Billabong t-shirt dress; Madewell jacket; cabi belt; similar Marc Fisher booties; Lilly Pulitzer leopard handbag; Quay sunglasses
Well hello, old friends! It’s been a (long) minute since I’ve updated the old blog, but today it’s good to be back. It’s been a wild couple of weeks around here with a little surgery, closing on a new home, SO much furnishing and decorating, and jumping into becoming an Airbnb host for the first time. Lots to digest, right? Where do I start?
I’ll start with the whole surgery thing. I mentioned it over on this post last week and then completely forgot that I ever said anything. Over the past few years I’ve dealt with ovarian cysts on a regular basis. It was always uncomfortable and slightly painful but nothing too crazy and something that always came and went in waves. A hereditary sitch, not much I could do about it.
Recently though, something changed, and I was experiencing really painful, debilitating flare-ups. The kind that left me curled up in a ball on the floor, unable to stand or crawl into bed without Eric’s help. Something had to give. An ultrasound revealed that I had a cyst on my (hugely swollen) left ovary the size of a tennis ball and a pretty large cyst on my right ovary as well. These were large enough that they weren’t going to go away on their own, so last week, I had them both removed.
Perhaps it seems like a little TMI, but I wanted to share for anyone else going through something similar. The surgery was pretty routine with three small incisions and about two hours under anesthesia, and after a weekend full of sleeping, this week I’m definitely on the mend. (I had high hopes of catching up on blog posts and such while hanging out in bed, but nope – I blame the painkillers and HGTV.) While I’m feeling pretty good this week, I’ve got a bit of lingering nerve pain near one of the incisions that we are still trying to get a handle on. That said, I’ve been hobbling around at a slower pace than normal these days which has made my current home decor project a little…difficult.
Which brings me to the next tidbit of news – we bought a house! Interesting timing, I know, but we are so excited, and I can’t wait to share the full details with you guys so soon. I’m waiting on a couple more furniture and decor deliveries and will have a full blog post up next week, but you can take a sneak peek here. I hope you guys will follow along!
And so here we are – surgery, nonstop rainy forecasts, and a few wild days behind me, I’ve got my sights set on spring and some fun projects ahead. But first? The weekend. Happy almost Friday, friends!
Photos thanks to Katie Stuart