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I think this startled the nurse a bit, sitting on the table by my hospital bed the other day. #thesubtleartofnotgivingafuck by @markmansonnet ๐Ÿ’› But I think she was a bit amused, too. Great reading when you're recovering from surgery... ;) It's a fast read, #prettywitty, legit useable advice, and totally unique perspective on how to break out of your rut, follow your own arrow and inner compass, and create your own form of bad ass success. Good livin' means different things to different people. What matters most is figuring out what life is best for you, then chase after it, fierce. ๐Ÿ˜˜ #markmanson #goodbooks #surgeryrecovery #notgivingafuck #findyourhappy #followyourarrow #livehappy #liveyourbestlife #beyoutiful #livingthegoodlife #findingyourself #findingyourway #dowhatscaresyou #rockyourlife #motivationalwords #beawesomealways #weirdosunite #spoonielife #chronicillness #chronicillnesses #spoonies #spooniestrong

Oh my heckin' heart - what a lovely surprise today!! Flowers delivered, with a Get Well balloon and a sweet note... ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Totally made my day!! I'm recovering from cholecystectomy surgery pretty good - but it's still not very fun, ;) But these gorgeously cheerful blooms on my bedside are making me feel better already!!! HUGE thank you to @lulublackburn for sending some happiness my way, ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› #getwellsoon #cholecystectomy #gallbladder #springflowers๐ŸŒธ #prettythings #brightflowers #happythings #littlethingsmatter #spoonies #spoonie #spoonielife #chronicillness #chronicillnesses #prettysweet #prettynice #spreadkindnesslikeconfetti #spreadhappiness #makesmyhearthappy #makelifebeautiful #makesmyheartsmile #spreadsmiles #yellowroses

Bought myself some flowers today. Roses and tulips. The colors are so cheerful and pretty, and fresh flowers in the house are such a mood lifter. I thought that I deserved them, after a rough week.... Survived surgery - the actual procedure went surprisingly smooth. The messy mistakes at the hospital afterward were exhaustingly frustrating. But I'm back home now, recovering well, and Abby will spend the weekend with her dad so I can sleeeeeeep eleventy five hundred hours. By Monday - I won't be "back to normal," since I'm just NOT normal. Ha. But I should be bounced back to MY personal normal-ish. Until then... I'm gonna "Netflix and ill ๐Ÿ˜ท" ha, while eating popsicles and enjoying flowers on the nightstand. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› #springflowers๐ŸŒธ #selfcare #spoonies #spoonie #spooniesisters #chronicillness #chronicillnesses #kissmygallbladdergoodbye #gallbladdersurgery #surgeryrecovery #loveyourselffirst #selfcarematters #findyourhappy #livehappily #livehappy #flowerstagram #flowers๐Ÿ’ #bouquetofflowers #bouquets #tulipseason #tulips๐ŸŒท #pinkandyellow #pinkandyellowflowers #makelifebeautiful #prettythings #livethegoodlife #littlethingsmatter #treatyourselfwell

Best thumbs up pic I could get, trying to get a #hospitalselfie using an iPad, when I'm in pretty major pain and don't want to change positions at all. โค๏ธ Made it through surgery really smooth - NONE of the complications we'd been worried about. But hoooo boy, the pain was incredibly worse than I'd anticipated. I bawled my eyes out in recovery. The mean Russian nurse kept saying, "you need to cry more quietly!" As they held my feet to keep me from kicking about. A resident told me later that I had kicked him "square in the face." His lack of amusement made me way more amused, because, that stuff must happen? Why bring it up, if I don't remember, if you're going to be a smug meanie about it? Insurance mix-up meant they didn't have a room for me, weren't admitting me, were gonna send me home on a shuttle, 3 hours away. Luckily, solution found, so I could rest and recover. And my favorite... I'd forgotten to remove undies. The pre-op nurse noticed, had me take 'em off. Put them into a ziplock baggie, punched a hole, hung it on the IV pole at the end of my bed... hot pink satin panties, with black lace cut out on the booty, and ribbons, that my 7-year old daughter calls, "totes inappropriate." Like a damn flag hanging on my bed. Only me, lol.... it's 2am now. Pain is pretty bad again. Nurse said the day after a #laparoscopy is the worst. Sigh. But, I'm alive, no major crisis happened, I go home sometime in the next 24 hours. Life is good.... โค๏ธ #spoonie #spoonies #spoonielife #gallbladder #gallstones #gallbladdersurgery #liverdisease #adrenalfatigue #hashimotos #neuropathy #colitis #gastritis #ibs #chronicillness #chronicillnesses #chronicallyfabulous #spooniestrong #spooniesisters #thumbsup๐Ÿ‘ #kissmygallbladdergoodbye #99problemsandmygallbladderisone

I made it. Seattle is rainy, surprise!! โ˜”๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Ha. Checked in at the hotel. It's cold outside, and I'm not sure if I actually want to walk to the mini-mart for snacks, or just buy one of the 3 stale snacks left in the vending machine. ;) You can read all of the emotions on my face.... I didn't bring a coat. It's so moist outside. I'm hungry. I'm feeling major anxiety here by myself all night, with too much time for thinking, until they pick me up at 5am tomorrow for surgery. I'm a mixture of feels, sprinkled with displeasure. Haaaa. But, all will be ok. Even if it isn't, it will all eventually be ok. It always is... ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› #spoonielife #spoonies #chronicillness #chronicillnesses #spoonie #spooniestrong #spoonieproblems #spooniesisters #gallbladdersurgery #gallbladder #99problemsandmygallbladderisone #liverdisease #neuropathy #hashimotos #ibs #gastritis #colitis #giissues #chronicfatigue #surgerytomorrow #liverletdie #anxietyattack

Traditional thumbs up pic. New shirt, "I'm too sexy for my gallbladder." Headed out to Seattle in about 30 min. Surgery tomorrow early morning, at Swedish hospital. Gallbladder removal is usually a routine, same-day, outpatient thing. Not for me tho. I'll be admitted, stay min of one night. Because, #spoonielife ๐Ÿ’› Cut and colored my hair, because I can still be pretty while I'm getting chopped open, right? ;) Haaa. Anxiety is high. Fingers are crossed. Good vibes are requested. #kissmygallbladdergoodbye #gallbladder #gallbladdersurgery #chronicillness #chronicillnesses #spoonie #spooniestrong #spoonies #chronicallyfabulous #netflixandill #swedishhospital #surgeryday #liverdisease #gastritis #colitis #ibs #neuropathy #hashimotos #adrenalfatigue #gallstones

Everyone says their hair before surgery, right? Ha. A little #sundayselfcare -- my red/purple color faded mucho fast. So, back to a mid brown shade for a bit, low maintenance. Figured I better get it down now - surgery is first thing Tuesday, probably feel like garbage for a week after. And, now I can at least look pretty while I #netflixandILL ๐Ÿ˜‚ Also - this @clairolcolor #niceandeasy formula was THE easiest, cleanest, at-home box color I've ever used. Now, let's see how it covers my head of increasing greys.... ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› #spoonielife #spoonie #haircoloring #niceneasy #diycolor #diyhaircolor #diyhair #brownhairdontcare #somuchpink #gettingpretty #chronicillness #chronicillnesses #choosehappy #selfcare #spoonieselfcare #frugalmomma #surgeryprep #boxcolor #prettystuff #prettystrong #spooniesisters #spooniestrong #smileanyway #sunshinethroughtheclouds #searchingforsunshine

My heart is so full... Abby made me this today. The red tulip has black coloring on the inner petals. She picked it out in the garden for me. She said, "the black part looks scary, like its bad. But it's not. It's just a small part of a beautiful flower. Just like your sickness stuff momma. It seems scary sometimes, but it's just part of what makes you YOU, and beautiful and perfect, even though it's different than others." Woah dude. That's such heartfelt and legit deep thinking, from a 7-year old. ๐Ÿ’› Then she made me the heart, from construction paper and markers and glue and glitter. It says, "it's ok, I'm always with you, and you're always with me, love Abby." No, YOU'RE crying. (Ok yeah, I'm crying.) She made the note for me to take with me, when I leave to Seattle next week for surgery. In case I get scared. And the flower is to help me be strong now. You GUYS, this kid. I am such a lucky momma, and couldn't ask for a better BFF.... โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ #spoonielife #momlife #girlmom #spoonie #chronicillness #chronicillnesses #choosehappy #showyoursupport #spooniestrong #lovenotes #mommalife #chronicpainwarrior #chronicfatigue #liverdisease #gallbladder #ibs #colitis #gastritis #hashimotos #neuropathy #goodlivin #liveanyway #findhappiness #choosehappy #mommalife #invisibleillness

It amuses me that all of my packages that showed up today, coordinate. ๐Ÿ˜Prettiest #birchbox ever + it matches my new mousepad, that says "fuck it, just get naked" + which matches my new book #thesubtleartofnotgivingafuck by #markmanson ๐Ÿ’› Good stuff, right? I head over to Seattle on Monday night, for Surgery early on Tuesday morning. And I thought this book would make good reading material while I recover, aaaaaaand look amusing on the hospital nightstand, ha. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ #saturdayselfcare #selfcaresaturday #letsgetnaked #aprilbirchbox #goodmailday #classybuticussalittle #momlife #spoonielife #spooniestrong #spoonie #chronicillness #chronicillnesses #nicepackage #bloomingbeautiful #easilyamused #findyourhappy #happymail #happymama #readmorebooks #liveyourbestlife #choosehappy #liveyourownlife #beweird #gypsysouls #hippiemama #wildwoman

Isn't the face everyone makes when finding that your favorite @oreo cookies are now in a chocolate candy bar??! (Ad) And that it's easy to talk your mom into BOTH flavors because they're in #kingsizerollback at @walmart and are only $1.00??! It's the little things in life, right? We had been running around to my doctor's appointments + labs + imaging all day, #spoonielife - and a bit of crunchy #OREO cookie mixed with smooth as heck Milka chocolate was the perfect pick me up!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ #oreochocolate #walmart #walmartfinds #IC #walmartdeals #weirdosunite #sillykid #chocolatelovers #momlife #girlmom #lifewithabby #spoonies #spooniestrong #runningerrandswithmommy #findyourhappy

This describes me in a perfectly, quite accurately, and most lovely way... โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธI have all the feels, all the time, and they're fickle but fierce, at the same time. I'm a wild child, because learning to live the #spoonielife makes you strong and shakes off a lot of superficial fears. Like spring, I'm in a time of life where I'm growing and changing and finding my way in a new life with my new normal. I live for sunshine, and also dance silly in the rain. And oh how deep my love is, for those few closest enough to me to have earned it.... ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›#springquotes #wildandwonderful #deeperthantheholler #deepthoughts #goodquotes #springvibes #spoonies #spooniesisters #chronicillnesses #fallinlovewithyourlife #createyourlife #lovehard #prettywitty #sunshineandspoons #sunnydays #sunshineandspringtime #sunshinelife #gypsysouls #livefreely

If we're friends on FB, you know I had the worstest day. All Monday-y AF. But... after lots of hospitals and doctors and #megsmedicaldrama stuff - my stress level was at critical levels. Seriously. #anxietyattack like woah. So.... I peaced outโœŒ๏ธin an hour-long bubble bath, with an old #norahjones station on Pandora, for good mellow vibes. Did some yoga. Read a really cool book of poems that make my gypsy soul happy. And I'm determined AF to make the rest of the week better. Because in ONE WEEK I head to Seattle for surgery. And I really, truly don't know what that will do - will losing my gallbladder make me feel mucho better? Or is the whole ordeal going to be too much for my already half-busted body to handle? #mygutshatemyguts So this is my face now. Better than what I posted earlier on fb, frazzled as heck. I'm calm(ish?) and determined to be ok. No matter what. And if any of my #spooniewarrior #spooniesisters have good advice for keeping anxiety at bay while awaiting big stuff, quotes that uplift ya, bad jokes? Ha. I'd love to hear it. I haven't been this nervous in a long, long time... ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› #spoonie #spoonielife #momselfie #spoonieselfie #chronicillness #chronicillnesses #choosehappy #chronicpain #chronicallyfabulous #gallbladder #gallbladdersurgery #spoonieproblems #liverdisease #neuropathy #hashimotosdisease #hashimotos #adrenalfatigue #vitaminddeficiency #ibs #spooniesupport #spooniewarrior #invisibleillness #invisibleillnesses

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