That drive… I had a heavy heart taking the drive to the hospital yesterday. My husband had to convince me to go to physical therapy.
Then before I went to PT my doctor gave me my return to work form. The pure joy I felt when I held it in my hands.
It’s not a huge major motion picture event but it was a big deal for me to return to work. Even with the few restrictions I am ready.
So when I got home and opened a card from a kind woman who reminded me to be a good patient I laughed a little. It was so funny. Was I a good patient?
For the most part I believe I was an awesome patient. I’ve always been somewhat of a rule follower and by somewhat I mean there were days I was a tad rebellious. Feisty even… Yes I will admit it.
I refused to wear a robe once for a nurse and insisted on staying in my clothes. I declined to have my blood pressure checked just to talk to the doctor. It felt pointless. If you ever had your blood pressure checked on your leg you would understand. I said inappropriate things to some of my doctors and nurses to be funny in front of my husband. How else could I deal with all the handling? Lol… To his credit, my husband loves when I make people laugh. And so what if I said I had a “double vasectomy” a few times instead of “mastectomy”. That’s funny right? I’m sure my family can add to the list.
I have months to improve on how to be a better patient during treatment but for now I get to return to work just in time to say goodbye to the middle schoolers for the summer. It’s kind of nice that somehow I manage to avoid their end of the year crazy behavior too.
I still have a treatment plan ahead of me but I am counting my blessings… even the laughter.
In the book of James 1:17 it states that every good and perfect gift comes from God.
I thank Jesus every day for the work He is doing to restore me once again. I may be different but I certainly feel I am better than ever.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. ~ James 1:2-4