Apr 28, 2015

Stick With Me

Trying to get back to life as "normal" so I figured I'd show up again here today. I've had no sense of time or dates for the past two weeks and I'm constantly looking at the calendar to remind myself what the heck day or month it is. It seems nothing has been routine or normal in April but hopefully that's coming soon!

My sister and niece were in town for a week surrounding my Papaw's funeral. While it was a sad reason to visit, Jared and I were able to spend a lot of quality time with them and with my parents which is what we all needed, I think. Nothing like a rambunctious two-year-old to make us laugh all weekend or countless rounds of games to help us relax and enjoy our time together. It was nice to put away the phones, the computers and just spend those quality hours being a family. I highly recommend Blokus and Rack-O if you don't have them already. Even though my mom's Rack-O edition is from 1966 (seriously) they still sell it on Amazon!

The other not so great news that I have to share today is that my hip pain was worse than just a pulled muscle or sore joint after a half-marathon. After 3 doctor's appointments, x-rays and an MRI it's official: I've got a stress fracture in my hip. A stress fracture means 6 weeks on crutches and no activity. That also means no Chicago trip... wah! I'm only on day #5 and already hating these crutches so much. I'm not a very good patient, but I'm trying to learn to let other people do stuff for me at work and home when I need the help. The good news is that if I do this and rest, I won't need surgery. And no one here wants surgery!
You're welcome for these glamorous shots. #OOTD on the left, am I right?! ;)

This month has been so very tough on me and continues to be that way. Typically April is my favorite month of the year, but that's been far from the truth in 2015. I'd like to ask for your prayers and thoughts and support while I'm in this "funk" of mine- this weird, muddled stage of life. I don't even know what to call it, but I know that I'm fighting my way through the tough stuff one small step (or crutch?) at a time. It's been hard to find the positives lately, but I know they will come in time. Thanks for sticking with me and my blog through the good and the bad. Thanks for all the cards, emails, flowers and love from everyone! It means more than I can describe!

38 comments:

  1. Aw Erin, you're having a rough time! I'm so sorry. A stress fracture in your hip sounds AWFUL. If I lived closer I would bring you ice cream or something :) so sorry to hear about your grandpa...mine passed away a couple years ago and it was so difficult. I understand.

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  2. OH man, crutches?!?! That is not something anyone wants to hear from a doctor, but I"m glad it means no surgery! This month has not been the best for you and I'm sorry it's been such a struggle. I'll continue to pray for you <3

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  3. I'm so sorry for all the crap you're going through. :( I lost both my grandmas 5 years ago (within 3 months of each other, rough...), and while I will say that learn to live without them, it is still hard 5 years later. I miss them SO much. Hugs to you.

    Prayers for a speedy recovery too! I'm dealing with a running injury too, its not fun...

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    1. Thanks, Cara. It's tough- I don't think we'll ever stop missing them! What kind of injury are you dealing with? I tried to respond via email but it bounced back to me for some reason?! =\

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  4. BOOO crutches!!!! Just praying for a speedy recovery and that you will heal over these 6ish weeks! You and your whole family are still in my prayers! :) MWAH! Caleb and I could come over and bring dinner one night soon? So you can relax! Let me know :)

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  5. Be kind to yourself physically and emotionally - you'll heal on your time and do things again when you're ready.

    Big hugs to you.

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  6. Boooo to injuries! I am so sorry! It really is the pits. Just think of it as more time to get some reading done ;)

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  7. I'm so sorry that you're having to go through this rough time girl! So many thoughts and prayers for you as you navigate through the next several weeks.

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  8. I'm glad you finally figured out what the hip pain was, but it's a bummer to be on crutches. I've had them multiple times in my life and they are lame. You'll have strong arms though - gotta look on the positive. I'm thinking about you lots and sending lots of thoughts & prayers your way. Feel better!

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  9. I'm sooo happy to see that someone else loves that Blokus game! I have the big version and the travel version and people love it when I pop it open for a game.

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  10. Glad that you were able to spend some quality time with your family. Games are such a fun family night activity :) Sorry to hear about your hip. Sounds terribly painful and annoying! Will definitely be praying that everything goes well during the crutch time so you can avoid surgery!! Ugh!! :(

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  11. Poor girl! I really hope May is a better month for you! :)

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  12. BOO, APRIL. It's supposed to be a celebration of your birthday and it's turned out to have a lot of heartbreak. Luckily, you are one of the strongest women I know and I'm betting that although your heart is sad, you're trying to stay positive and upbeat.

    Sending love and hugs. <3

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  13. Oh man, April has not been kind to you friend! I am so sorry again for your loss, and now the physical pain to to it off. You just rest up so you can heal!

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  14. Still praying for you and your entire family! & your April sounds like my family's Decembers there was a period of about three years where Decembers just flat out sucked for us, just know we're here for you when you come back no matter when you do! *hugs*

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  15. Gosh girl - thank goodness April is almost over!! Thinking of you!!! xxxxx

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  16. A stress fracture?? :( oh no I'm so sad for you. Crutches are the worst. And such a bummer that you can't go to Chicago now. Feel better soon! Sorry life's been so hard on you this month.

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  17. First of all, Racko is SUCH a fun game. I love it.
    I am so, so sorry to hear about your stress fracture! That totally sucks. Did they say you just worked it too much or something? How does one ever get a stress fracture?
    I'm also sorry it's been a bummer of a month. Those happen, unfortunately. I haven't been having the best one either, but family time, even for a funeral, is always a good time :)

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  18. We used to play Rack-o all the time!! I forgot completely about it! And good luck with the fracture. Hopefully everything works out well.

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  19. Hang in there, lady - thinking of you. Glad you enjoyed some quality family time though... I haven't played Rack-o in FOREVER. Classic.

    And NOOOOOOO, a stress fracture?! I am so sorry - I know how terrible that is, though I was lucky to avoid crutches. I think at this point you deserve being pushed around in a wheelchair - let someone else take care of you :)

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  20. So sorry things have been so tough for you lately. I can't imagine the strength you must have in there to face each day like a boss lady, but I know you've got it. Sending internet hugs and hoping good, positive, happy things are just on the horizon.

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  21. Oh, sweet friend. I've been thinking of you and your family a lot lately! You're absolutely right that better times are on their way, so focus on that and they'll be here before you know it! Also, crutches?! YUCK. They are the worst, but I can think of something a little worse I guess...surgery. ;) I'll keep praying for you and yours!

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  22. Oh no, when it rains, it pours huh? I'm so sorry about everything you've been going through and can't imagine how hard it must be to put the pieces together right now. You always have the best attitude though and I know you'll make it through this funk.

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  23. It makes me sad that your April isn't as cheery as normal this year :( I'm glad you could fit in some niece and family time though this month - a little silver lining? I hope things get better as time goes on! Rest up and you'll be off those crutches before you know it!!

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  24. I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa and your stress fracture girl. Good news is April is almost over and hopefully May is a much better month for you. Hope you heal up quickly!

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  25. Praying for you and your family, girl. Please let me know if there's anything I can do (even though I'm miles and miles away). Love you lots. <3

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  26. Oh no!! This is not your month!!!! I hope things start looking up for you soon and that you feel better asap!!

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  27. That is what you get for being an over-achiever and running a half marathon!! ;) Totally kidding. Sucks that you're injured...take it easy and rest up. No one wants surgery!!

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  28. I'm so sorry to hear about your hip! I hope it forces you to enjoy some downtime, though!

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  29. I'm so sorry that this has been such a hard month for you. I'm glad that you won't be needing surgery & that you got quality family time. I forgot all about Rack-o. I think I have that at my parents' somewhere. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers. Here's to hoping that May is a much better month for you!

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  30. Oh no! I'm so sorry about your injury...and the month in general! Take care of yourself! You'll be running soon!

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  31. Been thinking about you! Sorry to hear about your hip, that really stinks. Praying for a speedy recovery! I love the game Racko. Been so long since I've played!

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  32. Oh no friend! A stress fracture? You poor thing. Praying for a rainbow for you after this rainy season! XO

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  33. Well I am happy to report that it's officially May now and craptastic April is OVER. I also am here to tell you that you get a birthday do-over.

    Hope you're feeling better soon! xoxoxoxo

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  34. Oh no! So sorry (belated) to hear about your loss. And I'm sending virtual hugs over this hip fracture - eeek! You poor thing!!!! I hope you heal up fast!

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  35. Sorry to hear that you're in a funk. I've been there before. I'll say a prayer for you right now, friend!

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  36. How bad did April just stink up the joint?! Thank Heavens its May. While you're still on the dang crutches, each passing day is a day closer to no more crutches. I'm glad you got time with your precious niece but wish it was under better circumstances. 2015 is just going to keep getting better, I know it!

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  37. Life has been a whirlwind here with our move so I'm just catching up. Wwwaaaaahhhhh! Stress fracture in your hip? I am so sorry. April really threw you for a loop, so I'm really hoping that things are looking up now that it's May. I'm glad you had a nice weekend with the women in your family. Laughter sure is good medicine! Take care.

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