A Much Needed Day of Beauty and a Skeptic No More. . .

A couple of months ago I booked a day of beauty at my friend Susan's salon. I knew when I booked it, once the day of my appointment arrived, I would be only ten days away from delivering the baby. It's so hard to believe that today was that much needed appointment!! I got my fingers and toes painted and a much needed cut and color. I was starting to feel frumpy and needed my funky red hair back (see picture from two posts ago). I always feel so wonderful when I leave Susan's and today was no exception!!

After my time to myself, my husband picked me up and we both paid a visit to my favorite chiropractor/friend, Cheryl. Due to my severe sciatica, I've been spending lots of time with her as of late. She has been helping me immensely but, unfortunately, I will have to grin and bear a lot of the pain until the baby is born. I've experienced this before with my first pregnancy and remember the pain going away as soon as I gave birth. The first time I had sciatica was a walk in the park compared to this time. There are times when I can honestly cry because the pain gets so bad.

A good friend of mine has MS and I told her that there are no words to describe the respect I have for her living with that every day of her life. Her attitude has always been so positive and upbeat. God bless you, Elena. You're my hero!! I truly mean that.

This chiropractic visit was a little different in that my husband (aka King of the Chiropractic Skeptics) was adjusted by Cheryl as well. Several weeks ago he was diagnosed with severe bronchitis and developed one of the worst coughs I've ever heard. He had it for about a week and a half. His ribs hadn't been the same since and he was complaining of rib pain whenever he moved a certain way or coughed or was working on any of our Works in Progress (see earlier post).

Last nite, after tossing and turning and trying to fall asleep with a very pregnant wife snoring rather loudly next to him, he moved to the couch where he proceded to turn the wrong way and then felt a pop in his rib cage. He was in so much pain this morning but was still able to make breakfast for everyone. Until the sneeze . . . I swear he was going to cry!! He was in absolute agony. I told him that I was going to call Cheryl and, whether he liked it or not, he was going to see her. When he didn't argue with me I knew he was in pretty bad shape.

We met Cheryl at 2:00 and I was mad at myself for forgetting my camera. You know I would've posted a big ol' pic of my Honey on the table getting adjusted!! She took the time to show Jim some skeletal picures of what she thought was going on with him and then worked on him for about ten minutes and, can I tell you, he felt immediate relief. He's still a little sore but can now take a deep breath and actually function and start working again on the bedroom.

My friend Cheryl is now another one of my heroes!! And, by the way, Cheryl works on Elena, too!! : ) How lucky am I to have such wonderful friends in my life?!!?

I hope you like the pictures of the vintage wrapping paper that I've added to this post. I've been cleaning out my studio and packing it up for the renovations that are going to be starting when our bedroom is done. I came across a bunch of super girly papers and thought I'd share them with you.

We have a very busy weekend coming up with a Communion on Saturday and Mother's Day on Sunday. I hope everyone has an extra special Mother's Day!!

Many blessings ~ Wendy


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh Dear Poor hubby,And You!
I had sciatica so very badley My leg would give out,It was awful.I hope you feel better soon with your lil pink bundle!

Cindy said...

I'm praying for both of you as your big day approaches. I hope that you both feel better! I am so excited and cannot wait to see the pictures of your precious little girl!

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, Wendy!!! You two need all the rest you can get!! I had sciatica with my first and I can remember crawling along the wall to get to the bathroom, crying all the way. It is HORRIBLE.
Take lots of care of each other!! Wish I could bring you dinner!!

Beach Vintage said...

Hi Wendy, love the vintage wrapping paper. All the best for the big event and thanks for dropping by Beach Vintage.