Suffice to say, I think I’m experiencing writer’s block. Granted, I haven’t exactly had the time to sit down and write, but still. I couldn’t even think of a title for this blog post. It’s more or less a dumping of random thoughts and updates. I’m super exhausted, but forcing myself to blog because I really need to unblock myself. Blogging is a good way of doing that.
This weekend was busy. We had our first official Christmas gathering at the grand-in-laws (who are leaving soon for Florida until March). Then we were up at 5am this morning to drive to London for a specialist appointment for my kids’ MHE.
Luckily, we didn’t hit any traffic and while the drive was long (and rather terrible for the last forty-six minutes, thanks to my five-year-old), it was okay. I loved the hospital — it’s smaller than Sick Kids and, as a result, less overwhelming. We were seen on our appointment time and the doctor was incredibly personable. They did x-rays and were concise with what to expect and what to look out for. Both the kids’ avoided surgery this time around, but that’s a looming possibility in the future. My five-year-old may need bone lengthening surgery, as one of the bones in his forearms is a little stunted. It might catch up though, so we’re going to wait it out. His right knee is also causing him some minor discomfort as one of his tendons gets caught on the tumor on his knee when he bends it, but since it’s not causing him intense pain or overly straining the tendon, we’re also going to wait on removing it. My seven-year-old will eventually need the tumor in his right shoulder removed, but it’s not a cause for immediate concern. In August, the doctor will see them again to see where we go from that point on.
In hindsight, I feel better. I feel that my concerns were heard and the checks were thorough enough to ease my worries. I know the boys will both experience bad pain days — unfortunately, that’s just the way of the beast. I know that they’ll need surgeries eventually, but I struggle with the idea of insisting on it now before it’s really necessary.
But feeling like your doctor is on the same page as you is very important. Having a doctor that understands that I want to be proactive is important too. He understood that I wanted them monitored a little more, given how quickly things can change. I have that from this visit, and I’m very happy about that…
But more about that later, as I’m currently crafting a post for the MHE Coalition about it.
I’ve also been plotting my return. I sort of took a hiatus, and I need to get back into the daily grind. I haven’t been hustling lately, and I need to do that. As soon as I hit publish on this post, I’ll be outlining the next few chapters in Rebel Song and writing up my to-do list in the beautiful planner that Nikki Rae made me. I’m in love with this thing! It has everything I never knew I wanted and needed! Usually, my planners insist of weekly slots and that’s it. This bad boy makes me feel creative!
It also makes me feel more organized, and I think sitting down and getting back to work will help me get through this particularly bad case of writers block. 😉
So, in short…I’m giving a big warm welcome to this week! I’m ready to get back into it.
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