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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Trying To Find My Way Back

It has been a long road for me the last several months and unfortunately it is not yet over. I am truly sorry for dropping off the face of the earth. I have neglected my blog and my business and I am trying to find my way back.

As you may or may not know I have a gastric ulcer with a hiatal hernia. Usually no big whop. I have bad days and good days. Days where the pain is manageable and days where it destroys me from the inside out. Lately due to on and off stress in my life my ulcer has been in full blown mode. I have had many trips to the ER and many tests ran. Every 6 months I have a scope done (endoscopy) and more tests. What fun. All of this on top of my normal motherly and wifely duties. I have put up a good front for everyone elses sake, but it's waring me thin.

Along with dealing with my ulcer, some other "illnesses" (for lack of a better word) have crept up and kept me prisoner to a daily routine I can not brake. I have become solitary. It has effected my work, my blog and probably to some point my family. My daughters are not privy to what is going on, they just know when I do not feel good. I am glad they are so young to not understand. My husband is very supportive and tries so hard to get close to me and make me smile again. Because of my ulcer and "illness" I have had to create a very strict diet for myself and has dropped me from 175 lbs in July to 139 as of today, and I do not know when it will stop. I guess some of that is up to me.

I have to thank the companies I have been working with on my reviews. You may have noticed I have posted several reviews all at once recently. These are reviews I have had for some time but have not been able to finish and the companies have been amazingly understanding of my situation.

I also have to apologize to you my readers. Since I opened this blog over a year ago you have been awesome. I have made so many bloggy friends and I am sorry for the abrupt manner in which I left my blog the last several months. I am trying to get my mind and my body healthy again. While this will take some time my goal is to get my drive back. Back for my family, back for my buisness and blog and back for my life.

Thank you to a special friend (you know who you are) for listening, caring and being their for me with no judgements when I needed someone last week. It means more than I can express.




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15 comments:

Brandi said...

Sorry to hear that Stephanie. You are in my prayers and I hope you feel better soon.

Sharon said...

NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE!!! You take care of yourself first! (Though I am so happy to see a post from you!) Get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th opinion if you need to! GET BETTER SOON!!! :( Miss you my dear friend!

petit said...

Stephanie, sorry to hear about your health issues, hoping you get better soon and look after youself!

thais. said...

wishing you all the best soon, from my heart :)

Cute as Buttons said...

Family always comes first, Stephanie. Blogs and business and friends will all be there when you are ready and able. Be kind to yourself, make yourself whole and that will be your best gift to your family. Sending you many blessings. Lisa. x

Buckeroomama said...

Hope you're back in tiptop shape soon. Don't worry about the blog. Take care of your health first and your family. Like Cute as Buttons said, the rest will be here when you are able and ready.

Blessings.

Katie said...

Hi Sweetie, I am sorry to hear things have been so hard for you lately! I was pretty worried about you for awhile there, and am glad you might be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. I think blogging is the least of your worries! Just get better and catch up on life.

Birdy's Boutique said...

Steph...I am so sorry to hear you havent been feeling well! I wish you the best!!

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Sophia's Mom said...

It is so good to hear from you Stephanie. I am so sorry you are ill. Stress is a real killer. I have been suffering from stress-induced gastritis. The pain is just unbearable so I can only imagine what you have been going through!

I really hope you start to feel better soon!

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Mommyof2girlz said...

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments, it means a lot and I'm already getting better :)

Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom said...

ALong with the rest of the well wishers, just want to say I am so sorry that you are feeling yucky and crappy and I hopw you can start to feel better soon!

love you girl!

carma said...

Welcome back. I hope that you will be back to your old self again soon. Focus on getting healthy and the rest will hopefully fall into place...

Lucy postpartumillness.com said...

So sorry to hear that you are going through this. I totally understand how you feel as I have lived in doctors offices for 5 years now. I had to change my diet a year ago and struggled with it at first but now Im so glad. My children eat healthy food without me forcing them now so I know in the big picture some of my hardships will benefit them. I hope you get back on your feet soon. I think you live in So Cal too. At least you have blue skies to gaze at.

Lucy

Christine said...

Stephanie...I know this is coming almost a month after you've posted, but I just wanted to say that you are a pretty special lady and that no matter what, you and your family should come first. What good would life be to your fam, if you don't take time for you? I hope that you are feeling better and that you've found some relief.
Sometimes just taking those steps away from it all, really helps to refresh us. I know it does for me, anyway.
((HUGS)) & Best wishes to you.

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