Tagged with life happens

Wheelchair, work and worry

I’m frustrated. We had a house full this weekend. It was amazingly welcome and surprisingly trying all at once. All of our visitors are among my favorite people. They came ready to work, hug and pamper me. They were happy, excited and hungry to make my life easier. Can’t beat that. But. Unpacking meant figuring … Continue reading

Game Day

I’m not sure when I will be able to take my son to his first live football game, but he got a good taste of the game today from the living room. I had pelvic reconstruction surgery two weeks ago to repair the diastasis symphysis pubis (separated pelvis) sustained during childbirth. My son was born … Continue reading

Bath time

Today was a good day for a bath. Company’s coming, see, and I don’t want to look greasy. My sister and her two girls and a dear college friend and her fiancĂ© are on the way to my apartment as I write this. Today was just my second head-to-toe scrub town in officially two weeks. … Continue reading


Shots suck. Each day I have to give myself two of them. The medicine is a blood-thinner that is keeping me healthy while I can’t use my legs. It’s a subcutaneous shot. That means it has to go under the skin, rather than in a muscle or vein. Basically, I grab some belly, clean it … Continue reading

Lucky girl

I am a lucky, lucky girl. My husband got a card at work today. It was addressed to both of us. From the sister of a good friend of mine. A woman I have never met in person. My friend had told her about this blog and she cared enough to track down my husband’s … Continue reading

Practice makes possible

One of the perks of working for the university is one class per semester tuition free. Today was the first meeting of my class. I decided to take advantage of this benefit and enrolled in Anthropology of Women before I knew I would need surgery. I thought it would be a great opportunity to see … Continue reading

Saturday, Saturday

Saturday, Saturday

It’s our last night in Omaha for a while and my husband went out to the bar with friends. I am THRILLED that he let himself go out and have fun. Obviously having a baby changed our social life. But my separated pelvis has obliterated it. At home he never goes out, never does his … Continue reading

Think of him

It seems new challenges are presenting themselves every day. Today, for the first time in my life, I felt like the Universe was working against me. The stress bubbled up and we hollered at each other because there’s really nothing else we can do. I cried, he comforted me and when I told him I … Continue reading


Students returned to campus today. It’s very exciting day, full of energy and promise for the year and the future of the students who have come to spread their wings and become themselves. I was able to tell a bit of the story this morning. On our lunch break, my husband and I picked out … Continue reading

I’m learning

I am learning that it is OK to ask for help. A lot of help and help for a lot of stuff. Today, one of my co-workers got my lunch out of the microwave. I was worried I may drop it en route to my desk because of the walker. She helped willingly and gave … Continue reading