Holidays Are Different Now

Today is the 4th of July. I can’t help but think about how different holidays are now, especially with the recent loss of my mother. She passed away less than two months ago. I really am missing her a lot.

When we used to live together, my mother and I would always attend a 4th of July parade in the small town where we used to live. With the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m not even sure if this parade is being held this year. I have very fond memories of going to this parade with my mother.

In just nine days, I’ll be undergoing a total laparoscopic hysterectomy, plus bladder sling surgery. I’m so looking forward to receiving relief from the issues that have plagued me for so many years. I really hope that I don’t have any surgical complications. Thankfully, my ENT recently cleared me for this surgery.

I’m not exactly sure about just how long that I’ll be out of work after these surgeries. I’ve already informed my employer about my need to take time off; I’ve also informed key personnel at the two nursing homes where I provide psychological services each week.

If I feel well enough to do so, I’m looking forward to spending some time painting and crafting. I’m also looking forward to reading several books, just for pleasure.

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