After sleeping until after noon (yikes!) I made myself get outside for a bit, even in the cold. The pups loved having yard time with the fam. Kids are honing their knife throwing skills. Full disclosure, they are way better than I am! I never regret the fresh air.
This evening was the 'Wakening of the Garden'. A great group of people all gathering to appreciate what has been given to us and we pray to the Creator for another bountiful year. I am looking forward to seeing what the lands have to offer this year! And raise my hands to the hard workers that make these things happen!
Tuesday was a good day for some testing and follow up visits at UW. The weather was nice, making the drive much more enjoyable. Still just treading water, at a standstill with my liver transplant. My MELD score is still at 29, (which is quite high). So I still just wait for the call and enjoy life as much as humanly possible.
Once we got home, We jumped right in to cooking with a fun group via Zoom! A delicious salmon with berry salsa to top it off. Added noodles with pesto nettle sauce. So YUM!
Good day for a chilly walk with the pups! I truly enjoy getting outside every day. The fresh air and sun on my skin is incredibly therapeutic. I have recently realized I am presented with the interesting situation of recreating myself. With everything I have been through, I am finding that a lot of things that I really cared about before just aren't that big of a deal anymore. I am finding it easier to do things *I* want to do, look the way *I* want to look and I am just more proud to color outside of the lines. I worry a lot less about what others think about me. I am embracing things that would have bothered me in the past. I was bummed about chopping all of my hair off when I decided this would be easier in the hospital to not have tangled and greasy hair. But now I am embracing the super short cut and love the way my freshly shaved head feels. I was also horrified and grossed out with my septum. Being on high flow oxygen for so long ate away at the cartilage between my nostrils, creating a very large hole that I could easily fit a q-tip through. But rather than continue to be bummed about my new nose feature, I choose to make the best of the situation and found some really pretty hoops. I never would have been brave enough to have a nasal piercing but here I am, loving the look and not caring what others think. I just feel free. :)
Representing my Team Missy gear during my walk at Dungeness Spit. I try to get out for fresh air and exercise every day. I am working to remain focused on building up strength and muscle reserves to prep for my next liver transplant. I actually feel pretty darn good right now so sometimes I forget for just a moment that my liver is failing me and I could be called for transplant literally ANY MINUTE. It is hard to get into the groove and figure out what my life will truly be like with this hanging over my head. But I am thankful for this time I get to have at home and keeping my mind in a hopeful and grateful state as much as possible.
Happy Missy Monday everybody!
Took the pups for a walk by the Dungeness Spit hoping for sunset photo ops. The sound of the waves and smell of the oceans awakens something in me I can't describe. And I love it!
I am so excited for this kiddo right here! Two days in class per week at the high school is going to do wonders for him. My heart breaks for all of the kids that have been so isolated for the past year. Happy first day of high school, buddy! Go forth and do great things!