No rest for the weary

It’s suddenly hitting me just how much I have going on over the next week or so. Sunday is actually my only day off until I head up to Virginia next Friday. I feel like my list is quickly filling up with things to do.

The thing is that I already have a lot to do before heading off for Team Challenge weekend, but since I’m going to surgery just after that, I’m also preparing for that, and on top of that, I’m trying to get in as much time as I can with my family and friends before I’m out of commission for a little while. I don’t want to spend the whole week running errands and cleaning up the house and getting packed and not have a chance to see the people I love.

things to do list planning stephanie hughes stolen colon crohns ostomy blogI’m supposed to get in a 7 mile run tomorrow to prepare for Saturday, but I’m still a little unsure if my back is going to allow it. I also plan to do a few more hot yoga classes and maybe some swimming and elliptical work to help stay in shape without all of the pressure from running.

Thankfully, I should be able to get off from work a little early one day this week to go over to my mom’s house and put together some food that I can freeze and have available for after my surgery. I figure this way, I’ll have some pre-made casseroles and such that I can just stick in the oven and get Jarrod and me by for that first week.

Especially since it’s a holiday weekend, we’ve got some plans for cooking out and enjoying some beautiful NC spring weather! (Even though, unfortunately, I have to work on Memorial Day.) I don’t want to work too hard to I forget to enjoy my final week of being able to do what I want.

I’m trying my best the find the right balance of not worrying about everything I have to do, but getting it all done at the same time. That’s a hard balance to strike, I’m finding. So for right now, I’m going to enjoy a dinner out with my friends eating burgers and sushi (yes, you read that right and I’m looking forward to it!) and try to utilize my final day off to get everything done and still find some time to relax. I’ll let you know how that goes!

One thought on “No rest for the weary

  1. Ken

    I have been living with an ileostomy for over 3 years now and this is the first time that I have really seen and read anything about other people with ostomys. I went through surgery in March 2010 and was very unhappy about having to wear an external bag but it was that or cease to live, I chose the bag as you see now. I have had my problems as I see most people have and am forging ahead with life. I have since lost my wife who was my rock and am having to get along now alone. I have a hard time meeting new people as I don’t know how they will perceve my slight medical problem. I seem to work more and just stay at home. I would like to know if there is anyone else out there who is having a similar issue. I am seeing your site as I have made my 1st purchase from PouchWear and I see that people seem to be living very normally with no concerns, you especially being as active as you are. I hope getting this new product can help my self confidence. Thank you for your web site and blog. Yours very truly,
    Ken Williams
    P.S. I live in southern California if thats of any consiquence.


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