I wanted to update my blog and let you know I'm doing well. I did have surgery last Wednesday. I got out of the hospital on Saturday afternoon. It was a cyst and Dr. Weinstein said it was benign and not related to Lymphoma. Thanks to the good Lord. We were supposed to host Christmas Eve this year. My family was going to come and have dinner and exchange gifts. Well, needless to say that didn't work out as planned. Everyone went to my Sister's house in St. Charles. John and I decided to spend a quiet night at home. John still made a slow cooked roast. Which came out juicy and delicious! He had ordered two of them earlier in the week and so he cooked one and donated the other one to a shelter for homeless veterans. My parents and some of my brothers and sisters did stop by for a few minutes to exchange gifts and visit for a little while. I was kind of sad to have missed the family get together. It is the first time we haven't been with either my family or John's. It was different but, at the same time it was what I/we needed this year. We lit a fire, watched some Christmas movies and I slept off and on. We did pretty much the same Christmas day with some football game watching added.
I'm still needing to take some pain meds. I tried yesterday to take regular Tylenol but it didn't take care of my pain so I think I'll give it another day and try again. I am feeling a little frustrated because I can't do what I want to do around the house. John has been wonderful and taking care of me but you know me and my OCD tendencies. I want things done a certain way. Clothes are all over our bedroom floor and piling up in the laundry room.UUGH! The carpets and floors need to be vacuumed (with 2 dogs they need to be vacuum every day) and moped. My wonderful Mama' would usually come and help but I said before surgery I wouldn't let her come over and clean this time. She is tired and has Arthritis and doesn't need to be cleaning our house. John went back to work this morning and when I talked to my Mama' last night she asked if I wanted her to come over. I told her I would be fine by myself. I know if she comes over she'll do too much and then not feel well. I need to be patient and let things be messy for a little while. I don't want to set my recovery back by doing too much too soon. We had talked about going away to Galena for New Years Eve. We haven't been there in a while and we keep hearing how beautiful it is during the Holidays. We haven't had any snow :) I only missed it Christmas morning otherwise, I'm fine without snow. Oh! Sorry... as I was saying Galena would probably look amazing under a blanket of pure, white snow. It has, I have heard , some great skiing. We don't ski and just wanted to have a nice, quiet and romantic New Years Eve. We decided last night we'll be staying home and reschedule our getaway when I can get around better and be able to enjoy it. Maybe there will be snow on the ground when we go :) I hate to post without any pictures so I'll show you the picture of my Grandparents (may they rest in peace) I made/ gave my brothers and sisters for Christmas. My Aunt emailed it to me earlier this year. We don't have many pictures of them for some reason. I love this picture! Como los extrano Abuelita y Abuelito.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.