Thursday, June 18, 2009

leaps and bounds

I am beyond excited, beyond thrilled... really I am just super grateful and extremely giddy! I have finally turned some kind of corner! I feel so much better this week!!!

My pain has subsided and is more what I would call "discomfort." I am not pain free, but it's so tolerable that I am just pushing ahead with movement and exercises at physical therapy and home. Today I got in a pool, though I am not yet strong enough to swim, I could finally hold my girls and that felt wonderful, I've missed picking them up.

{ recovery }

As evident by my picture, I can now move enough to lay on my stomach, which was a feat a couple weeks ago. Riding in cars is finally not like facing a gauntlet. I just feel like life is going to be okay again, I have a refreshed outlook and I think for the first time since my surgery, I might see that this was a good choice. :o)

I still have lots of swelling and a mysteriously gross pot belly to get rid of, but I'm working hard to tackle those as well.

Thank you all for the outpouring of love and prayers, they have meant so much to me and I know have aided in my making it through this, because there were days (you can ask my mom) I thought maybe I'd rather just die than keep dealing with the pain and the recovery. It's not over, but this week has been the best yet and I just have a great feeling that I will keep getting better and better and return to Austin and Anthro.... oh I just can't wait, I miss life!!!

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13 comments:

Megan said...

this is such great news! It's so nice to be on the "better" end of it now!

I am so glad for you!

and BTW - still LOVE The hair!

Lisa~ said...

I am so happy for you:) You look great and about this whole pot belly thing...thats a bit dramatic dont you think?? hehe you have no such thing! SO glad you are doing better!

Rachael Wilkins said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better, and really to see a smile on your face. Grace, strength and peace be yours ...

Rachael

erin said...

So glad you are feeling better and recovering! You have been on my mind!

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

gorgeous self-portrait!! Wow bangs and eyes!

Now that that's been said..... great song choice, sassy and envoking! I am so happy to hear that you are making progress and finding a way back to living life. It must feel incredible to make that journey however slow.

Wishing you well, still!

Amelia said...

Thanks everyone, so much!!

Elizabeth... I NEED your email!!!! How is that baby?!!?

xo~Amelia

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I remember Kensley just one day seemed all better. It was slow going for a while but then "boom" she was her old self again. No more pain meds, no more muscle spasms and she even wore a bikini at the beach!!! I was so proud of her.
You're doing great girl1!!!
Julie
www.homeschoolblogger.com/juliestew

Tonya said...

so glad you are doing better...you look stunning...(love this image of you...such a great feel to it)...

xoxo

Tonya

Vanessa said...

i'm so happy to hear you're turning a corner, amelia! so glad that you're feeling better. you look so beautiful in this photo! love to you xoxox

nic said...

i'll bet you've had to tell yourself "this too shall pass" about a jillion times, eh? but i'm glad the truth of those words are finally (finally!) bearing out in reality...you look like you're faring so much better, and i hope you'll continue to heal up quickly! i've been praying for you every morning while i do the world's slowest jogging...haha...

love you!

Sara Duckett said...

You take the best self portraits! I still love your "new" hair too.

Chelsea said...

Amelia you look so beautiful in this picture! I'm so sorry you had to go through this, but I'm sure it has made you stronger.

You are an amazing person and I love you to pieces!

Chelsea

Tamara said...

what a pretty picture of you Amelia..hang in there sweetheart!