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Keep On Keeping On

10.22.2013
I'm not going to lie, I have struggled last week and now this week with this here blog
of mine. It normally brings joy to my heart to sit down and scramble all the words whirling around in my head into a post. But as of lately my mind isn't functioning well enough to put clothes on, much less create a unique, perhaps even funny post for you to read. I genuinely apologize for all of you expecting something better. It just ain't gonna happen. Not today at least.

Sadly I thought by now I would be fully recovered. Maybe it's because some friends I have talked to were up and on the town just days after their surgery. Me? Well Jon took me to dinner last night (because we have no food in the house. none. nada) and it was all I could do to keep my head up at the table. By the time we got in the car to head home I had a pounding headache and was ready for an aspirin and my bed. I spent the entire day in tears wondering if I was ever going to get outside these walls of my prison home again. I did some searching on the internet to see healing processes others had to make sure I wasn't a complete freak taking at least a week plus to get better. That's when I found Raven's post. She nails exactly how I feel under recovery! And she gave me hope. Today marks week one. So if I can get one more week under my belt perhaps I'll be back to normal aside from exercise and heavy lifting. I can deal with that. I would just like to be able to put my arms over my head again. And push myself up off the couch without squirming off. And sleep on my side or my stomach again. It's the little things.

So what does this mean for you? Don't expect much from me. No cute outfit posts for a week, because I now live in my yoga pants and zip-up jacket. No yummy recipes, because that would require a trip to the store, which is just a distant dream for me. No pictures from fun events I'm partaking in, because I'm not. Unless you consider this awesome...
I realize this might seem awesome to some, but not when it's all you've seen for a week.
So here's to hoping I'll be myself again in a week. Cheers to keep on keeping on.

PS. I do promise to answer your questions this week!
11 comments on "Keep On Keeping On"
  1. Aww take it easy, I really hope you feel 100% soon!

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  2. cheers girl! keep on keepin on. may you find big, utter joy in one little thing today...even if it's tiny! :)

    xx
    elise

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  3. Keep your head up!!!! It took me a long time to recover after my back surgeries and it was so hard to see all these people that I knew had gone through it and were walking and doing all find of things!!! It will get easier just have to take it one day at a time!!!

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  4. I hope you feel better soon, though take your time! If you push yourself too fast, it can only get worse. Appreciate that you have some downtime to "relax" as much as you can, and soon you'll be back to writing amazing content!

    <3 Karina
    midwesternista.blogspot.com

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  5. feel better--I think yoga pants + the couch sounds like the perfect way to recovery!

    meagan

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  6. Feel better girlie and cheer up!! I love yoga pants..as a matter of fact I'm wearing them in class right now. WHAT? At least their not pajama pants!!! xoxoxo

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  7. it's only been a week- i'm sure it takes a lot of time!

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  8. Recovery is different for everyone. I had mine done 7 years ago and for my surgery we went through the belly button. I took a week off of work and just planted my butt on the couch with yoga pants on the whole time. The first time I drove my kids to school was quite scary and funny at the same time (what are these things hitting my arms when I grab the wheel) LOL. I wore my support strap for a long time afterwards because it just felt good. Laying down completely was a few weeks out but eventually you will heal and will wonder "hhmmm when did I stop feeling the pain". I was 38 and the mother to 3 boys and it was time to give the girls a lift back into place. Good luck and take care. You will feel better.

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  9. One of my friends had a boob job (only way I know how to put it? ha) done too & it took about a month before she wasn't hurting or anything! I'm sure everyone is different, but please be careful! I would love to be cuddled up on my couch right now, ha! I just read your "about me" (again, stalker...) & saw where you wore cowboy boots with your wedding dress! SO did I ;) What part of TN are yall in ?? I can't remember ha

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  10. The first 3 weeks of our marriage, Mr. Jolley worked full time and I was waiting for school to start. People were so jealous and at first it WAS fun to have so much time to blog and watch movies and such. But after like 3 days I was bored as crap. So I totally understand. Wishing you a quick recovery!! <3

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  11. I can't imagine how tough it is, but your view with your computer and TV looks just so magical! I would love to steal a little piece of that! =) Feel better!

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