#11 – It Really Does Take a Village

#11 – It Really Does Take a Village

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So I unexpectedly had to have my gallbladder removed – hence my little break in blogging.  It was a very scary experience in that, when I had no idea what was wrong with me, all I could think of were my boys and I can’t have anything wrong with me because they NEED me.

I thought it was just heartburn, but this time it was not going away and just getting worse….it hurt to breathe.  I figured I would just go to the walk-in clinic and get a prescription for a heartburn medication.  But as soon as you say “chest pains” and you also currently have high blood pressure….they are calling 911 and the next thing you know is they are taking you out by a stretcher.

I couldn’t stop crying…it was like I wasn’t even going through the emotion of crying…tears just started streaming down my face and I couldn’t stop it.  I was by myself and I really didn’t know what to expect, but I couldn’t stop thinking about my boys.

But I have to say, my entire family sprung into action.  My in-laws were on their way to stay with me in the ER, my sister-in-law was taking care of my kids, my parents had one foot in the car ready to drive 2 hours…even though I begged them not to….it was probably (hopefully) nothing.  Just heartburn.

So after spending two days in the hospital, eventually discovering my gallbladder needed to be removed…everything I was taking care of before, was seamlessly happening for me.  Kids were taken care of and ready for Easter, the dog was taken care of, and all I had to do was go home and rest.  I cannot thank everyone enough for all of the help they provided (and still are providing) while I recover.  Family and friends who have been reaching out and making sure I am okay and always providing a lending hand…..I’m forever grateful!

So even though this has disturbed Spring Break for my kids and everything I had scheduled for this week…I guess it was a blessing in disguise.  I had to stop and just take care of myself….my VILLAGE has my back!

Next week, all of the crazy will be back.

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