I promise a new post is coming soon. Hopefully you all won’t desert me if I keep focusing on this for a few days. I’m trying to process it for myself, as well as share with you what’s going on in my life. I will say, though, that I did have to have surgery. That was unexpected, since I was originally told that all I would have to do would be wear a sling for a few weeks and then start physical therapy. So it’s been a bit of an adventure, particularly because I live alone, as you know, and I am very independent, which means it’s very very hard for me to accept help from others…I am heading into week two, following the surgery last week. My next appointment isn’t until next Wednesday, when I will finally get the stitches out.

I was grateful for the long weekend, which gave me a bit of a chance to catch up. Of course, I don’t feel like I’m caught up at all. but it is better than it was. I have a few more things to check off the list before I log off.

Thank you all for being here, and for making me feel heard, and supported. My parents are fabulous, but they weren’t able to come back with me. And after that travel debacle few weeks ago, I was beginning to despair.

I’ll try to get an update posted tomorrow, perhaps cutting it a bit shorter than I had intended. You don’t need all the details of the days in between my arrival home, and when I finally got some follow-up care. it was interesting, to say the least.

And, of course, this has all meant that I haven’t commented on everything going on here in the US in the last week. I have lots of strong feelings about everything that came down from the Supreme Court, and I’m feeling extremely vulnerable and challenged as a woman in this country right now. I know not everyone’s politics agree, but I firmly believe – and hope we can agree – that women should be able to make decisions about their own bodies, whether we would make the same decisions or not. I probably won’t say much more about it, as I tend to keep my personal views rather close. But I did want to acknowledge that I have been paying attention, and that has been taking up a fair amount of brain space as well.

There’s never a good way to end an open-ended post like this, so I will simply say that I hope you are all well, that I hope you have the support you need for whatever you need it for, and again, thank you for being here. I appreciate all of you more than you know. <3

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  1. Sorry to hear about the surgery!! I hope you are on an upward swing now though. Please don’t ever apologize for writing or sharing your stories- you should include any and all details that you want!! That’s what this space is for. 🙂 Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    1. Thank you! I am on the upswing, and I’m getting closer to actually being able to take a real shower. 🙂
      I will be sharing more details, but I think my next post is going to be looking forward at life right now, and what I anticipate in the next couple of months. It’s time to start looking forward, although I do still need to process the whole thing…

    1. Believe it or not, I have been able to accept help. You’d be surprised how impossible it is to put clean sheets on a bed with only one arm!!
      Fortunately, I’m able to do a lot more things on my own now. I will say, however, this is my first time using grocery pick up, and it’s been wonderful. Part of me wonders whether I should just stick with it. Ha!

  2. Wishing you a speedy recovery, and please don’t feel pressured on any blogging timeline! Take all the space you need to heal and process things and we’ll be here whenever you pop by <3

    1. Thanks so much, Elisabeth. I know you’ll all be here when I need you to be. I am going to keep processing what happened, because just writing out the facts doesn’t quite get it how it makes me feel. And there’s a lot there. That will probably stay in my personal journal, though.

      I do want to share more about what happened after I got home, although I think I’m going to start posting in the meantime on life right now and life in the next couple of months. This space has been so invaluable to me over the last couple of years, and having all of you around makes such a huge difference in my life. <3

  3. While I’m not much for talking politics, that’s VERY VERY well said: “women should be able to make decisions about their own bodies, whether we would make the same decisions or not”… totally YES to that.
    Take care of yourself, Anne.

    1. I am not much for talking politics either, Susanne, but to me, that is a truth that needs to be said. If it turns people off, well, there’s nothing I can do about that.
      I am taking care of myself, believe it or not! I promise. Thanks for being here.

  4. Oh my gosh Anne- I’m just catching up on your posts and WOW- what a roller coaster you’ve been on! I can’t believe what happened at the restaurant..how horrible and I’m so sorry that happened. I can’t even imagine going through that and having to deal with travel mishaps on top of being in all of that pain! It sounds like you’re staying positive though which is very tough to do but I hope that recovery goes well and no more challenges are sent your way.

    1. Thanks so much, Gretchen. It has definitely been a rollercoaster. That’s the perfect description!
      I am trying to stay positive, because this is not life threatening, and it will eventually heal. What it means for the rest of my life, I’m not entirely sure right now. I know it will have a big effect on what I’m able to do, which is hard to deal with…
      Thanks for being here! I love reading about your fitness exploits, it makes me feel like I’m living vicariously through you.

  5. Hi Anne, I am just getting around to catching up on blogs (uff!) and I am sorry I haven’t checked your blog in a while – I saw your posts pop up in my Feedly, but haven’t opened anything to read in almost 6 weeks (due to my family’s visit, our traveling, and a whirlwind of stuff since returning to work)… but I don’t want to bore you with that, because as I can see you have had enough going on yourself and I hope that with every blog posts that I catch up with after this one, the news will get better and better. I am so sorry to hear you had to have surgery… what an ordeal (esp. when you’re living. I hope the worst is behind you right now. Again, sorry for not checking in with you sooner. I am here now 🙂 (and you can always email, too, if you ever felt like it!).

    1. Oh, San, you’re the best. Seriously. I did make it through – as you saw – and truly appreciate this lovely comment, even if it was a bit delayed. I know that doesn’t change the underlying sentiment. 🙂 This whole episode has been one surprise after another – what do you mean, it’s fractured, not dislocated? I have to have surgery? I can’t do anything with my arm for weeks? It’s been a bit of a roller coaster and I’m still on it… so I truly, truly appreciate your support and your comments. I will be sure to email as needed. <3

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