I looked in the mirror last night and realized with my bald head, and my ears that stick out due to lack of hair... I look like my Grandpa Trawick! On the positive side, I am told that my bald head is a "pretty" one and that I have a nice, round head. I wholeheartedly agree.
Things have been going well since my being home. My fever finally went away the day after Christmas, and I am getting stronger everyday. Even my sciatic nerve is getting better. I am getting out more; we go out to lunch a lot during "off" hours (so as to avoid crowds), and today I went to Jack's basketball game. I also drove my car for the first time since before Thanksgiving for a quick trip to the local Blockbuster (literally half a mile from home.) Today Blockbuster, tomorrow Starbucks! ;)
While I know Jenelle has changed me in so many ways, one of the "new Jenelle lessons" I have come to realize is my ability to adapt to "new normals." As an A type personality, you can imagine the shock to my routine in the following weeks after Jack's birth. It's amazing how what you think is going to happen goes out to door with a new baby. You learn, even us "A type" personalities, to be flexible. Then we had Jenelle, and a year later learned very quickly how to deal with many changes in our routine. We were constantly learning our "new" normal.
That is what being home has been like for me; learning a new routine and a new normal. But I must say, I think because of all the flexibility we've learned to accept because of Jenelle, this "new normal" is easier to accept. Or perhaps I just know not to fight it, and go with what works.
Brett has been amazing. He is literally taking care of 3 kids at times (myself included) and I think is on his last thread of sanity. Thank goodness the kids go back to school tomorrow. Having our "old" routine back will be a blessing to this "new normal" that we are getting used to.
My next follow up appointment is this Thursday. I'm hoping that I'll have at least one more week before having to return for round 2. At least through the weekend, as we are having a small party for Jack's birthday on Saturday (which also happens to be my 39th birthday (i.e. 40 minus 1!) I am actually looking forward to my 39th year, as I know I will only get better and will be able to celebrate the big 40 in remission and with a new healthy outlook on life (and some new hair!) That is the perfect new year's resolution, don't you think?
We're still on the KCA campaign. Hope your new year is going well. Thank you for the continued positive thoughts and prayers.