First I want to say thank you for all your emails and fb messages checking on me. That meant more than you will ever know. I know I have some of the best readers, blog friends, and of course PR Reps ever! The last few months have been very busy and very trying to say the least. I am now happy to say that I think everything is now getting back to normal! So hopefully I will be around a lot more. However, I have started a new project that will be taking more of my time at the moment so don’t except to see me blogging here every day. I hate to admit that I was entertaining offers to sale my blog. However at the end of the day I know that’s not what I want and I would never be happy. I may not blog regularly but it’s still mine so I decided to keep it.
The flu bug hit my house last month so that was not fun at all. I hate having sick kids and not being able to make them feel better. Then on top of just everyday life events we are also having the same issues with my baby sister as before. This has been a very hard time for our family and has been going on since Christmas. I am having a hard time wrapping my head around it all. Drug and alcohol abuse is no joke. It really destroys the whole family. I know I have cried and cried till I didn’t have any more tears to cry. It hurts so much to see someone you love and care for just give their life away. The good thing is that she has allowed my parents to keep her daughters so I don’t have to worry about them and I know they are safe and happy. I don’t even know her anymore. We use to be so close! I will never fully understand drug addiction, since I have never and never will try drugs. However I still think it has to do with the person and if they are willing and really wanting to change. She is worrying my parents to death and I am so scared what this will do their health. So please keep us all in your prayers.
But more about me!! I am 1 week pre-op today!! YAY! I had an elective surgery last Thursday! However I am not ready to go in to full details but I promise to keep everyone updated. I will tell you that I traveled to Mexico for the surgery! So I am sure you know now that the last few months have been completely stressful. I have been doing tons of research, talking to other patients and most importantly plenty of time praying. Coming to the decision to travel to Mexico was not easy at all. I was worried about complications, medical care and of course just safety in general. The experience was wonderful! I honestly can say my care during my stay was better than any care I have received in the states. The medical staff was wonderful! The nurses spoke great English and wore the white cleanest scrub uniforms I have ever seen. I have worked in the medical field and there was no way i could ever keep a white uniform clean! I haven’t had any complications at all not even pain. I was shocked to see and meet so many Americans there having surgery while I was. I also made some new friendships that will last a lifetime! I never knew how big medical tourism was in till now. This whole experience has been an eye opener to say the least. I plan to go in more detail about everything at a later date. I really want to share my real life experience because it was so not what people make it seem to be. I am glad that I listened to that little voice in my head telling me to go and knowing that God was with me throughout it all. So I feel truly blessed.
I want to publicly thank my family and closest friends ( the ones that I shared it with cause I admit there wasn’t many LOL)for your support, prayers and last but not least your non-judgment. I can’t express how much I appreciate and love you all.
So now you have it. The reasons I have been away! Thanks again for actually noticing I wasn’t around!