Well, I finally have some new milestones to cheer about! Today was my first day that I made it the entire time without a nap (Milestone #1). The day started out sort of rough as I didn't sleep well last night, and I missed mass for the first time since the surgery :( , but things went uphill from there.
My friend Aislinn and her friend Janelle came and rescued me and took me out for coffee this morning. Ah....Ethiopian blend coffee at Uptown Cafe. Now that's JUST what the doctor ordered!!! I got home, had a quick bite to eat and then managed to get 3 hours of work in (Mini-milestone #2). Until today, I had only been able to sit up for about an hour at a time. But today, I managed to get 3 hours in a row in. Okay, so yes, I probably pushed it a bit too much, and may have hypothetically been in a lot of pain around hour #2, but I made it and then I dutifully returned to the couch to lie flat and read for awhile.
This evening I hosted the make-up for Women of Grace at my home and as always, it was such a lift to my spirit! I love these women that God has placed in my life. They are each so precious to me.
Thanking God for a wonderful day with two mini-milestones that make me feel like I am actually recovering, congrats to my mom who had a great report from her doctor, and congrats to my dad for being the recipient of the Fr. Maximilian Kolbe Award from St. Boniface Catholic Church in Lafayette! Way to go Mom and Dad! ...and now I'm off to bed. Blessings everyone.