Recovery Road

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

I feel like its been forever since I posted. I am slowly recovering from surgery last week. It was not scheduled and just happened to crop up on a weekend (Friday) that I had p-l-a-n-n-e-d on being a bridesmaid in my friend Lori's wedding. Fabulous timing. Anyhow, I am slowly on the mend and doing much better. I'm sorry for the radio silence, but its amazing how much energy it takes to do anything after surgery. Today was a big day. I got a pedicure (OPI pink flamenco). Boom!

have been overwhelmed and humbled by all the kind words and messages from friends and family. I wish I could upload the pictures of all the beautiful flowers I have received.. I was not prepared to need so much time to rest/recover at home. I will post them when I get back to Philly, but in the meantime, these are so beautiful...

Working in medicine full time, I am constantly surrounded by patients that are sick with various illnesses and issues. It is such a wake up call when you are the one sick and how much you rely on others. Especially those that you love. More that that, its a real life slap-in-the-face that you cannot plan or control anywhere near as much as you think you can. You may think you're going to be walking in your friends wedding on a Saturday afternoon, but in reality, you will be in the operating room Friday night.

life lessons learned:
stop planning everything.
stop making excuses for things you want to do but don't.
stop worrying about things that do not matter.
be thankful for everything you have.

All in all, I feel very lucky and am so thankful for my friends and family.
I'll be back blogging full blast soon enough! As I slowly step off my little soap box, I'm going to share one of my favorite things ever said. Taken from Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Speech 2005.

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." SJ



Simply Bubblelicious said...

Some great words to live by! Glad to read that you are feeling better. Hot pink nails can do the trick on getting you on the road to recovery. Love that color!

Caisa {casa de caisa} said...

I need a new vibrant pink nail polish, and this one from OPI looks really nice!

Anonymous said...

Love this and exactly what I needed to read my SJ! :)


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