the big day

The big day will be Friday, August 7. I'm going to have my hernia fixed...I've lined up a sitter for the weekend since we don't yet know Dan's call schedule and I don't know how I'll be feeling. Based on my surgical history (including a c-section) I am thinking it won't be that big of a deal, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. And in case I'm taking pain pills, the sitter will ferry the girls to and from school for me as needed. Just going to have to get to that point and see how I feel and what I'm up to doing.

In other news, the girls' swimming lessons are going well. We're taking two lessons a week, and our lovely neighbors next door have graciously invited us to share lessons with them in their pool. Both Abby and Izzy are going underwater and getting completely submerged, but are not self-sufficient yet. We have a few more weeks left and I'm trying not to get my hopes up. Rome wasn't built in a day, after all.

I'm trying to summon the energy to get my lazy butt to Jazzercise this morning. My friend Meg keeps poking fun at me for going. She said she pictures me with a bunch of old ladies. I told her nothing could be further from the truth. While there is the occasional older person, most of the women there are other moms like me....I warned her if she continues to make fun of me, I'll have to kidnap her and force her to go with me sometime! I really love the work out, and it's truly a total body thing. Every muscle group gets worked. There's stretching, cardio, weights, abs, etc...and each class is an hour. I try to go 4-5 times per week, but that doesn't always happen (like this week was only 3x). On that note, I must go don my Jazzercise attire and eat some breakfast.

Happy weekend!



I have a hernia.


Double sigh.

It is not enough of a hernia to require a special/immediate trip to the OR to have it fixed. But it's been bothering me lately and today I got confirmation from Dan's partner, who I saw in the office this afternoon. I've had it for a few months and it bugs me most when I'm exercising or after I've eaten. The discomfort comes and goes and only rarely have I had real PAIN from it---it's mostly a dull ache, sometimes a little on the pinchy side.

I'm not really ready to set up surgery and loathe the idea of being operated on again (I've had several surgeries in recent years, only one was elective). Hernia repair is not a huge surgery like a c-section, but still requires general anesthesia, which I loathe, and being out of commission for a week or so. Doctor said I can put it off until it becomes really uncomfortable. It is an outpatient procedure, which is wonderful. But still surgery, which sucks.

I think I'll put it on hold for a while and see how things go. He told me I can still work out and do normal activities, no restrictions...so that's something.

My dad has had a few hernias, wondering if I have a genetic predisposition (not likely, especially since he said it was probably from pregnancy)? lol.



So the big news is that Dad and Kory are in the midst of purchasing a home near Hattiesburg, Mississippi. They've sold their home in NOLA and will move to Canebreak (?) next month, assuming everything goes off without a hitch. Hurricane Katrina busted in back in 2005 and took everything my whole family had. It's not fair. But Dad is moving so that can never happen again. I'm happy for him, but wondering how our future visits will go now that everyone will be separated....mom, kevin, mark, katheryn and livy are still in NOLA. Hattiesburg is a 2-hour drive from there. I suppose we'll spend a few days in NOLA and then a day or two up in H'burg. We'll just have to wait and see. Another plus is that one of my dear friends from college, Christy, lives in Hattiesburg with her husband and beautiful baby girl, Caroline.

My battery is about to die, so I'll have to end this here. Hope you all had a lovely 4th of July!

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