My Big Life Change!

Picture taken by Abby Austin of 1000 Miles on my own two feet.


To transform my life, with God's help of course, one step at a time.

1. Get healthy & honor God with my body

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2.Become at least 50% sustainable with emphasis on doing our part to take care of God's planet.

3. Live life as an adventure, experiencing new places, things & people.
18 out of 150 bucket list goals accomplished

4. Become debt free & build security for my family, so we can then bless others financially also.

5. Continue to grow closer to God, building My family's faith & sharing the Gospel with those we meet, by using the talents and gifts God has provided us.

6.Continue to make money by creating and sharing my thoughts and beliefs through artistic expression: all the while hoping that my art will impact others. "Holly Kennedy

: All I know is, if you don't figure out this something, you'll just stay ordinary, and it doesn't matter if it's a work of art, or a taco, or a pair of socks! Just create something... new, and there it is, and it's you, out in the world, outside of you, and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it... and you know a little more about... you. A little bit more than anyone else does... Does that make any sense at all?" Quote from PS I LOVE YOU

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Recovery is a process! That is a phrase I hear every week at CR, but for some reason I felt it would be different with my body. After all I have had a C-section, and I recovered from that surgery fast! Why should gallbladder surgery be any different? But it is!

When I groggily opened my eyes after the surgery I was being told, "Teresa, breathe deeply." I would take a few deep breaths and then pass back out and wake up to the nurse saying the same thing. I don't know what kind of anesthesia I was on, but my body loved it so much that it didn't want to wake up! Lol, or maybe I am a mom that doesn't get enough sleep, so I was enjoying the rest! Either way I was trying to stay asleep. When I was awake enough to bring to the secondary recovery room, I was dizzy and nauseous and so very sleepy!

I ended up staying in the room for 4 hours trying to wake my body up organ by organ. The nurses kept trying to get me to drink soda, which would help the gas built up in my body but soda was the last thing I wanted.  I couldn't seem to get rid of that nauseous feeling. So after my bladder woke up I was insistent upon going home. So as they wheeled me out I realized how helpful those throw up bags I grabbed were!

The ride home was awful, but we stopped and got Chick-Fil-A for later and I went home and went to bed. My first few meals were hard to get down and some came back up too easily, but all in all I slept most of the time.

After 4 days though I expect to be back up and running, but no dice! I am still dealing with clogged pipes and nauseousness, dizzyiness and hurting ears. I think this is another test from God. So patiently I wait and watch the world spin!                                                                            


  1. We're praying for a quick and efficient recovery for you! Miss you!

  2. Brown, I hope you're feeling much better! I've never had surgery and have no idea what it's like. You've been so strong through all that has happened. I'm proud of you and I love you!