In the process of painting that kitchen, somehow I popped a hernia! I had one before, had terrible time with surgery to tuck it in, and now it's back and worse than ever. Nationals are off for Emperor, and for Elf, who had just received a scholarship to go with us. We did have some sweet friends offer to take them, but D feels they are just not ready to travel that distance without us. They've never been away from us for even overnight yet, so I guess that makes sense.
Still, I am devastated for them. And pretty worried for myself, as the repair is going to have to be extensive (large area) and I don't do well with this whole process to begin with. I'm hoping to hold out for surgery in mid-November, but this is looking less and less likely as the weekend goes on.
Just pray for our family, would you please? D is going to have to do everything and be in charge of everyone for a good long while when I get 'round to having the surgery. All doctor appointments for everyone else cancelled. No after-school chess or orchestra stuff is going to be possible. We'll be in survival mode and since I won't be able to scrub or even bend well, the house is gonna look it.
Well, anyway, I am dreading going and very scared so would appreciate your prayers... thanks...