Where to begin? A new year, a fresh start, a good a time as any. I have not attended to my blog for many months, but I’ve always had the intention of returning. I wanted to share a quick update as to what I’ve been up to lately, before I begin in earnest. The fall flew quickly by and we took a family vacation to Orlando in November. Late November I did something to my back, and the next month was a complete disaster. In brief, this involved one ambulance ride, two separate hospital stays, two weeks in bed (which were a complete blur) and five different drugs. At that point, symptoms worsened and I had emergency back surgery for a severe herniated L5-S1 disc (some of you will remember I had surgery on the same disc 3.5 years ago). There should be little else left to herniate at this point, and I’m about a million times better than I was a month ago. Friends and family helped me tremendously, and I’m eternally grateful for the support I received.
I’m finding myself slightly at loose ends due to the fact that I’ve had to abandon my normal exercise routine (who imagined it possible that one could miss running on the treadmill). I’m looking forward to resuming a rehab focused exercise program this week. Also, Elizabeth is now attending school for full days, so I no longer have a little person at home to entertain every afternoon. She is thriving there, but I’m having a case of last child syndrome. However, this will be an opportunity for me to delve into some new projects and opportunities. I look forward to reconnecting with friends, old and new, near and far, via my blog. Happy New Year!