I really, really wanted to get back to blogging last year. But I didn't. I had been struggling with being ill and that was my excuse for being lazy.
So last year I was in extreme pain on a daily basis and finally started seeing a rheumatologist who diagnosed me with osteoarthritis at the ripe old age of 38. Yeah, I didn't think it could happen to me so young but when it comes to me, I seem to be susceptible to anything and everything unexpected. My pain is really bad in the winter when it's cold outside and was started on Prednisone to deal with the joint swelling then. I'm currently being weaned off of it for the summer.
On top of that, I was just feeling so tired in general and out of it, that my cardiologist ordered a heart catheterization to be done. So at the end of May, I was sedated for 8 hours to map my heart. Yeah, my heart is so ass-backwards it took them 8 hours to figure it out. They also plugged some collateral arteries that were probably making me feel bad because 2 weeks after the procedure I became this crazy ball of energy. Think Tasmanian Devil whirly ball of insanity. So it was good for me to undergo the procedure. Especially since my cardiologist told me if things don't look good, he was going to highly recommend transplant.
Since then I started a part-time job working while my kids are in school. They head off to school before I have to leave for work and I'm done with work just after lunch time and have an hour before I have to go pick Eriks up from school.
So, what exactly my plan is for this blog now, I don't know. It's definitely going to be different from the way it was. Yes, there will still be some documentation of my kids and their lives, but it will probably be more about me, my journey of life, etc.