Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Light in Our Lives: One In an Occasional #BlogElul Series


Thanks to Ima from Ima on (and off) the Bima
for this Blog Elul badge.
In today’s Jewel of Elul, Rabbi Jack Riemer, founding chair of the National Rabbinic Network writes:
Let us appreciate the light in our lives and thank God for it every day, especially at the beginning of every year, for that is when the sun and the moon finish their yearly cycles and start all over again.

And when we do, too.
Earlier today (at nearly seven weeks post-op), I saw the plastic surgeon for what felt like the umpteenth time, and tonight I am especially appreciative of these glimmers of light in my life:
  1. I'm going back to work (for at least part of the day) on Monday.
  2. Tonight, for the first time in seven weeks, I'm going to sleep on my stomach.
  3. I'll be doing so sans bra, although I will be wearing a gauzy, tube top thingy (that's the technical term) to hold a wound dressing in place. (Sorry if this is TMI for some of you, but after many weeks spent in spandex 24/7, this is something for which I am truly grateful!)
  4. Even the wound is healing--oh-so slowly.  It's a bit smaller than it was two weeks ago, and more and more granulation is visible almost daily.
  5. I don't need to see the plastic surgeon again until early October. I hope neither of us suffers from withdrawal in the interim!  ;-)
I’m feeling grateful for this progress, thankful for the tremendous care, concern and support I’ve received along the way, and more ready than ever to turn the page and continue this journey in 5772.