Holy Cats—- what a difference a week makes indeed!
The crazy business of dyeing fabric for wedding table runners and the hemming thereof, the creation of a gorgeous triple layer petal shaped bridal veil and the wedding itself of the most beautiful bride and groom has been completed. It was 108 that day & hotter than Billy Heck as my gramma would say. The bride and groom (and MOST guests) were stoic in the face of the heat, they did their getting ready happy dance, had their romantic first glance and went out for location photography. Nothing short of gorgeous images! The ceremony was on the rooftop of a hotel in town overlooking the Arch, hot hot hot, beautiful beautiful beautiful! I’d spent the day running around the hotel, chatting with the bride, bridal party and family, overseeing as the room was set up. And not feeling 100% to be honest. By the time the last dance had been accomplished, the room empty and a cocktail with the bridal party and vendors in the hotel bar it was 1:00. We were home by 1:30 and I was in extraordinary pain, I mean to tell you awful! By 2:30 we were at the Emergency Room I was so sick I thought I was having a heart attack. By 6 I’d been admitted and the culprit was a badass gall bladder. I spent the balance of the weekend on blessed drugs for pain and Monday brought two surgeries. One to remove 2 half inch gall stones and the second procedure to remove the offending gall bladder. I was released from the hospital on Wednesday and on Friday morning pulled out to travel to my happy place. I was on the mend and HAD to come to my island for R&R. Where can you have a more wonderful recovery than at the beach, happily lounging on a chair under an umbrella I ask you?
It’s been a week today since I left the hospital and this morning, lounging oceanside I said for the first time in a LONG time….. “Man, I feel GREAT!” And I do. A few little bike rides, strolls on the beach, time in the surf—– on the mend for sure. And that gall bladder? Good riddance I say! My body is still trying to figure out how to make things work without it but I have no doubt it is going to be just fine. Fabulous in fact!
be well, be happy
count your blessings & pass one on!