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Still chuggin’

Slowly but surely I am gaining strength back. Dr. H was absolutely correct in saying that the more active I get, the more sore I will feel. But I know its a “good” sore as it means I’m healing & getting stronger. I have had a really good week hanging out with my mom but I will be glad to see John come home on Saturday! He’s had an event-filled week at Camp Carolina Trail but I’m sure he will be glad to sleep in a bed again instead of a bunk. I am trying to plan for the next couple weeks. John will return to work full-time when he returns so I will have the house to myself. I would like to start working from home soon but John really wants to me not work the entire six weeks. I think that I will wait until July 1to start working from home as it marks the beginning of the new fiscal year at work & I will really have a lot to do! Hopefully soon I will be able to start exercising soon and start eating healthier so I can be on my way to being a happy & healthy mommy!

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Today’s Vent

I posted this on the nest but felt like it needed to be restated:

Does anyone else just get sick & tired of the stereotypes that our society has created? For example, I am just sick and tired of the mold that people expect me to fit just because I am a preacher’s wife. Hell will freeze over 7 times before I sport a jumper and a bun. But everyone expects me to fry chicken and be a doormat. It’s just sad!! Why don’t people see that being a Christian doesn’t mean that life is boring and you have no personality? I believe that living for Christ should be fun & exciting! Wearing dark nail polish and sporting a spikey ‘do are just outlets of my personality. I think that somewhere throughout history we have created this idea that within Christianity everyone must look alike & talk alike & its just not true! Diversity is a beautiful thing! Why can’t the church accept that? I hope that with our children that DH & I can expose them to as much as we can and show them that following Christ means more than being a stiff in a pew on Sunday mornings. I am not sure where I am going with this but I just needed to let it out. I guess I’m just sick on benig looked down on or thought of as some flaming wild woman because I don’t fulfill the ideal image that people want me to.

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2 week post-op follow up appointment today

My post-op appointment went well today. Everything is healing just as it should. The pain I feel is a normal part of the process and she said to be prepared to feel some new pain as I become more active. She said that I could start taking short walks but I’m still on lifting restrictions. I go back in another 3 weeks before being cleared for work! So, so far so good!