Do you ever have days that don’t go as planned?!?! I think most moms (and dads) have experienced this! You just never know when a child is going to get sick, when a little one will get up with the sun, or you are going to have to scrap your “To Do List” and do something more important.
As many of you know I am a stickler for a schedule and a planner. I am learning to relax, but I will admit I still struggle. I usually get a little stressed out when things don’t go as planned. Let’s just say, one of my days this week did not go as planned and it had our whole family scrambling. Despite this, I did learn something from the experience.
I will spare you all of the specifics, but for about a week I haven’t felt the best. When I woke up on Wednesday, I woke up really sick and with a lot of stomach pain (specifically down one side). First thing that didn’t go as planned! Next, I called my doctor and set up an appointment. Second thing that didn’t go as planned (I was planning on cleaning my house). The appointment left me scrambling to find someone to watch Bug (thankfully I found someone). Yep….you guessed it not part of the plan for the day. After I saw the doctor, she decided that it was probably best to rule out appendicitis. Excuse me…majorly not part of my plan for the day! The doctor sent me over to the hospital for a CT scan and Labs.
In the meantime, my doctor worked to clear the procedure with my insurance. I am not sure what happened, but we had some confusion over my coverage and getting it preapproved. This is the last thing you want to hear, when you need to have an emergency test performed (yep…not part of the plan either)! A decision was made to begin the prep for a CT scan without prior approval. The doctor didn’t want to risk waiting, especially if I had appendicitis. I spent about 4 hours at the hospital and it was determined that I didn’t have appendicitis! I was so relieved and thankful even though it wasn’t part of the plan!!!
As I was waiting for my CT scan, all I kept thinking was I don’t have time to have appendicitis or be sick (I hate that I was being so selfish)! I was worried about who would take care of Bug on such short notice, that my house wasn’t clean, that I had to be at a class at church, and be at a wedding in a few days (I know I was being ridiculous)!! My husband reassured me and told that we would just deal with the results. You know what, he was right (don’t tell him)!
I realized that in the grand scheme of things, appendicitis is minor! There are so many people out there (including people I know) that are fighting much more serious conditions and diseases. I just need to be thankful that it wasn’t anything too serious. I am thankful that I didn’t need an emergency surgery and that my perspective of “it wasn’t part of the plan” softened a little. So what if my day didn’t go as planned. It is just part of life and sometimes you just have to roll with it.
I am working on relaxing my “it wasn’t part of the plan” mentality. I know it will take some time and major relaxing on my part. How do you deal with things, when they don’t go as planned? Do you just roll with it or do you struggle a little bit like me?
Can’t wait to hear from you!