Thursday, June 16, 2011
I have been MIA for almost a month and a half. Will I get forgiven? Are my Spark friends still here? (I have to say I dearly missed a few of you)
So - why have I been MIA for so long, when I was so good at showing up??
Well, it all started with laptop problems... After a few weeks of geeking it out and fixing all the issues I had, I had lost my SP habit. The weather was humid and the pressure low and my back a real pain. But the main reason I've been away is that my Grandpa had a stroke and I have been very very busy taking care of setting up his affairs while he was in the hospital, getting his apartment ready for his return, and getting a filing system for all his paperwork and things. He is doing better now though and seems to be managing well. And I let time pass until I realised that it had just been too long!
Well, I myself have been doing ok overall. With the nicer weather, my energy is coming back. I have been having a lot of trouble sleeping (hence why I'm up at 3am typing), but have been eating well enough for the time I was away - although I'm not sure of the exact nutritional goals I achieved...
My back has been healing up and I am making slow progress, but focusing on getting better and not overdoing things. I've been getting out when the weather is nice with my pup and I'm enjoying leaving the house. I saw my neurosurgeon a month ago and was told I could return to work two months later: so in one month!! Yai! I will find the activity and change in scenery welcome. I am also expected to do a 3-week Pain Program with the local Rehabilitation centre that revolves around non-medicated pain management.
So things are looking up and I am (finally) starting the slow walk uphill - which is a huge, scary and... well, positive and exciting thing. Which I am looking forward to and getting braced for the boulders that will undoubtedly come my way.
I do hope to find all my fellow Sparkers have been well while I was gone - How have you all been??? Anything to report? lol