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Saturday with a smile

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Today has been a busy day, started out taking my car in for GM recall work and an oil change. While waiting for my car to be done, I took a long walk. It was 4.5 miles round trip to the mall and back. It was an awesome walk, the sun was out and that always makes me feel better. I found a dollar bill on the ground, along with 2 pennies and a dime along the way. I always pick up the change I see on the ground, it's kind of a game now, see how much I can find when I walk emoticon . It's amazing how many pennies we pick up in a year of walking. It doesn't add up to much, but I'll bet we pick up $20 in change every year.

I finished up my Christmas shopping today, as well as purchasing some stretchy pants for after my surgery. I don't have any pants, other than workout pants that stretch, and with abdominal surgery coming up in 11 days, I knew I needed to do something. People online are posting that they aren't wearing jeans 3 weeks post op because of the pain. 17 days post op I'm hosting our family Christmas party, where there will be pictures taken, so I had to find something I could wear to that. By hosting the party, I mean it will be at my house, but everyone else is doing the work this year. My daughter volunteered to host it at her house, so if I absolutely can't do it, it will be at her house. I know I won't be lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk for a few months, but we'll see how I feel.

Knowing that I'm done Christmas shopping makes me smile! I only have 5 presents left to wrap, and that makes me smile too!

My hubby makes me smile today. He's so caring and loving, and has the patience of a saint. I hope he keeps that up after surgery. I know this cancer thing is bothering him a lot more than he lets on.

I'm smiling, knowing that uterine cancer is cureable. It's scary to know that I have it, but knowing that it's cureable is awesome. Knowing that on 12/3 the doctor will take that yucky stuff out of my body makes me smile. Knowing that my family is behind me and supports me 100% makes me smile.

Today is a good day. They aren't all like this, so we have to take days where we can smile and embrace them!

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    I've heard that people with positive attitudes do much better than those with negative ones in the face of illness. So keep your beautiful smile beaming!
    2021 days ago
  • MARGOH12
    I als pickk up money when I walk. We have a saying "find a penny pick it up and all dasy long you'll have good luck". I hope the money you pick up brings you luck with your surgery and healing.
    2021 days ago

    You are such a serene soul; I definitely count you among my blessings on SP! I know if we lived near each other we would be good friends.

    My hubby is always finding money on the ground; whether it's a penny or a nickel he too picks it up. I'm amazed at how attuned he is to the small stuff -- one of the many things I love and appreciate about him, and would love and appreciate about you too!

    I had a hysterectomy 8 months after my only child was born (undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy). I wasn't allowed to lift my own baby for a month, but after that I was OK physically although it took me about a year to recover emotionally. (I was 27.) I suspect your hysterectomy will not carry that emotional baggage. I too will be glad to have you rid of "the yucky stuff!"

    You have so much to be grateful for, including such a loving husband. I hope you will give him an extra hug from me because he is worried for his soul mate, and he must be SUPER-SPECIAL to have won the heart of such an amazing woman and Sparkfriend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2021 days ago
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