Finally, we are home!  Our poor van has put on a lot of miles this past week!  It has been a very busy day:  having a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, followed by some more swimming by the fam (not me), and then packing up and leaving for home.  Of course we had to stop at Trader Joes for some groceries before heading back into Canada.  The unpacking still hasn't been completely finished, but it will have to wait.  

I am finding the days post-procedure are MUCH different than when I was in Poland.   The second day post procedure in Poland we went sight-seeing in Krakow for the entire day. I cannot imagine doing that this time. I'm still contemplating whether or not I'll make it to church tomorrow!  My neck is very very sore and I'm trying to keep the pain down with Advil.  It probably will just take awhile.

Have I noticed any improvements?  It's hard to say.  I haven't noticed an increase in energy.  My feet are burning more, yet, I'm not sure if the burning is a different feeling than before? It's almost as if it's a cold burning rather than a hot burning feeling.  So maybe it is a positive thing?  I know that I don't expect any changes for a long time.  I'm going to give myself a break and not expect big changes right away... if at all.  This is just something I needed to try (doing the procedure with some thoroughness!) and I've done what I've set out to do. Now I just need to leave it to my body and to the Lord. 

For now, it's good to be home, yet that always brings inherent danger -- for I tend to do more than I should when I'm  here.  Trying to take it easy for the next few weeks (doc's orders) will definitely prove to be a challenge!