First off thank you for all your kind thoughts and comments. Please accept a big hug from my heart!
It is good to be missed and know that I am not just writing to a large anonymous void here in the blogosphere.
It has been a bit of a struggle this past week since my ER visit. I will admit that I have been depressed about the whole thing. Although I have had fibromyalgia for many years and a very bad back since my early 20's I have always been able to bounce back and not really feel like I've lost total control of my body.
This time it has been different.
This is the first time I've ever cancelled a trip due to illness. The Dr. I saw this week told me not to plan any trips.
I've taken planes before with 3 hot packs strapped to my back and a fist full of pain meds. I've spent hours on the floor in my hotel room trying to ease the pressure on my herniated disc. I've even "shuffled" with Robert's help to my favourite hiking spot on the BC coast while my back was in full muscle spasm.
In the past I refused to let my back or my fibromyalgia ever stop me from travelling.
In case you didn't notice already I can be kind of stubborn.
I'm trying to remain upbeat about not needing to cancel the other 2 trips we had planned this summer. One was to Alberta for a large family reunion in a few weeks and the other was to NYC. We have tried to reschedule our France trip for Sept.
I do have an appointment with a specialist next week and hope that I will have a plan of action and better idea as to the diagnosis, prognosis and any possible surgeries.
In the meantime I am trying to get back to a more "normal" life. My girlfriend and I even got together and ran yesterday which really did make me feel a bit better. Thanks Hazel!
I am very thankful for the support network of family and friends that I have. I really do appreciate you.
I don't know how on earth to segway this into an outfit post, but that's what it is, since I'm trying to get back to some of my normal activities now.
I bought this dress at a consignment store. It is the brand Maeve, often sold through Anthropologie. I seem to have a homing device on me that will locate any Anthropologie brands in any consignment store I go into.
I had the belt already, it was bought from H&M years ago.
Oh yes it has pockets! : ) I don't know why I am obsessed with them but I am. Often times I won't buy a dress because it is lacking pockets.
Here is to more "back-to-normal" fun and fashion and less of the sicky sick.