Friday, February 22, 2013

A New Me

Well, after four times being turned down since 1986, I was finally approved for a breast reduction. 
This journey began in September at a regular Doctor appointment. I asked them about it and got an appointment within a month. It took no time before they approved me. I was just about the happiest ever. And a bit overwhelmed. I mean surgery at 27 is one thing. But at 51 it is entirely different. 
I managed to keep my excitement to a minimum because having a major surgery would worry that bunch. 
This took place last Tuesday so I have had just over a week of recovery. What a difference 5 hours made. It has been up & down, not much sleep but I figure another week & I can get out and start a new beginning of comfort. 
This will lead me to the weight loss I have been craving. My stationary bike is patiently waiting. 
My sweet husband has been a little overwhelmed at times but has shined in taking care of me. 

I just have to say I wholeheartedly recommend this if you have ever thought about it. Pain is hard. Laying around for two weeks is even harder....but so worth it. Going to have to find those before shots to go with some new after ones. 

Live life to it's fullest. You only have one. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Very Happy Birthday Daddy

Well, I planned & waited for 3 months & it finally got here. My Daddy's 70th birthday. Hard to believe, they were always so young. I hope I get to plan an 80th. But before I get too far, here are some pics.
We almost got it all covered, left out the brother part. My Aunt s, Annie, Frances & Patricia were there & to my surprise (and Daddy's) so were the Uncle Ruben's...both of them. Made me really happy, first that they came to be with Daddy, second that they took days off. My Grandma of course wouldn't miss it.
The Hernandez Clan
Of course there were great photo ops...Two, 5 generation shots...
This Grandma, Daddy, Sister Karen, her Daughter Kristina & her kids Austin & Justina.

Here is Grandma & Daddy with my brother Bubba, his Daughter Erika & her son Hayden (along with another on the way.
What a legacy...& this isn't even a drop in the bucket. A few more photos to share:

I really wish I knew the story with this, but it is cute none the less. This is my great nephew Devin. He is 2 & is really good at it...LOL
Well, it was a really long & exhausting weekend but we pulled it off & made Daddy happy. That was the goal.
I love you Daddy & hope there are many many more to come.