This picture is 100% meant to distract from the bum-outness of that fact.
It certainly has been an interesting year. Two ER visits, many doctor visits, two physical therapists, two MRI's, diagnoses ranging from simple bursitis to possible bone tumors to the one we've settled on, tendons and muscles torn from my hip bone.
Total medical bills: $33,308, plus about $8000 in physical therapy. My self-paid insurance has shelled out $19,000. I am grateful for that and I'm now happy I signed up for it even though the five years I went without so much as a cold made it seem like a waste of money.
Books read: 78.
Paintings Completed: 7
Scarves Knitted: 3
Hours of Netflix Watched: countless
Obviously, this injury has changed my life quite a bit. I sold my condo and am waiting to move to the burbs. My empathy for people with injuries or illnesses has skyrocketed. I've learned a lot about looking on the bright side of things and taking stuff one day at a time. It's been an accomplishment not to have become depressed or to get overwhelmed by this whole thing.
Two weeks till my big surgery and then I will finally be in recovery instead of waiting around to heal eventually! I'm looking forward to it like it's Christmas.
How awesome will it be when I can post about something other than laying around and doing nothing??? I know I can't wait!
Thanks for bearing with this whole thing, guys. I appreciate it.