I’m back on sunshine mode…can’t help it really…I figure I’m on the 7 day countdown to my next surgery so I’ve got to spend each day as happily as I can before I go under the knife again. So, indulge me please.
My story is not uncommon you know…many people have surgery these days for all sorts of issues. This next one is a typical sports injury ~ torn meniscus. Of course, I had to go off and tear it vertically and horizontally because that’s what I do! I do it to the MAX as the Valley Girls used to say! Oops…did I just age myself? Who am I kidding! I am happy to say that this is the first surgery in 10 years that has nothing to do with breast cancer! Woo Hoo! Who knew that I’d be whooping it up for such a silly thing. But hey, I just continue to be grateful for every dawn and dusk that I’m here. Know what I mean? 🙂
One of the things that help when you’re homebound after any surgery is hearing from a friend. Sometimes phonecalls are too taxing though because pain meds can make you very sleepy. Texts and emails are good when you are feeling like you want to communicate and dive back into the cyber world.
However, cards…yes I know I’ve said it before, but cards are the easy answer…takes 2 minutes, a guarantee smile deliverer to the recipient and if you’re feeling frisky, a few Mrs. Field’s brownies, or a small token of thoughtfulness or a gift card for when the patient is up and around is always a nice way to make someone’s day.
As a frequent patient, I can attest to the fact that the mailbox can be a friend or foe. Medical bills and confusing EOB’s come through that familiar rectangle and junk mail also seems to increase when you’re stuck at home. Lucky for me, I have a family of friends who know the sheer delight I get when I open the mailbox to find an envelope with my name on it which isn’t a bill, isn’t junk mail and doesn’t require anything else but a smile from me!
I’ve also shared my secret with them that makes it easier on the pocketbook or murse if you’re a man. It doesn’t require you to change out of your pjs, get off of your computer nor open your wallet each and every time you do it! You can even schedule your cards up to a year in advance so you can be ready for my next one in October!
I attached a video I just made from a few of the gratitude cards ~ just thought I’d send some love to all of you! Pick the thank you card that fits you best and know that if I had your address, I’d send you a real one…and if you want, email me and I will…but if you don’t want to share that info with me, just enjoy a little bit of music and some cards to brighten your day, to thank you for reading my blog and to bring you…
Happy Monday to YOU!