I'm really getting excited for the holidays now that December 1st hit. I don't know what has me very excited this year, but I am truly excited!! I suppose it's because last year I was taking boards and had a lot of stress with having to put my cat down, health insurance issues, getting dumped by my orthopaedic surgeon at the time, anxiety issues. And the year before that I was sick and trying to work through Christmas so that I could have my surgery January 5th out in Vail. This year, despite me working most of the time, I am more relaxed and less stressed. Don't get me wrong, I am very busy with finishing up school and interviewing for residency. But I don't have an impending issue this holiday season. And for that I am thankful. (I suppose my impending issues will begin in the New Year when I prepare for my surgery and for ranking/matching for residency). Until then...I'll cherish my holiday cheer.
Today my family and I decorated our Christmas tree. It was so much fun. We watched Home Alone on VHS and managed to completely fill our tree. Each year we get a new ornament from my Mum so that when we "grow up" (no, I have not grown up yet since I am still living at home, going to school, and needing my mumma myself!). This year we each got an ornament that has an angel with a crystal ball on the bottom. A fraction of the proceeds went to Make a Wish Foundation. I thought it was a really cool ornament that is thoughtful. I have more than ten years of decorations from my Mum. One day when I get my own tree (maybe next year!!!), I'll be good to go!
So, it's less than three months until I am done school and ready to roll onward and upward in life. I am very thankful that I am able to get my surgery done, even if it does suck trying to get there with current pain levels.
I was texting with a friend today and was saying how incredibly consuming hips and pain can be. It is a bit discouraging that they dictate everything I do in life. I think about them far too often to be healthy. Really? What would be consuming my brain if I didn't have to worry about my hips? I must have been a less-boring individual prior to my hips acting up! Whatevs...a gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do, eh?