If you are just tuning in to know who beat me, the answer is no one beat me up. The occurrence that lead to me laying in a hospital bed actually began 3 ½ months ago during one long night at our home. We had been battling with Baby J sleeping in her crib and after many attempts of calming her down back to sleep, I made the decision to bring her into our bed so that I could get some sleep. I was in a dead sleep when I felt a small bowling ball hit me on my cheekbone, eye and side of my nose. The amount of tears that gushed out of me surprised me as I did not know I could cry that fast. Trying to figure out what had occurred, I had to pick up my tiniest child off my face. Oddly enough she did not cry nor wake up from her head impacting my face. I was actually worried that something was wrong with her for not crying.
The next morning, I just went about my day like a mom! Having a child land on me, punch me, hit me, kick me or knock me in the head with a Wii remote is nothing new to me. A week or so later I got a cold and during the middle of the night, my nose started throbbing. It was a pain that just wouldn’t go away and I couldn’t sleep. I toughed it out another 2 todays when Baby J had her 9-month baby check-up. My amazing doctor was very understanding of my situation and had me get x-rays which showed my nose broken in 2 places. After finding out about my nose, I started seeing an ENT doctor who I had me go through this crazy process so that the insurance would cover it.
December comes around and in the middle of talking with a client in the home we have a contract on, about things found in the inspection report, I get the call I’ve been waiting on. I stepped out only to get bombarded with tons of information, one being that my doctor only does surgeries 1 day a week and the hospital is busy with all these patients like me that have met their deductible for the year. All of that led to only giving me one day that wasn’t full yet, the day after Christmas. My first thought is “OMG I better hope I close this home before Christmas!” We had just put a contract on my client’s home the last week of November and it was executed on the 30th. To increase my stress, we were closing on the sale of her home on December the 13th with only a couple of days for a lease back. In the end it all worked out and we closed 5 Days before Christmas.
Looking back, the way everything played out was just right. If I would have been approved for my septoplasty earlier in the year, I would have postponed for a “more convenient time”. Mom translation- till I could no longer breath and I was being forced to do it because I always want to put everyone else’s needs before my own. Having such tight deadlines made me realize that I can run a Real Estate marathon in record time. I had to go above and beyond and then some to get it closed in a short time. Being so caught up with it made me not over think my surgery and being away from my babies. Being a mom that takes care of my family and clients, it is scary being in such a vulnerable situation. Luckily, I have a great love that takes care of me and a wonderful family that is taking care of my babies.
PS – If you are looking to move or relocate to the Dallas Area, let me help you find your new home. I promise to make your experience a wonderful one and I will entertain you with all of my stories. 😊
Karen Guzman with JP and Associates REALTORS