Friday, February 6, 2015

Celebrate The Small Things -- Feb 6

It's Friday and I'm Celebrating The Small Things!  Celebrate The Small Things is a weekly celebration where some bloggers have decided to post about something worth celebrating...no matter how big or small it is.  I am thrilled to co-host this wonderful blog!

This week I'm celebrating:
  • The families and individuals that have made the difficult decision to have their bodies, or the bodies of loved ones, donated to science.  I joked around on facebook this week that I'm part zombie because I have cadaver bone in my right ankle (from my last procedure--subtalar fusion), but the reality is that without those people making the sacrifice, I wouldn't have been able to have my surgery.  And this surgery should, hopefully, help me walk with less pain and improve the quality of my life.  I am very grateful for my "zombie" parts!
  • If you're paying attention...this makes me a Zombie Cyborg...so that's cool :)
  • Getting my new cast on.  While it sucks to have a cast, this begins the 6 week NWB (non-weight bearing) part of my recovery.  Let the countdown begin!
  • My niece, Josephine, who thinks my cast is awesome because, you know, it's purple.  And purple is her favorite.
  • My kiddies, who have been sick over the last couple of weeks.  Last week I had my daughter home and this week it was my son's turn.  Even though they were sick and feeling icky, they still managed to help their old mom out...I love them to bits!!!
  • My mommy...who sent me a get well card that truly brightened my day...thanks mom!  I love you and wished you lived closer!


What are you celebrating? 


If you'd like to Celebrate The Small Things, visit our wonderful host, Lexa @ Lexa Cain for more information.  And don't forget to check out her co-hosts:  LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge, and Katie @ TheCyborgMom
 

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24 comments:

  1. A zombie cyborg? That is cool. Enjoy it!

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  2. Oh Katie - 'Zombie Cyborg' - lucky you!
    My goodness. I'm over at my place complaining about a pulled muscle, here you are facing 6 weeks, (cool purple cast, though) but bathroom maneuvering will be an adjustment. I'm such a wimp! Bless your Mom, your kids, and most of all, bless you!

    I'm celebrating finding my favorite 'Snowman hat'.

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    1. Quit being so wimpy and get with the cripple program! Haha! JK Actually, I do better at the big ouchies...I'm a total wuss over a paper cut :)

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  3. I like that your cast is purple (my favorite color). The only cast I've ever had was boring white. I'm sorry to hear that your kids have been sick, but I applaud them for stepping up anyway and helping you out. Wonderful kids! And zombie cyborg -- how many people can say that?? Hope your NWB time passes quickly! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. I hope my NWB time passes quickly too! That's definitely the hardest part...harder than the pain of surgery imo!

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  4. Sickness seems to be making the rounds in many homes. Hope your bones mend and heal quickly! Sending prayers your way.

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    1. I started taking Vit C the minute he got sick! Seems like to many people are getting sick! Thanks for the prayers!

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  5. I hope you heal quickly! - Hooray for Purple casts and loving family! :)

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  6. The thankful tone of your celebrations is refreshing, Zombiegal. Hope that cast is off soon. Have a good weekend.

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  7. Brrrrraaiiinnnnnsssss.......

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    1. I'm taking a wild guess and thinking this was my lovely brother :)

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  8. Oh goodness girl, you do have a lot to celebrate! I guess that only makes me partial zombie with negative cyborg anatomy. LOL. When I had ACL surgery when I still worked (before all the mess happened), the doc used a cadaver ACL to repair my ruptured one.

    Your post really hit home with me and made me realize how special and important those who've donated to science are. My license lists me as an organ donor, but I don't know how much of me is really salvageable. Hahaha. I'm definitely going to look into this as an option though. Maybe by looking at me once I'm gone, doctors can figure out what happened when I had my bleed.

    Amazing post, awesome celebrations. You go girl!! You get ginormous (((HUGS))) this week!! Thanks for co-hosting!

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    1. A fellow zombie! YESSSSS :) Hugs back to you Eva!

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  9. OMG - You're a Zombie Cyborg! lol I'm so impressed with your positive outlook and amazing sense of humor. I'm sorry the kids are sick, but glad they're pitching in to help you. Get better soon!! :)

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    1. Thanks Lexa! My kids have been amazing!

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  10. I've been sick too, so I feel your pain. Get well spoon, and be an awesome zombie cyborg :)

    shahwharton.com

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  11. I love that you're a zombie cyborg! So cool!

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  12. Sending more healing thoughts your way!
    Heather

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  13. Zombie Cyborg! YES! THE BEST! And now I can say I know one! Even better!
    So happy to see you getting better. At least smiling and being positive about the whole thing. You are getting there, one baby step at a time...well, not with the NWB part but...you know. :)

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    Caring for My Veteran

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