Today I am having surgery.
For the last year, about once a month, I've had terrible abdominal pain. Worse than childbirth (and I had 4 kids naturally!). I'm stubborn, so I kept trying different natural remedies and changed my diet, instead of seeing a doctor. On the evening of Memorial Day, the pain came but it was worse than ever before. I spent the entire night writhing in pain, throwing up, and trying every medicine and oil I had in the cupboard to dull the pain. Nothing helped. In the morning, we were the first in line at Urgent Care. They ran blood tests and did a CT scan and concluded that I have gallstones. Because it's been a year of monthly attacks, they deemed surgery as necessary.
So today I am having surgery.
It's outpatient and laparoscopic, so I am believing that it will all be OK.
My biggest concern is the recovery time. I need to be able to work! Not because I'm worried about my company or because I don't trust my staff. I know everything will run smoothly because I have the correct systems in place. I've trained everyone well and there are checks and balances in place to keep everyone accountable. I just like working!
I feel so blessed that I don't dread Mondays. I love getting up early and facing the new week. I love the challenges and I love the work I do. The parts of my business that give me a headache are outsourced to other people. I truly don't hate any part of my job or my position.
Whenever someone comments, "I hope this week goes fast!" or "Can't wait until Friday!" I really don't understand what they mean. I absolutely love my life and I love what I do.
Is everything easy-breezy? No way! There are hard days, stressful days, and huge challenges to overcome. But I have determined to love my life and I have determined to have staff fill in the areas that are NOT my unique ability. The areas that I am not good at are the very areas that someone else is gifted at! So it only makes sense for me to operate in my strengths 90% of the time and hire staff to do the same.
I'm not looking forward to surgery, but I am not afraid, either. I know I have a support team around me. I know I can take a week off of working and nothing will fall apart. Systems, automation, and delegation are the keys to loving your life and loving your business!
Now, off to surgery!
About the Author
Hi, I'm Jen Hickle!