Amputation · Anxiety · Family · Health · My Blog · Self-Care · Transverse Myelitis

I am officially an Amputee

So it happened. It's official. I had below knee amputation surgery on my left leg yesterday (Wednesday February 26th, 2020). I am now 24 hours out from surgery and doing pretty darn good. I'm actually doing better than expected. So sit back and hang tight while I lay out what all happened this week. If… Continue reading I am officially an Amputee

Amputation · Anxiety · Complaints · Self

Anticipation Kills

Do you ever make a decision that you 100% know in your hear is the right choice? Even though this is the case do you have severe anxiety about how your loved ones will react? Stress over managing their emotions and anxieties or fielding their questions which is inevitably defending your choice. Maybe you go… Continue reading Anticipation Kills

Anxiety · Family · Marriage · My Blog

zoom…

Wowza! What a whirlwind of a summer! Honestly it hasn't even felt like summer. It has been more of a hurricane of emotions tangled up with a non stop roller coaster than the usual fun in the sun. At the very end of June, Nick was offered a promotion located just over two and a… Continue reading zoom…

Anxiety · Complaints · Self

Why can’t I blog?

Blogs. Blogging. Blogger. Savoring Life's Moments has been my blog for a couple years now. My interest and desire in sharing stories, ideas, thoughts and opinions have not lessened since I began. However, the frequency in which I post has damn near diminished. Honestly, I want to blog and I regularly think about all the… Continue reading Why can’t I blog?

Learning · My Blog · Parenting · Self-Care · Transverse Myelitis

Successful 2018 Resolution

So, every year people make resolutions and every year I have participated in this tradition. Almost every resolution I made over my lifetime lasted a month or two before dwindling off...EXCEPT last years! Here is a link to my 2018 Resolution  blog post for specifics. Honestly, over the last year I have done a much better… Continue reading Successful 2018 Resolution

Anxiety · My Blog

Strenuous Moments

Energy envelops me; Buzzing, pulsating around me, seeping into my ears. Thunder of footsteps reverberates through the house. Voices echoing; My heart... lub-DUB, lub-DUB, lub-DUB . Inhale, exhale, my breath is in my chest and ears. Creaking of furniture, crinkling of wrappers, clinking of glass or ceramics. Can't think - everything echos (echos...echos...echos...). Woosh, swish,… Continue reading Strenuous Moments

Anxiety · Learning · My Blog

Don’t try. Do.

I hold myself to high standards. Always have. Many times they are unrealistic standards, especially after getting sick. Frequently I have forgotten to adjust my expectations (mostly out of habit). I forget that things are different now. This is how I get into trouble. Other times I think it is my personality. No matter how… Continue reading Don’t try. Do.

Health · My Blog · Self

Under the Surface

The TRIGGER. It brings buried experiences to the surface. I know it's not you. It's me. It wasn't you. It was him. It happened so long ago. My body remembers. I recognize my physical reaction is not 'normal'. I react subconsciously, less often than before. You're different. I talk myself through it. It takes a… Continue reading Under the Surface

Mental Health · My Blog · Self

Bundle of Nerves

Stress is so powerful. Almost as powerful as fear. It is something that has guided and controlled a large part of my life for many years. It has made me function on overdrive to relieve it. It has made me not function due to the weight of it. Stress affects many people in different ways.… Continue reading Bundle of Nerves