I can't believe the time is finally here, but Jess is finally going back to work on Thursday. Yes, after seven and a half months of being off while she recovered from surgery, she has to return to the work force. Usually, a return to normalcy is a good thing, but in this situation, it is pretty depressing. We got to spend so much time together in the last seven and a half months and I can't say that I ever felt like I needed a break from her. In fact, I think I am going to instantly miss her and you wouldn't expect that when you have spent so much time together. Luckily, she is going back to work during my busy time of the month at work so I'll have plenty of other things to concentrate on.
What's amazing is looking back and realizing how much has happened in our lives during the recovery time. Let's see what has happened since the moment Jess went under the knife: she almost died, our nephew was born, her mom passed away, we took two trips to Disneyland, one of my pictures ALMOST made it on the cover of a phone book, and we took trips to Reno and Tahoe. All of this while recovering from surgery shows we did more than just sit at home for the last seven and a half months. Can the next seven and a half months, with a HEALTHY Jessica be as eventful? If it is, and hopefully we can avoid the deaths and near-death experiences, then we have exciting times up ahead in our lives!
In the end, this break from work was for recovery and as Jess goes back to work, I pray, cross fingers, think good thoughts, etc, that this surgery was successful and she will be able to work pain-free or at least mostly pain-free while she does her job. Her job as a nurse is taking care of people and making sure they are comfortable. It is only right that as she does her job, she is comfortable as well. Now we see if it was all worth it.