Miscellaneous Stuff

I’m having a very busy week.

It’s pretty ironic since I’m still not able to do much of anything, and yet –

It’s true.

I was at an Angels baseball game last weekend.

Last night, I was at the Duck’s playoff game – Game 7!!

(So sad … they lost!)

My tendon repair (elbow) is scheduled for next Tuesday.

(I’m not going to lie … I am not looking forward to it.)

I’m at physical therapy a few times a week.

(I’m going to just move in and live there after my elbow tendon repair.)

I’m also, of course, trying to keep up with all the normal stuff like haircuts for me, for Fred, etc.

On top of all the daily stuff, there’s a little added pressure in my life.

I’m not working right now … other than, of course, selling prints from my gallery.

(No assignment/project/corporate work because my arm needs time to recover.)

And, something I haven’t mentioned publicly prior to this is ….

My workaholic husband was laid off from his job the morning after we returned from New Zealand.

(It was nothing he did wrong … just financial issues at a very small, start-up, company.)

Yes, that’s right …

I’m living in a no income household.

Sound fun?

It’s been a very odd, very transitional, couple months in my life.

I have total confidence it will all work out for the best in the end.

Already, I know the majority of my pain has been taken away.

I will forge ahead with the long recovery, and the elbow repair, and the recovery for THAT.

I’m focused on going back to work in a few months … with much less pain,

I’ll be able to shoot more frequently and for longer periods.

I think, given time, my husband will find himself in a work environment he enjoys more than his previous situation.

It will all be good.

Patience, patience, patience!

12 Responses to “Miscellaneous Stuff”

  1. Jenny Sylvester

    Wow! Yay on the elbow repair about to happen. I really hope the surgery and recovery goes great for you.

    So sorry to hear about your husband’s job – nothing like a little bit more stress to add in to your life – yikes! I hope he finds a new position quickly that will allow him to find work/life balance. Small start up companies are difficult and risky… I have worked for several and the reward can be great – but like you have experienced…also not much security. 🙁

    Yes, you have had a couple of odd months. I can’t wait to see all the wonderful accomplishments you achieve once you are healed up and back to shooting they way you need and want.

    Breathe and enjoy your downtime – I know that sounds nuts…but I really feel you will miss it once you are healed. 🙂

    • Suzanne

      Thank you.
      I know it’s for the best to get my elbow taken care of as fast as possible.
      But, I’m not looking forward to it.

      You’re absolutely right about start ups.
      It isn’t the first one he’s worked for.

  2. Missy Stalcup

    It will all work out. So excited to hear that your elbow repair is taking place so quickly.

    • Suzanne

      Thank you.
      Yes, I think it will all be for the best in the long run.
      Short term, it isn’t great timing for us both to be off work but we will get through it.

  3. Mj

    When it rains it pours! Sorry to hear about your husband being laid off (I didn’t know you had one 😉
    Glad though that you can still sell your prints! Can’t wait to read the post surgery posts that will talk about your arm being pain free and how much more you are able to do. Yep, I’m an optimist 😀

    • Suzanne

      I’m an optimist too.
      I know all this arm stuff is for the best and will allow me to live a better life.
      I wish I could fast forward my arm recovery 9 months, but I can’t.
      I’ll get there – it will just take awhile.

  4. gina

    Most people who find themselves in overwhelming situations such as yours say, “When it rains, it pours.” At our house we say, “Will this sh*# ever quit?”

    Best of luck to your husband as he explores his options. And best of luck to you next week as you undergo this life-changing surgery. You will both be in my thoughts. May God bless you all!

    • Suzanne

      Thank you.
      Yes, it’s been a lot to handle in a short period of time.
      But, the first surgery was the most serious and the results have been better than anyone expected or dreamed of. I have to hope that mojo will continue and get us through the rest of our obstacles.
      Fingers crossed!

  5. Michelle

    Yay for second surgery being scheduled. I’ll be praying for a quick good outcome, and no medication muck ups! I’m sure you’ll have that written all over your arm/body that you have allergies!!

    And sorry about hubby not being in work at the moment. A positive is that he is home to help you, and hopefully he can find employment soon in a great work environment.

    I’m enjoying seeing the NZ photos pop up on fb, and look forward to seeing what you produce once you are up and running again. 🙂

  6. Suzanne

    Yes, I learned my lesson … I always write all over my body before medical surgeries/procedures so I’m not accidentally given the wrong medications.

    It has been a help to have my husband home to help.
    He was never around for the previous surgeries so I do appreciate that part of his unemployment. I think, in the long run, he’ll land somewhere more positive than where he was working. I just hope it doesn’t take too long.

    : )

  7. Kristen

    I’m so happy to hear your recovery has been going so well! Ill be thinking of you on Tuesday for the elbow procedure.

    Sorry to hear about the layoff. My husband was let go from his job 3 weeks after we closed on our new house in November. He wasn’t happy there at all, so it was a blessing in disguise. He went back to work for the company he had been at prior, and is SO happy now. But, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas were ridiculously stressful. I hope your husband lands in a place that makes him happy, I’m sure it won’t take too long.

  8. Michele

    Glad to hear your recovery is gong well. You are such a trooper , an inspiration and I am routing for you . I have not seen SUITCASE on your blog for a very very long time. While it sucks he lost his job, I am glad to hear you are still together. I was nervous!!!! Prayers for a speedy recovery and good luck with the new pup. I am looking forward to pics!!!


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