Life happens and things we once thought were important suddenly become unimportant. And then things change and those once important things are no longer important.
It has been almost a year since I last blogged and my life has progressed in so many ways.
My children are about a year older than before (almost 8, almost 6 and 3 1/2). We adopted a dog (a pit bull mix) who is now best friends with our min pin. I am working three days at work and stopped working Saturdays (oh my gosh- how awesome has it been to not have to wake up super early on Saturday mornings).
And I finally decided to go under the care of a doctor for my Crohn's disease. In December I saw a GI doctor and then after a whirlwind of many tests, including a colonoscopy, it was found that I had a complication from my disease that required surgery.
I was very shocked at this because after all of the years I have had this disease the past couple of years I have been feeling better than before- at least as in not having painful flares many times a year. I ended up having the surgery in March and though I thought the recovery would be easy because I recovered from all of my c-sections pretty easily, I have to admit that I felt like total crap for a couple of weeks. I went back to work after three weeks on a limited schedule because sitting home was driving me crazy but I fully admit I should have waited longer.
As of today I guess I feel good? I still get pains after eating sometimes and have been feeling tired with headaches but even with that I know the surgery was necessary. I also started some medications to keep me healthy- I have done much research and have talked extensively with my doctor and medication is the best way to keep me healthy and prevent further issues. I hate taking pills everyday and giving myself injections every two weeks but I have to think about my kids- me trying to be a martyr and trying to do it all holistic is just not going to work in my situation. If it could happen I would do it but it's not so I am not going to beat myself up about it. I can still continue to eat healthy (though it is hard sometimes because if I eat too much fruit, veggies and high fiber foods I feel sick) but I have to allow modern medicine to allow me to live a normal life so I can be the best mom and wife possible.
So there is a nutshell of my life. Not so glamorous but who's life is?
As for my blog....
I plan on writing about what I always have. Being a mom with all that entails, eating healthy and trying to save money while doing it all. I am going to keep it real like always because I am not perfect and do not strive to be so.