Thursday, May 16, 2019
It’s the middle of May and here in Northern California, rain and wind that is absolutely unusual for this time of the year. No one can guess anymore what the weather will be due to the climate change. It feels like winter and just a couple of days ago, locals were wearing their summer shorts and cotton tees frolicking in our warm sun. Go figure!
I am having cervical surgery in the middle of June. It is a complicated surgery unfortunately, bone spurs and vertebrae(s) compressing on my nerve canal. I had a two level fusion 18 years ago and in June, I will be having a three level fusion. I have to wear a hard neck brace for 6 weeks after surgery and I am definitely not looking forward to that. But it is what it is, the surgery is necessary, my symptoms would only get worse and eventually cannot be corrected if I wait. So there goes the summer although at least I will be in hopefully, tip top condition when my daughter’s baby is born in September.
Life throws you curveballs, and it is how you handle them is what counts. Staying in the present is mandatory in my world, I refuse to do the “what if’s.” My surgery will be a long recovery, I live alone but have family and friends close by. It will all work out; I am a fastidious organizer and have a few weeks to plan to do everything that needs to be done before my surgery.
Walking is important after recovery and as a walker I am thrilled. So there is always a sunny side to things, and that’s where I plan to stay. It’s all good, really it is.