Where I've Been.. Where I'll Be

I should not have taunted Monday. When I said, "Bring it on", I should have added, "Within reason". I should have set guidelines. I should have made my challenge a bit more clear.

Sunday I was in pain most of the day. I rested. I took it easy. I started to feel slightly better that night. When early Monday morning came I was thinking maybe I was on the road to recovery. But that was short lived. It was apparently the calm before the storm.

The pain returned again later Monday morning with a vengeance. A trip to the doctor revealed the diagnosis: kidney stones.

Sunday, Monday and yesterday are pretty much a blur. I am feeling much better today, Thank the Lord! I am a bit sore and quite exhausted. I am trusting the worst is over and I can actually stand straight and get some things done.

Between my business trip last week and these last three days, I feel like I have lost 2 weeks of my life. My poor family. I have so much to do and get caught up on.

Please excuse me as I load the dishwasher with the sink full of dishes, get some laundry going, clean up some of this clutter and get school going again for my daughter. Perhaps I can even squeeze a nap in there somewhere.

The coffee is on. The muffins are out. Help yourself. Kick off your shoes, put your feet up and stay as long as you'd like. I will pop in as I can. In the meantime, please talk amongst yourselves.

I am also providing pitchers and pitchers of ice water. Do you know how good it is for you? After these last few days water has become one of my new best friends.

Be assured that I head into today lightly and gratefully. No taunting. No challenges. Just trying to get done whatever I possibly can in the full knowledge and acceptance that whatever I don't get done today... will be there waiting for me tomorrow.

Now, off to start my tasks. But first... a big glass of water.


  1. I am so sorry, friend. I hate the burden of pain and separation you've been experiencing. Praying for a quick recovery...

  2. Oy! And I was complaining about a sinus infection. I'm glad you're on the upswing. Take it easy on yourself!

  3. So sorry to hear about your pain. I hear that they can be worse than child birth. Glad you're on the road to recovery. Thanks for the encouraging word. I've missed you. Aloha!

  4. Oh, my. I'm so glad to hear those are now behind you. My husband has had these a number of times, so I've seen the pain firsthand!

    It will all wait, Donetta. You take care of yourself!

    Glad you're better and hope the soreness fades quickly.

  5. Oh, that is so painful! When our youngest had one, the urologist told him to drink water with lemon juice or crystal light. .. No other lemonade, just crystal light. He also told him no tea!

    Be careful and don't over do!

  6. Oh Donnetta, I am so sorry that you had to go through that. Please don't overdo and try to rest and let your body heal. Saying a prayer for you!

  7. I can't imagine what you've gone through this last week. I'm with Laura, everything else can wait. Relax in Him who gives us strength.

    Go to my blog, I have something that may cheer you up. http://nictomsmom.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunshine-smiling-at-me.html

  8. Continuing to pray, thankful you feel well enough to tackle some things.

    No over doing.

    Guess we did not move quite close enough, I cannot pop over with goodies.

  9. Oh, Donnetta. When I read your previous post, I did think you were rather bold in your "bring it on" statement, but didn't realize "it" would be an avalanche! Hope you are feeling better soon and that you are able to catch up. Thanks for the yummy muffins and hot coffee.


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