was no choice with those precious little ones who were waiting for you to get better. God Bless You!

Wendy said...

I am so glad that the timing happened the way it did (not that I would want you to have any type of surgery) so your mom could be there, the girls could be home, and you all were able to be in as much of your comfort zone as possible.

SOOOOO glad you made a full recovery and that things are back to normal for all of you!

Happiness!

mimifrancoise said...

I am so thankful for the 100% recovery. It was a nightmare! But after we knew that Malinda would survive we handled it much better. I am so glad it happened here and not in China. this was the 3rd scare Malinda gave us.I can't handle a 4th one!!! So take care of yourself.
Fran