Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Coming Back To Life....

Wow! What a year for milestones this has turned out to be. I suppose fighting for my life is at the top of my list, along with several changes that were a result of said fight for life. I won't bore you with the details. Just know that all tests have come back now (brain, heart & stress tests), showing no kind of damage whatsoever. It was as if I had never been through the whole hospital and near death ordeal. How does that happen? I don't really know and neither do the doctors. I was given another chance for some reason and I am grateful.

Almost 2 months after my release from the hospital we drove to Austin for a wedding that had to be the best one we've been to yet. We've been to a lot of weddings that wowed us but this one was over-the-top amazing and our daughter was the Maid of Honor, which made it even better.

Three weeks earlier, our daughter graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of  Law but we had to miss graduation ceremonies because I was still having trouble walking and/or sitting for any length of time. It broke our hearts that we couldn't be there but she was on so many committees for graduation that we wouldn't have seen her anyway. Besides, she wanted us at the wedding in Austin, so I worked toward that goal.

Later that night... SD decided to cut loose after months of studying for The Bar. I think she deserved it, don't you? They find out whether they passed or not, in November. Yup. Long wait, huh?

We did make the trip but, not surprisingly, I didn't last long at the reception. It made me so sad not to be able to stay and partake in all the fun they had planned for the reception, but after an hour of sitting and standing at the wedding ceremony at their church, I was already down for the count.

So, we did get to sample some of the incredible food they served, but didn't stay long enough to taste the fabulous cake. What a shame I wasn't able to overdose on wedding cake. Gah. My one chance this summer was squashed. Oh. Well. Life is still good!


Unknown said...

So glad you are back and seem to look sooo well! I have checked every day, and was delighted to see that you are among the living again! Congratulations!

I Am Woody said...

I am ever so glad that we were able to meet for lunch!! Hope to do it again soon!!

Everything fell apart between Vol Fan and his 'partner' when I got back from Midland. Ending with Vol Fan telling him to take this job and shove it! So we are in TN! Hopefully we will be back real soon!!

Cathy Monroe said...

So glad you're back and everything is good. Missed you.

Roan said...

OMG! I go away for a while and come back to find out you have been ill! I am so sorry I didn't know this before now. I'm glad you are on the mend. I haven't had time to spend blogging, but will do better checking in from now on.
Hang in there! Hope you will be back to your normal self soon.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I was SO glad to see this post in my feed. Woman, you have got to never do that again. I am happy to see you looking so wonderful!!

Roan said...

Checking in. Hopefully you are continuing your journey back to the Snooty we all know and love. :)


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