Friday, September 15, 2006

Moving into the Fall

It is amazing to discover that summer is over. I spent a lot of it waiting for an appointment with my ortopedic surgeon, which finally happened at the end of August. While I was waiting I went to a family reunion, of sorts, in the Poconos, where my parents. have a cabin. I was able to spend time with my nephew Luke, my sister Catherine, her gentleman friend Bob, my brother Luke, his wife Mary, Meg, Myla and Adam, and then, later, my nephews Eric and Brian, and Eric's girlfriend Amanda.

I didn't get to spend enough time with my parents, however, as they have a seperate, small, winterized cabin, where they stay to escape from the chaos in the lower cabin. I have mixed feelings about these get togethers. Some of us suffer from depression, some from bi-polar, others from near(or full blown) alcholism, and some arecompletely oblivious to all of this!

Also, they can all go out into the woods, or down the stream, or out on the lake. I am pretty much stuck in the cabin area, because I walk with a cane or rolling walker. Dirt roads, woodland paths, and lots of rain made it difficult get around. But I read a lot (murder mysteries) and napped and visited with whoever happened to be around. And I am glad I went for the visit, despite our collective craziness.

Now I must move on to the next hurdle. My shoulder surgery is scheduled for October 19th. I've been waiting for this surgery for the last two years, but now I am dreading it! I went through this 3 years ago, and know quite well what I am in for-an unfortunate feeling of deja vu.

Tonight I am purposely not looking too far ahead, but as time passes, I need to reach into myself to activate Warrior Woman yet again. Maybe I'll look more at it more next week!

Blessings, Margo


Becky said...

Good luck with your surgery! I am feeling that same dread with my much needed hysterectomy...having had abdominal surgery in the past for endo. I am in NO hurry to repeat it. I keep wondering if they can just excise my floppy belly first so I won't have that flesh moving around and pulling out my staples like last time. Ouch.

christapaz said...

I am so very happy to "hear" from you. Sounds like a typical family gathering to me. I hope this is the last of your sugery for a while. Your body probably needs a break. You do sound upbeat, though. Maybe it's the grandmother in you! love, christa