Hmmm... Where to start? End of school? Surgery? Or Christmas? I feel like all of these things have been pretty major lately. Let's start with school. Oh my goodness, how stressed out was I? I had to get everything finished and turned in early for my surgery. The great news is that this is the first semester that my cumulative GPA is above a 3.0, meaning this is my first semester to be out of academic probation. I always thought I was a pretty good student, but grad school has shown me otherwise. I can't believe it, but I only have one more semester. I've already had to start reading for January which is a total bummer, but what else do I have to do... oh yeah, watch 90210 reruns on Soapnet!!- my parent's cable is awesome.
My Christmas was pretty great. Both of my brothers, their wives, and my niece were here for the big day. Christmas is a lot more fun when you have a little one around. Kaelan (my niece) was so excited about everything. She's so funny. We all basically spent five days sitting around and watching her. It was great.
Even though it has only been a couple of weeks, I already feel like my surgery has drastically changed my life. I feel like my body is finally being put back together (with the exception of soreness in my abdomen.) I had my blood tested again this week and everything is almost back to normal. Due to the trauma of getting my gallbladder out, my white count shot up really high. A high white blood count can be an indicator of cancer or other bad things, so it's a little scary to hear that your white count is twice as high as it should be. It's almost back to normal, so that's good. It's funny how much the surgery has changed my appetite. I am never hungry, in fact I always feel full. I have to force myself to eat, which is a nice problem to have. Although sitting through Christmas dinner with only a fourth of a cup of puree chicken wasn't the greatest experience, I made it though. I'm just glad the holidays only come around once a year. Again, let me just say thank you to all of you out there who have been praying for me and supporting me through this. This whole experience has honestly been as easy as it could have possibly been, and I know that has a lot to do with the support I've received. So, once again, thank you so much.