I was so hesitant about joining in on the 31 Days challenge. Writing for 31 days sounded both like heaven and hell. How would I pull it off?
Well, today, I am so, so glad I made the commitment. Just saying “yes” has inspired me and filled me with hope.
I feel like I’m in my first meeting and that I should be standing up, saying “Hi, my name is Sharon. I’m a quitter.”
This picture was taken about a week after I resigned from teaching. That was two years ago.
“You look SO happy,” friends commented. I was. But more than that I was relieved. Those two people in the picture with me mean more to me than anything else in this world, and I was finally going to be staying home and taking care of my family; my biggest heart’s desire.
But, first I had some health issues to take care of. I was dealing with recurrence after recurrence of kidney stones.
My breasts were so large that I had trouble sleeping at night.
I started seeing a doctor for the kidney stones and was scheduled for lithotripsy. But the procedure was scheduled for a week before my breast reduction. So, the plastic surgeon advised against the lithotripsy until after I had recovered from surgery.
Wouldn’t it be horrible to deal with a kidney stone right after a major surgery? So I agreed.
I had the breast reduction ( and the first thing I noticed when I woke up from surgery was how much lighter my chest felt….a burden had been lifted.) But, I never rescheduled the lithotripsy…and I stopped seeing the nephrologist.
I’ve had many, many more bouts with kidney stones since.
Why am I talking about this? Well, going round and round with kidney stones has hindered me from finishing what I start. I can’t very well clean or cook or DIY when I’m doubled over in pain.
So, if I am going to be successful in this 31 Day challenge, I have to address my health. Not only the kidney stones, but other concerns as well.
So today, I’m going to finish what I started two years ago and get back on the road to recovery.
Feel free to ask me if I have called the doctor.
Ask me when my appointments are.
Check on me around appointment time, and make sure that I follow through.
Keep me accountable.
Here’s to good health.
See you in class,