I have been dreading this week, and yet, here we are!
Time slows down for no mom.
I should make that into a sign.
On Wednesday, I will have my yearly physical, and even though I love my doctor and would love any chance to chat with him, nobody likes a physical, right? I told myself back in August that I would start eating really clean in order to bring the numbers on the scale and on my lipid screen down, but alas, I am still eating ice cream and pizza as of yesterday. What can I do in the next two days to undo what I’ve done for the last 363? Lots of water, protein, fruits and veggies and nothing else. I’m hoping that will somehow make a difference, but I know it doesn’t work like that!
On Thursday, Maggie has her surgery. Poor girl. She is getting her auricular pit removed and closed up, and also her tonsils removed and possibly adenoids too. We are going to Boston Children’s Hospital so she is in grrrreat hands, but surgery is surgery and it’s a 2 hour one with a 2 week recovery. Maggie is sad to be missing school for two weeks, but we are very hopeful that these surgeries will mean an end to the antibiotic train she has been riding for the past few years with recurring strep and an infection in her “ear hole”. She mentioned recently that she is going to ask for a new robe for her 11th birthday in December, so I got her a new one now so that she can have as comfy a recovery as possible. I'm sure her Dad will be getting her some flowers, since flowers make everything better :)
We are grateful that this is an in/out same day surgery and that my parents live downstairs and will be taking over her care starting at Day 5. Her school will send homework via her brothers, and she will be able to stay up to date that way. We are heading to Confession tonight, Adoration tomorrow night, and therefore I think we have all the spiritual bases covered. If you could spare a prayer for my Maggie in the Middle, it would be much appreciated. Kelly’s son, Fulton, could also use some recovery prayers. Thank you!