Monday I sat thinking what gift did I give today? Hmmm...then it hit me that I gave one without even realizing it at the time. Monday was my post-op checkup with the surgeon. Upon my arrival to the office I noticed the man to my right was in quite a bit of distress. About 5 minutes of me sitting there he turned to me & asked if I had had surgery as well & how long it had been for me. We started to talk & he told me his struggles since having intestinal surgery like me. We discussed his dietary habits since surgery & I felt he was eating things that could likely be the cause of some of his issues since I had met with a nutritionist prior to my surgery. He also wasn't taking any supplements like Boost or Ensure to assist with the mal-nutrition that can happen after surgery. I passed on all my pointers I had learned in my journey...and, I can only hope it helps him get on his road to recovery a bit better than he started.
My gift yesterday was to my 15 year old daughter...I booked her ticket to France over Christmas Break for a foreign exchange trip. This was a day I earned the words...YOU ARE THE BEST MOM EVER!! :)