I have been mostly off of the grid these days, not for lack of desire to contribute but just because I do not have enough hours in the day to read and write.
So much has happened over the last 6 months that I don't know where to start.
Firstly, I have been fighting like a champ to deal with the horrible, debilitating pain that I have from the slip & fall last August.
I spent 3 months this summer doing intensive, daily rehab, chiro, massage, water exercises etc trying to get my body and muscles back. Although not near perfect I am much better.
In September I went back to work double time and a half...full-time university teaching is considered 20hrs/week...I am doing double that.
I have 15 classes of up to 40 kids, write the books for each class and I am moving!
Yup, finally, I am moving.
Found my dream apartment in a 'flat' town where I will no longer have to climb hills to get to the subway, have shops and services around the corner, public transportation is less than 3 minutes away and No stairs in the apartment!
I am installing 2 pouch-friendly bathrooms with sinks beside the toilets (not French at all but 'that is what I need'...new sentence for me...'what I need' people are not used to hear me saying it, but it is about time) , a kitchen where I will have drawers instead of doors so that I can reach my pots and pans with the need to bend or stretch and an office where I no longer need to climb behind or under something to reach it!
This is a huge change for me but it is for the better and for my pouch...I have learned that I need to construct my world around the needs of my body and not try to get my body to fit into my world.
I am still in pain, taking mega doses of NSAIDs daily, and popping stomach acid pills as well but I am off of the Tramadol and codeine (not pouch friendly at all!) and doing what I need to do to move on with my life...And dragging hubby with me...he grumbles and complains but has been a good sport throughout the whole process.
Moving is scary, even when it is for the best, lots of hard work..oh, the packing...The packing is a nightmare...but we will be in our new place in less than 2 weeks.
So, if I am off the grid for a bit longer, please forgive me...I will be back soon...to tell you that life does continue....