I know not everyone here knows who i am but i see quite a few familiar faces & i know it's been a long time since i've talked with some of you so i wanted to do a brief catching up.
I'm sure most of you remember my Year of Hell in 2007. We had the house fire & lost everything in July & then in November of that year I had a brain aneurysm burst.
We got back in our house in January of this year. And almost immediately went on a trip to WDW. It was one we had to postpone twice (once due to fire & a second time due to my husband having a motorcycle wreck). So even tho i was only 2 months post brain surgery I just couldn't cancel it again. My kids & my husband needed it; they had been thru so much. Big mistake for me tho. I was miserable & could barely get around & refused to get a wheelchair (me & my pride :rolleyes008:). I barely even remember the trip but i do remember a lot of crying, lol. Probably the worst trip ever for me. We went again in July & it was better then as i was physically able to get around more.
it was so good to be back home & to try to start to feel 'at home' in the house again. It took awhile for all of us because it was the same shell but the inside had been gutted & was all different. New carpet, new paint colors, new furniture. Nothing felt the same.
The kids seem to be doing just fine but i do see signs of stress. Like when i have bad headaches, they worry...sometimes more than a normal kid would. Like the other day i had a headache when they were getting ready for school & couldnt' get out of bed. I was only a few minutes late picking up my 10 year old later that day & when she got in the car she burst into tears. She had been worrying that something had happened to me when i was late getting there. It broke my heart. They both say they have some fears at night & sometimes think they smell smoke. I try to reassure them but truthfully I get scared too.
I am approaching my one year anniversary of having the aneurysm burst and I have had no signs of any new ones!! I did have one scare in the summer & had to have a CT Scan done but it came out A-OK! The neurosurgeon said i'd have to have one every year which is fine with me because hopefully it will set my mind at ease every time :p015:
But, after everything happened I did notice I didn't have the same enthusiasm for things I used to. WDW being one of those things. It was just hard for me but I've been coming back around lately. We have a trip planned for Jan. '09 & i've found myself feeling some excitement like I used to before & it feels good! So hopefully i'll be around here more to keep that excitement growing.
Anyway, hope i didn't bore anyone too much. I look forward to catching back up with old friends & making new ones here.