Sunday, April 28, 2013
Last Wednesday my husband took my daughter to CHOP to have a scheduled CT scan and shunt series done so we could rule out shunt malfunction and move on to other tests to see why she was having frequent headaches and double vision. She never left the hospital as tests showed enlarged ventricles and she was admitted for surgery for shunt malfunction scheduled on Thursday. She pulled through with flying colors and came home on Friday. Saturday was a fog as she and her father and I still were in a daze from the past few days. From the moment I got the call from Neurosurgery until this morning I didn't exercise, watch what I ate, tracked calories or even thought about myself. I put myself last because my daughter came first and I was ok with that. Today is a new day and knowing that she is back to herself today allowed me to finally breathe and concentrate on me. Life is going to throw curveballs and you must allow the bad days to happen along with the good otherwise, you are not really living.