Today is the Day!! and Weekend Recap 10.7.19

Hi friends!! I apologize my posts are getting more and more sporadic, but hey, that’s just this season of life.  And it sure is a good one.  My husband and I often talk about how we are in that sweet spot of life.  Don’t get me wrong, I wanted babies yesterday, but life right now is really good.  We have financial security that we have worked really hard to build and freedom to do what we please and we both have jobs that we like (I mean I love mine somedays…) that are part of our bigger career plans.  So life is good. It really is.  But it sure is busy.  We have multiple commitments each week on top of work and our weekends always feel like we are just trying to catch up!  But honestly… I know that life will just get more crazy and busy as the years go on so I am just soaking up these sweet moments now. 

Which brings me to my next point.  Before I recap our wonderful weekend, I know some of yall know that today is surgery day for me.  My mom is flying down to San Antonio this morning to help me through the process (my husband will be here… but he will have to take care of the house, dogs, and still work).  I won’t lie… I am anxious, but honestly.. today I feel less anxiety than I have in the past month.  I have known about this procedure for the last month and it feels like every day has been so long and it has taken forever to just get to this day.  Now it is here.  So if you don’t remember, about a year and a half ago I was in the hospital on and off for about 3 months, which ended up in a bowel resectioning surgery.  I woke up from that surgery so happy, although I knew I had a long road ahead of me (I lost 35 pounds and didn’t eat or drink anything for over 2 months so I was craving all the vitamins and minerals and it sure was a huge shock to my body).  I made a full recovery, but had a few horrible days in the few months after surgery and by January 2019 the real trouble started again.  Every 3 to 4 weeks this year I have had a 5-10 day period of not being able to eat or drink anything (yes…all while still trying to keep up with a very demanding, high stress job).  I saw a couple different doctors, but I must give credit to my husband for finding my doctor who will perform the surgery today.  She is absolutely wonderful, listened to all my concerns, and 100% agreed with me that it was time to re investigate because I can not live like this (one doctor told me I just had to deal with it….).  So here we go.  We go in this afternoon and there are quite a few things that could come of this exploratory surgery.  Best case scenario is that it is just built up scar tissue that can be removed laparoscopically.  Next best case is that is it at the site of my previous resection and the incision just didn’t hold/wasn’t done properly.  They would just redo it.  Worst case is that it is a new blockage in my intestines… yes that can just cut it out and re-sow it up, but the bigger issue is that they don’t know what is causing the blockages.  My new surgeon is very skeptical that I was just born with it (what my previous surgeon told me after they biopsied it).  So honestly… who the heck knows.  I am just ready to get it over with.  I could be in the hospital a day or a few days, but I feel much better going into surgery this time around since I am not 95 pounds and so fragile.  I am ready.  And more than that.. I am just ready to be back to living my life and not thinking about this issue constantly.  It is overwhelming knowing something is wrong, but not knowing what it is or who can fix it. 

So last weekend… it was a good one.  I just relaxed Friday night while my husband went to his softball game (he and his friends joined a league).  All us girls were like please, NO sports aka no co-ed leagues.  You boys can go, just let us go out to dinner and drinks while you do sports.  🙂

UGH.. why you so cute?  I love this guy so much.  When it comes to the topic above, there has been no one more supportive and concerned.  I am so lucky. 


Saturday we took a long walk with the pups and ended up at the paint store to get some paint to finish the trim in our master bedroom. 


I painted the trim and Jonny put it up in our bathroom.  A project we have been putting off wayyyy too long. 

I spent the afternoon powerwashing our drive way and back fence.  It is so therapeutic to me… is this weird?? Probably … so don’t answer that.

Saturday evening we headed to the Riverwalk for a quick drink before dinner.  


It was such a nice evening!


My sweet date!


Then we headed to our favorite sushi restaurant. SushiHana.  We always want to try a new place, but we just keep coming back here.  It is THAT good!

We split a few rolls (I love that they have a cucumber wrapped roll) and they were all just as good and fresh as always.  We cleaned the plates!


Thank you for all the love, messages, prayers and thoughts.  I will post an update soon!!!  Love you all and have a great rest of your week!!!


6 thoughts on “Today is the Day!! and Weekend Recap 10.7.19

  1. I will be praying for you today that they find the answer and fix everything FINALLY for you. Sending a big warm hug XOXO


  2. Thanks for the update! Please keep us in the loop on what the doc has to say following your surgery. I am also so glad that you will be going into this surgery in a healthier place because I am pretty sure that your recovery will be so much easier this time around! 🙂
    p.s. Let me know if you need an ear to listen!


  3. Hi Taylor:

    I had commented the other day on this post but it looks like you did not receive it. I pray the surgery was a huge success and you are recovering pain free. You have been on my mind a lot. I also hope you are at home resting in the comfort of your home with your husband and Mama there.

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