I know refreshed[ness] is not a word, but I would like to take today and just think that it could be. It is sort of the present tense of being refreshed…although the (ed) on the end of refresh technically makes it a past tense…thus, the (ness) is my excuse to wrap it back around to the moment. Make sense? LOL. I don’t think it does, but I just wanted to say: today was refreshing!

After lots of waiting and loads of phone calls, things are starting to take shape. Monday was a fun day for me. My older sister took me to my MRI and since we had a few hours to spare in between the labs and the MRI, we enjoyed ourselves while just sitting there in the Liberty Children’s campus hospital. We even got in some Starbucks time since my MRI was delayed an extra hour. Probably the Starbucks, but I did not sleep in my MRI…rather I watched Finding Nemo. I should pick a more serious movie next time as I was having a hard time keeping my breathing calm due to inner laughing. But it was worth it…especially since I had just quoted it last week on my post. They even put captions on before they started the movie. That was a treat! 🙂

Otherwise, things here up until today have been mass phone calls–mostly with insurance and figuring out why there was a hold on my Lovenox blood thinner shots. It made a great hassle, but I did none of the talking on the phone…so I am thankful for my parents and the pharmacy people who fought that battle for me. God knows the timing and the need. And today everything went through, just in time as my last shot otherwise would have been in the morning. Although it did come with a cost…and I mean that in the literal sense.

I still have no “set” time for the surgery, but everything is aiming for Tuesday. It might mean that I go in Monday night and then wait around Tuesday for an opening, but we will most likely hear word of confirmation either tomorrow or Friday. So for sure, not this week as we first thought. I do go down to Children’s tomorrow to meet with my Anesthesiologist for pre-surgery talks and such. This will be a good thing. I don’t have any questions other than the obvious, “You will keep me sleeping the whole time, right?” 😉 But it will be good to let them know about my fear and the last surgery–even though I have complete peace about it overall.

But now I will tell you why my today was so refreshed[ness]! Because I got out of the house! I drove myself around and did errands; even got in some reading time at Barnes and Nobles; and saw a lot of co-workers I know well from my old work while shopping there. I did just as much talking as I did shopping. 🙂 All in one days work! And to finish the day, this:


Just gorgeous…and so unexpected after a whole day of gray skies!

What a day! 🙂 I am SO THANKFUL this time around that I have no driving restrictions, physical therapy or walking with canes in my way. It makes the “independent[ness]” of everyday things seem normal…like I don’t even have a blood clot. And I know that is God’s goodness. And for that, I just am so thankful! 🙂

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!” Psalm 34:8a


Filed under Adjusting to NF2, Hospital Trips, Paintings

5 responses to “Refreshed[ness]

  1. Sheri Garner Tearpak

    Your cheerful spirit is such a blessing for all of us! So glad you had a refreshing day. You truly deserve it. Love you.

  2. Yay!!! I’m glad you could get out and shop/visit a little bit. I know you were really looking forward to it. I wondered if you knew yet when your surgery will be. Looks like you’ll get to wear your cute outfit that you picked out to church this Sunday afterall!! 🙂 Had fun with you on Monday too. Thanks for hanging out with me in the waiting room/lobby. Haha.

    • mel

      Hi! Things for surgery still look like Tues, but I will post when things are figured out 100%. Lots of waiting. Yes!, my outfit is currently hanging in the closet set to wear (LOL)…and I get to go to the first of the ladies Bible study too, since surgery was not set for today. Plus football games/painting…what a great weekend this will be. 🙂

  3. Tanis Huebner

    You girls are a hoot!

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