#WeekendCoffeeShare: Back To The World….


Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!
Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?
All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from May 4th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday May 7th at 7pm (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

If we were having coffee I’d invite you to sit outside with me and enjoy the sunshine. Spring is definitely here now, and it’s even getting kind of overly-warm some days.

I can’t believe we’re already into May. April vanished into a fog of surgery and recovery for me. Foot surgery and gallbladder removal both went smoothly, and I’m recovering well. It is hard for me to be having to stay off my foot for so long, but Monday I’ll be going back to work for the first time since the first week of April! While it will be really nice to get back to my routine and back to work, I’m anticipating that it isn’t going to be terribly easy.

I’m fortunate to have family, and co-workers, who are going to do what they can to help make the transition smooth while still facilitating my continued healing — but it’s still going to be a lot more time on my feet (and walking) than I am use to at this point. I’ll be icing the foot whenever I’m sitting down, and will figure out some way to elevate it a bit when I’m sitting as well — but there is still standing and walking required to get the job done. Thankfully the gallbladder surgery recovery will have a minimal impact on my returning to work at this point so I’ll primarily just be having to worry about the foot!

Midnight Monster has absolutely LOVED having me around to snuggle and play all month.

These past two weeks I’ve been able to start the first steps of physical therapy for the foot. I can wiggle my big toe again (okay, more like slowly move it but… that’s something, right?). Next week I upgrade to careful pushing my toe a little bit more, and then in a few weeks I’ll add weight-bearing movement!

I’m looking forward to slowly working my way up to being able to do more walking, and maybe even starting in on dancing again. While I enjoy my time being able to sit and relax, read and write and crochet, I also miss being able to be active – especially as it’s warming up out there. I’ve been reflecting a bit this past month, and realized that my foot has been holding me back from activities for about two years now, so my eagerness to get moving again has just increased. I’ll be fixing up my bike and working on building my stamina to ride that more, increasing my walking, maybe getting a membership to use the local pool….

Of course, all of that has to wait until I can, you know, walk without wearing the surgical boot.

Well, I should probably get going on some of the other things that need to be done. I had a very extended to-do list for my surgery recovery time. Thankfully I also knew that it was entirely possible that none of it would get completed, because very little of it did. I did, however, get some reading done and need to write up my mini-reviews about those books. I’ve also set some solid goals for myself for this month in regards to my writing/editing, so it’s time to get moving on that as well. As I mentioned during my IWSG post on Wednesday, the longer I let this chapter’s revisions to sit and wait, the more needlessly daunting it sounds.

I also want to make sure to get some blog-visiting done this weekend. It’s been rough for me to keep on-top of anything online this month since most of my activity has been restricted to my phone, while lying on my back. I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone!

What have you been up to lately? Do you have any plans for the coming weeks?


17 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Back To The World….

  1. Hope Monday goes well for you… That’s a lot of surgery to have done all at once. I’ve had my gallbladder removed too. Not a fun procedure, but the improvement in my health because of it has been amazing. Hopefully you’ll see good results because of both surgeries. 😉


  2. Glad to hear you are getting better. Once you are able to move about more, you will feel and do so much better.


  3. Wonderful that everything goes in the right direction! It’s a great thing that you have many activities that includes moving around (that pool sounded nice,) that you want to do. That is a great motivator!


  4. I enjoyed our coffee and conversation so much. Good luck with your physical therapy for the foot. I know how hard it will be as I have also been there with a knee replacement and a fractured shoulder. The work is worth the pain for sure. 🙂


  5. I will be putting plenty of good vibes out into the universe for you and your poor foot this week. You got this! Thanks for the coffee 🙂


  6. Glad to hear you are recovering. good luck back at work. After my foot surgery I wasn’t given the luxury of sitting back for any length of time as we had our house on the market and keeping it in show condition fell to me. Walking the dog I did on a mobility scooter. My feet recovered very well and I was back dancing after three months. A friend of mine who had hers done at the same time as me followed doctors orders to the letter and did very little. She still is having problems with hers and has just had surgery done again on one foot. Hope yours goes the way mine did and you are back dancing soon.


  7. Alli, like Irene I’m glad to hear you’re on the road to recovery and hope it goes smoothly. I’ve also had trouble keeping up with posts as my efforts with the A-Z Challenge went overboard and I’m well on the way to producing a book. I did it all in 6 weeks so it;s been very full on.
    Could use a few coffees to chill out and catch up and need to do the same in the real world.
    Best wishes,


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