Monday, September 3, 2012

Life's interruptions...

We all go through our days in scheduled ways or at least it is in my household. But as we all know life doesn't follow a schedule of events, it likes to throw in interruptions and not all the time are they good interruptions. Right now my family and I are dealing with one of those moments when a certain news hits home and you either succumbed to your emotional reactions and fear or you take it in, think of positive ways to get through, and move forward.

My husband who just turned 39 this 2nd of September will be undergoing a delicate and serious surgery for his cervical vertebrae. His herniation and extrusion is so bad that it is not just pinching nerves but his spinal cord in half. We knew by the results of his neck MRI's that things may be headed that direction but we didn't realize the emergence of it and didn't expect it to be so soon. We were made aware of it this week that we will be traveling out of state for his surgery. We have always taken pride in the fact that we have been pretty healthy all our lives and that our kids have been the same, so to come to the realization of how vulnerable and delicate our bodies are, can affect us in all levels.

For now we are getting ready for this event, trying to keep a positive mindset and spending quality time with our kids. This weekend Bo, I and Jared went down to Bowling Green to spend time with our son Nick who attends WKU for Bo's birthday.  It was nice to have all my guys together again. We have sure missed Nick.

As for me I have to keep on reminding myself to give myself the peace, the quiet moments and to even be more aware of the beauty around us to keep my spirit strong and my fears at bay so that I have the strength to take care of my husband.

Creativity, keeps me going.

Walter Anderson Screen Prints I have been working on that were painted with watercolor.

I also started my collection of reading materials for the hours spent in a hospital waiting room or for the quiet moments while my husband heals.
This Labor Day weekend we were able to just spend some time together and with the boys. Next weekend will be the first of many Saturdays taken up by cross country races and will continue on to wrestling tournaments for Jared. Life doesn't stop for anyone, we just have to adjust as Bo recovers, to be able to enjoy it and still take the time to live it with a positive outlook so that we can give Bo the strength to heal.

I hope you all had a great weekend. Thank you for stopping by. :)


Kalei's Best Friend said...

I've known a few that have had back surgery and neck surgery... and they have had good results... Also the recovery time is unbelievable.. Since your hubby has been healthy, that's a big plus for him.. also a positive attitude...and yes, surgery is scary and there is that element of something not going right.. but to me those odds are so far off and not in his favor...
Edgar Allen Poe?? whoa, Abby, that will definitely keep you wrapped up!. lol

Abigail's Creative Journey said...

Thank you Chris for your comment. Yes the fear will always be there since everyone reacts to surgeries and treatments differently but hoping that with his age and his health being pretty healthy that everything will go well and he heals fast. :) Well Edgar Allan Poe is my favorite author, I bought the book to revisit the my favorite poems and stories. :)