P L E A S E read before choosing to comment. . “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NIV . Words for today after the last 24 hours. Daily during Josh’s lunch we walk our neighborhood since I was released to walk five weeks ago after my hip surgery. During yesterday’s routine walk I experienced a sharp debilitating pain that left me on the side of the road unable to move. After hip surgery pain has been a constant reminder that some serious trauma happened to my bones and labrum, however I’ve not had this kind of intense pain that left me unable to move before. I wish I had the words to describe it. Of course we called my surgeon’s office as soon as we walked in the door. I was quickly told to ice and rest my hip until the surgeon could review my case. We heard back after surgeries were done yesterday- I am so thankful for a great team on my side- They want me back on pain meds and crutches until I can be seen just in case there is new damage. They gave me two appointment options, an M.D. could see me today or I can go tomorrow when my surgeon has a clinical day and doesn’t have surgeries. This morning we decided waiting a day would be better in order to get to speak with the surgeon herself. I have two appointments tomorrow, one being with imaging to do x-rays and check on the femur and hip bone. I do wonder why an arthrogram isn’t ordered but didn’t think to ask that until this morning (pain brain). . I thought it was time for an update. After surgery last November I’ve mainly kept quiet on my professional social media profiles but need to be forthcoming that this is taking much longer to heal than I originally anticipated. Thanks for your support and kind understanding- and for praying during this time.
You don‘t need to wonder if you get hungry when you prefer physical over spiritual attraction. .. the thing is, he/ she can‘t offer you the soulfood you need when all you guys care about is sex. The mind doesn’t eat from the body. I'm not saying that sexual tension is unimportant, but if that's your priority then you have the wrong measure. So many relationships are build only because you have good sex together, but you know what is funny tho? that they mostly break because the sex isn’t good enough anymore and your spirit feels empty. Strange, isn‘t it? Don‘t get offended when you know by yourself that you look for the wrong things. If you really want to get to know each other, show your heart and not your body. #save#love#soulfood#heart#soul#attraction#sex#spiritual#spirit#body#digdeeper#whatareyoulookingfor#realtalk
REAL TALK. I don’t often talk about the horrible things I’ve gone through because of CF. But today I am. • Today I laid on an exam table while a doctor stuck a 5 inch needle into my hip. Yea, I was numbed up a bit with lidocaine but I still felt every time he had to push hard through scar and other tissue to get to my joint & then move the needle around to get to the fluid pocket. It f***ing hurt! Cystic fibrosis has caused me to be in excruciating pain & discomfort many many times. More times than I can even count. From intestinal surgeries, to transplant surgery, hip surgeries & sinus surgeries. Central line placements. Being stuck 5 times just to get an IV because my veins are shot. And intestinal blockages. On top of the surgeries & procedures comes side effects from medications, nausea and lost time with friends. To name a few. Just today on my way home I started to feel extremely nauseous while driving and had to throw up in a gallon ziplock bag at a stop light...I was stuck in traffic and couldn’t pull over in time so it was either that or my car. None of it’s fun. I wouldn’t wish the pain or bad experiences I’ve endured on my worst enemy. But the reality of it is I endure all of the pain, discomfort and problems that come with CF because I want to continue to fight and continue to live the life I’ve built for myself. I’m proud of what I’ve done DESPITE cystic fibrosis. I’m more than CF. But it has made me into me, has brought amazing people into my life I would have never met otherwise and has made me know the true meaning of LIVING life. And even though I absolutely hate what it does to my body, I wouldn’t be me without it. 💜 #realtalk#thetruth#thisisme