My 2 week hiatus/ medical leave from work is over. I head back to work tomorrow and I am having very mixed feelings about it. It’s been nice being home and not needing to feel rushed in the morning. I have been really tired since my surgery so I have been taking a nap or 2 during the day, pretty much every day. While pain from my surgery hasn’t been too bad, my sciatica has made sleep difficult, especially combined with surgery. I’m taking ibuprofen and acetaminophen and it is really helping the sciatica pain. I haven’t needed my oxycodone in days.
Now that I am feeling better, I want to take time to explore different things. I want to explore food, creative endeavors, health and wellness, the outdoors, and so much more. I want to explore and try new healthy recipes. I want to explore and play more with my creative outlets. I want to explore learn more about natural health and wellness. I want to explore and learn more about gardening and how it can positively impact my and my family’s health and wellness. I want to explore different outdoor adventures with my family.
Life passes by way to quickly, and the older I get, the more quickly it seems to go. I don’t want life to pass me by without exploring the things I want and need to explore. My surgery has also made me look t things differently too. As much as I know I don’t have cancer and that the surgery is helping me to not get cancer, I don’t want to look back on my life and have regrets over things that I haven’t done, things that I wish that I had “explored”.