Well, there have been some big things that have occurred in my life. For starters, I lost about 21lbs. After a doctor visit back in March, I was told that my cholesterol levels and weight were pretty unhealthy. My kids, especially my eldest, Alyssa had been on me about taking care of myself. Quite honestly, I had really let myself go over the years. Using food to comfort my emotional pain. It took about a month of me cutting back to drop the weight.
One of the things I started doing was going to things on my own. I figured it’s a great way to meet new people and experience new things. One of the best events I attended was midget wrestling. Oh man, that was soooooo entertaining! I loved every minute of it! Plus I had gone to a few motorcycle meetups. One thing I did learn is that in terms of motorcycles, I like to do my own thing. I wasn’t a big fan of the meetups because all people did were talk about their bikes and etc. I guess that’s cool and all, but I’d rather sit down for a pint with a good friend and talk about meaningful things.
I also started going to therapy to help deal with myself. I also reached out to the ex telling her that I want to just get along. Aleah had her HS graduation, plus we were hosting a party for her in which the ex was invited to. I made sure I was cordial and friendly.
In mid-June, Aleah had scoliosis surgery. She was in the hospital for several days, and about 3 weeks into it she fainted in the shower. Luckily Alyssa found her and was able to call 911. After several hours at the ER and a bunch of tests, we finally got home around 11:30pm. The doctors basically said it was a combination of things that lead up to it that are related to her surgery. Aleah is mending slowly, she’s still having a hard time with the pain levels and her heart rate spiking at times. Her sisters have been amazing in making sure she’s taken care of. As tough as this has been for Aleah, it really did put a lot of pressure on me and the girls. The ER trip was scary, plus we’re staying with her up until her surgeon gives her the clearance to be more independent.
It’s been about 3 years when it all hit the fan. For the most part, I’m doing well. Our home has become our home. The girls have taken more responsibility by adding their own decorative touches, cleaning and even having events there. It’s really been a blessing to have all the girls live with me. Between them and the dogs, it’s never a dull moment.