Most Popular Blog Post: Health Update: A Surgery Date
July was filled with preparing for surgery and recovering from surgery. It was a month filled with hope, prayer, and lots of nerves. My surgery was on July 20, and I got discharged (probably a day too early) on my birthday, July 23! The rest of the month was spent in the early stages of recovering.
Most Popular Blog Posts: Life Update: A Successful Surgery, Health Update: A Minor Setback, and What Is the Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago?
August was almost harder than all the other months before it. At first I spent it recovering from surgery, but pretty soon the pain from my stent became worse than the pain I had before surgery. I was so exhausted and frustrated when I went to my urology appointment, and he told me I would have to keep the stent in for a longer period of time. Still, I managed to have one of the best weekends I had had in a long time towards the end of the month that included a great musical, sushi, and Sprinkles cupcakes.
Most Popular Blog Posts: It’s Procedure Day, Health Update: Post Procedure, and Nine Years
I was so thankful and amazed when I felt instant relief after my procedure! I was even able to go to a friend’s 30th birthday party and play Top Golf the next day. It was so amazing to feel well after so many difficult months. September turned into a fun month, filled with a blogger meetup, birthday parties, brunches, and even a conference with other doctors’ wives!
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Most Popular Blog Post: European Train Travel Tips
October is my favorite month of the year, and this year, it didn’t disappoint! Chris and I went on our first vacation since I got sick to the Smoky Mountains! I loved seeing all the stunning scenery, and it felt amazing to be able to hike the trails. I haven’t started recapping that trip yet, but I can’t wait to share it with y’all! When we got home, we went on a double date to the State Fair of Texas. It’s one of my favorite parts of October, and we had such a great time.
Most Popular Blog Posts: ICE! at the Gaylord Texan: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town and Seven Things You Must Do in Chicago During the Holiday Season
November was filled with great food, family and friends! We loved spending time with other residents in Christopher’s class and had a wonderful time at Thanksgiving with all my Red Army girls. We enjoyed spending a few days with my in-laws and brother-in-law and future sister-in-law over Thanksgiving as well. One of my favorite parts of November was going to ICE! with Chris and my in-laws. The ice sculptures are always incredible to see.
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Most Popular Blog Posts: A Waco Weekend, Five Favorite Hashtags for Bloggers, and Best Books I Read in 2016
Chris and I loved heading to Waco with my in laws on the first weekend in December to watch the Baylor basketball team. The rest of the month was filled with all things Christmas-several Christmas parties, driving around and looking at Christmas lights, and spending as much time as possible with family! Chris got lucky this year and had four days off around the holidays, so we loved getting to spend it with family. We always treasure when he has holidays off because we never know when he will have to work!
What are you looking most forward to in 2017?